MADS Smarty Touch Programmer S2G


Fits Cummins '98-18

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The fully-customizable MADS Smarty Touch Programmer is one of the fastest, user-friendly programmers designed to enhance the performance of your 1998.5-2018 Dodge 5.9L/6.7L Cummins. With a 4.3” touch-screen display and a separate controller, the Smarty Touch’s screen starts within four seconds to get you on the road faster.

  • Compatible with 1998.5-2018 Dodge 5.9L/6.7L Cummins
  • HP gains: up to 210HP, depending on model year
  • Average fuel economy gains are 1-4 MPG!
  • 4.3” touch screen display with 480 x 272-pixel resolution, starts up in four seconds
  • Separate display and controller with microSD card storage for faster speeds
  • Included microSD card stores multiple custom UDC tunes; compatible with any microSD card formatted with FAT file system
  • Monitor your truck’s performance by adjusting over 300 parameters and reading/clearing diagnostic codes
  • ECM download/updates in 1.5-6 minutes (depending on model year)

Depending on the model year of your truck, ECM updates take six minutes or less. The included microSD card stores custom tunes that you can change based on your driving needs. Depending on your model year, the CaTCHER software can increase gains up to 210HP.

With the MADS Smarty Touch Programmer, you can read and clear DTCs, monitor parameters, and save your data, helping you get the most out of your Dodge.

Smarty Touch Fitment

The MADS Smarty Touch will fit the following trucks:

  • Dodge RAM Trucks 1998.5 - 2018

Available Tunes by Truck Year

Tune Number

1998.5-2002 5.9L*

2003-2007 5.9L

 2007.5-2018 6.7L

SW #0

Half Power

Half Power

Half Power

SW #1

Fuel Saver

+30HP with added timing

+30HP with added timing

SW #2

Only more fuel and Boost fooling

+60HP no timing

+60HP no timing

SW #3

Only more fuel and Boost fooling + added timing

+60HP with timing

+60HP with timing

SW #4

Soft CaTCHER no added timing

+90HP no added timing

+90HP no added timing

SW #5

Soft CaTCHER added timing

+90HP added timing

+90HP added timing

SW #6

Mild CaTCHER no added timing

+160HP no added timing

+130HP no added timing

SW #7

Mild CaTCHER added timing

+160HP added timing

+130HP added timing

SW #8

CaTCHER no added timing

+210HP no added timing

+170HP no added timing

SW #9

CaTCHER with timing

+210HP with timing

+170HP with timing

Main Features

Below are the main features that standout with the Smarty Touch.

The Touchscreen/Controller

With a dual touchscreen and controller design, the MADS SMARTY Touch has incredible speed for installing tunes and checking parameters. The touchscreen and controller each come with their own CPU that powers the individual device. That means one CPU powers the graphics and user software in the display, and another communicates just with the ECM. With a separate CPU devoted only to uploading tunes, the SMARTY Touch has one of the fastest update times on the market today. Depending on your model year, you can switch tunes in six minutes or less.

The SMARTY display turns on within seconds of starting your truck. It has a 4.3” touch-screen with a 480 x 272 resolution capable of displaying 16.3 million colors for viewing the user interface. It attaches right to your windshield with the included dash mount for easy access and more control over monitoring the conditions of your vehicle.

For monitoring parameters, the display has four dashboards you can customize.

The SMARTY Touch has five different gauge layout options:

  • 4 Analog Gauges
  • 2 Analog Gauges and 3 Digital Gauges
  • 1 Analog Gauge and 5 Digital Gauges
  • 6 Digital Gauges
  • 5 Digital Gauges

You can set these individual gauges to display specific parameters, with completely configurable ranges. That means you can set the range within which you will monitor the particular parameter on the digital gauges. These measurements are displayed as easy-to-read colored bars. The SMARTY Touch gauges will show the highest value within the range you set so you can monitor your truck’s performance.

Although there are two separate units – the touchscreen and the controller – you don’t have to worry about threading double the wires. The SMARTY Touch comes with a micro-USB cable that connects both the touchscreen and the controller to make installing this tuner as seamless as possible.

The Software

The MADS SMARTY Touch comes with the company’s CaTCHER software, which provides ten preset tunes within the programmer. The company’s updated add-on software, the UDC – User-Defined CaTCHER – is compatible with all SMARTY tuners and programmers, so you don’t have to worry about switching from one device to another.

The UDC feature is an update you install from your PC to your programmer. Compatible with both 5.9L and 6.7L trucks, the software allows you to input any after-market modifications and add-ons from your vehicle, such as tire size, intake, turbo, exhaust, etc. UDC requires at least Firmware 1.1.2 for installation. After it is installed, the UDC software reads your truck’s OEM software, allowing you to tweak parameters as needed to give you the best tune for your vehicle.

Customization and Updates

Even with the software addition, you aren’t limited to device storage with the SMARTY Touch. The programmer includes a microSD card for extra memory, where you can store tunes and your software updates. Since the device works with any microSD card formatted with the FAT file system, you can use your own SD card as well. Since the storage space is separate from the device memory, updates are faster than with other tuners and programmers.

MADS offers free internet updates for all of their products, so you always have the best software on your SMARTY Touch. If you have a 2018 Dodge RAM, you may be required to update the SMARTY Touch before using it.

Read/Clear DTCs

When the SMARTY Touch reads a potential issue, it alerts you with diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs). You can read these codes yourself to see if the problem warrants a visit to your local mechanic. If you can do the work yourself, you can clear the DTC code after you resolve the problem. In some cases, it may be a deeper issue that needs the expertise of a qualified mechanic.

Although the SMARTY Touch is VIN-locked – meaning that you can only program it to one vehicle at a time – the DTC reader is not. You can use it if a friend is having a problem with their truck without having to return your vehicle to stock.

Data Logging

With the SMARTY Touch’s data logging feature, you can record and save all of your measurements from your gauges. The programmer saves the readings in real-time and you can export the data to a spreadsheet on your computer to watch for trends or any other potential issues that may arise.

Using the data logging feature regularly is a great way to stay informed of the health of your truck and perform preventative maintenance before small problems become big ones. You can even track the differences between tunes to see which one works best for your vehicle!

Gauge Layouts

Analog Style

2 Analog, 3 Digital

1 Analog, 5 Digital

6 Digital

5 Digital


Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
George Freymiller

MADS Smarty Touch Programmer S2G

Gary Griffis
Good programmer

I have an 01 5.9L Cummins. The performance improvement is nice and mpg gains around impressive. There is only a small glitch in the touch pad. It regularly flashes and does not power up..... 2 red blinks, 1 green blink, followed with 2 red blinks. For now, I've just unplugged it as the program is already loaded in the ECM and performs fine as expected.

Ervin Thompson
690 miles in and pleased!

Installed the touch on my 04.5 auto 2500. Replaced the injectors w/ BBI at the same time. Gauge layouts allow up to 6 parameters to be displayed at once, and data logs are very fast, about .08s per data point. I’m still learning but love being able to watch all the parameters and tweak things

Greg Davis

Great way for cheap horsepower