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Old 11-05-2013, 02:09 PM
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looking to do some light(ish) mods

bought my 01 eclb a few months ago and am looking to get some more power out of it relatively inexpensively. its got 143,000 miles, and is a 6 speed truck. already put on a mbrp 4 inch exhaust, so im looking for a little input the rest of the way. ive read through alot of posts, and i think if i do the riffraff 6637 intake and a php phoenix chip, then i should be pretty happy. Stock, 40hp tow, 65hp tow, and 120 race, but i gotta decide on the last 2. anyone see any problems with any of this? i daily my truck and tow some cars and small equipment at times. thanks ahead of time for any input

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Old 11-05-2013, 05:40 PM
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You are thinking of doing what I did when I researched my mods. I have straight 4 inch pipe, riff raff 6637, php Phoenix and gauges. If you don't have gauges you will at least want an EGT gauge. The tunes I went with are stock, 40 and 65 tow, 80 daily, 120 race and whisper. If I went back I would probably replace the stock tune with a high idle as if I need stock I can just pull the chip off. With yours being a manual it will be easy to control shift points which are the main differences in race vs daily drive vs tow tunes. You will be happy with the results. Night and day difference from stock to chipped.
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yea im definitely doing gauges too. sounds like you are happy with yours. it seems like this is a good way to get decent power without spending a ton. it doesnt need to be a track monster, just something to play around in
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Old 11-05-2013, 07:04 PM
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140hp extreme is fun!
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Of your tunes I'd swap stock for high idle(1000-1100rpms) and add a couple tunes (like around "100 Performance") for daily driving. I'd bet money you'll never touch the "stock" tune once you've driven a Performance/Race tune and only drop it to a "tow" tune when you're actually towing.

My high idle tune makes a significant difference in warming up the motor in the winter and really helps the AC stay cold in the summer.

Another thing maybe to consider is the Swamps Hi-Voltage/Frequency IDM, I just did it about a month ago and I'm really impressed with the throttle response and top end improvement.

my $.02
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Old 11-17-2013, 12:51 PM
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I also use the high idle on the cold mornings and during hunting. You won't ever use stock, Get a daily tune and ditch the 40 tow. The extreme tunes are fun to play with.
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its best to run stock tune until the truck is up to operating temp.

unless you want premature wear of components, this is stated on the invoice you receive from php when you receive your chip.

if i could do one thing different i would switch out 85 dd for 100 performance, ive heard 100 performance is better for all around driving.

you might get surge when you use the higher settings on the chip or towing.
id recommend riffraffs billet wheel.
it cures surge, lowers egts, raises boost and horsepower too

then if your trans is getting a little hot, get a 6.0 trans cooler or tru cool max from dieselsite.

that is a pretty solid setup which will give good reliable power.
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:11 PM
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its best to run stock tune until the truck is up to operating temp.

unless you want premature wear of components, this is stated on the invoice you receive from php when you receive your chip.
Really?
It was my understanding that high idle was designed to maintain proper cylinder temps over extended idling periods and that the OEM tune actually has a slight wash from unburnt fuel. This was also the reason PHP didn't recommend the "whisper" tune for extended idling periods...
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Old 11-17-2013, 05:59 PM
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Misunderstanding.
High idle is fine I meant driving around on higher tunes until the drivetrain is warm and lubrication is improved.

Not going balls to the wall right when you crank her over
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No, no balls to the wall just after you crank it over... lol That's what I use high idle for, to speed up the warming process.
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