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Im buying a 01 7.3 and was wondering what the best chip would be to get. If I went with the 6 pos chip who has best tunes and where is the best place to buy. How does a bully dog or edge work for these. I know what to do for the 6.0 but not 7.3.
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Don't get a BD or Edge. Go with your first idea.
Beans, Swamps, BTS, Innovative, Gearhead, Tony Wildman, and PHP all have great ones.



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I have a 6.0 and have an sct x3. Can you get an sct for 7.3 s and get customs tunes
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You can, but no need to.
Flash tunes are best for a 6.0 because of the TCM module.
No such thing on these, it's all in the PCM. That's why the on the fly chips are popular on 7.3s and not 6.0s



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yeah the switch on the fly chips are what we use down here in 7.3 country. i run beans tunes and well they are the sh1t. beans swamps gearhead tyrant tony wildman diesel innovations power hungry are some options
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Just got through this process. There are TS Chips (6 position) with many different vendors supplying their own tune. Bruce's suggestions are solid, reputable tuners of the TS Chips.

A second option is DP tuner which is relatively similar, but use a different chip.

I originally purchased a TS Chip from PHP which was a big mistake. I cannot recommend PHP to anyone. Their price was the least expensive but the customer service is atrocious. Instead, i gave DP a try with VERY positive results.

The MOST important thing in purchasing a tuner (for me) is customer service. I want to know how responsive the vendor is to my inquiries, reburns, and returns (if required). Do your research, pick a vendor and contact them via the phone. Ask the vendor a couple questions. You'll find most will not answer. Pick from those who do respond quickly and in detail.

Nonconformist. Functionality over bling.

My three rules for 7.3l troubleshooting: 1) Replace CPS and keep a spare. 2) Replace FPR and know your fuel pressure. 3) Hook it to a scanner and check for codes.
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I'm totally happy with the PHP Phoenix I got.

PHP is a small mom & pop kind of shop. They don't have lots of staff.
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Agreed. What they do have are lots of excuses. Like i said, just give them a call and ask a few questions. No harm in that.

Nonconformist. Functionality over bling.

My three rules for 7.3l troubleshooting: 1) Replace CPS and keep a spare. 2) Replace FPR and know your fuel pressure. 3) Hook it to a scanner and check for codes.
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