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post #1 of 15 Old 01-14-2013, 08:31 AM Thread Starter
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Tunes HELP! - PHP or SWAMPS or PHP or SWAMPS????

Just spoke to a guy at Swamps, he said no gauges if I'm not really towing anything. Which I'm not going to, but I don't want to burn anything up if I get down in it getting on the interstate or the occasional red light to red light drag race. Mostly a DD or weekend driver.

1. Do I really need gauges?

2. PHP or Swamps tunes (TS style chip)? Keeping in mind that I live approximately 25 miles from Swamps.

I'm looking for the best bang for my buck without damaging anything as I am on a budget.

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You need guages with tunes on a SD.

Tunes....IMO TW.
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I agree, gauges are a necessity on a tuned SD. Specifically an EGT gauge.

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Just spoke to a guy at Swamps, he said no gauges if I'm not really towing anything. Which I'm not going to, but I don't want to burn anything up if I get down in it getting on the interstate or the occasional red light to red light drag race. Mostly a DD or weekend driver.

1. Do I really need gauges?

2. PHP or Swamps tunes (TS style chip)? Keeping in mind that I live approximately 25 miles from Swamps.

I'm looking for the best bang for my buck without damaging anything as I am on a budget.
It's already been said twice, but it's worth saying again. With tunes, you need gauges. Even on a stock truck, gauges aren't a bad idea.

Personally, I'm probably going to go with PHP tunes.

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Gauges, and personally I would run TW, gearhead, beans or php.

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You would be asking for trouble without guages or at least an egt guage.
I like php and beans tunes. As much as I love php, I always hear that you should get the tunes that are local if available. Swamps have great tunes and dince they are only 25 miles away, im leaning towards swamps. If I lived near any of these guys, I would definitely be there. You will be happy with any of the well known tuners.

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call them me personally i like the fact that i could just go to the shop if i ever had any issues. i will be using php but mostly because i can drive their but either way i cant imagine you going wrong with either one you choose both are very reputable

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Being that swamps is so close to you that is hard to beat but I just went through this and after weeks of thought I bought a Hydra from PHP
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I would go with PHP... Though my opinion may be ever so slightly biased


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i'm sitting here thinking now.. none of the shops mentioned are anywhere near me.. so how would i get custom tunes from them?

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