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Old 08-19-2012, 08:14 AM
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Chips for the 7.3 made simple

I'm looking to chip my 7.3 02' and have been browsing around for several weeks.

What are the biggest differences between the custom chips.. I don't want to hear about edge or superchips and all..

The main ones I've read about are php, tw, ts, DP, etc.

DP is only re-burnable from DP correct.

Are all of the following independent chips PHP, TW, and TS.. But can all re-burnt by any of the turners..
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:41 AM
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DP uses a chip (hardware) that nobody else does. That hardware is pretty poorly designed in its shielding so, keep in mind, you could have issues with interference from other non-factory electronics. Many, not all, people have their truck actually turn Off when turning on the HID headlight (just that initial start-up "spikes" the tuner). Other, better designed, hardware that everybody else uses is pretty much unaffected.

I'm not sure about the burn-it-at-home capabilities of others, I see guys talking about a Beans "burner" so, maybe that's one....

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Biggest difference is going to be price. you will be happy with any of the ts tuners.
I currently run PHP and Beans.
They are similar in a lot of ways, but Beans is slightly more aggressive on the power curve. Tony Wildman will be similar to Beans. They all focus on a very smooth power curve, keeping the truck driveable.
My old dp tunes were extremely touchy and I really did not like it especially after getting PHP. You would think thats how its supposed to be if you never had anything to compare to.

I highly recommend a ts style chip with tunes of choice. I currently say PHP, Beans, TW, but swamps, BTS, gearhead are supposed to be great as well.

PHP phoenix is $295, FU is $495 but gives you access to all the tunes for your truck with a burner. can add custom tunes later for $25 ea

Beans is $250 for blank chip and tunes additional and vary depending on what you want. They sell a burner so you can have tunes emailed.

TW, chip is approx $420 with 6 tunes and has lifetime reburns but you have to send your chip in ea time you change things.

I like having my tunes emailed for various reasons. Hope this helps.
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Love my dp tuner. 5 dollar ferret bead fixes the interference problem. I get all my stuff from clay at riff raff he is a great guy and he sells and works with Jody at dp so I bought dp.

You will be happy from any custom tunes

Beans is the most expensive but I heard there real good


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Love my dp tuner. 5 dollar ferret bead fixes the interference problem. I get all my stuff from clay at riff raff he is a great guy and he sells and works with Jody at dp so I bought dp.

You will be happy from any custom tunes

Beans is the most expensive but I heard there real good


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Sorry for the hijack, but Zrain, where can I find more info on the ferret bead?

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Look up dp tuner and hids. I bought mine on eBay or something I got 5 for 10 bucks


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Check out beans site, they are now one of the more affordable tuners. That being said I'm leaning towards Gearhead tunes.
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Can't have a tuning discussion with out throwing Gearhead in the mix, by far smoothest tunes I've felt.
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Thanks for all the comments guys. I will check out Beans and see what their prices are..
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Can't have a tuning discussion with out throwing Gearhead in the mix, by far smoothest tunes I've felt.
What other tunes have you tried? I have a buddy that runs TW tunes I think and just got gearhead tunes and hates them, but everyones opinions are different.

I currently have PHP and beans, tried DP and should have TW soon. I might try some others at some point. The only others I am interested in atm are BTS and swamps.
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