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Have to chime in on Jody and DP. Excellent customer service, and the tunes are awesome. I use the 80DD most of the time, and have the 60 tow just in case. Unfortunately I do not have a switchable tuner. Before DPs tunes I have an 80 DD tune from another company that was no different than stock, except for the smoke.

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I use the 80DD most of the time, and have the 60 tow just in case. Unfortunately I do not have a switchable tuner.

If you have a DP-Tuner multi-position chip, then adding a tune switcher is not a problem. While you're at it, if you don't already have an exhaust brake, then add the decal tune for towing in hill country or mountains. The decal tune requires a "shift on the fly" tune switcher.


If you literally have a tuner and not a multi-position chip, then ignore the above. Nobody I know of makes a tuner that can instantly switch between tunes. Mine required a couple of minutes while parked on the side of the road.



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what is a tune switcher? can i get the Decel tune on the hydra?

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F350 2008 6.4 (sold)

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The DP-Tuner is a switch on the fly tuner - not like a programmer. They make both a rotary switcher and a pushbutton switcher. The one I have fits in a gauge pod and displays the number of the current tune you are running. I have it mounted in my quad pillar gauge. I don't think hydra has the decal tune.

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The DP-Tuner is a switch on the fly tuner - not like a programmer. They make both a rotary switcher and a pushbutton switcher. The one I have fits in a gauge pod and displays the number of the current tune you are running. I have it mounted in my quad pillar gauge. I don't think hydra has the decal tune.
you're talking about something like in the picture?

no PHP do not have the Decal tune but can't I get it from DP for my hydra?
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auto, 37/13.5/20 open country, Bushwaker cut-out flare, Bilstein 5100, Maxtow gauges (EGT, Trans temp, Boost), 4 inch diamond eye turbo back axel drop with BTM muffler, S&B intake, RR AIH plug, billet FPR with gold spring, CNCfab Sgt 1 HPOP, CNCfab HPOP line with cross over, CNCfab 4 line fuel kit, ARP heads stud, RDP plenum reinforcing insert, complete CAC intercooler boot kit, full engine seal and gasket kit, 360* turbo rebuilt, WWII, EGPV delete, dark blue CPS, Hydra chip with SDK tunes, Polished compressor manifold, HD coolant, 203* thermostat, Transgo HD kit, Energy suspension bushing kit, front and rear diff fully rebuilt with 4:88 gear ratio, Z36 powerstop heavy hauling brake kit, headlight relay mod, Fumoto drain valve AND STICKER

F350 2008 6.4 (sold)

TT 26' Springdale 2014
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nevermind, decel tune from DP use the EBPV to Decel. my truck as EBPV delete LOL

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nevermind, decel tune from DP use the EBPV to Decel. my truck as EBPV delete LOL
Open the door and put your foot down!

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Open the door and put your foot down!
that gonna be expensive in shoes LOL

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that gonna be expensive in shoes LOL
Well don't forget you have two of them. Women really have an advantage because the high heels dig right in and the sparks are real cool.....But damb they hurt my feet.
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If you have a DP-Tuner multi-position chip, then adding a tune switcher is not a problem. While you're at it, if you don't already have an exhaust brake, then add the decal tune for towing in hill country or mountains. The decal tune requires a "shift on the fly" tune switcher.


If you literally have a tuner and not a multi-position chip, then ignore the above. Nobody I know of makes a tuner that can instantly switch between tunes. Mine required a couple of minutes while parked on the side of the road.
I bought the SCT tuner long ago, and paid for an 80 hp tune from some other guys. Unfortunately replacing the tuner with a switcher was not in the budget so Jody hooked my up with two new tunes. You are right, changing them out takes less time than it takes to fuel up.

2003 F250 crew, 4x4, 7.3 d with Donaldson CAI, SCT tuner with DP 80ECONO and 60TOW tunes, HPX, Hutch mod, in-line fuel filter, 2" lift, extended air dam mod, WW2 turbo wheel, running Torque Pro
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I have had a DP Tuner on my 2000 for the last 120K miles. A couple things that happened right after I got it, the important one being my torque converter went out. When I bought the tuner clearly it was already headed south. I just finished it off in Race mode. I got it fixed and haven't had another issue. I regularly tow an 11K fifth wheel in the mountains and the DP Tuner is fantastic. I got my chip with the following settings (remember this was 10 years ago): Stock, 40 hptow, 80 hp Econo, and 120 hp Race. After using it for the last decade I use two settings: Stock (for my annual you-know-what) and 80hp Econo for the other 364.9 days a year. I understand they have a code also that keeps the computer from kicking a 1211 code when your boost gets above 18PSI, which mine does all the time towing. If the 2003s do that, get it.
Smokey Wren had some great advice about equipment to get before chipping. You have to get a better exhaust and the gages including pyro and watch it like a hawk on hills. If you don't get them you will be rebuilding the motor and kicking yourself for not. I do have the boost gage and use it, but I tow in the mountains most of the time. I absolutely love my DP Tuner. It is the best thing I have done for my truck.
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