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Finding out which Superchips I have?

Today, I picked up a 2000 Excursion 7.4 4x4. Its lifted, intake/exhaust, shaved tail lights, and has a Superchips logo on the back. Asked the dealer exactly what it was from Superchips and they said they werent sure.

How would I go about finding out what product of theirs I have, or what tune the truck currently has? Would it need to be plugged into a Superchips tuner to be re-flashed?

Im pretty new to the diesel truck scene. Been doing research about reliability and the mechanics of them, but havent really started looking at things like chips, tunes, etc. So can anyone help me out with some information?
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Did they give you a superchips handheld programmer? Plug it in and see what it says. Otherwise you need to look at the black box directly behind the parking brake pedal and see if anyone has cut the slim side facing the rear of the truck. If its cut, it probably has a chip in it. There is no easy way to know whats on the chip.

Take a picture of the chip or take it out. Just whatever you do, do NOT leave the keys in the ignition while you do it.

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My three rules for 7.3l troubleshooting: 1) Replace CPS and keep a spare. 2) Replace FPR and know your fuel pressure. 3) Hook it to a scanner and check for codes.
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No, I didnt get a box. Ill go check and see whats in there, if anything and post the results.

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No cut. This means no chip/tune? Because it seems like the truck doesnt have the pep that it should.



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Ya it looks like you dont have a chip. now you can get a custom tuned one from tony wildman, dp tuner, PHP or others. =)


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Dad-2000 7.3 4x4 110k miles, Autometer Gauges, Superchips 1705, 6637, 4" Exhaust, BD Billet Wheel, TruCool Max
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I think the Wildman one is a bit more than I want to spend. Was looking at the DP Tuner after reading the reviews.

What settings would be good for a daily driver? I was thinking stock, 80hp econo for daily driving, then 140hp aggressive/extreme as a setting for fun?
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This is where you will need to take your time reading as many posts as possible.

I like my JP tuner.

Stock truck only really needs a stock, tow and DD. No point in going over 100 race tunes really. The 120 is max, the 140 will not provide anymore power than the 120, and regardless, you'll never use anything but your DD and tow.

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My three rules for 7.3l troubleshooting: 1) Replace CPS and keep a spare. 2) Replace FPR and know your fuel pressure. 3) Hook it to a scanner and check for codes.
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I got my PHP 6 position phoenix for 295$ i love it so far. was way better than my superchips 1705.
if you want a chip, gauges are a must though. preferably egt and trans temp boost if you want


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Off track here but why did you get a 120, 140 and smokeshow on a stock injector truck?

Nonconformist. Functionality over bling.

My three rules for 7.3l troubleshooting: 1) Replace CPS and keep a spare. 2) Replace FPR and know your fuel pressure. 3) Hook it to a scanner and check for codes.
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