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post #1 of 19 Old 06-21-2010, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Best Chip??

hey guys. just joined the club and had a couple questions to ask ya. i got a 1996 7.3 stick shift that i bought in january from an old rancher. the upgades i have done are an afe intake stage II and muffler and cat delete... im wondering if a dp-tuner is a good choice or whether to do propane injection. i wanna hear your opinions on the pros and cons of both. im looking for more horsepower and better fuel economy. if you have any other tuners, programmers or chips that you think work good, let me know!!!
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most of the custom tuned chips will be good for what you want... but i would not do anykind of injection system... if you still need more HP after you do the chip its time to look into larger mods like injectors, intercooler, New Pump....

we will be running a sale on custom tuned TW chips for 4th of july if your interested

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alright great thanks. i checked out the website. ill get in contact with you with some questions i have. i appreciate your help
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Tony Wildman is magic man with these 7.3's if you give him a break on the customer service end

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What about the first generation edge evolution programmer?? all the reviews on it are positive and its easy to install aswell? feedback?
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Edge programmers don't work too great on these trucks. And if you have an auto, they will kill the trans. You will get more bang for your buck with custom tunes like DP, Tony Wildman, Swamp's, etc.
I ran DP tunes in my old 99 and had 0 complaints, Jody's customer service was great as well. Still trying to decide which direction to go with my 96.

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What about the first generation edge evolution programmer?? all the reviews on it are positive and its easy to install aswell? feedback?
i still woudnt put anything else other than a custom tuned chip in my truck...
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Before anyone goes blaming the Edge Evolution for transmission failures, you should call them up and ask them how many transmissions they are responsible for killing.......

It's not advisable to use any flash programmers on the 95-97 trucks.....but only because as the electronics in the PCMs age, they begin to have a bit of "drift" in timing and clocking. This doesn't play nice with programmers and can leave your PCM dead in the water.
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its not an automatic, its a manual and i have 4.10 gears. now about the drift in timing and the clocking...does that only apply to the automatic tranny or will that also affect a manual as well? the only problem i have with an actuall chip is the instalation process. im just a simple country boy and dont do well with computers.
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its not an automatic, its a manual and i have 4.10 gears. now about the drift in timing and the clocking...does that only apply to the automatic tranny or will that also affect a manual as well? the only problem i have with an actuall chip is the instalation process. im just a simple country boy and dont do well with computers.
It's really not that hard to install. http://www.gopowerhungry.com/manuals...per%20Duty.pdf

But yes, the clock drift applies to all older PCMs. Some still work....others won't.
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