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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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Want to put a chip in my 2001 7.3 super duty. What chip has anyone used and how does it work for you?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-01-2019, 05:50 PM
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Re: Power Chip

I use a TS6 chip. Not hard to install. Had it retuned when I got new injectors, but the can tunes were not too bad. I would look at H&S because you can plug a USB cord into theirs and remotely upload tunes instead of having to pull it and send it in.

95 Auto. 4.10 gears. SCLB. Stock besides Baby Swamps Injectors and TS-6 chip with swamps tunes. AFE MaxFlow. Glowshift trans, pyro, and boost. 6.0 IC KC TP38R. Converted EBPV to exhaust brake.
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Hydra is my choice. I have had superchips and DP F5. Hydra is way better and more versatile, plus seems to be the more preferred one.


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Re: Power Chip

I heard that you have to bend tabs to get it installed? Was this a problem? I don't know that I want custom tune as I don't know anything about that.
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Re: Power Chip

custom tunes are the way to go. they are written for your engine. "canned tunes" are one size fits all.
i did not have to "bend tabs" to install my DP f-5. remove PCM, clean the contacts, plug chip in, and put PCM back in the truck. the newer tuners like the DP F-6 and hydra use downloadable tunes.
the benefit of downloadable tunes is you can try them for a set time before buying the tune to see if it is rite for your driving style.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2019, 04:44 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Power Chip

How do you figure out what you want for a tune?
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Re: Power Chip

I meant Hydra instead of H&S.
To figure out tunes, what do you do with the truck. Is it bone stock? auto or manual?
Tow or daily driver?

95 Auto. 4.10 gears. SCLB. Stock besides Baby Swamps Injectors and TS-6 chip with swamps tunes. AFE MaxFlow. Glowshift trans, pyro, and boost. 6.0 IC KC TP38R. Converted EBPV to exhaust brake.
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2019, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
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Bone stock now, 184,000 miles. Will be used mostly for towing a 19" vintage travel trailer probably 4,000 Lbs.
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that is pretty much empty towing unless you get into mountains.
i would go with a 40 or 60 HP economy tune, and a 40 or 60 HP tow tune.

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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-02-2019, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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When I order from them I can ask for that?
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