The Diesel Stop banner
1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi,
Did any of you guys use this chip for the van?
They selling this chip for the e350s psd but I will like to know if any of you have any experience with this company?

Thanks
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,197 Posts
Lots of people on here use the TS chip

Can't go wrong

I assume your van is 7.3? Year?


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,369 Posts
I currently have custom tunes from 5startuning.com for my 01 E350 7.3 (and in my past V10) and couldn't be happier, have you looked into them?
I'd recommend without hesitation.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
I wonder because everything in my van(2003 7.3) is stock.

The exhaust is still 3.5inch and only Walker muffler was added.

Is it better to change the exhaust system to 4inch or really is not big difference and I should be ok?
(I don't want use the plus 100hp-140hp option)

The 5startuning looks interesting but I don't see anything for ps7.3 vans there.
And I'm not living in states so probly gona be harder to get what i want from them.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,197 Posts
Where are you from?

Best would be a 4" turbo back with or without flow through muffler but if you dont have EGT problem and your happy with your 3.5" well keep it.

DP, gearhead or PHP are the most popular for tuning a 7.3


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,369 Posts
With most turbo vehicles a free flowing exhaust is helpful.
My E350 is all stock except for the 4 inch turbo back exhaust, my strongest tune is 80hp.

Don't worry 5Star does custom tunes for vans, I'm proof LOL.
As for simplicity of installation of a tune... plug device into OBD2 port and press a few buttons and turn the key when prompted. It's much simpler than the DP tuner I had and was also disappointed with.
Contact them and mention me, not sure if that helps but...maybe?

If I'm not mistaken, they can email different tunes for you to use.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
Vancouver BC
Time to change the exhaust first then(to be safe)
And later I will try the tuning companies and check all their options.

Thank you all for answers!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,197 Posts
I'm from Victoria BC,

Swapping the exhaust is not a bad idea.

Personally i use the hydra chip with PHP tune. I got it from Cnc fab and love it.

BD diesel in Vancouver has the ts chip but not sure what tune they carry and from who


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
How much did you pay for your hydra?

Two months ago I was in Bernhausen Diesel Langley shop and they quote me 1200$ for the hydra php chip.

They said is the best option for my van but...everybody can say that.

Can you tell me more about that chip?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,197 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,369 Posts
Everything doesn't have to cost top dollar to work correctly. Iirc I paid around $400 for my entire setup.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,877 Posts
The hydra is normally $400. That's from php.
It's a great platform.

Stay the hell away from that shop that quoted you $1200 for it.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,197 Posts
Everything doesn't have to cost top dollar to work correctly. Iirc I paid around $400 for my entire setup.
The hydra is normally $400. That's from php.
It's a great platform.

Stay the hell away from that shop that quoted you $1200 for it.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk


$400 US is more like $520 CAN right now, plus most of places that offer free shipping will not do it free to ship to Canada. That why it get close to the $600 CAN


OP, Like 79jasper said, stay far from that shop that quote you at $1200 for a hydra
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
19 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
For sure I will stay away.
The price is ridiculous compare to what you guys pay.

What tunes setup is available on the php for the vans?
What you guys using?

Thanks for advices everybody.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,197 Posts
When you buy the hydra, I'll come with all the calibration for all the PCM. Before installing the chip you will install the tune you want for the PCM you have.


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,877 Posts
You go to the sections you want to post in, then should have the option of "start new thread/topic."

You can install the chip, then put the tunes on. Either way. Lol
That's what's great about the hydra. Don't have to send it in for a reburn.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
2,197 Posts
You can install the chip, then put the tunes on. Either way. Lol
That's what's great about the hydra. Don't have to send it in for a reburn.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk

Yes if you have the extension cable, if not the chip as to come off to connect to the computer


Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,877 Posts
Yeah. It can be done with the cable they provide, it's just a tight reach. Lol

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
 
  • Like
Reactions: yan7gin
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top