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Old 02-07-2014, 09:45 AM
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Chip or no chip 97 7.3 PSD

Hey guys I'm new here as you can see but I do know some stuff about powerstrokes 7.3's, so I'm thinking of chipping my truck its an 97 f450 7.3 psd pretty much bone stock I do have a afe cold air intake and a 3" downpipe to a 3" stack I will be upgrading exhaust 3" downpipe to 5", would a ts performance 6 position chip hurt the motor and overheat it, I'd like to know what the cons of having a chip and the pros and what the best chip/tuner I should get and the difficulty of installing it and is it something I can do myself or something very difficult,
to make a long story short is it bad to chip it, I would like the extra power though. thanks guys would really appreciate it.
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:21 AM
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Get a 6pos and gauges.. it shouldnt over heat unless your stupid with it.. dont get a canned ts. Get a custom tuned.. php or tony wildman. I know there are others. I have tw and I love mine.. pros... better mpg. More power... cons worse mpg depending on you foot. Can wear out trans if your hard on it

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Chipping it is not going to hurt anything if it is properly tuned for what you plan to do with the truck. What are your plans, is it a dedicated tow rig? If it a dedicated tow rig some company's such as Dp tuners can flash a permanent program on the ecm. A custom tune/chip will be the best way to go and it does not have to be a 6 position, it can be from 1 to 16 positions.
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as long as you keep an eye on your temps you should be fine... i recommend a TW chip and gauges
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[QUOTE=97bluepowerstroke;8153490]Get a 6pos and gauges.. it shouldnt over heat unless your stupid with it.. dont get a canned ts. Get a custom tuned.. php or tony wildman. I know there are others. I have tw and I love mine.. pros... better mpg. More power... cons worse mpg depending on you foot. Can wear out trans if your hard on it

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It's a 97 so e40d I tak it? did 4r100's only come in 99 and up super dutys
do you recommend i get egt guage and trans temp what other guages do think I should get
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Get a 6pos and gauges.. it shouldnt over heat unless your stupid with it.. dont get a canned ts. Get a custom tuned.. php or tony wildman. I know there are others. I have tw and I love mine.. pros... better mpg. More power... cons worse mpg depending on you foot. Can wear out trans if your hard on it

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It's a 97 so e40d I tak it? did 4r100's only come in 99 and up super dutys
do you recommend i get egt guage and trans temp what other guages do think I should get
97 is e4od. What I have too a 97. I have a tw and 5in exhaust so on... the normal gauges.. trans temp egt nd boost.. raul can hook u up

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My e4od just got rebuikt at 280k.. 80k of that was tuned with stage 1 sticks and a d66 turbo and it still worked great unless was max setting givin it hell

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it's not going to be a tow rig maybe once in a while I'l tow a bit but not all the time, you don't recommend ts?
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it's not going to be a tow rig maybe once in a while I'l tow a bit but not all the time, you don't recommend ts?
Theres nothing wrong with it.. but why pay that price for when the aame u get tunes specific to your truck that are what u want them as.. so instead of 10-140 tunes stepping up.. you can have a tow tune.. a eco tune.. a high idle and so on. And the customs are a ts chip.. with the knob al the same just differnt programmjng

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what about exhaust I have 3" dp to a small mangaflow muffler than 3" pipe going up the side of my headache rack bought it used came like that, I'm thinking 3" is too small with a chip, what size exhaust do you think from the dp
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