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Old 04-30-2007, 10:19 AM
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Power tuner software and cable for a laptop?

Does anyone know of a software pkg that is just a cable and software for the 7.3L? Then you would just click the mouse for different hp settings? I have seen the dp tuners etc... but I am looking for something that does it all. Like what the rice burner cars have.... they have tons of software available, can monitor O2 sensor readings, fuel pressure, boost, etc....
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Sniper tunning software is what first comes to mind for me. But im sure its not just as easy as picking how much horsepower you want to make, I think they have a few default hp settings but nothing better then any of the 7.3 custom tuners out now.
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:11 PM
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That is exactly what I am looking for, does not cost much more than the DP tuners. Looks like it can act as a stand alone programmer, and can also be hooked up to the laptop to really get into the details. Will add that to the wish list.
Anyone have a Sniper?
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:59 PM
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I looked around for some software a little while ago since I have a computer in my truck.

Check it out
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL160.../211625333.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL160.../211625328.jpg

Computer runs GPS and holds all my MP3's. I also wanted to use it to look at temps, pressures, boost, etc. I have the software to do this for an OBDII vehicle, but since my '99 Super Duty is OBD I, it didn't work.

i'd also be interested in something like you're looking for... not really for the hp mod, but just for reading parameters.
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Old 04-30-2007, 02:36 PM
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Sniper is junk from what I have seen. You have a set few programs that you can use. There is no real ajustment to it. You have to load and unload programs like a Downloader (no shift on the fly)

Get a chip from DP tuner or Elite Diesel and a program like Auto Enginuity...

www.dp-tuner.com

http://www.elite-diesel.com/Powerstr...nics%207.3.htm

http://www.itpdiesel.com/store.php?c...on=show_detail
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CSI is that your truck on elites site?
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I have a dp tuner chip which i love and also the AutoEnginuity for monitoring everything and reading codes and what not. Works great, have to buy both but well worth it. I am working on putting a computer in my truck with a 15" screen and will have AE right there all the time and can watch live parameters.
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:16 PM
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ponch, do you know if there are any problems leaving the plug for the OBD port plugged into the computer all the time?

I'd really like to hook up that program on my computer... it would be cake since I already have the computer in my truck. I'd probably have to move that OBD port though, its in a pretty annoying spot if it was hooked up all the time.
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:32 PM
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DieselFuelOnly...i haven't experienced any problems with leaven AE plugged in. I did move my connector, just unscrewed it and zip tied it up out of the way.
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I looked around for some software a little while ago since I have a computer in my truck.

Check it out
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1607/6491164/14146563/211625333.jpg
http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL1607/6491164/14146563/211625328.jpg

Computer runs GPS and holds all my MP3's. I also wanted to use it to look at temps, pressures, boost, etc. I have the software to do this for an OBDII vehicle, but since my '99 Super Duty is OBD I, it didn't work.

i'd also be interested in something like you're looking for... not really for the hp mod, but just for reading parameters.
Not to highjack the thread, but do you have any details on how you put a computer in your truck?
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:30 AM
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Is there any reason why someone couldn't design an interface that is software based and the way that it interacts with the truck's PCM is via the chip port, not the data port?
The programmer could write a program that would have all kinds of variables to play with and all you would have to do is move slider controls on the screen or change numbers in a box.
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Old 05-01-2007, 10:40 AM
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rusty, alot of research and work is how i did mine. There is a great forum called mp3car.com, there is a ton of info but the people don't like to answer questions, you have to search and read alot to try and figure everything out. I have a 12v-12v power supply that turns the computer on and off with the truck, a motherboard, processor, memory, hard drive, video card(for 15" monitor and two headrest monitors), dvd drive, gps reciever, wireless internet adapter, and autoenginuity. Gathering the parts was the easy part after doing some homework but learning how to make all the software work together was the hardpart. There are frontends that tie all your music, gps, wifi, obdII, and all your other programs together. It isn't that hard, just alot of research if you are like me and aren't the best with computers. PM me if you would like anymore details, i would be happy to share what i have learned. I almost have my center console done and will try to get some pics up. You can do so much with the computer and it's pretty neat when you turn your truck on and a computer turns on and starts playing music and live data shows up on the screen and gps maps come up.

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Old 05-01-2007, 10:52 AM
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kwik, i would think jody has something like that. I would be kinda leary of playing with things while the truck is running and doing something bad to the engine. I wonder if that is how jody does live tuning? I have seen pics of him in trucks at shows with his laptop.
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:52 AM
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Realtime tuning is nothing new. Jody has done tuning this way for four years now. His truck stays hooked up for realtime tuning.
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