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Old 07-03-2013, 05:16 PM
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I've got a friend who has a dyno and can burn chips...

Long story short, a good friend of mine is an entrepuner who purchased his own four wheel dyno at a car show and he collects sports cars. He also loves 7.3's. When I had my e30 325is he offered to burn me a chip but seeing how he didn't have any old BMW's around and didn't know too much about them I didn't know if he could make me a chip that would work well enough so I said no.

Now I've got an 96 f250 (280,000k) with a 7.3 and he also has a couple rigs with the 7.3, a truck and a van.

Having never chipped a car before, should I have him make me a chip? I'd mainly like better mileage because the only hauling I do is my popup camper.

But I don't want any tranny problems because of the chip.

Any thoughts or advise would be really appreciated. I'm new to chipping.

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If it were me good friend or not I would get a chip from someone with a reputation. I would worry about it being wrong and damaging something then your sol


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Agreed, get a chip from someone who knows what they are doing, from years of experance.
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Diesel tuning isn't like gas tuning. There's a lot more to it. Id get a chip from a reputable dealer/tuner. If your friend wants to start tuning diesels, then let him buy the guinea pig truck and let him damage it. Not saying he will but most likely he will. Then you're not out a friend, and down a truck.

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Excellent counsel. That was my initial thought but I'm new at chips and wanted to seek multiple viewpoints.

That being said, is there a tutorial somewhere that would teach me about chips? All the jargon confuses me...chip, tuner, management... I'd like to just read a comprehensive tutorial without obvious prejudice.

Any ideas?
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:18 AM
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This would be a good place to start

What you REALLY wanted to know about SOI and 7.3L Tuning in general.

From there, I'd cruise through the 7.3 performance parts forum and read any threads that catch your eye. Finally, I'd start my own thread and ask what folks recommend. Using the 6.0 as an example, a thread asking for recommendations will result in 99% the responses saying to buy a SCT with custom tunes. And for good reason. Hopefully you'll see something similar with the 7.3 (which isn't my area of expertise).
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:48 AM
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Bill at power hungry performance did that thread and he's REALLY good at his job. You can buy the tuning software that he uses from him and it includes a tutorial on how to use it.

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