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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Oxford, Maine
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Basically all of the tuners (Gearhead,PHP, DP, Tony Wildman,etc) have "custom tunes" for these trucks. They usually are around $450-$500 to have them on a 6 position (TS Chip burned with their tunes). PHP has the Pheonix Chip that is fairly cheap in comparison - $295 with their custom tunes on it or you can get the Hydra Chip that has up to 17 tunes (all of their tunes are available to you) that accepts other peoples tunes as well, all can be uploaded from email through the USB.
From what I've found, these are all tunes that are pre-written to specific year trucks (HEX Codes on the computer). If you upgrade your turbo, injectors, etc then you'll have to have another tune written specifically for your truck. Those are definitely a true custom tune specifically for your truck. That was my reasoning for going with the Hydra. PHP Charges $25 for their custom tunes and it will be emailed to me/uploaded within minutes.
With a 6 position chip, you'll have to remove it, mail it in, have it burned, and mailed back/re-installed. DP has a similar option as the Hydra as well but I think its more money.
Comparing a customer 6 position/hydra chip to a canned TS Chip or similar tuner (I had a Diablo Predator) is night and day. My 80DD tune is much faster than the 100 Extreme tune on the Predator and shifting is so much better.
2006 F250 CC/SB 6.0 Diesel
SCT 3015, Straight Piped
2002 F350 CC/SB 7.3 Diesel- SOLD
-PHP Hydra, 6637, Diamond Eye DEP-510215 Muffler Delete, GlowShift Triple Gauge Cluster.
-Plans: JW Valve Body & 6.0 Torque Converter/Cooler