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post #1 of 111 (permalink) Old 01-11-2010, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Guys, I have been reading through your posts trying to sponge up as much of the good info you guys distribute as possible. To say the least, it is a bit overwhelming for a noob. I have acquired a 2000 Excursion with the 7.3, the truck is lifted 10" and rides on 38's. The truck has been geared to accomodate the tire size but is not where I think it should be on power. I pull a 32' Enclosed car hauler with a drag car and am looking to get more out of it. I have had the Edge CTS Programmer recommended to me by a friend running run with nothing but good things to say about it. What would you experienced folk do in my situation? Im not looking for extreme numbers, just emough to make it a fun truck to drive again. Thank you in advance guys!!!
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Power Hungry Performance, and there's a "search" link in the upper right corner. You can search "chip" and read about 500 threads on the subject of who's the best.

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X2 with Bill at PHP. Been running his since 02. custom tunes are way way better than the edge, SC, etc. u must have gauges exhaust intake etc before adding fuel.
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Runnin php here and very happy with the tunes.

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DI, Swamps, PHP, TSD, GAP, TW. They're all good tuners
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You mention Excursion...any chance you're in California? That makes a difference too.

What would you experienced folk do in my situation?

Set an end-goal and budget now and stick to it. Tell the tuner of your choice exactly what those are and pick which way you want your cat skinned.

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DP-Tuner gets my vote

01 Excursion 7.3L Powerstroke. Gauges with AIH Delete, AIS, CCV Mod, 4' MBRP, BTS Trans, 6.0L Trans Cooler and Intercooler, DP-Tuner F5 chip, ITP In Tank Mod and Boost Annihilator, Diesel Innovation's Regulated Fuel kit, BTS Big Oil system, GTP38R Turbo with 1.15 A/R housing and BPD Stage II AC injectors. Bilstein Shocks with U front and A Rear.
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You mention Excursion...any chance you're in California? That makes a difference too.

What would you experienced folk do in my situation?

Set an end-goal and budget now and stick to it. Tell the tuner of your choice exactly what those are and pick which way you want your cat skinned.
Totally worthless. See my sig. Does it look like I stopped at the DP-Tuner tuned PCM with 1 tune only? That was my original goal.

01 Excursion 7.3L Powerstroke. Gauges with AIH Delete, AIS, CCV Mod, 4' MBRP, BTS Trans, 6.0L Trans Cooler and Intercooler, DP-Tuner F5 chip, ITP In Tank Mod and Boost Annihilator, Diesel Innovation's Regulated Fuel kit, BTS Big Oil system, GTP38R Turbo with 1.15 A/R housing and BPD Stage II AC injectors. Bilstein Shocks with U front and A Rear.
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You mention Excursion...any chance you're in California? That makes a difference too.

What would you experienced folk do in my situation?

Set an end-goal and budget now and stick to it. Tell the tuner of your choice exactly what those are and pick which way you want your cat skinned.
Has anyone done that?

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post #10 of 111 (permalink) Old 01-11-2010, 06:41 PM
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My excursion tunes are out there now too. If you want some serious power, some specific hybrid injectors and a 38r turbo will get you 450+HP to the wheels and still get as good or better than stock mileage. But with that much power on tap head studs and transmission upgrades are definitely recommended.
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