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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-12-2013, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Hey all. Got a Early 99 F350 and would like to boost the power a bit. I pull a 10,000 pound camper a lot and truck does ok but struggles for power at hills, etc. Thought about the TS chip. Anyone have any experience with these? Anything to be careful about?
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The TS chip is a platform- what matters most is who writes the program. A lot of the guys swear by Tony Wildman or PHP. I like my DP Tuner which runs on a different platform. Any of these will get you where you want to be- more efficient and more power.

With any chip, you need gauges to monitor EGTs. Boost and tranny temps are nice as well.

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Haha, im one of those that swear by ts with good tunes. Ive run both dp and ts. My experience with dp was not that great.

Tunes from php, tw, beans/no limit, swamps, gearhead, powerstruck, etc are all great imo.

Dp has made many just as happy.

With a chip you want guages if you done already have them. The only concern is to watch your exhaust temps.

There is a plethora of info about this topic all over the various forums. I believe php is the best bang for your buck but there are no wrong decisions.

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If you're going to buy gauges, you can also get a 4 gauge pillar pod and use the bottome gauge pod to house a selector switch for your chip. We have quite a few customers that ask for a 3 gauge kit (pyro, boost, trans) with a 4-gauge pillar. Just something to consider if you're going that route.

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I've just had a PHP Hydra chip installed by Jay over at PHP, and WOW!!! What a different truck, I was going to go with DP but it came down too customer service and the best bang for my buck. Justin at DP and Jody where great about answering my e-mails and phone calls, and then Jay at PHP called me and we talked he answered all my questions and the Hydra was the best choice for me, and I could not be happier. But get some gauges first, i went with the kit from Diesel Manor excellent product, and awesome directions, and got the ISSPRO EGT and Trans gauge's.

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great stuff all!!! THank you very much!
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