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I'm getting ready to purchase some tunes for my truck. It's an early '99 4x4 w/ 222,000 miles and an automatic. It currently has a Superchip Tuner that I've ran since I purchased the truck at 198,000.

First, is there anything I need to do get rid of the Superchip Tuner before installing the new tunes? Besides just returning the Superchip programmer to the 'stock' setting?

Second, what tunes does everyone recommend? I've narrowed my choice of suppliers down between PHP and TW.

And third, I already have gauges and the 6637 filter. I plan on straight piping the stock exhaust. Will this be enough to keep the EGT's down? Or is it recommended I go with a 4" turbo back?

Also, what can I expect to see in the 1/4 mile? Just so I know what I can and can't mess with on the street, haha...

Sorry for all of the questions. I just want to do this right and not jeopardize the life of the truck. Thanks guys!

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You cant put custom tunes on a superchips unit.

If you mean SCT an SCT Xcal 2, X3 or livewire however you can

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Sorry for the mis understanding. I'm going to do away with the Superchip Tuner. I was just wondering if there was anything special I needed to do to get it off of the truck, besides returning it to the 'stock' setting on the tuner...

I tried re-wording it in my original post to clarify.
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Throw on a 4 inch tb and get tonys tunes. You will be happy. I can attest, and get them from raul.

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6 pos tw from raul: 475

not too much for a whole new truck. I would suggest a vb as well.
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As far as what kind of times you can expect, it's gonna depend on your elevation, and other things, but up here at 5-6k feet it's hard to get below 16.0 without some other things done. Lower elevation I would say 15.5 - 16.0

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As far as what kind of times you can expect, it's gonna depend on your elevation, and other things, but up here at 5-6k feet it's hard to get below 16.0 without some other things done. Lower elevation I would say 15.5 - 16.0
where are you in co?
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Thanks for the replies guys, I'm in Kansas btw.

At this point, I'm just doing a little more research on the two different suppliers. I've heard nothing but good things about both really and both have free re-burns, so we'll see...
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