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talking to a tuning shop about my truck and asked how much for a basic tune...heres the responce i got

If you just want a reflash and we dont need to put it on the dyno, $100. If you want it on the dyno for before/after pulls, $175. If we need to actually tune for anything, chances are the flash should be sufficient, it goes up from there.
my only mods are 6337 intake, and muffler delete

if i did this, itd be the $100 tune with no dyno pulls

what are your guys thoughts on this? should i go for it? what could i expect to gain?
 

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WTF are you looking to do? Get a Ford reflash or a tune flash?
 

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it would be a flash with sct software, he says projected gains would be anywhere from 85 hp/130 lb-ft to 110hp/200 lb-ft depending on usage....it would be a performance tune, but it would be direct flash instead of using a chip or hand held
 

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I personally dont like a permanent tuning just because if you have a problem you cant turn it back to stock. What do you have done to the truck to get actual 112hp/220tq #'s?
 

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not sure, i only asked him for an estimated number on a truck with the 6337 intake and muffler delete...he said 4" turbo back would help, but isnt necessary for the tune

and if theres ever a problem, i could take it back there and have the stock tune reflashed onto it, the shop isnt far away
 

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not sure, i only asked him for an estimated number on a truck with the 6337 intake and muffler delete...he said 4" turbo back would help, but isnt necessary for the tune

and if theres ever a problem, i could take it back there and have the stock tune reflashed onto it, the shop isnt far away

Cant see how your going to get that hp range out of stock sticks and stock charger. Most of the time the reason you need to get it back to the stock setting is because something isnt right with the truck and it wont start.
 

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85hp and 130ft-lbs doesnt seem out of reach for a tune on a diesel from what ive been told by everybody else before?
 

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no 85 isnt its the 110hp/200tq that is a little questionable with a pretty much stock factory truck (ie stock exhaust,stick,charger)
 

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no 85 isnt its the 110hp/200tq that is a little questionable with a pretty much stock factory truck (ie stock exhaust,stick,charger)
i think thats why he gave me a general range and isnt promising 110/200

i would assume with the 4" turbo back and aggressive tune, that the 110 would be plausible, but it would probably run really hot and need an intercooler...(i was talking to him about possibly adding the 4" turbo back)

im just looking for something basic to give it a little more power and a little more mpg...not making a drag truck or anything, but ive never heard of doing direct flashes like this so i thought ide get opinions first
 

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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.
 

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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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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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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....

In between I have done the small mods below...
 

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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.
 

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

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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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