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Old 10-29-2008, 07:58 PM
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Gadgets....

I was looking at "chips" on Google and came up with this eBay Store - Powerstroke ford diesel performance chip module F250 F350:. They have a comparatively inexpensive gadget they call a chip but I wondered if it was just an ICP resistor alternative. I'm thinking a pot used to control the injection pressure not a real chip.

Does anyone have any experience with this thing? I did a few searches but didn't find any references to it.

Thinking about ordering one just to find out if it works. The guy seems to have pretty good responses.

Slam
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If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is. I would recommend sticking with the more well known tuners if you want to put a chip on your truck. Check out DP Tuner and Tony Wildman....most people will agree they are the two best tuners out there for the 7.3L
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Steve,

Love the boat! Truck isn't bad either

I agree. Just wondering if the theory holds up. We have a Class A diesel pusher with a Cummins 24V pusher and I chipped it. Huge difference in performance and a 2 mpg gain, up to almost 14 mpg. Not bad for a 24,000 pound rig! It's a race to get my truck past that motorhome...

Gotta keep the wife happy you know.

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With that being said,
Go with a chip from Jody & Diane at DP Tuner, or from Tony Wildman(Total Diesel Performance). You wont be dissapointed
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Thats an adjustable 10k mod. Go with a real chip.
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Steve,

Love the boat! Truck isn't bad either

I agree. Just wondering if the theory holds up. We have a Class A diesel pusher with a Cummins 24V pusher and I chipped it. Huge difference in performance and a 2 mpg gain, up to almost 14 mpg. Not bad for a 24,000 pound rig! It's a race to get my truck past that motorhome...

Gotta keep the wife happy you know.

Slam
Thanks, it's a 23' 2002 Key West 2300 Bluewater with a 225 Yamaha OX66 on the back. It's a GREAT fishing, cruising, partyin, chick magnet boat. Haha!

I would seriously recommend Jody (DP Tuner) OR Tony (Total Diesel Performance). Those guys are really the best tuners out there for your powerstroke

Do a search here on the forum or even search some other ford forums. You'll find those guys know their stuff and are the most recommended tuners in the world of 7.3L powerstrokes.
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Roger that!

We run a Cobalt 220 but there's an older boat. styled like yours, tied up at our marina and it is just cool as it gets. I'll take a look at 'er next time we head down. Looks like maybe snow this weekend so I doubt I'll be going out.

Thanks for the tip on the chip and I'll be selecting one of them. I've order one of those things just to see what it does and then I can add a real chip to compare. Just curious... you know how it is.

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You could have made one of your own (non adjustable though) for about $15.
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Roger that!

We run a Cobalt 220 but there's an older boat. styled like yours, tied up at our marina and it is just cool as it gets. I'll take a look at 'er next time we head down. Looks like maybe snow this weekend so I doubt I'll be going out.

Thanks for the tip on the chip and I'll be selecting one of them. I've order one of those things just to see what it does and then I can add a real chip to compare. Just curious... you know how it is.

Thanks

Slam
Sounds like you got the money to spend....I recommend getting a set of gauges to go along with that chip. It's nice to know where the normal running temperatures of all your fluids are so if one increases all of a sudden, you can catch it before it's too late. The stock gauges on the truck for temperature/pressure are really just dummy gauges, they suck.


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You could have made one of your own (non adjustable though) for about $15.

I believe he could of made his own for a lot cheaper than $15 if it's just a potentiometer (it would be adjustable). You can pick them up at any radio shack for around $2-3. Then you'd just have to figure out a way to mount it.
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