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post #1 of 16 Old 03-29-2011, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
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Question Tuner or Chip?

I already have exhuast, intake and guages. I'm buying a tuner or chip this week. I want something were I can leave in everyday tune for best gas mileage but quickly turn it up and flex the muscle! Whats the best option for gas mileage? I was thinking about the TS 6 position.


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TW 6 Pos. gets my vote. I love mine, plus free re burn if you wanna switch it up or add other goodies.
Only thing I want changed on mine is the throttle response is VERY progressive on daily, street, and race. Ie. trying to take off the line slowly, ex wants to scoot and makes your foot push on the go pedal more. I'm getting used to it, but wished I knew about asking to change it before receiving it. I really like the econo throttle response and the street power and economy. Being able to change tunes on the fly is the only way to go.
Oh yeah I picked up 3 mpg on average.
I think any custom tuned chip you go with will give you amazing results, I still can't believe the difference. Getting sideways with the long wheelbase scared the crap out of me.

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I went with a tuner but it was because i needed the "guages" and the tune but did not have the $ at the time to spend.

I agree w/ monstercourier and suggest a Chip if you have the guages already. It takes me ten (10) minutes to "change tunes".

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Have Dp with the gauge style switcher and could not imagine having it any other way then right in your face push a button and see the display type. TW , PHP ,DP ....search em up , all pretty close inline price wise , opinions will vary as to who's are the best but i dont know how many of those opinions come from folks who have tried them all so look around......and ENJOY ! whole different animal when you do it.

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Best is a TS chip..only way to be able to try "if wanted" all the great tuners as its the only one they will reburn tunes to.
We sell TS chips with TW tunes..in stock ship next day. PM if I can help
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I have the Ts performance 6 position. Love it.


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got a Hypertech from a buddy for $75. I plugged it in and got a "6D" code and it said call the 800#. What the hell is this?

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Have Dp with the gauge style switcher and could not imagine having it any other way then right in your face push a button and see the display type. TW , PHP ,DP ....search em up , all pretty close inline price wise , opinions will vary as to who's are the best but i dont know how many of those opinions come from folks who have tried them all so look around......and ENJOY ! whole different animal when you do it.
I'm picturing this as an L.E.D/L.C.D type display? Is that what it is? That sounds a little nicer than just a black knob. I'm trying to figure a better way to indicate what number I'm on, other than current setup of just laying the switch on the column with numbers that I scribbled on the switch body (I know.........ghetto).

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2007 Harley Wheels with 275/65/20 Goodyear Duratracs and Fred Goeske 2" adapters
MBRP 4" stainless turbo back
AFE Stage 2 Intake
TW 6 pos. chip:Tow, High Idle, Econo, Daily, Street, Extreme
Edge Insight with expandable EGT probe
JW valve body
V/Modded B's with 2" hangers up front, and 7 Bilsteins (CT Perf. Setup)
Oil sep CCV mod.

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I'm picturing this as an L.E.D/L.C.D type display? Is that what it is? That sounds a little nicer than just a black knob. I'm trying to figure a better way to indicate what number I'm on, other than current setup of just laying the switch on the column with numbers that I scribbled on the switch body (I know.........ghetto).
It looks like this - F5 & F6 Gauge Switcher Blue Black Bezel Black Face - Chip Switches & Misc. - Tuning - Ford Powerstroke 7.3L

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That error code is a calibration not found code and would have to be sent back to Hypertech to be updated.
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