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post #1 of 6 Old 02-01-2013, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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chip or programmer?

which is better and safer to have on a truck with over 220,000 miles. a chip or a programmer? and what are the benefits of both?

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It depends. If you are speaking about an off the shelf programmer with canned tunes then you will probably not be too happy with what it does to your transmission. If you get a programmer with custom tunes it will be just like having a chip except you cannot switch tunes on the fly.

The benefit with a programmer is that you can just plug it into the OBDII port and load a tune. On the flip side, you will stay in that tune until you shut the truck off and load another tune.

The benefit with a chip is that you will be able to switch tunes on the fly. The flip side is that you have to remove the PCM to install the chip(not necessarily a bad thing, just more time consuming).

Either way you decide to go, we can get you setup. We have the F5 and F6 chips and also the Infinity programmer/monitor. You can check the chips out HERE, and you can check out the Infinity HERE.

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chip or programmer?

That infinity programmer looks absolutely amazing


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That infinity programmer looks absolutely amazing


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Thank you. I am still finding new features every time I start messing around with it. The power it has is nothing short of amazing indeed. Let me know if you have any questions about it.

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I'd just like to chime in that I am very happy with my dp f6 and Jody was both fast and prompt in adjusting my tunes to suit my taste.

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Most common is a chip. But the safest are custom written tunes for you and your needs. Only after gauges/monitoring though.



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