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Old 02-19-2010, 08:29 AM
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Getting a DP Tuner... some questions

Well, i still have some leftover Christmas money, (somehow i forgot about it) so i'm gonna put it to good use and get a dp. Here's my questions for all you veterans users out there:

1) Gonna do no start on "0", stock on "1", wanted to do high idle next, but don't know what rpm to go with. Had no idea there were so many choices! My 6.0 had a factory set 1200rpm high idle, sometimes would've been nice to go higher... Any input on rpm?

2)I don't want to buy more than 3-4 tunes including high idle, thinking maybe a 80tow, then 120 or 140race? I've got gauges, (they're going in today), JW vb, 6.0 ic and TC, HPx, FRx, 6637, and PMR's
I also tow 4-6k four months out of the year. (hence the air bag writeup awhile back) Any recommendations?

3) The "drivethru tune". I spend a fair amount of time on the road, and shutting my truck off every time i wanna get some food gets old. Is this tune really quiet enough to make this unnecessary? If so, it might be worth the cost...

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Old 02-19-2010, 08:50 AM
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Hey Caleb. I would go

0). no start

1). stock

2). hi idle @ 1200 rpm

3) 60t

4). 80e

5). 120 or 140 e.

With the load you will be towing, the 60t will be enough. I don't have the drive through tune on mne. Good luck. You will love the tunes.
 
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Thanks Rick, yeah i was wondering about the 60t. I've heard there's not much diff between the 60 and 80? How do u like the 80e?
 
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Well, I am newly tuned, and am using PHP, not DP, but from what I have read about DP for many years, my 80DD and 65Tow tunes perform similarly to the DP.

So far it seems as though the 65Tow tune is going to serve me better for in town driving because the shifting is smoother and more reponsive, but once you're out on the highway the 80e (or in my case 80 DD) performs better.

Just my .02
 
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I had the drive thru tune on a borrowed chip (Thanks again, Clay!) when I first put in my single shot injectors. It did quiet things down quite a bit. I never really used it, so I removed it when I live tuned.
I would suggest the same as Rick.
 
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You have some great input here, only thing I would say is don't worry about 140, but that is just IMHO.
 
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The 140 tune should not even be sold on PMR trucks... Nor the 120 IMHO...
 
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The PMR's are a reason I didn't get a tuner yet other then my superchip. Just nervous on all the windows in the blocks lately.
 
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Thanks Rick, yeah i was wondering about the 60t. I've heard there's not much diff between the 60 and 80? How do u like the 80e?
I drive most of the time in 80e, I pull most of the time in 60t. I use the high idle at times also. Very happy with my tunes.
 
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The drive thru tune is great. Really quiets the engine down. Thumbs up for that one. I use my 60 tow strictly for towing as I like the responsiveness of the 80E even in daily driving. I did not like how the 80E worked while towing my 7500lb TT but it may work ok for lighter loads.
 
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Thanks everyone for the input, i'll probably stick to the safer side of tuning for now, no 140 extreme for my poor little PMR's... I'll let you know what i end up with when i post my other modding progress.
 
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Don't bother with the drive through tune IMO, I put mine in that tune and and its still to fing loud to hear anyone in a drive through anyways....
 
 
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