**Pre-edit: Hucorey is offering tunes designed for the injectors, by the injector builder. The Hydra supports anyone building their own tunes, and that is great for competition.
I propose that the following still stands as mostly valid so reviews/track tickets/dyno times can still be posted in support of the tuner
Hucorey, you know I like and value your opinion, so think of this post as a reasoning question.
Why should I go with a Powerstruck Performance injector and a Hydra tune when PHP has a long history with Full Force? Recently their website included Swamps, but again, not Powerstruck. This isn't to say anything against Powerstruck, nor for Full Force or Swamps. I'm just wondering why you think Powerstruck is a good alternative to what the tuner has on the shelf.
As a disclaimer I run PHP tunes on OEM injectors. I really like the tunes, but I have no personal opinion on any non-OEM injector. I am of the simple mindset of running the injector the tuner supports, no matter the injector or tuner. Just offering hucorey the position to support his support.
I have ran many tunes on my truck, Swamps, Gearhead, PHP, Powerstruck and have been in quite a few more trucks with other tunes. Of all that I have ran so far, Powerstruck has the best balance of horsepower and safety limits IMO. I was quite impressed and that's why I asked to become a dealer for him. I personally like Gearhead too, especially Matts DD and tow tunes, but his HP tunes are too conservative to me. TW definitely has great HP tunes but can be a bit on the high side with EGTs when towing.
Right now, in the race truck that I co-sponsor, the truck is running Farmer injectors with Tony Wildman and Powerstruck tuning. The truck is crazy fast
and there is some more yet to do. Each person has their own feel on what tunes they like and dislike. But customer service also has alot to do with helping "dial in" said tunes.
All major 7.3 tuners write files on the Hydra except NoLimit and DP as far as I know. This is where "dyno days" come into play if someone has injectors/mods that a particular tuner has not worked with specifically.
Tony Wildman will tune on any injector maker. Be it Swamps, FullForce, PIS, Farmer or Powerstruck injectors. Im sure other tuners feel the same. Powerstruck has a very strong 7.3 following on some of the other more performance based forums like PSA, competition diesel, and outlaw diesel. He has been around for some time, just not here.
A little more about Justin (Powerstruck), he also owns the local Ford Dealership in the town he lives. He's not just some fly-by-night tuner/injector builder like our infamous Sniper injector guy.
For what its worth, the injectors Powerstruck builds are not in the high horsepower range. So, realistically, any tuner should not have any issues writing files for them.