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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-18-2013, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Php Phoenix installed

Well my chip came in the mail yesterday so last night I installed and to my surprise worked first try. Was pretty happy about that as the PCM is kind of a pain to line up just right to get that bolt to thread through the firewall. Really didn't want to try and redo that. Well my first impressions are, why did I wait so long. It's only been a few months that I have had the truck but I had tried to talk myself out of the chip. It runs amazing and shifts way better. My chip was shipped for just over 300. Gauges are going in Thursday when my neighbor can help me. I ordered it with 40,65 and 80 tow, 100 perf (will be used when not towing) and 120 race. I don't need to be told I should have ordered this or that tune, I bought it and am happy with it. So if you are thinking about a chip, the Phoenix is a very reasonable option. I will update after the 4th of July with towing impressions.

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Awesome to hear you like it, I love my Hydra! I think you chose the perfect tunes especially if you tow. I used the 80Tow with my 5th wheel (7500-8000#) on Memorial day weekend and it had more power than I needed. Really felt like a different truck and never got hot at all (exhaust or trans).

Ironically we have nearly identical trucks (color/Model) - I've since removed the cap, hoping to level it this week and get some 285s or 305's
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Good to hear. Have this one hill around here that the truck struggles with so looking forward to trying it out come the 3rd of July when I head up to the mountains. I wish I had the 350 like you rather than the 250. Towed my new setup last weekend for the first time with this truck and she squatted a bit. Not terrible but looking into aal or rear bags. Pic of setup below.
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Does your truck have the overload springs on the rear? I'm pretty sure the difference between mine and yours is simply the rear block. It does squat a little, but once it hits the overload spring it keeps it nice and level/kept from squatting more.

The 80HP Tune surprised me on a bunch of hills. My GPS took me some back way to our campground that was pretty much all hills, it did a great job. Didn't need more than 1/4 throttle most of the time and 1/2 throttle a few times just to get up to speed quicker - surprised me and my wife how quickly it moved.

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Not sure if it has the overloads. Whatever is stock is what it has. Yeah my wife and I were surprised that the truck struggled a little with the big hill, as I told her this diesel would do way better than my f150. She says that isn't as good as I thought it would be. For once she was all for me doing a mod. So I bought the chip and gauges.

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, same thing I told my wife and had the same reaction when I pulled a car trailer when I first bought the truck. Coming from a V10 Ram she was like - "where's all this newfound power you've been talking about with diesels?"

After I got the chip she was like "Wow this just got on the highway like that camper wasn't even behind us, actually pushed me back in the seat"

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That's what I'm hoping for. Hoping to hold 3rd gear.

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Re: Php Phoenix installed

The over load springs came factory, with the towing package i think.
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That's what I'm hoping for. Hoping to hold 3rd gear.
Third is my climbing gear on the freeway, yes you slow down to 60 but it will sing along making 20 psi of boost and pull hard up the steepest hills.

Be sure to drop into third before you slow down too far. You need to keep the engine up in the rev range to make boost and once you drop below 2000 rpm you're losing.

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