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I am looking at buying an F5 chip from DP Tuner. Can anyone with experience with one tell me what you like and don't like. This is a big chunk of change and I would like to hear some testimonials before I jump in and buy one. Thanks!

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I waited two years to get my DP Tuner. Warranty and lack of money. I received it Saturday and installed it today (thanks Maintain). I only got the 80 econ tune. I noticed the difference backing out of the driveway. I grinned all day. I can't express how great it is. I had a 68 mustang and spent a ton of money to make it faster. And NEVER did i spend $300 and get that kind of increase. It is truly amazing. Buy it right now and you will NOT regret it.
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Thanks I would really like to buy one.

01 F350 Regular Cab, Long bed
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Turn-over gooseneck ball, Rhino Spray-in liner
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Look into PHP's FU chip. Heard good things about it, and you can download 17(?) different tunes.

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I've had my F5 chip for over two years now. My tunes are stock, 60 tow, 80 Econo, and 120 Performance. The chip was the best thing I did to the truck, both for performance and fuel economy. I run in the 120 tune all the time as I like the throttle response and MPG with that tune.

Overall I have nothing really negative to say about the F5. If I had to be really critical, I would say the only thing lacking from the F5 chip when I bought it was the mounting options. Now they have a couple mounting options as well as a guage pod style switch.

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Look for used ones for sale. I may be putting one of mine up for sale shortly.

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Hands down best bang for the buck on my PSD.
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Look for used ones for sale. I may be putting one of mine up for sale shortly.
Let me know. Do you not like yours?

01 F350 Regular Cab, Long bed
Auto, 4x4, Black, Tinted Windows
Turn-over gooseneck ball, Rhino Spray-in liner
305/70/16 BFG Mt's/Mickey Thompson Classic II's
4" Straight Pipe, F6 Smart Chip (DP TUNER), Wicked Wheel, DIY Intake, Isspro Gauges
15.1 1/4 @ Ozark International Raceway 5-15-09

95 F350 PSD 5spd, Straight Pipe, DIY Intake
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Been running mine for 2 years now and here is what I think
PROS
Power: Only have the 120 and stock but it is freakin awesome
MPG: Gained about 2mpg from stock on the 120 setting
Reliability: No issues yet, Just pay close attention to the instructions
EGTs: No really an issue while not towing, but you NEED a Pyro Meter

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Price: When you have something this good its a shame not to give it away. Its like if somebody invented a cure for cancer but charged 100 grand for it

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Why should it be given away? Someone worked hard to get that right. I had a 68 mustang and NEVER spent $300 and got that king of gain. It had all the goodies. We should be happy for that kind of deal. After i installed mine(thanks to Maintains video), it is a steal and worth every penny and more than the $300.
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