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Old 10-04-2007, 01:40 PM
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Hey guys, will adding a DP chip to my truck affect its engine life? What kind of miles do you guys have on your chipped trucks? I curently have 136,000 on mine
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:51 PM
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I really don't think just a chip will shorten the life... you're still far from over tuning the motor. The bed/cab will likely rust before you have any kind of engine failure.
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Old 10-04-2007, 01:59 PM
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I chipped my truck at 24K. I have 163K on it now. Plus alot of other power upgrades along the way to my current 471hp as of 2 weeks ago. I tow a 10K trailer half of the miles to boot.

Just watch your EGT's. That will kill your truck faster than anything.

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Old 10-04-2007, 02:13 PM
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My truck was unknowingly chipped for AT LEAST 50k... I just upgraded to Dp tuner myself.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:21 PM
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I put 40k on mine with a chip, and know guys that have chipped when new and have over 200k with no engine problems. As long as you have gauges and routine maint. should be set.
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:45 PM
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I'm really trying to get 400+ thousand out of mine, because I need it to tow my cattle, and I know its going to be a LONG time before I can make that kind of purchase again
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Old 10-04-2007, 04:14 PM
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With a chip gauges are a must. Put in gauges before anything if you tow.

For a great towing setup, I would do the ATS housing, 1.0 exhaust housing, BTS valve body Gauges, ITP overboost annihilator and the DP-Tuner chip.

The intercooler is unnecessary, plus the banks unit is overpriced. But if you have a ton of money burning a hole in your pocket, the spearco is cheaper by a couple hundred bucks.

I have a stock intercooler and my truck makes 471hp with a stock intercooler. I don't see the advantage on a tow rig.

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Old 10-04-2007, 05:43 PM
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Right on, what all will the exhaust housing do for me??
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Old 10-04-2007, 05:56 PM
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It will help lower the EGT's when you are towing. Heat is your worst enemy. I dropped over 100* when towing with my DP chip after I switched to a 1.0 exhaust housing. I was finally able to tow in my 80 tow tune most of the time.
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Old 10-04-2007, 08:03 PM
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Does it hurt bottom end at all?
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