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Who's tunes would you recommend for this setup?

I am picking up my new truck next Friday.

2003 F350, crew cab, dually, 2wd. Manual ZF6. Truck has 187K on it.

This is what I want out of the tuner: Little to no smoke, good smooth power band, low EGTs. I want smooth power through the accelerator and don't want a massive fuel dump at any point really through the pedal. The goal would be 350-375hp and reliable.

I plan on running a 6637 DIY intake and gauges. Stock HPOP(for now). Stock injectors, 4" exhaust, upgraded clutch (eventually).

The truck is going to be my DD and tow pig. I tow a 30ft 5th wheel that weighs 10K loaded and occasionally tandem my rock buggy behind it on a car hauler(5500lbs). Weight is around 23k-24K combined. I live in Colorado and mountain tow quite a bit.

A six position tuner is all I need. That being said, would a standard TS chip with cookie cutter tunes fit the bill, or should I go custom tunes? If custom, who do you recommend and why?

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PHP Phoenix was $323 bucks to my door with semi custom tunes...far better that the standard TS chips (I've had 2 of em so I know). I hope your talking flywheel horsepower cause thats never gonna happen at the wheels with just a chip and basic bolt on parts. For the money the Phoenix is the best if you want to spend more then just stick with any of the big names is tuning on this site and you will be happy.

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I second php Phoenix. Little smoke, low egt's and smooth power.

TS is very smokey with high egt. It also causes some very rough shifting in my auto (not firm but screwy)
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I recently dyno'ed at 321/712 on PHP 120 tune. Truck modded per my signature, otherwise stock. Injectors are needed if you want to break 350 rwhp.

I haven't ran other tuners yet, but PHP prides itself on low smoke and in spec EGT's.

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I recently dyno'ed at 321/712 on PHP 120 tune. Truck modded per my signature, otherwise stock. Injectors are needed if you want to break 350 rwhp.

I haven't ran other tuners yet, but PHP prides itself on low smoke and in spec EGT's.
I just sold a decently a modified OBS dually last week. Basically a Stage 1 build with goodies(listed in sig). I figured that truck was around 375hp. It pulled my load really well and rarely did I have EGT issues. I did run PHP tunes, but also felt that I did get a lot of smoke down low. I know that it cleared up with a 1.0 exhaust housing, so hopefully I will be okay with those.

I will call PHP to see if they have the chips in stock. I read somewhere they were out of them for a while.

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I recently dyno'ed at 321/712 on PHP 120 tune. Truck modded per my signature, otherwise stock. Injectors are needed if you want to break 350 rwhp.

I haven't ran other tuners yet, but PHP prides itself on low smoke and in spec EGT's.


Can't complain about those numbers with a stock sticked truck.

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I run no limit tunes(i got mine thru beans a few years ago). They are great with almost no smoke in most positions.

2000 F250 XcabSB, 4x4, 4" strait pipe, DIY intake, FRx, BDP tunes, WW2, 6.0 cooler, BTS VB, gauges, 55w digital projector HIDs
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