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post #1 of 12 Old 08-26-2007, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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A Lil' Help Plz.

So I was poking around on my truck, looking at the PCM code to determine what in needed to get going on ordering a DP Tuner, when to my suprise, I find a chip! Plugged into the PCM it some sort of a Hypertech chip. I looked at their site but they didn't show an application for my truck, just the 6's. I've had the truck for about 20 months, and have to sheepishly admitt that I never knew that it was there. The individual that I bought it from was the second owner, and the first was an elderly man who used it to tow, so I assume that is where it came from. I'm currently running the Superchip MM Tuner on the 110HP Hi-Perf. setting. It runs just fine, but should I avoid stacking the two of them? I don't know if I'm excited to find this thing, or if I'm embarassed that I never knew it was there......either way I need some info on it, so if anyone knows anything please let me know.


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i dont have a chip man. flip though vendor websites and look at dp tuner.
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sunday night. not a whole lot of people on. i bet u get alot more hits tomorrow.. i guarrantee it!
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I've already made the choice to go with DP Tuner, that's what got me poking around, but I'm just curious as to what this thing does, or if I'm hindering anything by having that and the Superchip Tuner running at the same time.


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stackin a chip on a chip or a tuner on a chip will actualy hinder your performance. so if your going to upgrade to a chip that you know what programs in it I would remove the old one and sell it on ebay.



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I've always been told not to stack because it will diminish the performance, or that the tuner can cancel out the chip all together, but the truck runs really really good. I'll prolly just run the Superchip til the DP gets here, but I'd like to find some info on the Hypertech, or atleast know what it may be worth.


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well, since you've already got a chip in there...and that is where the DP tuner is goig to plug into. I too had a chip in my PCM that I didn't know about. I found it when I was installing my 6pos. That chip is going to have to come out when you install the DP tuner. I would also see about getting the PCM flashed with a stock tune to clear out any other tunes that were programmed through the OBD2 port.


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The only thing that should be on the PCM is the Superchip tunes that I put there. I'd assume that if I pull the chip then reflash the PCM to stock with the Superchip tuner it would be good, right? I wonder which of them is taking effect right now, the tuner of the chip?


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The thing is the 7.3 engines dont respond to PCM chip and tuner stacking. Basically what i am trying to say is that the whole time your truck was tuned with the superchips MM the chip was overriding it. The only way you can really stack on a 7.3 is with a tuner or chip and a module like the 10k or Edge Juice. Just an FYI

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The thing is the 7.3 engines dont respond to PCM chip and tuner stacking. Basically what i am trying to say is that the whole time your truck was tuned with the superchips MM the chip was overriding it. The only way you can really stack on a 7.3 is with a tuner or chip and a module like the 10k or Edge Juice. Just an FYI

That's what I was looking for. I assumed that the truck was responding to the chip and not the tuner. This morning I pulled the chip, reflashed the PCM to stock, then loaded the "performance tune" from the tuner. Any idea what the Hypertech chip may be worth???? I assume that it is nearly worthless.


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