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to chip or not to chip
Hello, brand new to the site and diesels in general. Spent a few hours last night reading and searching thru different posts on this site and came up with a few questions. Just bought my 2001 7.3 yesterday and was wondering if it was dangerous to put a performance enhancing chip into a truck that has 120000 miles. I dont have a lot of history on the truck, just what was told to me at the car lot. My friend owns the dealership so im pretty confident in the truck, but he only knows as much as the person who traded in the truck told him. It seems to run really well, and drive well except for a little wandering in the steeringwheel which from what ive read on here can be adjusted at the steering box.
Back to my question, am I just going to eat my tranny and start breaking other things if I install a chip? Also, I have read a lot of people recomending the dp tuner. I would prefer the cheapest bang for my buck but would like to have some options and on the fly changing of the programing. I would like to be able to hit a button and adjust the horsepower while sitting in the cab. Was not quite clear on whether or not you could do that with the dp. The truck came with 35inch toyos, mbrp straigh thru exhaust, but has a stock air cleaner system.
Thanks for reading my post thats been posted over and over by every newbie to the diesel world.