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Old 03-09-2013, 07:45 AM
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TW tunes for manual trans

Hey everyone, Ive pounded the forums, and wore out the search button trying to find some real info regarding tunes for a manual trans. Sent a couple of un answered emails as well, but I know people are busy. From reading descriptions of the different tunes, alot of the differences appear to be related to shift points and auto trans behavior. The tunes I'm interested in are:

Position 1: stock
Position 2: high idle
Position 3: econ
Position 4: daily
Position 5: tow
Position 6: heavy tow

Am I wasting my time with any of these tunes with a 5spd? I'd hate to have 2 tunes that are the same except for auto shift points that I'll never use.
BTW, 1995 4x4, stock engine, DIY intake, Open exhaust, gauges.
Thanks for any input, I'm excited to order a chip once I sort this out
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Hey everyone, Ive pounded the forums, and wore out the search button trying to find some real info regarding tunes for a manual trans. Sent a couple of un answered emails as well, but I know people are busy. From reading descriptions of the different tunes, alot of the differences appear to be related to shift points and auto trans behavior. The tunes I'm interested in are:

Position 1: stock
Position 2: high idle
Position 3: econ
Position 4: daily
Position 5: tow
Position 6: heavy tow

Am I wasting my time with any of these tunes with a 5spd? I'd hate to have 2 tunes that are the same except for auto shift points that I'll never use.
BTW, 1995 4x4, stock engine, DIY intake, Open exhaust, gauges.
Thanks for any input, I'm excited to order a chip once I sort this out
The econo tune for the manny tranny is all you will need for daily driving, put the extreme on and have fun now and then.
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Old 03-09-2013, 01:14 PM
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Thanks for the reply, so I'll dump the "daily" tune, and add extreme. As for towing, I'll assume I should keep both "tow" and "heavy tow".
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I have 6 positions on my DP tuner

stock
high idle
quiet(waste of money)
80hp daily drive
60hp tow
120hp race

My truck is a 5 speed and there is a noticeable difference between the 3 top settings.

As for a light and heavy tow? Just get one. With my setup I can gross out at 20k+ and have the truck run perfectly without excessive EGTs yet still have power in reserve
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:27 PM
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I do not like the "Econo" tune, it won't get out of it's own tracks....

was I you, I would get :

Stock, for when you need it stock for some reason...
Daily for damn near everything else
Tow
Heavy Tow
Extreme
High Idle

And I'm running Tony's Tunes, and love 'em.
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I have TW economy tune as well and i never drive in it. As said before it has no power and i dont think it gets better mpg. Im almost always in daily or tow. Mine is also a 5 speed.
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Hmm, twildman replies and recommends the econo tune over daily, yet no one seems to like it at all. I'm almost more confused now than I was before. Is there anyone with a 5 speed that does use and like the econo tune?
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Hmm, twildman replies and recommends the econo tune over daily, yet no one seems to like it at all. I'm almost more confused now than I was before. Is there anyone with a 5 speed that does use and like the econo tune?
I've got the ZF6 and can't stand the econo tune. The truck is noticeably slower than stock and has absolutely no power. My best tank of diesel was on extreme street but it was too powerful for my daily driver needs. I've got it set to street always and it's more fun and gets better mpg than daily. Daily is easier to drive though and runs cleaner. Your shifting will change noticeably though because you'll smoke like a train on street if you don't.
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I've got the ZF6 and can't stand the econo tune. The truck is noticeably slower than stock and has absolutely no power. My best tank of diesel was on extreme street but it was too powerful for my daily driver needs. I've got it set to street always and it's more fun and gets better mpg than daily. Daily is easier to drive though and runs cleaner. Your shifting will change noticeably though because you'll smoke like a train on street if you don't.
Looking into a tw chips for my trucks and your comment about changing shifting or smoking like a train caught my eye could you elaborate on what you mean. Difference in shifting from stock to tuned both of my trucks are 5spds


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Old 03-10-2013, 04:41 PM
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put the stock tune it it....!

unless you like driving around with your foot on the damn floor alla time.....

if you want one above Daily, inbetween there and Extreme, eliminate "Tow", keep "Heavy Tow",
and get "Street" .....

so it would be :

(1) Stock
(2) Daily
(3) Street/Race
(4) Heavy Tow
(5) Extreme
(6) High Idle

the above is in the actual Power Sequence, from mild to Nutzoid .....

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