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Old 11-01-2012, 08:15 PM
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Excursion newbie sayin Hi

I just bought my Ex a couple weeks ago. Its primary use will be a trip rig (needed something I can stretch out in the back of). She's stock other than a ratty P.O. fabbed CAI, and a droning exhaust. I'll be looking for a chip, gauges, quiet exhaust, and to just bring it back up to snuff. Just wanted to say hi and thanks ahead of time for the answers I hope to find here. I'm not a newbie to diesels but this is only my second computerized one.

If some of you are so inclined how about some opinions on

Quiet exhaust other than OEM
best 6 pos. chip....why
wicked wheel result on a mostly stock cruiser
does the chip firm up the shifts, can they control lock-up in 3 and 4, shift points
how well does the stock exhaust valve function as an exhaust brake?

Yeah I know its a bit much for an intro post

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Old 11-02-2012, 09:12 AM
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I just bought my Ex a couple weeks ago. Its primary use will be a trip rig (needed something I can stretch out in the back of). She's stock other than a ratty P.O. fabbed CAI, and a droning exhaust. I'll be looking for a chip, gauges, quiet exhaust, and to just bring it back up to snuff. Just wanted to say howdy and thanks ahead of time for the answers I hope to find here. I'm not a newbie to diesels but this is only my second computerized one.

If some of you are so inclined how about some opinions on

Quiet exhaust other than OEM
best 6 pos. chip....whywicked wheel result on a mostly stock cruiser
does the chip firm up the shifts, can they control lock-up in 3 and 4, shift points
how well does the stock exhaust valve function as an exhaust brake?
Yeah I know its a bit much for an intro post
Welcome!!!

In answer to the red quotes, I have DP Tuners in both my trucks, (Ex has an Edge Evolution, which will someday get replaced with a DP) which have Deceleration tunes which use the EBPV as an exhaust brake. I've had the one in the yellow truck the longest, and with it being an auto trans truck, the braking effect is less than the red truck, which is a stick. The only down side so far seems that the up pipe gaskets are going out on the yellow truck, but that's after 4 years of use, and they tend to go out anyway on these trucks.
The other tunes are: position 1- stock, 2- 1200 RPM hi idle, 3- 40 HP (yellow) or 60 HP (red) towing, 4- Decel, 5- 80 HP economy, and on the red truck, position 6is a 120 HP race tune. The advantage of the DP Tuner over others is that you can get up to 16 tunes, you're not limited to just 6.

Not sure what you mean by the intake you discribe, but you can't go wrong with the 6637 airfilter/DIY intake setup discribed in places here on this site. And check out the general 7.3 fourum, most of the tech there is relivent to the Excursion as well, they are the same as the superduty trucks from the front doors forward, the only diffrences arise in the body/lenth issues, and the rear springs/shocks.

I too got started on non-computer controled diesels, the one in my sig is still kickin', the ol' chevy 6.2L mud truck... but before that was the '74 Massy Furgusson 135 farm tractor, with a 3 cyl Perkins!
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Thanks for the reply. I ran an early Edge in my '01 Ram 2500. It only offered 3 stages and I don't think it did anything for the trans. I'm looking for something that does it all this go-'round.
I still have a Perkins (200 HP), in my off-road camper!

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Welcome! Post up some pics of your new ride!
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Looks good, welcome!
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I have the TS 6 position chip in my truck and I love it. Gives you stock, high idle, 40hp, 75hp, 100hp and 140hp tunes. It makes the truck shift much cleaner and will throw you back in your seat for sure on the higher tunes. Also puts out a good bit of smoke if your into that. Before my lift I was averaging 16.2 mpg in my truck being stock, after I installed the chip I ran on the 40hp tune and my mpg jumped to 18.2. Now I am back down to a 16.8 average with my lift and I bumped the tube up to 75hp. Got mine from XDP and will recommend them to anyone, great costumer service.
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Thanks for the 1st hand account of the chip, Ramkiller Have you played with the 2 upper tunes much? How's day to day driving with them? Smoky, harsh shifts,????
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I have tried daily driving with them and I'm not much of a fan, it causes the shift into overdrive to be very hard and practically shake the whole truck. The top two are deffinitly designed as no nonsense racing tunes. I took my buddies '01 mustang gt to 45mph by two lengths before he got me. Not much smoke really until you get on it. With a stock truck I found the 40hp tune to work the best with fuel economy and gives you a noticeable improvement in power aswell.
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