What does the tuner do? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-15-2013, 09:08 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 62
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
What does the tuner do?

I am looking at getting a tuner, and looking at something like the Hydra from PHP. What I am wondering is what exactly does the tuner do? Does it optimize air, fuel, and transmission shift points? Should I get what I want on the truck and then get it tuned?

If I get a tuner like the Hydra, and then I add the Wicked Wheel, is my truck then really not "tuned" because the configuration of my truck has changed. My understanding is a truck is tuned for what you have installed currently.

Please educate me on this topic.

Thanks in advance.....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-15-2013, 10:15 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oil patch, North Dakota
Posts: 662
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
replies in Red

Quote:
Originally Posted by PreciousMetals View Post
I am looking at getting a tuner, and looking at something like the Hydra from PHP. What I am wondering is what exactly does the tuner do?

i am no expert on the subject. in fact i know very little about tuning, but i think i can be of some help to you and get the discussion started. one of the main things a tuner does is adjust the pulse width of the injectors to deliver more fuel, and timing comes into play here also.

Does it optimize air, fuel, and transmission shift points?
yes a tuner can do all of those things
Should I get what I want on the truck and then get it tuned?

Depends... not necessarily especially if you get a hydra

If I get a tuner like the Hydra, and then I add the Wicked Wheel, is my truck then really not "tuned" because the configuration of my truck has changed. My understanding is a truck is tuned for what you have installed currently.

im not sure the WW will change enough to make a difference. now bigger injectors and turbos are another story, but since bill can email you tunes you can upgrade as slow or as fast as you want with the Hydra. you may find once your truck is tuned you are happy with it and dont want to dump any more money into the truck.
Please educate me on this topic.

Thanks in advance.....

Last edited by CowboyCody; 02-15-2013 at 10:19 AM. Reason: spelling
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors