I love it. PHP is the only tunes I've tried, but they are great.
What I have
What I will eventually change my tunes to:
High Idle 1,100
Not a fan of the 120Race. It is more responsive off the line than the 100Perf, but it falls on it's face sooner. I know the problem is my turbo though. Plenty of fuel going in, but not enough air.
I've used 65Tow a couple of times, but without a trailer. I don't have anything to haul at the moment, however, I have made snack bar runs. Enough weight to set me down on the over loads, so I figured the tow position was the best spot. Did great.
Whisper is friggen fantastic. I will never not have that option available.
65DD is okay. Much, much better than stock. However, I find myself in 100Perf 95% of the time. Another 20hp in DD mode wouldn't be bad.
I don't use the no-start. The few times I have, I forget I did, and crank and crank trying to start. Pissed me off, so I stopped using it. It is great for what it does though. I tested it on someone that has no idea about diesels, and they couldn't figure out why it wouldn't start.
I want high idle for when I park for extended periods, and cold weather warm ups.
7.2 second 0-60 in 100Perf.
Went from 14.7mpg, cruise at 70. --stock; to 18.2mpg, cruise at 70. --65DD position; empty for all of that. Just me and a pack.
Experienced 20mpg driving on one trip with avg speed of <65. Only made that trip once, but all numbers I'm giving were measured at the pump.
I was at 16.something city driving in 100Perf, but that number has changed with bigger tires, and a stuck hub has mucked my numbers.
My standard setting is 100Perf. I change it to DD when on the freeway empty. Loaded down with camping gear, I keep it at 100.
I had the necessity to change my valve body. For all the good tunes are, my tranny was taking a beating. When I first installed it, I noticed the shifts were much firmer. I kept it in DD until my CTS arrived. Once I left the DD tune, it was horrible. I was shifting so hard that it was actually scary. I dropped in a valve body from John Woods, and everything is perfect. Nice, solid, firm shifts, but without the violence. I am a firm believer in violence solving most problems, but my chip seemed to think my transmission was the problem.
I am also a believer that the shifting issue I was having is the same reason "canned" tunes blow up tranny's. "Canned" tunes are designed to be THE answer to all your tuning needs; heat is a product of that belief. If you get a chip, budget in $245 for a VB from John. Pleasant guy to talk to on the phone, and he'll make the VB do exactly what you want. I didn't call him. I placed an order online, he called me to figure out what I wanted the tranny to do. That kind of customer service is why I'll buy a JW tranny when this one eventually lets go. Not to mention, he went on vacation right after he shipped me the VB. I left him a message that my old one was shipped, and he actually called me back to tell me it was received.
2002 F250 CCSB 4x4
PHP Phoenix, John Woods VB, NUC bypass, 6637
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