Just looking for advice - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 10 Old 06-25-2014, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
RAMKILLER97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hull, MA
Posts: 298
Thanks: 3
Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just looking for advice

Well I have a ts chip and have been getting the run around about tunes for my excursion. I won't go into detail and such but its been many months and still no go, not nothing, been running without the chip more or less since february. So i have been looking into a hydra chip. Is it worth the money? I've been emailing corey at cnc performance, and he has answered all my dumb questions, and he has been swaying me in that direction. I really have been liking the options and tuning capabilities of the hydra. All I really need is a few of you guys to sign off on this and there will be a hydra in my truck in a couple weeks…..

2003 Excursion Eddie Bauer 7.3
6 Inch ProComp Lift, 315/75/16 BFGoodrich All Terrain Tires, BTS Transmission, 175/100 P.I.S. Injectors, PMF Traction Bars, Garrett 38r, International Up Pipes, Dyno Proven Tunes, 6.0 Transmission Cooler, CCV mod, MBRP 4" Turbo-Back Exhaust, RiffRaff Over Boost Code Regulator, Moto Metal MO951 Black Rims, Dual Sky Jacker Steering Stabilizers, GlowShift Gauges, Mile Marker 449SS Lockout Hubs, 6637 Intake.

Putting this old PMR truck to the test....
RAMKILLER97 is offline  
post #2 of 10 Old 06-25-2014, 06:47 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Joe0816's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Macedonia, OH
Posts: 737
Thanks: 8
Thanked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I like my 8 position chip with david lott tunes but it runs very hot.

2001 F250 ECLB 7.3 PSD 219,000 miles
S&B Intake
Flo-Pro 5" SS Exhaust
ISSPRO EV2 Boost, Pyro, Trans
David Lott Tunes
Riffraff HPx, FRx & AIH Delete
Resse Gooseneck Hitch
Non-EBPV Turbo
Joe0816 is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 06-25-2014, 06:54 PM
Compression Ignition Addict

 
sbluke55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Posts: 6,643
Thanks: 289
Thanked 519 Times in 490 Posts
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Quoted: 341 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I love my hydra. It's convenient. No reburn waits. Holds 15 tunes. It's way better than my old banks chip.

01 f-250, Standard
Rev tech 4" lift,35" Mickey Thompsons MTZ
KC diy 66 stage 2, Full force 160/100 and custom tunes from PHP
Banks inner cooler and full 4" exhaust, Diy S&B intake
Diy quad feed, Hydra, Isspro boost, pyro, and fuel pressure
3/0 battery cables with military style terminals
sbluke55 is online now  
post #4 of 10 Old 06-26-2014, 08:11 AM
Member
 
lightning95's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 67
Thanks: 1
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I bought my hydra through Alligator and like it so far. I don't have many canned tune choices(cali truck). I wish I would've paid extra up front for the Wildman or Powerstruck tunes preloaded.

02 F-250 ccsb 7.3 auto, 8" fabtech, 37" toyo, 4.30, 4" straight pipe, AFE intake, hydra chip, riff raff wheel, tugger kit and powerstruck tunes.
95 Lightning fast by NX nitrous
07 Yamaha R1
lightning95 is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 06-26-2014, 08:21 AM
Compression Ignition Addict

 
sbluke55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Grand Junction, CO
Posts: 6,643
Thanks: 289
Thanked 519 Times in 490 Posts
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Quoted: 341 Post(s)
Garage
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
hydra tunes for apx1

This is from jay to me about the hydra. I had a problem with not having all the available tunes for my PCM so they went back in and updated the tunes for me. Great people. I thought it was awesome they went back in and fixed them for me.

01 f-250, Standard
Rev tech 4" lift,35" Mickey Thompsons MTZ
KC diy 66 stage 2, Full force 160/100 and custom tunes from PHP
Banks inner cooler and full 4" exhaust, Diy S&B intake
Diy quad feed, Hydra, Isspro boost, pyro, and fuel pressure
3/0 battery cables with military style terminals
sbluke55 is online now  
post #6 of 10 Old 06-26-2014, 08:52 AM
Super Moderator

 
Heavy_GD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: 804Va
Posts: 12,515
Thanks: 3,549
Thanked 901 Times in 844 Posts
Mentioned: 71 Post(s)
Quoted: 969 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Jay is the man, hands down... #ImmaPHPfan

GD - 06 CCSB FX4 Lariat

https://www.gofundme.com/2464axqr

Quote:
Originally Posted by 6.0Stroker View Post
It's Toren. .. don't question it ..

Last edited by Heavy_GD; 06-26-2014 at 08:58 AM.
Heavy_GD is online now  
post #7 of 10 Old 06-26-2014, 10:28 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 456
Thanks: 1
Thanked 23 Times in 22 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
PHP Hydra all the way! No boost fooler, easy install and never have to take It out and it holds 17 tunes if you include stock and no start that always come with it. Best $400 I've ever spent on the truck

E99 F250 XLT SuperCab 4x4 3.73 gears, 213k and climbing, ZF6 trans w/ 1944-60K SB Clutch/Flywheel, 6637 filter, muffler/cat delete w/ 5 inch tip, PHP Hydra, 4 gauge pod(EGT, EOT, FUEL PSI, BOOST), 12000 lb Warn Winch, 07 headlights/grill, 6k HID kit, Bushwhacker pocket style fender flares, Pioneer 7" touchscreen, 2.5 inch leveling kit with 315/75/16 General AT2s on stock 16 bullets, HPX

Next up: Rebuild Kit and Billet Wheel, Fixing E-brake so I can park on hills!
Tow51Stang is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 06-26-2014, 12:41 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
scagle1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,342
Thanks: 13
Thanked 53 Times in 50 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send your TS to Powerstruck and let him reburn it for you , he did an extra chip for me for cheaper than I've heard anyone else doing reburns. If you have money to throw at another.chip and want to start buying everyone's tunes than get a Hydra.
Had DI on my truck for awhile and had it reburned , Will leave it at that.
There's a handful of tuners to choose from who can reburn for WAY , WAY , WAY less than the cost of a Hydra and PHP happens to be one as well as Gearhead , and Powerstruck and a few others. If you have a chip you don't use and are driving around stock I seriously doubt you really need six positions much less 17. You also probably won't mind being without it for a week and a half should you need to mail it back for finessing vs spending the extra money to get them emailed.
Pick a tuner and enjoy the 2 or 3 settings that your truck will spend 99.9% of its time in.

Powerstruck contacted me about a chip I had for sale in regards to buying it , I asked if he could burn it which he offered to do. He also said if I didn't like the tuning to send it back and he'd refund my money and still buy the chip. Been with 5 vendors and his CS and tunes are top notch.

Sold 01 350 6" on 37's and mild mods, 00 X 4" on 35's, 02 f350 4" 35's modded from fan to drive shaft, ridin the 03 with nose conversion with 125k and counting upwards slowly.
Never had CNC's poo on any of it, never will.

Last edited by scagle1; 06-26-2014 at 12:49 PM.
scagle1 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 06-26-2014, 06:15 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Coweta, GA
Posts: 1,174
Thanks: 64
Thanked 79 Times in 77 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 11 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
no feedback yet but I got my hydra in yesterday...along with new injectors Corey at CNC hooked me up with Powerstruck's injectors and they came with free tunes at the time I ordered (idk if that's over or not) but I didn't have anything for Justin to burn them on so Hydra it was

-Kris

01 cclb f-350 srw-463hp/1025ftlbs PHP Dyno (extreme tune)
leveled with 285's on 17'' XD Spy's
Autometer gauges (boost, trans, egt, fuel)
4'' straight pipe
DIY 6637
Powerstruck 160/30's
Hydra Powerstruck tuned
38r
CNCFab fuel & hpop lines
Locally built trans



Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave View Post
Why delete something thats truthful? Paid vendor status isnt like the mafia youre not paying for protection from negative feedback here
strokin-7.3 is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 07-12-2014, 01:13 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 44
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
LOVE my hydra.
putzer is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome