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Old 11-01-2011, 11:13 AM
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Am I really missing out on Custom Tune?

I am running canned tunes on an Edge Evolution. Seriously considering getting Bill at PHP to custom tune it. Will there be a dramatic difference between my canned 80 HP tune and Bills custom 80HP Daily Driver?
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:18 PM
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I would say that I can feel a difference in power between my so called 100Hp tune on the PPE and whatever the power level is on TSD's Super Panty Dropper and the power addition is VERY smooth with firm shifts. The main reason that I am glad I went with a custom tune isnt necessarily for the power increase but for the piece of mind of knowing that it was written for the strategy on my truck and that it will tune the transmission to handle the power increase for longevity.

So if you are debating getting a custom tune. Don't and just get one. PHP is probably fine. I have heard of guys using them and like them. While they wouldnt be my first choice, I havent heard any real bad from them unlike mkm and RCD.

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Old 11-01-2011, 12:35 PM
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I would say that I can feel a difference in power between my so called 100Hp tune on the PPE and whatever the power level is on TSD's Super Panty Dropper and the power addition is VERY smooth with firm shifts. The main reason that I am glad I went with a custom tune isnt necessarily for the power increase but for the piece of mind of knowing that it was written for the strategy on my truck and that it will tune the transmission to handle the power increase for longevity.

So if you are debating getting a custom tune. Don't and just get one. PHP is probably fine. I have heard of guys using them and like them. While they wouldnt be my first choice, I havent heard any real bad from them unlike mkm and RCD.

Hope this helps.

You hear about guys just running and exhaust and a custom tune spanking sports cars. Dont get me wrong, I dont want a drag car, but if I can free up that much power with a custom tune, then I will. I still have a little teenager left in me and would be glad to dragrace some young punk and embarass him in front of his girlfriend if the opportunity presented itself.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:51 PM
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Well let's say your "80hp" tune actually does get you 80hp above stock; with a custom "race/street" tune (depends on schemantics) you can expect at the very least a true 120HP addition some of them are as high as 140-160Hp. That is upwards of double the max power that your canned tune can put out plus it wont destroy your transmission or your motor (through generic timing increases). IMO with that much of a difference, I would spend the $50-$80 for a tune and see for your self if it is worth it. Now I know you probably dont have an SCT tuner so you will have to buy that but lets face it. You know you are going to wonder until you do give them a try. Just my $.02. Hope it helps.
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If I were you I would just have Bill at PHP tune it. Dave on here really likes his ECM tuning from Bill. I dont think you could go wrong with php. You could even get Bill to tune that Evolution for your ECM and I think he can even tune it to tune your FICM too. But if you want to get rid of the Evo and get an SCT I can take the evo off your hands for you because then I can send it to bill to tune my ficm for me. I think it is like 225 bucks or so for ECM and Ficm tuning. I may be wrong on some of this info though
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PHP is really your only choice with the Evolution unless you ditch that and go with SCT.
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Bills 6.0 truck runs 8.47 in the 1/8 and is Bone stock down to the stock cat besides a set of slicks... I would say he knows a thing or 2 about tuning a 6.0 and making it run lol
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i had bills 65hp tune and a ficm tune from him... i like bill he was great to work with but i just got a sct tuner and for now until i get a custom tune im running the canned tunes and its night and day in power difference. i say sell the edge and buy a sct tuner cause once you get the 80hp tune you will want to know what the 120hp is like that the sct guys are putting down. just my opinion....
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He can have custom tunes put on the edge so he an have a 80 and 120 tune
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yup that to... like i said bill knows what he is doing and you can do that also. but with that being said when i was getting my truck tuned he said he wouldnt go over 65 with stock bolts. he said after that number there is a big jump in risk of hg going.. but there is a risk at stock so i say go for the 120
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