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post #1 of 7 Old 06-15-2009, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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To Chip or Not to Chip...That is the question

I recently picked up a very well maintained 2000 with 180,000 on it. I would like to put a chip in it for mileage. I don't really need a lot of extra power for towing ..max load is about 3500# or so.

Given the mileage on the engine would you chip it?

Suggested chip if yes?

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post #2 of 7 Old 06-15-2009, 11:41 AM
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i would not be afraid to chip it.... but make sure you do the supporting mods like gauges, intake, and exhaust.... i woudl suggest a custom tuned chip like a TW, Dp or PHP....

we can def set you up with a package deal if your interested... if you have any questions please feel free to ask

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One way of getting a little extra power and 1-3 mpg is a exhaust system and a Tymar intake. Chip will help but thats if your right foot doesn't like the extra power.
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i wouldnt be afraid to chip it with that kind of mileage. its just gettin broken in lol. def go with raul. he has the best prices and best customer service.

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Go ahead and do it. But get some custom tunes from a good tuner like Matt at Gearhead or Bill at PHP.

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Sometime you have to pay to play!! But if you do it right your truck should last longer being chipped. I know this goes against internet hype, but it is true. All you hear about is the idiot who adds 150 hp to a stock truck and drives it like a fool and blames the chip when it breaks. I know for a fact my truck works less now with all the mods I have done than it did in stock mode. This should equate to longer component life, but there are no crystal balls and you have to do your part and drive it right!!

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what everyone else said... no need to hear it agian
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