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Another chip question...

Yes I have searched and yes I have read endless posts about opinions on who makes the best tunes yadda yadda yadda...and I could not find answers to the questions I have...so here we go...

I was looking at the new F6 chip from DP simply because I will never have to take it out of the truck again to get it reburnt...my question is do all the custom tuners send you the tunes? or keep them secret in house and want the chip sent it? hence its not worth buying the F6 and can go with the cheaper alternative? The DP chips have 16 positions...can I run tunes from multiple companies? also do the custom chips control tranny shifting with a program or how? I only ask because when I had my superchip flashpaq it never did a tranny program until i programmed a 6.0L for a friend. Another question is if I get tunes from another company, do I loose the previous burns?

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Other's will chime in.. I have had the Flashpaq on a 7.3 and now on my 6.0 and it tuned the trans on both trucks.
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Yes I have searched and yes I have read endless posts about opinions on who makes the best tunes yadda yadda yadda...and I could not find answers to the questions I have...so here we go...

I was looking at the new F6 chip from DP simply because I will never have to take it out of the truck again to get it reburnt...my question is do all the custom tuners send you the tunes?
No. Only DP and (i think) PowerHungry Performance. or keep them secret in house and want the chip sent it? hence its not worth buying the F6 and can go with the cheaper alternative? The DP chips have 16 positions...can I run tunes from multiple companies? With DP, no.
also do the custom chips control tranny shifting with a program Yes or how?Not sure I only ask because when I had my superchip flashpaq it never did a tranny program until i programmed a 6.0L for a friend. Another question is if I get tunes from another company, do I loose the previous burns?Yes.

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Re: Another chip question...

Thanks for the answers...my flashpaq never wrote a tranny file like it did in the 6.0L...not sure why...i noticed it changed the shift points...but never displayed it...hmm...well now I got some deciding to do...my other question was approx how much increase in mileage do any of the custom tunes give ya? more than a flashpaq i'm assuming cause they are custom taylored...

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Not sure about other programmers but I'm getting 18mpg most of the time with my Flashpaq 1855. Winter, it goes down to 16mpg but I'm in Maine and it's colder than He!! up here. SCT is what most guys use here. I use the tow performance tune so that I can tow my tractor without blowing the thing up. It's worked for me in two trucks. My 7.3 had 200,000 on it and my 6.0 has 143,000. Haven't wrecked anything yet.
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DP chips will only take DP tunes.

Only Jody can burn tunes on it.

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talk to beans about there new tuning.
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The F-6 is at it's best if you have future mods planned and do not want to send the chip back.
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Re: Another chip question...

Most tuners use a ts style 6 tune blank.
There are burners that will allow you to pull the chip yourself,
Which can be done with a larger qacess hole (keep the key out of the truvk when u mess w the pcm) buut jody is the only on with 16 tunes and iirc the f6 can write all tunes at once vs one at a time. No biggie cause 16 tunes will cost a bunch. His chip is pretty advanced.

But keep in mind chips are like candy bars,
They come in many flavors, a few are really good, and they are addictive as hell.

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Well down the road I plan future mods and sending the chip back sucks cause I'm in Canada so everytime it crosses the border they ding me...

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