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hey guys i have a 2000 f350 auto and was just wanting to get some suggestions on which are the best tuners for this truck. i just want some help with hauling and better fuel mileage and the occasional playing. i appreciate any suggestion thanks.
 

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Matt @ gearhead does good work! Great customer service
 

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(thanks to TARM for the cut-and-paste):

Some quite 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 understnad the differnce 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.


Superchips 1805 vs Custom Chip ? - Powerstroke Nation

Chip vs Programmer - Powerstroke Nation

programmer for an early 99 - Powerstroke Nation

Dp Tuner vs. TS performance - Powerstroke Nation

Custom tuning choices???? - Powerstroke Nation

Diffrent chips - Powerstroke Nation

New Beans Tunes! - Powerstroke Nation

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After all this... A Cracked Block. - Powerstroke Nation

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best tuner/chip for 02 7.3? - Powerstroke Nation

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Adrenaline w/ Dp tuner - Powerstroke Nation

Need some opinions - Powerstroke Nation

Another chip question... - Powerstroke Nation

Chips??????? - Powerstroke Nation

looking into getting a TS chip - Powerstroke Nation

What are your thoughts on Powerhungryperformance chips - Powerstroke Nation

Looking for a new chip - Powerstroke Nation

New Beans Tunes! - Powerstroke Nation

Ts, Dp, or Tw - Powerstroke Nation

Diffrent chips - Powerstroke Nation

Piston Star Patterns - continued - Discuss - Powerstroke Nation

Safest Tuner ?? - Powerstroke Nation

ts 6 pos chip? - Powerstroke Nation

looking for another progammer - Powerstroke Nation

STACKING TUNERS CAN YOU GUYS EXPLAIN - Powerstroke Nation

Recommendations on Tuners - Powerstroke Nation

Are flip-chips harmful to PCM's? - Powerstroke Nation

99.5 wanting to get a chip - Powerstroke Nation

PHP tuner and the fun times you can have with it! - Powerstroke Nation

Chips anyone? - Powerstroke Nation

High miles and new chip? - Powerstroke Nation

DpTuner - Powerstroke Nation

chip questions - Powerstroke Nation

TW tuning ? - Powerstroke Nation

more power? - Powerstroke Nation

Need more Powa! - Powerstroke Nation

TS CHIP TUNES - Powerstroke Nation

Empire tunes? - Powerstroke Nation

just got my new tuner have a question??? - Powerstroke Nation

bdp custom 7.3 tuning - Powerstroke Nation

chip installation - Powerstroke Nation

Tony Wildman Tunes - Powerstroke Nation

Best Tuner - Powerstroke Nation

TUNING - Powerstroke Nation

so its time for tunes - Powerstroke Nation

Ts, Dp, or Tw - Powerstroke Nation

Gearhead Automotive Performance Customers! - Powerstroke Nation

pricing out a chip and have some ?'s - Powerstroke Nation

Custom tuning choices???? - Powerstroke Nation

Safest Tuner ?? - Powerstroke Nation
 

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I've got a DPtuner and love it. I havent had a full tank to get mpg but seems like its getting better and the power part is AWESOME
 

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I've got a DPtuner and love it. I havent had a full tank to get mpg but seems like its getting better and the power part is AWESOME
I have a dp also and love it. mpg's will increase if you keep your foot out of it. Ad an adrenaline pump and your grin will be permanent. I recently did the pump swap and what a mojor diff. going from a weak 15* to the adrenaline. Pulls my toyhauler (12K+) like it's not there.
 

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Post #5 says says it all.:D
 

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Bill at powerhungry. Either way, I strongly recommend buying a chip from a tuner that uses the TS style chip. This will allow you to switch tunes to almost any other tuner.
 

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I like the and own a dp-tuner.. great power and customer service from jody and his staff....
 

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Is there a good tuner in Utah?
 

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im here in utah and i went through [email protected] i think he is in texas but he was real quick in sending it out to me, plus he has answered all my questions and has been alot of help!
 

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Is there a good tuner in Utah?
If you don't mind the drive, DP Tuner will be living tuning at Wide Open Performance May-21-22 in Sandy, UT. I'm sure Jody could help you out with some tuning whether lived tuned or his off the shelf tunes.
 

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Does Matt @ Gearhead tune stock TS chips? I bought it off ebay not knowing the difference in the quality of a good tuner.
 

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Does Matt @ Gearhead tune stock TS chips? I bought it off ebay not knowing the difference in the quality of a good tuner.
Yes he will I believe it is $175
 

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If you don't mind the drive, DP Tuner will be living tuning at Wide Open Performance May-21-22 in Sandy, UT. I'm sure Jody could help you out with some tuning whether lived tuned or his off the shelf tunes.
I got my DPTuner during a live tuning session here in Spokane and it took no more than 30 minutes to have my tuck running on his tunes.
 
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