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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 12-09-2007, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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i really need a chip/tuner for my 97

i have simply put off buying a chip for to long now. my truck is a total slug and it simply needs more power. my old mans 96 with a 40 horse banks chip and downpipe will smoke my truck. i have a downpipe and a straight through exhaust with the tymar intake, other then that my truck is stock. i dont know what to go with as far as a completly stock 7.3 automatic with 171k on the clock goes. how much does a decent chip usually cost? will it hurt a tranny with that many miles on it? i have about 350-400 dollars to work with. i just need to be pointed in the right direction i guess. i always end up coming on thedieselgarage when i have questions and u guys always come through with answers.
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i loved my evo when i had it, but know i have a tony wildman and its awsome

{95 F250 Powerstroke XLT} 5 spd, Wildman 6 pos. chip, custom IC, ADs, AFE stage 2 intake, 3" down pipe to custom 5in stack. EBPV break, shimed FPR, idm mod by mattymx, CCV mod, Leveling Kit, diprocol egt and boost guages.
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You can't go wrong with an adjustable chip from DP-Tuner.com
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DP Tuner or a Tony Wildman chip is the way to go!
I prefer DP-Tuner but they are both excellent chips!!!

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I love my DP Tuner, I'd recommend it to anyone.

(Current)2nd Truck: 2003 Ford F-350 6.0 PSD: 5% Tint, Blacked Out Lights/Badges, 16x10 Black Pro Comps, 305/70 BFG All-Terrains, Black Low-Pro Toolbox, Spray In Liner, Leveling Kit, K&N Intake, Straight Pipe, and more to come.

(Sold)1st Truck: 1997 Ford F-250HD 7.3 PSD: 5% Tint, Spray In Bedliner, Black Low-Pro Toolbox, DIY Intake, DP Tuner, 4" Straight Pipe, American Racing Wheels, and 33's.
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Another vote for DP-Tuner...But i have heard great things about Wildman too

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I have a DP-Tuner and love it.
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The first chip I put in my 97 was a plain ole hypertech. It def. shifted better and ran better. Then I put a Wildman in it and stage 1 Rosewood injectors and it really woke it up. The tranny shifted better with the flash programmer than shift on the fly. But there are allot of parameters or options that you can get those guys to set or change until your satisfied with the Shift on the flys. I dont think Tony or Jody mind if you send them back to do a lil tweaking on them. As far as your tranny, in my opinion, as long as it has had regular maint. on it (periodic fluid & filter changes) it should be ok.

1997 Ford F 250 SC,P.S.4x4, auto, D-P Tuner Chip, Stage 2 R.D. Injectors, Banks Turbo Housing, K&N Intake, Trans Go Tugger, 4" exhaust. 4" Tough Country Lift with 35" BFG's M/T KM2's
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Ok i have a question for ya'll who r running the DP tuner in the 95 and 97 strokers and r getting these great results do ya'll also have injectors or r u running stock injectors????

95 7.3 4x4 ext cab 198,xxx miles. 3in down pipe 4in straight pipe to 5 in stacks, DIY Intake, edge evolution stacked with a ez box, autometer gauges tranny, pyro, boost, 305-75-16 mastercraft mt's,
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^^^ i was wondering the same thing.

1996 Ford F350, 7.3 PSD, crew cab, 8ft(Line X'd) bed, 4x4, 5 speed manual, 4.11 gears, 285/75/16 Nitto Terra Grapplers, 222,000 miles, DP-Tuner Chip NS 1200 high idle stock 60Tow 80econo 120Race, 3x4" down pipe, 4" exhaust straight piped with 5" polished SS tip, gutted EBPV, chrome nerf bars, autometer ultra lite pyro and boost gauges, alpine cd player, alpine speakers, Garmin GPS.

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