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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-17-2010, 03:51 AM
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Re: simple reflash...thoughts?

any 99+ truck should EASILY pickup 100hp with a half-assed hot tune.
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personally i would do a tuner. Just for the piece of mind if it ever has to go to a dealer you have to return to stock and if it didnt start for numerous reasons you could do the same.
really though, i dont have the money for that....eventually ide get a hand held and have them swap my tune onto it, but for now i think im gonna get the flash done and take my chances...i was more-so wondering if the gains would be worth the $100...

ideally, ide like to get a 3 way chip, one with stock tune, one with a lower boost towing tune, and one with a high boost performance tune....but for now, im thinking this will be ok for me....

what in the tune would cause the truck to not start?

oh, and theres no way ide ever take my truck to the dealer...i dont go to those places, EVER

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Re: simple reflash...thoughts?

What is the shop? PHP can send you a custom tune to load into your PCM on an SCT. You just have to pay a deposit on the SCT, then you get your money back when you return it!
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What is the shop? PHP can send you a custom tune to load into your PCM on an SCT. You just have to pay a deposit on the SCT, then you get your money back when you return it!
how much does this cost? (not the deposit, just paying for the tune)

if its not substantially cheaper than this shop, then i think ill have to pass...the shop here is very reputable among the locals, and the only place i would trust to touch my truck

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Re: simple reflash...thoughts?

Here are my thoughts on this being new to the mods and money is short... These guys are correct INMO go with a custom tune... Save your money Like I am the benies will far out way a short term tune... I have spent many hours talking with many folks/and tuners and the custom chips/tuners are the best way to go.... Save the DOLLARS... Im about 2 months away from what I want....

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Re: simple reflash...thoughts?

Give Matt at Gearhead a call. I hear he does single position chips for somewhere around that price. You will still retain your stock tuning (takes about five seconds to pull a chip. Your truck will stay in your possession and will not be down. If you ever want to try a different tune, you just jerk the chip out and sent it back to him.




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^^^^x2 It can be reburnt at no extra charge as well.

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Re: simple reflash...thoughts?

I wouldnt waste my time reflashing my comp. youll be alot happier with a custom chip and there not really that expensive considering alot of the tuners on here will do free reburns that could add up in some savings in the end and its always nice to have diffrent settings at the flip of a knob.

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Give Matt at Gearhead a call. I hear he does single position chips for somewhere around that price. You will still retain your stock tuning (takes about five seconds to pull a chip. Your truck will stay in your possession and will not be down. If you ever want to try a different tune, you just jerk the chip out and sent it back to him.
how do i find him to contact him?

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Look at the sposors on the main page, and he is Gearhead Performance.

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