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whats a good chip for a 99.5?

I've got a 99.5 and I'm looking to chip her out I want one of them with a the digital gauges on the tranny and turbo temp. I'm looking to spend less the 600 and I also need a new injector anyone got some suggested websites or brands? I kinda like the edge attitude is that a good option? And is beabsdieselperformance.com a good site? Thanks for the help.

Oh and today my tranny slipped twice its got 200k on original fluid think the tranny is junk or would new fluid fix me up?
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I've never heard of beabsdieselperformance, and apparently neither has my computer. However if you're talking about beans, then yes, they are a great company to deal with. They can also sell you a chip for the 7.3 that is MUCH better than the Edge, Superchips, Banks, or any of the off the shelf stuff you can buy at any parts store. There are many other good tuners for the 7.3 out there as well. DP, TDP, Gearhead, just to name a few.

Flushing the tranny won't hurt, but if it's acting up then a chip may not help. The Edge is known to cause rough shifts so I'd stay away from that one. I'd suggest you make sure your tranny is in good shape first before buying a chip or tuner. Then get a real set of gauges to monitor Boost, Tranny temp and EGT. Add an auxillary transmission cooler and a shift kit or modified valve body, and then stick a good custom chip on there and enjoy.

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He meant beans, and yes they are good. If your trans is already slipping then adding more power will kill it.

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i liked the 6 pos ts chip had lots of options with it.

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I've never heard of beabsdieselperformance, and apparently neither has my computer. However if you're talking about beans, then yes, they are a great company to deal with. They can also sell you a chip for the 7.3 that is MUCH better than the Edge, Superchips, Banks, or any of the off the shelf stuff you can buy at any parts store. There are many other good tuners for the 7.3 out there as well. DP, TDP, Gearhead, just to name a few.

Flushing the tranny won't hurt, but if it's acting up then a chip may not help. The Edge is known to cause rough shifts so I'd stay away from that one. I'd suggest you make sure your tranny is in good shape first before buying a chip or tuner. Then get a real set of gauges to monitor Boost, Tranny temp and EGT. Add an auxillary transmission cooler and a shift kit or modified valve body, and then stick a good custom chip on there and enjoy.
Sorry I meant beans. I'm trying to stay under $650 since that's all the money I've been able to save up so far and i just dropped number 2 injector and today it was really hot and during city driving when i left a light I got on it hard and it pegged so I let off and it pegged again. Which was why I liked the attitude cause it has the gauges built in and was only like 240. So what you'd suggest is flush tranny and new injector and see if it holds up before getting a chip then?
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He meant beans, and yes they are good. If your trans is already slipping then adding more power will kill it.


Well it wasn't slipping yesterday when I decided I wanted to chip it haha.

Is the valve body off strictly diesel a good choice if I happen to decide to beef her up some then chip down the road?
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So what you'd suggest is flush tranny and new injector and see if it holds up before getting a chip then?
I would. If you add more power to a weak tranny, then you will need a new one soon. If money's tight, you don't want to be buying a transmission.

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Is the valve body off strictly diesel a good choice if I happen to decide to beef her up some then chip down the road?
Yes, the JW valve body Dennis sells is top notch. I believe Beans sells the BTS valve body. Either one will work since those are 2 of the premier bullet proof tranny builders.

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Alright I ordered injectors this morning and got the stuff to flush the tranny. Would I have to pull the tranny to put the new valve body in? I know on my chevy I couldn't figure the balls out without dropping the tranny so I could turn it over lol. Any idea where I can get a better cooler for the tranny? This truck us used for towing a lot so I wanna make sure its gonna hold up once I chip it
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Sorry meant *any ideas where I can get a tranny cooler other then beans them ones are costy*
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Changing the valve body is easy. Drop the pan and it's a simple unbolt the old and bolt in the new. The check balls are above a separator plate. As long as you only remove one valve body when you change it, you have nothing to worry about besides the transmission fluid dripping on you.

You can keep your eye out for a 6.0 diesel transmission cooler. Sometimes you can find a deal on those on craigslist, ebay, or a wrecking yard and use it. Just be sure to flush any used cooler and install a magnefine filter between the cooler and transmission when you do the install.

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