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Hydra Chip

Has anyone had this chip or have any idea on how it runs? Looking at chips if anyone can help I appreciate it.
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Love the Hydra.

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I run one in my 97 and live it. The 16 position is a nice feature but there's just not enough tunes to fill it. One of the great things is that you can load and take off tunes yourself and when it comes time for upgrades get new tunes sent to you without having to remove the chip and send it in.
I have only had 2 different chips but the php has a much less sensitive throttle compared to the dp. It also feels like you have power all the way through your rpm instead of in the first little bit of touching the pedal. I'm happy I went with the hydra chip this time around but it wouldnt hurt to look around at beans, dp and tony wildman.


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your saying beans. I was told he makes pretty good tunes for ts. you know anything about that.
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Every tuner will basically make the same power for the particular mods on a truck. Now, some will push the envelope and make more power, but at what risk? Increased egts, more cylinder pressure, and more wear on components. What I like about either tony wild man tuning and bill at php's tuning is that they make great power and dont do it at the risk of breaking components.

I have the hydra and LOVE it. Bill can tweak tuning and upload files to the internet and you can put it to the chip without down time. The different tunes available allow you to see which tunes you like. Now, I don't know of anyone who's runs all 16 tune positions. But, you can run the 3-5 that you like and swap out indefinatley. I love that fact of it.

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You can also load Other Tuner's Tunes on the Hydra instead of Bill's.
With Bill's tunes, I don't see the need, but it's really nice to have the freedom
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Well, I have a chip with Tony's tunes on it, and instead of swapping chips all the time if you like some of the characteristics of a tuner over another( I love the snappy throttle of Tony's tunes, and since it lights the turbo faster, its nice to use to play with or if im blowing off steam. mileage suffers though. Just an example)

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