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dp tuner question tunes and mounting

Ok.these are the mods to my truck. 5 inch straight pipe exhaust, a 6637 intake, soon will have a jw valve body, and 3 pillar gauges. so i have been talking to diane via pm about the tuner and tunes and such. I am still leaning towards getting a dp tuner even though they do not have free reburns. I asked diane about the price of the f6 as well. I just have a few quicks questions on tune selection. I am getting the:

-no start
-stock
-tow (80 hp)
-80 hp econo
-possibly drive thru
-and either race or agressive tune

for my truck which tune will i have more fun with the 120 or the 140? i cannot decide which one will be better for me.

i also would like to see how some of you guys mounted your stuff. i saw the f5 gauge mount option that slipes behind the gauge when you mount it into the pillar. the i just am unsure if i like that. anything you guys have lemme know. how do you guys like the actual guage switcher? i found this thread but would liek to see some more pics

Pics of DP/TW position knob

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Well, you can see my thread from Tuesday showing a 4-gauge pillar with gauge tuner here:

4-Gauge Pillar w/ DP Install Pics

For me the 140 just rolls the coal and that's about it. If you just want the extra power from your 80 tunes, then do the 120. I asked a few months ago before I ordered mine, and Jody told me torque was the main difference between the two on stock PSDs, and that I won't notice much difference between them except the smoke. He's right, I have both tunes on my stock '99 (stock = stock turbo and injectors) and smoke is the only real difference. The exhaust smoke blends with the tire smoke anyhow, so I'll leave it at that

I probably should have waited on the F6, but I won't change my setup much, and I wanted it NOW!!!

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I also have the gauge switch and the flowing tunes
Stock
Hi Idle 1100
Tow 80
Econo 80
100
120 race
140 aggressive

I'm very happy with mine and Plan to switch to the F6 when it comes out for the sake of being to download new tunes via email

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yeh I saw that thread also. Any other pics you guys have that'd be great. I think I'm going to get the gauge one and mount it above my steering column.
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I can't get a pic yet, but I put the standard f5 switch(rectangular one) next to the electronic 4x4 switch. I could get pics if needed later.

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I mounted mine inside my ash tray assembly for a stealthy look.

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I mounted mine inside my ash tray assembly for a stealthy look.

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Thats awsome!

Slowcoupe, it sounds like you are ready for the chip. I would highly recommend them (love mine). Look in Diesel Tech Mag and see what all those Power Stroke fellas are running...you'll like what you see. And also ask yourself the question of how often will you realistically upgrade your truck in such a way that will require.

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I know for sure a john wood trans when mine goes but I don't know if that requires a retune and then injectors one day. I just don't like the idea of repaying for tunes. I dunno seems like a waste to me and who knows I have the pms pretty bad. I may mod the hell out of I her when I can afford.
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i think i am going to go with the gauge mount and mount it above my steering column.
i have a few other questions.

1.instead of the drive thru tune and 120hp should i get a 100 hp tune and a 140 tune? the drivethru tune doesnt do anything but quiet my truck is still $45 and i have kinda mastered the drive thru speaker anyways.

2.If when something on my trans does go out say a TC or the trans itself does that require a retune on the chip? i am unsure because all you are doing is swapping a new trans in but i dont know much about chips so any help????
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Jody will explain all that if you ask him.

But I just got my trans done, and spoke with him about that after the fact and the scoop is

It depend on the shift kit you get. If you get a shift kit that raises line pressures or has pump modifications like the transgo tugger kit , then yes it needs to be reprogramed. His tunes electronicly raise line pressures, controls TC lock up and such, to with those shift kits, they would both be trying to raise that stuff.

The shift kits that add shims in the valve body to increase shift firmness like the sonex kit that I run don't need a reprogram

99 Xcab Sbed,4x4, 399.7 hp. so close
DIY intake,
Optix Gauges
4" DIY exhaust 6" Stacks,
Dynomite STG 2 SingleShot 100hp injectors,
9 pos dp Tuner,
Drill & Slotted rotors,
boost fooler,
ccv mod,
foil delete,
map modifier,
B&M deep pan,
Firestone ride right,
hutched,
sonex shift kit,
BulletProof Trans
X-Wheel
6.0 IC
6.0 Trans Cooler
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