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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 05-21-2007, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
 
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best chip for 7.3

hey guys lookin for a chip for a friend he had an edge evo and hates it i got his bro a ts performance (great chip for price) from lipd and he loves it, vehicle in question is a 2000 7.3 liter excursion, budget is 500 bucks and he would like something with a good towing tune, economy tune, street and race, and then wont murder his tranny within weeks of owning it

whats your opinion?

Dp tuner?
another ts?
SCT?

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I would say DP just because I am familiar with them and I know they are experienced with Excursions. I know that can meet that budget too.
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SCT or risk the trans.

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No tranny worry with a DP, he will program the tranny perfectly.

I loved my 2002 with a DP 80 hp with additional TC lockup pressure (banged the TC in like another shift)

MattyMx runs my old computer in his wifes truck, power is great and mileage was 20 mpg highway bobtailing, always hand computed and it would roast the tires AND pull 10K on the bumper without ever getting hot

If you talk to Jody at DP, ask him about Ross Bullocks QLJ5/PMT1, he tweaked it a couple times and it was absolutely wonderful when finished, I bet he still has the file saved

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There is really nothing better than an F-5 from DP-Tuner

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^^ Word on the F5, when i get back im sending my stuff off to get retuned by Jody. The one bad part will be having to wait for it to come back. driving an untuned truck feels like wagon being pulled by snails.

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No tranny worry with a DP, he will program the tranny perfectly.

I loved my 2002 with a DP 80 hp with additional TC lockup pressure (banged the TC in like another shift)

MattyMx runs my old computer in his wifes truck, power is great and mileage was 20 mpg highway bobtailing, always hand computed and it would roast the tires AND pull 10K on the bumper without ever getting hot

If you talk to Jody at DP, ask him about Ross Bullocks QLJ5/PMT1, he tweaked it a couple times and it was absolutely wonderful when finished, I bet he still has the file saved

MATTY chime in on your opinion


I love it, the wife loves it. Jody really knows how to make a 7.3 run. Power is smooth and the injectors are far more quiet than stock. With only the 80 Econo tune, it is not the fastest truck with the hottest tune, but it is well worth it for what we use the EX for. MPG on a highway run to Havasu nets almost 20MPG on a lifted EX. I was following a big rig on a double yellow highway at 45MPH and just for kicks I reset the overhead console. At that speed it read 26MPG, Prety cool. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
I also have experience with SCT tunes from john Wood. his 7.3 tunes are great as well and he can send you more tunes via email. Do either and dont look back. You will get the best and be happy you got what you did.
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I'd be calling Elite Diesel for a chip. Tadd can tune out what ever you need. I have a 6pos chip. Tadd has some of the highest hp and the safest tunes around.
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SCT or risk the trans.
John, I agree with you on the 6.0, but there is nothing special to the SCT on a 7.3 tranny wise. You can tune more into it on a chip then you can on a SCT. I love the SCT Xcal 2 but for a 7.3, go with a chip.

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what is the differnce between the ts chip and the wildman custom chip
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