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need a lil help

I am planing on getting a F6 chip very soon I like what I have read about your chips and tunes.

i have a few questions

whats the difference between the straight econo and the econo mountains tunes?

what econo tune do you recomend for the best fuel milage both city driveing as well as highway driving.

I am driving a 97 f250, with only a modified air intake and a 3in down pipe i also have the standard gauges (trans temp, egt, and boost)

I want my tuck to be a good driver but I also want to be able to go to the track to have a lil fun. I plan for injectors down the road and all the other major upgrades.

Thanks for the help

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I am planing on getting a F6 chip very soon I like what I have read about your chips and tunes.

i have a few questions

whats the difference between the straight econo and the econo mountains tunes?

what econo tune do you recomend for the best fuel milage both city driveing as well as highway driving.

I am driving a 97 f250, with only a modified air intake and a 3in down pipe i also have the standard gauges (trans temp, egt, and boost)

I want my tuck to be a good driver but I also want to be able to go to the track to have a lil fun. I plan for injectors down the road and all the other major upgrades.

Thanks for the help
Hello,

The mountain specific tunes are for the mountains roads that are long and winding. Driving on roads with back and forth type sharp curves while empty. These tunes were done in the Loveland Pass area of Colorado at 11,000 ft. above sea level. Scenic highway, Blue Ridge parkway type driving or when you're driving over to Breckenridge, Co. This is the best I can describe them to be for.

For an all around tune for DD get the 80e. With an '97 you won't see much over 80 hp with stock injectors anyway.

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ok thanks.
I have another question, I read that tunes and chips can cause your trans to fail early? My trans as far as I know is the original trans and has never been rebuilt, it has 255000 on it. should I be worried about my trans.

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ok thanks.
I have another question, I read that tunes and chips can cause your trans to fail early? My trans as far as I know is the original trans and has never been rebuilt, it has 255000 on it. should I be worried about my trans.
To be honest you should be worried at 255,000 on the original trans that someone won't try and steal it from you. Thats a lot of miles on an original E40D trans to have no needed maintience. If anything I would do an aftermarket Valve body. It will go nicely with Jody's tuning. The accumulator springs are prone to wear out and the Aftermarket valve bodies replace the springs with better quality ones. If you plan on keeping this rig for a long time and your going to just drive and tow moderate weights or nothing too heavy with it, replacing the tranny with a mild tow tranny might not be an bad Idea.

As for the tunes you cannot predict anything won't happen, but I assure Jody has done the research to make sure his tunes with safe transmission tuning if your tranny is in good working condition to start with. He can't bandaid issues already present. Tranny tuning is one of things that got him started tuning. His tunes will help the trans perform better. With that much time on your transmissions clock I would do some maintience to it though whether you put on a chip or not.


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with the F6 tuner wonce you put a progran in to a position on the chip is it set there for good or are you able to move a program from one position to another?

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with the F6 tuner wonce you put a progran in to a position on the chip is it set there for good or are you able to move a program from one position to another?
You can rearrange the order with the F6 software. Just make sure you put a program in pos. 0

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