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bought my truck with a 6 gun in it... its ok... but want more what are some of my options? id like somethin with a screen.. edge? sct? diablo? wat bout that banks IQ wats the deal with that... like i said im new to this so js a little help thanks

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There are TONS of threads on this. Just use the seatch function at the top of your screen. Anything custom tuned like dp-tuner or gearhead or swamps diesel or diesel innovations etc will make a huge difference over the 6 gun

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Some quiet reading for you to research chips and what will work best FOR YOU and YOUR GOALS.

As for tuners versus chips Tunes you can not switch tunes on the fly you also will be limited to generic tunes or only one maybe two custom tuners and then you will be very limited in your choice again. In just about every way the chip is better choice. One thing that can be of confusion on here if you are somewhat new is the use of the term "tuner". On here we are almost never referring to the device called a "tuner" but the person that actually is writing the tunes themselves for the chips.

I would say, easily, 99%+ of members on here and most other dedicated 7.3 sites use a chip not a tuner.

One other thing to keep in mind: the maker of the popular chip used by many tuners to installed there tunes on is the "TS chip" )6 position chip). But that same manf also sell that chip with generic tunes directly to the public as well. So you will see comments about "TS style chips" from one of the custom tuners you are about to learn about with some reading. You want the ones from the custom tuners not the generic TS chip and tunes directly from TS or others. You will quickly understand the difference with some reading.

Of the various custom tuners out there these are the poplar ones with the best reps. Read the thread links below to learn more about them to help you make your choice:

Custom Tuners:

Swamps (Jonathan)

Gearhead Automotive (Matt)

Beans (Jonathan)

BTS (Cale)

Power Hungry Performance (Bill)

Diesel Innovations (David)

Total Diesel Performance(Tony TW)

Truck Source Diesel

DP Tuner(Jody)

Most every question you can have about chips the tuners who's tunes are run on them should be answered in the threads linked below. Including which is best, this tuner versus that, this chip versus that, etc... If not ask and I am sure you will get answers.


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bought my truck with a 6 gun in it... its ok... but want more what are some of my options? id like somethin with a screen.. edge? sct? diablo? wat bout that banks IQ wats the deal with that... like i said im new to this so js a little help thanks
Hey man. Looks like you're looking for something with a sceen.

Rob nor the other guy actually read the thread obviously....

If you want something nice with a screen, a great option is [email protected] He now deals the Edge style CS(color screen) or CTS(color touch screen). He can put custom tunes onto the Edge style monitor, and you'll have the best of both worlds. A cool screen, and the piece of mind that custom tunes give.

http://www.powerhungryperformance.com

Bill, Corey, and Cody are really great to do buisness with as well.

Good luck!

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Hey man. Looks like you're looking for something with a sceen.

Rob nor the other guy actually read the thread obviously....
Appologies...I forgot about what you said about the screen. And yes power hungry can put tunes on the edge.

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What is the reason for wanting the screen as there maybe other options or setups to get what you are looking for.
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and what happens if someone breaks into your truck and steals it cause they think its a gps?

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its all ok... i was lookin at all those links and was starting to think i dont know wat im getting in to... i foun the 7.3 as it sits in the pic... i know it has..... ats tranny rebuild... 6 gun... 4in down pipe to 5 in exaust strait pipe... idk wat brand but a big cone style intake js kinda sittin there(was lookin at maby gettin something different).. lower gears... idk wat number tho. and also i could show u a pic of the turbo... i dont think its stock, its a garret but polished and louder then any of my buddies but idk. like i said im new to this and wanna get facts down befor a go buyin anything and get screwd

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and i js like the screen lol and ill js hope no one steals it

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its all ok... i was lookin at all those links and was starting to think i dont know wat im getting in to... i foun the 7.3 as it sits in the pic... i know it has..... ats tranny rebuild... 6 gun... 4in down pipe to 5 in exaust strait pipe... idk wat brand but a big cone style intake js kinda sittin there(was lookin at maby gettin something different).. lower gears... idk wat number tho. and also i could show u a pic of the turbo... i dont think its stock, its a garret but polished and louder then any of my buddies but idk. like i said im new to this and wanna get facts down befor a go buyin anything and get screwd
Sounds like you have a 38R if its not stock or it could have a polished up or dif housing and still be stock.

Programmers( screens) are cool looking and nice for seeing numbers and codes etc but for what the core job is they are subpar compared to chips. You can shift tunes on the fly with a chip can not with a programmer. That is a huge one trust me. The tunes that come on all stock of them will be very harsh on your tranny and HPOP etc. Now you can do better by getting one that Bill of PHP can install custom tunes on for you. But if you live in suburbs or city it has a very good chance of getting stolen better than it has of not IMO. That also means broken window locks etc that goes with it.

One way to do it woudl be to get a chip form on of the tuners on the list linked up there( do some reading trust me). Then find a used screen to buy for pennys on the dollar. Use the screen for all the data points and cool factory stuff and the chip for the tuning.

For the gearing. You can figure out by a number of ways. GPS mph and rpm computed or jack up the rear mark tire and drive shaft and make a few turns till you get even numbers for ease and compute it.

What makes you think its got different gearing? Tire size? RPM/mph?
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