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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-23-2009, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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best chip for the money and power

Alright i have a few hundred dollars to spend, whitch chip or tuner should i get, never had a deisel before or had a tuner so dont know much bout them i know i want to have a settijng to get better mpg and a setting for going fast and blowing smoke, so witch one should i get, ive seen on here a lot of people promoting the dp's and the tw's but i cant tell if its the people sellin them doing the promoting or just people having good luck with them, from the sounds of it those two are the best but again those might be partial to those products. let me know, i got my gauges on and going, and my new motor in and running great. Also wanted a tune that can mabey firm up my tranny shifting or at least make the shift points better?

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Re: best chip for the money and power

I run a Diesel Innovations 6 pos and absolutely LOVE it!

I'd go with them, or Swamps, or Matt @ Gearhead Automotive Performance.

Remember that with a 2002 you have PMR's. So make sure you have a good tuner.
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Re: best chip for the money and power

Take a look at PowerHungryPerformance. Pretty reasonable pricing, and they are running a sale this week.

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Take a look at PowerHungryPerformance. Pretty reasonable pricing, and they are running a sale this week.
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Re: best chip for the money and power

The cheapest option in terms of dollar per hp gained is to reflash the PCM.

Jody will do this for ~$75. I'm sure Bill would do it if you sent him your PCM. Matt may do it as well.

By far the best bang for the buck in terms of programming.
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alright now with the reflashing, will it be set to one hp seting or are you able to change them with the flip of a switch? whats the difference between installing a chip and getting the pcm reflashed?

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alright now with the reflashing, will it be set to one hp seting or are you able to change them with the flip of a switch? whats the difference between installing a chip and getting the pcm reflashed?
Obviously if you flash the PCM EEPROM there's no changing it without flashing it again.
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Re: best chip for the money and power

I have a TW programed chip and really like it. With that being said I just ordered an F6 chip from DP to try out. I like the fact that I can upload new tunes from my computer like a tuner but still have the switch on the fly.
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Re: best chip for the money and power

for the $ i would just flash a tune on the PCM, but get a chip if you want to do different things (tow, race or hot rod around, MPG, etc) so you can switch. TW, DP, DI, Swamps, Gearhead, PHP all are good custom tunes with good pricing. I personally run DP tuner and love it.

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