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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-29-2014, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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safest tuner for 2001 7.3

is a superchips flashpaq tuner safe for a 7.3? I'm not looking for a whole lot more power just a little more get up and go
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Re: safest tuner for 2001 7.3

I have a superchips flashpaq on my 2000 f350 and a TS 6 pos on my 2000 Excursion and I much prefer the TS. The flashpaq has some cool diagnostic features but I have not been impressed with the performance, fuel economy, or shifting features like I have been with the TS. Many people on here have been raving about the Power Hungry Performance Hydra Chip, but I don't have any experience with it. I believe any of these tuners are safe for a 7.3. It depends how you drive it. I think power gains of 50 to 100 hp are not going to hurt a 7.3. Before I do a tuner though, I would definately do a cold air intake ( I like S&B) and a free flow exhaust. Those will keep your engine running cooler and happier! Hope that helps!

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Re: safest tuner for 2001 7.3

Like stated, get a custom tuned 6 position chip


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Re: safest tuner for 2001 7.3

Same as above. I run the Hydra and love it but if your set on an off the shelf programmer, the superchips is probably the best bet.

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Re: safest tuner for 2001 7.3

There is no such thing as a "SAFE" "Power Adder".

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Re: safest tuner for 2001 7.3

Get a Hydra from Matt w 6 tunes on it, then you'll still have 11 more spaces to add other tunes and compare. Yah see the Hydra's hold 17 tunes on them. The Tuner's are safe, it's the operator/Driver that needs to keep himself in check. Saying there is no safe tuner/Power adder is like saying that a Fork made Rosie O'Donnell fat.

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Re: safest tuner for 2001 7.3

Safest tune ever = factory stock tune.

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Get a Hydra from Matt w 6 tunes on it, then you'll still have 11 more spaces to add other tunes and compare. Yah see the Hydra's hold 17 tunes on them. The Tuner's are safe, it's the operator/Driver that needs to keep himself in check. Saying there is no safe tuner/Power adder is like saying that a Fork made Rosie O'Donnell fat.
The fork didn't alter any of Rosie's brain settings from birth. The food did. Then she couldn't stop. Same will happen with a tuner after it alters factory settings which is fun but not safe.

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Re: safest tuner for 2001 7.3

BS, its about being responsible for your actions. PERIOD! It doesn't take any kind of chip of aftermarket anything to go out and blow up your motor or tranny on a completely stock truck. Nice try though.

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BS, its about being responsible for your actions. PERIOD! It doesn't take any kind of chip of aftermarket anything to go out and blow up your motor or tranny on a completely stock truck. Nice try though.

I defiantly agree with that,
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