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Old 01-30-2012, 06:49 PM
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lookin for a good programmer for 99 f350...

im looking for a good programmer for a 99 f350 srw about 150xxx miles and manual. truck is in good shape tranny is solid. just wondering which way to go. the truck doesnt get driven a whole lot but when it does i do about 1000 mile trips in it 2-3 times a year. was looking at a bullydog gt but wasnt sure yet... any ideas?
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:23 PM
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I would get a chip with custom tunes on it, you will be much happier. I would suggest the PHP Phoenix chip. You can have 6 custom tunes on it. On your trips i'm assuming you are towing a trailer. They have daily driver settings for fuel economy, tow settings for different weights, performance tunes for play, and some other useful things such as high idle etc. Only $295 and makes it feel like a new truck. Hope this helps.
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Old 02-01-2012, 10:52 PM
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Don't waste your money on bully dog products. They aren't even worth using as a paper weight. x2 on the php pheonix or any other custom 6 position chip
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I would go with a Dp-Tuner chip you can have anywhere from 1-16 settings just about anything that you need or want. i personally don't have one but eventually will a lot of people talk good things about them and i am sold on it..
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:13 PM
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At $45 a tune that gets pretty expensive tho
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:29 PM
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Agreed.. i have a hypertech power programmer 3 it came with the truck and it really helps my MPG a lot i couldn't tell you what they cost but it may work for what your looking to do
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:51 PM
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I wouldn't run hypertech. If your going to spend your money on something definately go for custom tunes. Your out of the box programers don't boost transmission presure or shift points and they are really rough on transmissions. Alot of them just trick your sensors into adding fuel and timing. custom tunes remap of your engine sees runs and shifts (for lack of a better description I suck at describing stuff)
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:17 PM
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Try the search engine, or google. This has been covered like a gajillion times. No 'off the shelf' unit will be widely recommended. There are a lot of good programmers out there. Read up and pick one. Here's some Custom Tuners:

Swamps (Jonathan)
Gearhead Automotive (Matt)
Beans (Jonathan)
BTS (Cale)
Power Hungry Performance (Bill)
Diesel Innovations (David)
Total Diesel Performance(Tony TW)
Truck Source Diesel
DP Tuner(Jody)

Happy reading!
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Old 02-04-2012, 09:20 PM
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all programmers remap your ECM
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:11 PM
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Cale not at BTS

Sorry, old list I pilfered from another site. Cale is not at Brians Truck Shop, he's now TyrantDiesel. Could be other errors too, but you get the idea.
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