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Old 02-11-2009, 08:03 AM
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Question a newby needs advice

I just bought a used F350 7.3 w/6spd 4x4, and i'm looking to add a chip. I have heard horror stories of chips doing dammage. Which ones should I avoid? I don't want to blow huge clouds of black smoke, just get better mpg and a little hp for hauling my camper and four wheelers. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanx
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:05 AM
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well what you need before you have a chip is
GAUGES
a good intake system
better flowing exhaust than stock
and the best chips for our 7.3's are custom tuned chips such as TW, TS, or Dp-tuner
i'd say you need to pm Raul@stealth-automotive, he will hook you up and you won't damage your truck and it will perform safe and great
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:20 AM
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Thanks for the avdice, do you know anything about the Edge evo w/ in cab monitor. I was hoping that would be a way to kill two birds.
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:25 AM
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Well the only thing that Edge is good for on a 7.3 is their monitor for gauges, THATS IT
To gain optimum efficiency out of your truck, you need a custom tuned chip because they will make your truck run alot better and safer
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:43 AM
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the only way to go on a 7.3L is a custom tuned chip and a set of gauges... if you want the best thats it... if you want to pay alot and get ok performance then get the edge, banks, ect.

let me know if you have any questions about a custom tuned TW chip

-Raul
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Welcome to the org!

and +1 on what was said above go with a custom tuned chip and be sure to get some guages and an exhuast and intake would help as well
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Old 02-11-2009, 08:47 AM
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Exactly +1
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Old 02-11-2009, 01:04 PM
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While there is a current forum on this topic, let me ask a similar question about tuning. I don't really understand what constitutes a "custom tune." From what I have gathered, if you order a 6-position tuner, the vendor needs to know the year of your truck + transmission type. I assume this is because they have tunes for each year/transmission combo. Is "custom tune" something different? I imagine that if one could take his truck down to a shop, and have an expert tuner that could work on it, he might come up with a "custom tune" for that particular vehicle, especially if it had non-stock injectors or other mods. But I can't imagine that the average Joe is doing this. Or maybe they are (I have no idea) - but it seems that it would be really expensive, not to mention hard to find someone out there that could do it. So what exactly do people mean by custom tune?
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Old 02-11-2009, 05:42 PM
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They can set to how it is setup and your type of driving, how heavy you tow, ect...

I tow heavy, so beside all the other stuff I had to get a ATS housing to cure
the turbo surge. A Wicked Wheel can help too, but the ATS is the cure.

Remember that you will never recover the cost of the mods in fuel savings, but
it will be worth it in how it tows. Mine rarely shift from OD, and can pull my
10k TT at 70mph up the hills (keep a close eye on the gauges). Great fun
blowing by all the slow pokes. Hensley hitch really helps too.

I did increase from 9mpg towing to 11mpg. A 20% improvement. Pretty common
with the mods.
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+2 on the gauges!
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