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Old 02-20-2008, 12:38 PM
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I had some questions regarding tuners. I just purchased my first diesel truck(2000 f250) and I was wondering what the restrictions / operating guidelines of the tuners?I know they have the different hp increase in the settings.Is it best to leave it on a certain setting? Will the higher settings mess up the motor/trans? I am totally new to diesel stuff, so i'm sorry if these are really newbie type ?'s. I'm looking to purchase a DP tuner for my truck along with an AFE stage 2 intake and a 4 inch straight pipe kit. Look forward to your replies.
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:51 PM
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I dont think it really matters if you are switching tunes often, I do it all the time, as does everyone else. Thats one nice thing about a flip chip, you can switch tunes on the fly. If you are running a good tuner like DP I fell you dont really have to worry about the motor, thats assuming its a good strong motor in good working condition. As for the trans thats another story. Stock trannies are weak at best, do it a favor and put in a valve body, I did a John Wood, it shifts awesome with the DP and feels really nice. However I still dont trust it 100% because I know they are not strong. Hope this little bit helps Im sure others will chime in
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:54 PM
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i would put a set of gauges in the old girl frist boost, pyro, and trans call jody and he could help you with your programs and as far as your trans stay out of the go pedel and you'll be okay
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:56 PM
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the only worries with the motor is heat w/ my elite tunes a can hit 1500 quick so watch the pyro when hammer down
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and as far as your trans stay out of the go pedel and you'll be okay

easier said than done!! At least for me, its too darn fun sometimes
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:57 PM
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Hey man WELCOME to the family. I have the dp tuner on my truck and i love it so good choice. As far as breakin or messin somthin up you will if your not careful and smart about it. I run mine on 80 hp and thats the highest i will go cuz my stock tranny will only hold the power so long and not long. Now if i recall you have stronger rods than like the 02s so your engine is goin to be good for hp up to a certain point. Untill you start puttin injectors and turbos and thats stuff you should be fine but you just have to rember TUNER = MORE FUEL = MORE POWER = BROKEN PARTS. IM running stock tranny and turbo and it is doin fine so you should have no prob. Hope this helps ya out man. Any more ?s dnt be afraid to ask, we all have to start somewhere.
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:59 PM
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+1 for valve body and +++++ 1 for GAUGES. You gana need to keep an eye on your temps.
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:01 PM
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oh and when do we all get to see the stroke?
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Cant emphasize enough on the guages dude, you need to know what that beast is doing when you start turnin up the volume
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sheidt27 is very very right GAUGES, GAUGES, GAUGES. I would recomend gauges before a tuner.
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