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Old 06-03-2014, 08:54 PM
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What "tunes" to request with new injectors?

A little background....
Late 99 7.3, ZF6 manual F250 4x4
~280,000 miles......only a handful of mods...
WW2 wheel on the stock turbo
boost fooler
4" turbo back exhaust
HP oil crossover
Riff Raff FRX
Air Raid cold air intake
CCV mod
PHP HYDRA
Just sent my HPOP to be rebuilt into a T500
Ordered 160/0 stage 1's from powerstruck
He asked what tunes I wanted with my injectors....I didn't know what to say.
I usually run around on the PHP +60HP tune as it has some punch but the throttle is still forgiving (more so than the +80/+100)

I'm assuming I should ask for an "econo" tune and a "tow" tune, perhaps a high idle tune for winter?
(I have a small fifth wheel, 25' ~8ooo lbs loaded
and occasionally tow a car on a trailer...)

those with more experience have any suggestions?
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maybe a couple tow tunes, a economy tune, high idle. and a race tune.
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A No start is also nice to have.
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maybe a couple tow tunes, a economy tune, high idle. and a race tune.
Thank you, I assume you mean something along the lines of a tow tune for a medium weight trailer and a different tow tune for a heavy trailer?


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A No start is also nice to have.
Can I not stick with the standard no start that comes with the HYDRA?
(position 17 I think?)
Or best to ask for a new one?
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exactly.
a tow tune for medium weight then for heavy.

if the hydra comes with no start then your good.
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With a manual transmission your economy tunes, race tunes or tow tunes are all basically the same if you get them in the same HP.

The economy VS race VS tow main difference is how an Automatic transmission shifts.

When i ordered my chip i called them and asked the questions. Take the time to do the same thing, it will be helpful. They told me to ignore the Economy and Race tags that went along with the tunes and focus on the HP rating.

I tow in my 100 HP (Performance) setting all day long and never have EGT issues. Tow roughly 7K lbs.
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With a manual transmission your economy tunes, race tunes or tow tunes are all basically the same if you get them in the same HP.

The economy VS race VS tow main difference is how an Automatic transmission shifts.

When i ordered my chip i called them and asked the questions. Take the time to do the same thing, it will be helpful. They told me to ignore the Economy and Race tags that went along with the tunes and focus on the HP rating.

I tow in my 100 HP (Performance) setting all day long and never have EGT issues. Tow roughly 7K lbs.
Thank you for the insight, makes sense after reading it.
He emailed me and said he'd send an assortment (I gave him all my truck info)

I assumed there'd be some trial and error with each tune loaded versus unloaded with an eagle eye on my EGT's...
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I had a spare chip i had Powerstruck reburn for me. Running a 38R and 160's and asked Justin to just do his thing and put on it what he felt it needed as long as it included a high idle. He loaded 8 tunes on it and it runs pretty darn good on all of them from the stock to the XXX extreme or whatever the " hot " setting is called on the opposite side of the dial.
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Thank you for the insight, makes sense after reading it.
He emailed me and said he'd send an assortment (I gave him all my truck info)

I assumed there'd be some trial and error with each tune loaded versus unloaded with an eagle eye on my EGT's...
That is the cool part about the Hydra, can just load what you want and remove what you dont like or use. I have the Phoenix chip which is a great chip but the Hydra is definitely the chip to get now.

Some day i will upgrade my Chip and then i would really like to start trying other companies tunes. Dont get me wrong i love my PHP tunes and they make my truck run great. All companies go about it a different way and have different ideas so its worth seeing what else is out there.

Good luck with the new setup, your going to love power!
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If you have any questions geared towards the operation of the hydra, I can assist you

Let me know if I can help

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Jay
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