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OK I have a DP Tuner (F5) chip. It was the very first thing I added to my truck when I got it last August. I mainly added it for fuel economy and towing my boat. Now I've made a few mods (see sig. at bottom) and I want to get a few more tunes added to it. I currently only have stock, 80econ, 80tow.

1) What is the difference and/or advantages between 60econ and 80econ?

2) I want to add a performance tune so I can play a little bit. Knowing that my tranny is stock and I really don't want to beat the truck, should I go with 100hp performance or 120hp race?


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100HP would be good for the trans, but after you run the 100 you will want the 120
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Well to be honest with you the higher I put my tunes and run them i get better MPGs I can get around 20 at the moment on my 140 setting. Thats if I keep my foot out of it. If I was you I'd get the 120 race and the 140 extreme.

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Well to be honest with you the higher I put my tunes and run them i get better MPGs I can get around 20 at the moment on my 140 setting. Thats if I keep my foot out of it. If I was you I'd get the 120 race and the 140 extreme.
Yeah I have heard others say the same thing about higher tunes getting better economy. Interesting...


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i know alot of people that have run the higer tunes on stock trans. i have the 120 tune and i nuked my trans. now the truck has 180K on it and the previouse owner prob never did a trans service because when i did it was BLACK. and i tow 95% of the time.
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Back when I had my DP (b4 the stock motor blew up) there wasn't any difference between the 80e and the 100hp setting. Get the 120r or the 140. If the tranny is going to go its going to go simple as that.

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Back when I had my DP (b4 the stock motor blew up) there wasn't any difference between the 80e and the 100hp setting. Get the 120r or the 140. If the tranny is going to go its going to go simple as that.
Yeah I was told by Jody at DP that 80 econ on a stock truck gave them 105 hp and 185 tq. I figuring that the difference is probably the shift points.


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Thats the way I look at it. It dont matter what tune ur driving it just depends on HOW you drive. if its going to go its going to go no matter what tune ur using.

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OK I have a DP Tuner (F5) chip. It was the very first thing I added to my truck when I got it last August. I mainly added it for fuel economy and towing my boat. Now I've made a few mods (see sig. at bottom) and I want to get a few more tunes added to it. I currently only have stock, 80econ, 80tow.

1) What is the difference and/or advantages between 60econ and 80econ?
Big difference. Jody said they are seeing a solid 3 mpg increase over the 80e in the truck testing this tune for him.
2) I want to add a performance tune so I can play a little bit. Knowing that my tranny is stock and I really don't want to beat the truck, should I go with 100hp performance or 120hp race?Go for the 120. The 140 smokes too much, and the 100 won't be that much of a difference from the 80.
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Also Jody has released new tunes twice since you have bought your chip. Once in Nov., and onced VERY recently. The new tunes are awesome, trust me. I have lost over 1 mpg in my 80e from before my reburn to after. It is much more aggresive and drives more like my 140 used to. Its a lot more fun than it used to be. Only in talking to Jody since my reburn did I find out about the 60e numbers. Needless to say, he is going to have my chip soon again.

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maybe ask him about his burner package ..that way he can email you tunes
kinda like the f6 chip..but for the f5.
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