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Old 12-17-2012, 10:20 AM
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Ordered a PHP Hydra this weekend! (having problems with install)

I did a lot of research and when the Hydra came out it seemed like the best road for me to go down. My truck is stock for the most part but I plan to upgrade things as I go I plan to do a muffler delete since my exhaust is in grate shape. I am also wondering if I should get a Wicked wheel or see or see how it does with the chip first?

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Old 12-17-2012, 03:33 PM
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You are going to love it! I would wait for the WWII until the excitement of the new Hydra wears off and then you get the fun all over again. You will also be able to give valuable feedback to the rest of us on the improvements it made.

I hope you set aside a little extra $$ for some new tires.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:14 PM
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I promised myself that if I pass my state exam Wednesday, I will get one as a reward. It's making me study a little harder.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:55 PM
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I installed mine last week. Its awesome! I am getting surging though so that new WW might be in my future.
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I did a lot of research and when the Hydra came out it seemed like the best road for me to go down. My truck is stock for the most part but I plan to upgrade things as I go I plan to do a muffler delete since my exhaust is in grate shape. I am also wondering if I should get a Wicked wheel or see or see how it does with the chip first?
Always try the standard tunes first. The way I see it, if they work fine, it's money in your pocket. If you do want to try a WW later on, we'll help you out.
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You will love the hydra. Since I put mine in my radio has been acting wierd. Not sure if its related...
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I have the #1 ordered hydra and I am loving it....!!!! If I do the WWII upgrade will I need to address my stock tunes Corey? Or will it be fine with what I have?
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I have the #1 ordered hydra and I am loving it....!!!! If I do the WWII upgrade will I need to address my stock tunes Corey? Or will it be fine with what I have?
The WW will not effect the standard tunes enough to need anything; you will be fine.

I wish the Hydra was around a good 8 months ago when I got my FU. Granted I do not need more than 6 tunes, you get more for your money with the Hydra. It also cost a bit less than the FU did. I'm usually running all custom tunes as well and $25 a pop gets expensive quickly.
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:46 AM
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Well bad news for me guys I tried installing the chip the other night and the truck will not start with the chip installed I removed the chip and the truck will start and drive but when I drive it the OD light starts flashing and it shifts later than it use to the OD does seem to work since when I press the OD button it shifts out of OD. It isn't slamming into gears just seems to shift late.

I cleaned the contacts on the pcm well and I even took it back out and cleaned them again and the truck still would not start with the chip installed!
The key was not in the ignition when I did anything I even had the pats disconnected. The contacts are still silver as well.

Not sure what I should do it this point I worry that I messed up my PCM now since I didn't have this trans problem before. I don't want to drive the truck at this point I didn't drive it vary far since it wasn't right!

I am going to try and get a hold of PHP Wed since they where off for the holiday.

Anyone have this problem? So far my new year is not going well…

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Old 01-01-2013, 01:00 PM
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I had the exact same issue with mine. Take the Hydra back off and blow out the part where the ECM connects with an air compressor or seething. I bet there is a tiny piece of silicone in there.
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