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Hydra Chip Light

Stock 2002 F250, no catalytic converter, but bone stock. Looking for some more power, now that the truck is running like a champ. I've been back and forth between chips and programmers, and found the PHP Hydra chip light. Looks like a pretty sweet deal, 17 position selection, fully loaded chip, with software to re-program as needed at home for... FREE! So, I checked out their Facebook page, and they are going to offer a package deal with the Edge Insight.
Don't know that I'm going to be able to not purchase this. Canned tunes for my truck should be pretty spot on, as I don't plan on modifying much.
Thoughts? PHP seems to have a pretty good rep here, and the chip seems to be a good deal at $425
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I think it is a good setup I don't know that I would ever use more than 3 or 4 tunes but the fact that you could try all of them and not have to send in the chip is nice!

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One other thing to keep in mind with the Hydra Chip is that you're not locked into just using PHP tunes. You can order tunes from anyone you'd like and install them on the chip. You could get tunes from Tony Wildman, Matt @ Gearhead, or any of a number of other tuners and those tunes will work just fine on the chip.

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One other thing to keep in mind with the Hydra Chip is that you're not locked into just using PHP tunes. You can order tunes from anyone you'd like and install them on the chip. You could get tunes from Tony Wildman, Matt @ Gearhead, or any of a number of other tuners and those tunes will work just fine on the chip.
That is good to know!

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One other thing to keep in mind with the Hydra Chip is that you're not locked into just using PHP tunes. You can order tunes from anyone you'd like and install them on the chip. You could get tunes from Tony Wildman, Matt @ Gearhead, or any of a number of other tuners and those tunes will work just fine on the chip.
I was reading on the facebook page and saw that a longer usb was an option does the cable that comes with the unit require you to remove the chip to add programs to it?

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I was reading on the facebook page and saw that a longer usb was an option does the cable that comes with the unit require you to remove the chip to add programs to it?
Yes; we made the longer cable an option because we know that not every person out there owns a laptop and can just sit in their truck to reprogram their chip.
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I'm pretty sure that if you don't own a laptop, you wouldn't be interested in setting programs for your own truck. You'd be sending things back through the mail and talking on a rotary phone...
This is becoming a no brainer for me. If the wife wasn't outside on the phone, I'd be getting the PCM code off my 250, and finishing the order online.
Looking forward to some package pricing for the chip and Edge combo, I just have to explain the package to momma when it shows up.
(may have to mail y'all a postal money order, so I can hide the transaction costs....)
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I'm pretty sure that if you don't own a laptop, you wouldn't be interested in setting programs for your own truck. You'd be sending things back through the mail and talking on a rotary phone...
This is becoming a no brainer for me. If the wife wasn't outside on the phone, I'd be getting the PCM code off my 250, and finishing the order online.
Looking forward to some package pricing for the chip and Edge combo, I just have to explain the package to momma when it shows up.
(may have to mail y'all a postal money order, so I can hide the transaction costs....)
I think you should stare her down, package and bank statment in hand and say. " *****, this is how it's gonna be".

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I'm pretty sure that if you don't own a laptop, you wouldn't be interested in setting programs for your own truck. You'd be sending things back through the mail and talking on a rotary phone...
This is becoming a no brainer for me. If the wife wasn't outside on the phone, I'd be getting the PCM code off my 250, and finishing the order online.
Looking forward to some package pricing for the chip and Edge combo, I just have to explain the package to momma when it shows up.
(may have to mail y'all a postal money order, so I can hide the transaction costs....)
Oh, you can't imagine how many customers have stuff shipped to their place of business to hide it from Momma -- at least for awhile because we ALWAYS find out.

I should be posting the package prices at some point tomorrow or Saturday, so be sure to check out our FB page.
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