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tuner chip vs programmer

which is better and why and which one do yall use
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a custom chip is always going to trump off the shelf programmers because the programmers are generic tunes that work on every truck. a custom chip from say Beans (NLTD), DP, Gearhead, Swamps, PHP, Tony wildman, is going to be tuned to your specific pcm code so its tuned for your specific engine. I would personally look into the PHP Hydra as you can load other tuners tunes on to it and to me it would be very convenient as certain tuners have better tunes in different areas, tuner A could have the best hot tune, and Tuner B could have the best tow or econo tune with the hydra you would have the luxury of having both tunes.

I personally think Beans (NLTD) and gearhead have the best tunes. thats just my opinion though. I wish i wouldve waited a little longer and i couldve gotten the hydra and would be able to have both of them.

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For a 7.3? A chip because there's no need for a programmer. Programmers are slow. Everything a programmer can do, a chip can do. Custom tunes can be written on both.

When I say programmer, btw, I mean something you have to shut off the truck, turn key on, and load new program, where as a chip can just let you turn a knob to a different tune, and be done.



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the thing about programmers, usually you can find them for cheaper used than a chip.
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What would be a safe, decent tuner for a high mileage truck? I have a 99 7.3 that has been stock for 288,000 miles. Except straight piped. Transmission seems healthy

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What would be a safe, decent tuner for a high mileage truck? I have a 99 7.3 that has been stock for 288,000 miles. Except straight piped. Transmission seems healthy
My tuck has over 246,000 miles and I just had a PHP Hydra installed about a month ago, it's a new truck!!! It's fun too drive again, you will be amazed at how under tuned the truck is. I have the 40,65hp tow tunes along with the 65,80hp daily drive, and the 80,100hp perfromance and then the 120hp race. I've been playing around with the different settings, the first tank of fuel was with the 80hp daily drive, and my fuel mileage increased just over a 1/2 mile too the gallon. Then this last tank was in the 100hp performance and my fuel mileage increase was just over 1 mile per gallon increase, so this tank I'm in the 65hp daily drive because this setting is where I plan on having the truck set in all the time. I'm not into beating on the truck, so I'm hopefully going too see a nice long life, and I'm still on the original injectors and everything, the only thing that has been changed is the transmission, and then replaced the tranny cooler with a 6.0L, everything else is stock. Oh a 4"exhaust and intake by Airiad.

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