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so im new to the whole thing and ive been looking at getting a programmer or a ts chip what are the biggest pros and cons of each ? my local shop only wants to sell me a edge with attitude
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Tell your local shop to stuff it.
Order a chip online and save your tranny

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Edges are known to be very hard on the trans, a chip will give you more options and are usually all superior to a programmer. "Custom" tunes by places like no limit, php, tw, ect are all run by a lot of people with all good results.

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so im new to the whole thing and ive been looking at getting a programmer or a ts chip what are the biggest pros and cons of each ? my local shop only wants to sell me a edge with attitude
Both chips and programmers can be good, as long as the tuning on them is good. The platform really doesn't matter. We can put the same tunes on our Infinity programmer as we do on our chips. For a long time, there was no custom tuning availability for programmers (except for SCT, which is very limited for the 7.3L).

The biggest pro to having a programmer is that usually is has other benefits besides just tuning. This would include diagnostic capabilities. The con is that you cannot switch tunes on the fly.

The biggest pro to having a chip is that you can switch tunes on the fly. The con is that it is solely for tuning and offers no other services.

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edge juice with attitude is a overpriced chip with old crappy tunes.
if they consider the edge juice with attitude the best never go back there again.

sounds to me like someone opened up a "store" to just sell stuff anybody can sell.

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Im guessing you have a 7.3? I have heard good about the DP F5 chip, the TS 6 position (which is what I have), or one of the PHP chips. They're all around the same price zone-which would be cheaper than a programmer. The main advantage to the programmer is most come with gauges but chips go into your PCM and I personally think they are better for your truck.

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I have an edge evolution that now just sits in the glove box for reading engine codes when needed. I like the way it shifted (most say too hard) but every tune is all about smoke and high egt's. it also takes 5 minutes to change the program between the three choices.
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Go with the chip...easy on the wallet and easy to install yourself....Good results....I put a Ts 6 in mine and truck runs way better.....It went from drinking Buds to Vodka Haha.....tho I like my beer!

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so im new to the whole thing and ive been looking at getting a programmer or a ts chip what are the biggest pros and cons of each ? my local shop only wants to sell me a edge with attitude
If he is only selling you the Attitude, this is the gauges part of the Product, "Edge Juice with Attitude". < Is not a tuner or a chip either. Its a glorified resistor mod that costs $700.

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Both chips and programmers can be good, as long as the tuning on them is good. The platform really doesn't matter. We can put the same tunes on our Infinity programmer as we do on our chips. For a long time, there was no custom tuning availability for programmers (except for SCT, which is very limited for the 7.3L).

The biggest pro to having a programmer is that usually is has other benefits besides just tuning. This would include diagnostic capabilities. The con is that you cannot switch tunes on the fly.

The biggest pro to having a chip is that you can switch tunes on the fly. The con is that it is solely for tuning and offers no other services.
We took care of that also with the CEI-hub. This gadget allows most all chips to have switch on the fly from the touch screen, 4 temp and 4 pressure sensors for additional monitoring through the Infinity.

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thanks for settleing that i was already leaning towards a ts 6 postion and being a total newb what would the best guages to get ?
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