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power chip

Postby keneek » Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:40 am

I recently purchased a F250 7.3L. Thinking of putting in a power chip to improve mileage an shift points. Does this work?
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Re: power chip

Postby Bertman » Mon Dec 05, 2011 6:50 pm

Do a little research. I think Bullydog is a good one and its a little cheaper.
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Re: power chip

Postby Goose » Wed Dec 14, 2011 4:42 pm

Super chips makes a nice programer can program many different settings from tow safe to high performance.Can also set speedo for different size tires, and will also read trouble codeI teally enjoy mine.
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Re: power chip

Postby keneek » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:11 am

Thanks for the input. I am still wondering if the mileage is improved and if the transmission shifts better.
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Re: power chip

Postby Goose » Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:22 am

Good gains in fuel milage and it does change you shift points
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Re: power chip

Postby keneek » Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:26 pm

Thanks for the info. I sent for one-should get here next week. I'll see how it works out.
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Re: power chip

Postby Fraser Beatty » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:32 pm

How do you like that truck so far? I'm not a big fan of Fords but have heard good things about the 7.3. Been looking at some F250/350s with the 7.3 as a farm truck upgrade.
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Re: power chip

Postby keneek » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:48 am

I really like this truck, but I've always been partial to Ford. I tried to post a picture, but I will have to learn how first.
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Re: power chip

Postby Richard » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:17 pm

I've got an older F 350 diesel, not a Powerstroke and have been considering an upgrade. I like Fords but my friends Dodge has me wavering. Any way, I'm looking but have been leary of buying anything that's been chipped, figuring thats a good indication its been used harder. I'd appreciate your thoughts.
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Re: power chip

Postby Goose » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:40 pm

I used to be a Ford guy till I got my first Dodge witj a cummins! You cant beat the torque and fuel milage of a cummins.Im a mechanic and have seen problem after problem with the powerstroke,especilly with the 6.4 and newer powerstroke tje 7.3 was the best of the bunch. The cummins is a stout engine and is alot like the g.m.350 easy and cheap to build. Hope I didnt offend anybody,the ultimate truck would be a Ford with a Cummins...j :? ust sayin
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Re: power chip

Postby Bertman » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:47 pm

Goose wrote:I used to be a Ford guy till I got my first Dodge witj a cummins! You cant beat the torque and fuel milage of a cummins.Im a mechanic and have seen problem after problem with the powerstroke,especilly with the 6.4 and newer powerstroke tje 7.3 was the best of the bunch. The cummins is a stout engine and is alot like the g.m.350 easy and cheap to build. Hope I didnt offend anybody,the ultimate truck would be a Ford with a Cummins...j :? ust sayin


Some body told me Ford owns Cummins? If so why are they in the dodge?
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Re: power chip

Postby Goose » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:10 pm

Dodge has the contract on the cummins,and yeah ford does own cummins,not sure when that runs out :?
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Re: power chip

Postby keneek » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:34 pm

I really like my 2003 7.3. We pulled a 5th wheel trailer from Iowa to Florida (the trailer and truck weigh just under 18000). I set the cruise at the speed limit and let it go. There is a lot of 70 MPH between Iowa and Florida. We averaged 10.1 MPG. After we got down here I programmed it for mileage and just driving around here short trips, I've been getting a little over 17. The programmer I got is only good for mileage, so it was set to stock on the way down.
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Re: power chip

Postby Goose » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:41 pm

My 02 Dodge runs 22/23 on the hwy. about 16 pullin 4 horses
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