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Old 07-19-2018, 02:51 AM   #21
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Hansel, read this clip from your post: "You can safely add power for towing." Common sense will tell you that if it could be done SAFELY then the big three would pick up on this. I respectfully disagree with what you said. I just don't believe that a driver should put their large investment at risk for a little torque or a touch of horsepower.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:27 AM   #22
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Not worthless, on the contrary they are quite pricey & for the gain of a few hp & couple ftlbs of torque my Dmax has plenty of both for me.
My son had a 6.0 Ford that didn't need a chip/tuner to blow head gaskets, just turn the key.
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Old 07-19-2018, 09:05 AM   #23
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Hansel, read this clip from your post: "You can safely add power for towing." Common sense will tell you that if it could be done SAFELY then the big three would pick up on this. I respectfully disagree with what you said. I just don't believe that a driver should put their large investment at risk for a little torque or a touch of horsepower.
Well we will just have too disagree then, I personally know Bill that has been programming diesel trucks back when he worked for SuperChip's. The manufactures tune these vehicle's for longevity and reliability, and refining the tuning for some more HP can be done safely. I have 2 7.3L that have chip's and tuning and have NOT had any problems associated with such tuning. I don't do anything stupid with my truck's, I take very good care of maintenance. I've only dealt with my 7.3L, but as far as a newer diesel I wouldn't be looking for a chip they have enough power, maybe that's where I missed the actual question.
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Old 07-19-2018, 10:05 AM   #24
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Actually the OP was asking about chipping a gas motor... which is a complete waste of money..
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:27 PM   #25
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Hansel,

The thread is about chipping a Dodge 5.7L hemi (gas) engine. Comparing chips for diesel engines to what he needs is just not relevant to his engine.
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Old 07-19-2018, 12:49 PM   #26
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Well my mistake, just trying too help. Won't happen again 🤐🤐🤐
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:53 PM   #27
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Hansel, read this clip from your post: "You can safely add power for towing." Common sense will tell you that if it could be done SAFELY then the big three would pick up on this. I respectfully disagree with what you said. I just don't believe that a driver should put their large investment at risk for a little torque or a touch of horsepower.
Actually, I believe that big government is the reason for stock tunes. EPA regs and exhaust emissions. With that said, some tuners go too far and can cause serious if not fatal issues. There are some that actually can make safe power increases. JMHO
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Old 07-19-2018, 04:14 PM   #28
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Actually, I believe that big government is the reason for stock tunes. EPA regs and exhaust emissions. With that said, some tuners go too far and can cause serious if not fatal issues. There are some that actually can make safe power increases. JMHO
You are probably correct to some degree, but remember, "big government", EPA and exhaust emissions are law. That requires the manufacturer to build/tune a vehicle to meet them and you/us to follow/meet them as well....in theory. Some do, some don't. YMMV
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Old 07-19-2018, 06:37 PM   #29
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In my listed 01, f350 I used the Superchip and blew up, yes really blew up the ford transmission. I had low gear, park and reverse gears after it shifted into 2nd from a stop sign and blew. The whole truck felt like it jumped off the ground. That chip cost me about 3,000 bucks. I got about 5 months and maybe 4,000 miles out of that wonderful chip.
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