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Old 03-29-2010, 10:03 PM
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CHIP for 7.3 TOW TRUCK- what's best?

I have an F450 7.3 tow truck Automatic trans. I'd like increase power and MPG. But whatever I do I want to do the right thing for towing since that's what I do. I do like to bury the hammer, but
saving some MPG's would be nice if possible. Looking for something simple- no exhaust or intake- at least not now. Maybe intake is a must though. If exhaust is the way to go I need it to be as quite as possible.
I do not want to harm the transmission either.

Also I'm hearing all kinds of mixed stuff about what oil to run......what's the best for long life out of my engine and good starts cold?

Thanks for your help
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:16 PM
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get u a tony wildman
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:19 PM
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$300 vs the $69 superchip? Anything middle of the road?
$300 for a chip.......dang.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:23 PM
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its worth it dont waste your money on anything else either do it the right way or dont bother an there are some other good 7.3 tuners on here someone will chime in a give u more info
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Well, I'm a little late for my input but here goes anyway.

First, seeing as how that is a tow truck, gauges are a must. Why risk thousands on an engine and tranny when 2 gauges could have saved you in the first place for 200 bucks.

You have an automatic transmission that you don't want to harm. I would suggest a modified valve body from either john woods or bts. Especially if you are going to run the superchip.

Custom tunes are cool, your transmission can be dialed in to shift the way you want it to, and to pro-long the life. You could also have whoever your tuner is write you some mild tow tunes (20t, 40t) and two more hot dog tunes for having fun when the trailer isn't hooked.

To be honest, if you aren't willing to spend a few hundred bucks to do it the right way now, then I wouldn't suggest doing it at all.

700 bucks for a proper setup vs 4 grand for a transmission.........
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Well, I'm a little late for my input but here goes anyway.

First, seeing as how that is a tow truck, gauges are a must. Why risk thousands on an engine and tranny when 2 gauges could have saved you in the first place for 200 bucks.

You have an automatic transmission that you don't want to harm. I would suggest a modified valve body from either john woods or bts. Especially if you are going to run the superchip.

Custom tunes are cool, your transmission can be dialed in to shift the way you want it to, and to pro-long the life. You could also have whoever your tuner is write you some mild tow tunes (20t, 40t) and two more hot dog tunes for having fun when the trailer isn't hooked.

To be honest, if you aren't willing to spend a few hundred bucks to do it the right way now, then I wouldn't suggest doing it at all.

700 bucks for a proper setup vs 4 grand for a transmission.........
x2 on the gauges first. If I would have gotten gauges first, then I would have noticed the high EGTs. The hight EGTs cracked both cylinder heads, leaked coolant into the crankcase and wiped out the main bearings.

I am really happy with my new DP tunes.
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