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post #1 of 4 Old 09-29-2010, 03:23 PM Thread Starter Rookie
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TW Chip

Hi, I have a couple of questions pertaining to my truck regarding a TW Chip. I have been scavenging all around reading many many posts on these forums, so I have an idea of what I need to get but I guess i'm looking for someone to agree with me and tell me what I have in mind will be fine for my rig.

That said, I want a chip for a little more power, passing on hills, and lower RPM's. I don't need to gain huge amounts of HP, but I would like more then my mostly stock 2001 7.3L. I have intake and the Walker BTM in place of factory muffler. I'm not looking to go to the 4" exhaust.

Would I be foolish to run a chip with my current set-up, along with a pyrometer and tranny temp gauge? I do not pull huge loads often, and I don't race so I will not be using the 140hp setting nor will I be using the other 100+hp settings. I would just like some gitty up from time to time.

It seems like I would be fine with a just programmer but for a little extra money I might as well go with the TW.

SO, Intake, stock downpipe to Walker BTM, two gauges and "non extreme power" chip? Yes or No?

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I have an '01 dually and am in a similar situation.

If you run a 50 hp tune you won't need exhaust or intake to keep EGT's down.

However, I have both of those on my F250 and am glad I have them. I run a 100hp tune on that truck.

On the Dually I am driving around with an 80hp tune without exhaust and intake. I could not tow like that though. The TW will be selectable so you could "turn it down" when you tow. But I see no reason not to run an 80hp tune. FYI I am 36 years old.

Get a better filter regardless; On my early 99 F250 the filter can let dirt into the turbo and I don't trust a filter minder. I want something I can look at. Many on here use the NAPA conical filter. It is affordable and flows well.

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you will be fine.... that being said i always got the best MPG with the higher settings...

how many positions did you want to get? how much weight do you tow? i can then suggest what tunes would work best for your truck
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Great advice, thank you.

Raul - I was looking at either 3 or 4 positions. As for towing, its usually a 1000 lb boat(only a few months out of the year), and two or three times a year a 3-4k trailer with miscellaneous stuff. Also once a year, a 5 ton load of hay. I would be glad to hear what you would recommend.
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