Ok I will start. I have ran the following
Bully Dog Power Pup - Ran this when I 1st got my truck. Had it on the truck for 10 mins and it didn't run right. White smoke and rough idle. Sent it back to an Edge.
Edge - About the same as the Bully Dog but it idled fine. Just wasn't happy with the way it ran and shifted.
TS Chip - Ran it for about 2 weeks till my tranny took a crap. Blew out OD then found out they suck when I found TDS. Sold it.
- Ran it for 2 years. Was happy with the power and the shift points. Always questioned the injector noise between the different setting. Ended up cracking all 8 pistons and both heads. Never over heated the truck or anything so it wasnt high EGT's. It was just piss poor tuning IMO. Bad star pattern burnt onto the pistons caused by to much timing. Then found out the injector noise was from to much ICP.
Now running a chip from Matt at Gearhead Automotive. I can't compare it stock to stock with the DP Tuner
but the truck runs SO much better. No injector chatter or anything. The throttle is not tuchy like the DP was and way less smoke even with the 238 hybrids. Matt's tuning was so good that when I went to get live tuned by him there was not much more he could do to improve it. It was already perfect and hit over 500hp on the 1st run on the dyno.
So there are the tuners I have ran an my experiences.
I have a few friends with Powerstrokes. One with a chip from DI and the other from PHP. I have drivin them both. Both are very nice. The only complants I have is the DI Chip the idle is choppy but its not stock injectors and the other with the PHP the TC lockup is kinda hard but he dont have a shift kit or anything.
So please share some of your stories
1999.5 Ford F-250 7.3l 4x4 PSD
DI Short block, Ported Heads, Head studs, Over size valve springs, DI Push Rods, DI RR, GTP38R, GSL 392 fuel pump with 3/8 line feeding 238cc Injectors from Nate @ Unlimited Diesel and Tuning from Matt @ Gearhead Automotive
Auto to ZF6 Completed
520hp and 926tq - 5/23/09