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Chip or Flash?

Which is better?
I've seen the video where the HPOP guy says the Flash is better because it won't cause codes.
Chip tunes seem kinda dodgy - have to be held in with tape - so what is the consensus?

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I would agree flash would be more reliable if you are always going to run only a single tune. If you want the option of multiple programs that you can switch on-the-fly, you will need a chip. Cheers!

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I would agree flash would be more reliable if you are always going to run only a single tune. If you want the option of multiple programs that you can switch on-the-fly, you will need a chip. Cheers!
Exactly why I agree with Patrick. Driving tunes, towing tunes, performance tunes all at the flick of a switch. Also, I have not had a chip induced error code.

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Chip or Flash?

I like the idea of the 6pos. I feel like a flash wouldn't be as efficient though.


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With the flash you have to spend 5 minutes messing with it every time you chane a setting, both the edge and my custom tunes make my truck throw a code simply because there just wasn't enough oil tho, I say go with a chip

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Chip or Flash?

FYI I've had the edge juice w/attitude platinum on my 07 6.0 loved the ability to change power levels on the fly and the turbo timer was nice too, however after a harness on the unit went bad twice and it caused the truck to do some very strange things I got rid of it and went with a SCT Liveire TS with custom tunes from IDP and it hasn't given me any problems, and the power is awesome. For reliability I'd definitely go with a programer instead of a chip, just less to go wrong. IMO.


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