How exactly do you tune a transmission? The banks powerpack is supposed to give a 104/224 increase to the wheels. And your saying his tuning is fine, its just not "extreme" right? The truck i might purchase already has all this stuff on it. Its not like I have to buy it brand new or anything.
Your saying that this is bad....??
(Required with Sidewinder® turbo, Stinger® and PowerPack® systems for Ford 6.9/7.3 and Power Strokes equipped with E4OD/4R100 automatic transmissions) TransCommand is an automatic-transmission-management computer that delivers functions that no single module can. The E4ODs and 4R100s—used in full-sized Ford trucks and vans since 1989—have soft, car-like shift characteristics. Many truck owners prefer firmer shifts, especially when hauling large loads. TransCommand is the quick, efficient cure. The electronic module senses the load and commands the transmission to raise the hydraulic pressure accordingly. Light-throttle shifts are smooth and firm, while full-throttle or heavy-load driving produces solid, decisive shifts. Excessive clutch slippage is eliminated, extending transmission life. Built with high-temp, solid-state components.
Shift point, line pressures, TC lockup and unlock yada, yada, yada.
When you get the truck, you could pull some of that stuff off and sell it on craiglist. (Anything that custom tunes will take care of) That should help pay for a chip from TW, Beans, Swamps, DP, PHP, DI or where ever else you chose.
And FWIW, I'm fairly certain the 104/224 is probably the highest increase they had ever seen, so they used that for marketing. These trucks probably lay down 160-180 to the wheels in stock trim. With a $40 intake, a factory exhaust with a cat and muffler delete, and a custom tune will make anywhere from 310 to 320 hp to the wheels, even more on a dyno/live tuned truck.