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Old 03-03-2008, 11:05 PM
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To chip or not to chip????????

Hey guys I own a 96 psd and am wondering if it is worth the $$$$ to get a chip. I am the original owner and the truck only has 103,000 miles on it. I am interseted in hearing your opinions. I would appreciate very much if you could give me some ideas on what I would need, what products you would recommend, and about what price range we are talking. The only thing I pull is a 36' travel trailer about 1500 miles a year. Thanks .............
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Old 03-04-2008, 12:27 AM
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2nd I have a 95 and just decided to chip it. you should at least get guages but a better intake and bigger exaust is usually sugested. I would and will go with Tony Wildmans custom tunes for whatever you get. he will burn a chip for what you have on you truck even if its stock.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:19 AM
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Thanks for the response Keith. I was wondering what kind of numbers your '95 puts out. What other brand names would you recommend? Thanks again...
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:22 AM
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DP Tuner and Tony Wildman are the best. Those IMO are the only 2 choices there are
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Old 03-04-2008, 07:28 AM
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thanks scheidt
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A chip is money well spent. I have a Tony Wildman chip and love it. I wouldn't put anything on my truck that I didn't think is safe for the engine. If you maintain your truck, a chip alone will not hurt it.

A chipped OBS will put down about 200HP to the wheels with stock injectors and good intake/exhaust.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:49 AM
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Thanks a lot for the info Derrick. What kind of DIY exhaust and intake do you recommend? I am only trying to get better towing capabilities and fuel mileage if possible. Thanks again for the feedback. This forum is the greatest........
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:03 AM
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I have read that the transmission is the weakest link. Have any of you guys had a problem with your transmissions or EGT? Thanks again.
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:05 AM
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You can get some good prices for exhaust from our vendors. You can make your own or have a muffler shop weld in a muffler and cat delete. For the intake, it's up to you. Just whatever you can get your hands on. Most members like the NAPA filter.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:48 AM
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Thank you Derrick. Do you think I would have a problem with EGT if I just went with a Wildman chip before I got the exhaust and air intake?
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