Q: I recently purchased and installed. Love it! In what circumstances would I use the "high idle" program?
A: Using to warm up the truck faster or keep the AC cooler. Please leave us a review. Thank you.
Q: Does the php hydra chip still come with the ffd logo on it? Is it still an option?
A: All Hydra's come with the Full Force Logo on the switch.
Q: Typically how many tunes are available for a 94.5
All stock except it is intercooled
Most interested in tow tunes and economy
A: Typically there are about 10 tunes for the OBS Powerstroke. Also there are about 3-4 tow tunes available.
Q: Good evening,
I have a 2000 Ford F-250 7.3L and have been looking into this PHP Hydra for a while now and am pretty close to ordering it. I just want to ask an expert rather than read forums one last time to make sure that this is what I’m really looking for. My truck has an AFE cold air intake and a 4’’ exhaust. Other than that I’m pretty much stock. Injectors and everything else is stock. I currently have a 35hp banks chip (which I know I will need to remove) but am just looking for a little more.
I just want to make sure that this chip is safe with mostly stock engine. I’m looking forward to seeing more power and performance with this chip as well as getting some smoke when wanted.
I understand you can get the 15 tunes with it but I’ve also seen a lot mentioning custom tunes. How does the custom tunes work and will that make a big difference? What will I need to do in the future if I want to change up tunes?
Overall, I’d just like to know for sure that this will be a solid purchase over others such as the TS 6 position.
I look forward to hearing back from you,
A: This chip is designed for a stock truck and it's completely safe as long as your only tow in the tow settings. Custom tuning isn't needed for stock injectors. If you purchase the extension cable you can change your tunes with a laptop without having to pull the chip.
Q: i recently upgraded my valve body and my accumulator body, i have 180/100 full force injectors, i am wondering if my shift points are going to be changed/ improved shift points. i am currently running a ts6 chip with these mods, am i going to notice a difference? the ts6 was bought back when i was running stock injectors and a stock valve body/ accumulator body.
A: The way I read this is you don't have injector specific tuning. With that and the upgraded transmission you'll need custom tuning. There will be a very big difference in what you have now.
Q: What is the 6 stock tunes provided if that option is chosen?
With the FFD display does it offer green LEDs on the display?
A: You can pick the 6 tunes if you want. Also you can request the green LED. Both should be done in the checkout in the messages section.
Q: Can you adjust for different size tires with this tuner?
A: Only through custom tuning can you adjust the shift points.
Q: what tow tune do u guys put on the chip if there isnt any requests
A: Usually a heavy tow and a light tow.
Q: Can I get mild tunes ? For my stock 7.3 but I would like one somewhat hot tune so I can dump smoke on my wedding day
A: We can do the tunes any way you'd like.
Q: Will the chip come pre burned to my pcm for will I have to send it back ?
A: You have the option in the product. Send blank, program 6 tunes free, or program max tunes $10.
Q: Does it have a display to watch your fuel mileage? If not, what would be a good device in addition to this that would?
A: No this doesn't. You'll want to look at the Edge CS 2or CTS2 to display that information.
Q: I have a modified tranny with a valve body and triple disc converter. Does this change the tunes you would install?
A: For stock injectors the database has modified valve body tunes included as an option. You would choose those tunes.
Q: I installed the hydra chip works great but my edge evolution will only display the egt on my gauges why is that?.
A: The Hydra should have no affect on your Evolution.
Q: Two questions. I’m unsure if my truck has a modified valve body in the transmission. What will occur if it does and I use stock tunes?
Also, I have a Banks Trans Command module. Can that module still be used with these tunes, or should it be removed?
A: If you have a modified valve body the truck will shift too hard. We suggest to remove the Banks Trans Command as the chip has the same functions included.
Q: I'm getting ready to install stage 2 single shot injectors into my truck. I have the Hydra chip already with stock injector tunes. I also have a Turbo upgrade (88 mm), one off 4" aluminized intake, Trans built for 700+ HP Where do I find the tunes needed for the injector upgrades? Thanks
A: Go to our injectors section. Then you'll see Custom Tuning. They'll be there.
Q: On the Hydra. Hip, if bought filled with tunes is it possible with the software to reprganize and remove the tunes on the chip then reinstall the tunes later? For instance, can I set the 6 tunes I like the best as 1-6 but still save the tunes I don't need to reinstall later if I wanted?
A: All stock injector tunes are free. You can change and rearrange tunes as much as you wish.
Q: I have a 1999 e350 van with a 7.3. Would this be considered an early 99 or a 99.5?
Q: What differs between 2002-2003 pickup tuning and excursion tuning?
I have a 2002 excursion.
A: They are tuned similarly. One can't be ran on the other.
Q: Edge sells a chip and the insight cts2 as a kit but also sells parts individually. Their chip can be controlled by the insight. My question is can I use yalls chip instead of the edge chip with the same functionality of the edge insight cts2. Mainly because of how easy it is to add extra sensors to the insight to be displayed on one screen instead of having 12 different gauges.
A: Only the edge chip can be used and controlled by the insight.
Q: Where can I buy just the cable that goes from the PCM to the selector.
A: Search out site. Hydra chip ribbon cable. Or copy and paste this link. https://shop.fullforcediesel.com/hydra-ribbon-cable
Q: I have stock injectors at the moment but my trans has a shift kit, steel planetary gear, and a heavy duty torque converter. Would I need to get custom tuning for the work that is done to my trans.
A: Most codes for the stock injectors included a modified valve body tune. That's what you'll need for your shift kit. They are available for free with purchase.
Q: What is the remote tuning cable / hydra cable used for?
A: To reprogram the chip with a laptop from your truck without having to remove it from the PCM after it's installed.
Q: I am thinking of going to the hydra currently have the TS, I have FFD injectors si gle shot 180/30 1.5, fuel crossovers, new bank's, stock HPOP, KC turbo upgrade. If I buy would the custom tunes come with the hydra for the $300 price and would I need to get the USB cable to do any changes needed.
A: You would need to choose the programming for upgraded injectors with the hydra. It will come programmed ready to install. You could get the extension cable if you wanted to possibly upgrade your tunes later and didn't want to pull the chip from the pcm.
Q: Can this be loaded with the 1023 tunes?
A: Yes. We have 1023 tunes available for purchase in the custom tuning section.
Q: I have an 02 F250 7.3, what are the free 6 tunes that come with this?
A: We put on the most popular. Typically Hi-idle, heavy tow, light tow, daily, race and extreme. If you'd like to leave what 6 you prefer when ordering we can try to accommodate that.
Q: I1997 F250 stock except for a 6637 intake. The previous owner said he put in a "heavy duty converter" for towing, whatever that means. Is that something I need to be concerned about when ordering a Hydra? I plan on using stock tunes like the gas sipper, no start 65mph and the 65mph performance. Thanks.
A: You would just use the stock tuning.
Q: I have a 1997 e350. Will this setup work for my van? Ts6 said I needed to buy a pcm for a 98-99 e350 for the tunes to work.
A: Yes it will work for you.
Do you have a video for install on a 2000 f350 7.3 automatic stock?
This is my brother truck and I will be installing for him.......any other features you recommend?
A: The installation video is attached inside the product page for you.
Q: I only have a Mac computer and from what I’ve read the macs are not compatible. If I purchase the titan unlock and my injector size and give you guys my pcm code and a list of the tunes I would like. could you guys download the tunes for my truck on the chip for me?
A: We can load them for you. Please request that we do in the order notes section at checkout.
Q: i have the banks 6 gun power bundle in my 02 f250 7.3 at the moment would i need to change anything other than the tuner
A: Just install the Hydra and you'll be all set.
Q: Hi I am looking to buy a chip for my 1999 f-250. How do I tell the difference between an early 1999 and a late 1999
A: Look at the build date on the door sticker. Any time in 98 is an early 99.
Q: I recently purchased a 2001 Powerstroke and it has a Hydra Chip in it. I cannot find any information on this and was wondering if you know of a possible way I can figure out what the tunes are? Thanks
A: Go to hydrahelp.com and download the free software. You can follow the instruction to see what programs you have.
Q: What is the Hydra gauge pod switch?
A: An alternate switch that is the size of a gauge to fit in a pod to select your position.
Q: I have a 2001 Excursion 7.3l with PCM code EBM2, is this Hydra compatible?
Q: I have a 01 7.3 Stock should i buy the tuner with Tunes on it or get the blank one and download tunes. Also are the tunes that you download off the laptop free?
A: The tunes are free. We can put them on for you or you can do it from home.
Q: I live in California and I have a 2001 F250 7.3 4x4 (Automatic) and my PCM code is NMC2. Will this tuner be able to get shipped to me and will it work with my truck? Its got stock everything besides 35 inch wheels and a 3 inch lift.
A: Yes it will work for you.
Q: Can I have the tunes set on the hydra for less line pressure in the transmission, but still have a horsepower gain? If so, how do I let them know I want the a significantly less amount of line pressure for the most amount of horsepower?
A: Just choose the modified valve body tuning. That will leave the line pressures stock.
Q: Before purchasing tuner there is option to put in pcm code do u have to put this code if ur purchasing with the tune 6 with stock injectors and everything, so like do u have to do anything else if u install on truck and not put in pcm code or do u just install and that's that with out putting pcm code?
A: You don't have to put in the code. It's helpful for us to tune it but not required. There is a slightly higher chance without the code that the tunes won't be correct for your truck.
Q: I have an early 1999 F-350. Date of manufacture is 2/98. Will the programmer work ok for that vehicle?
Thank you, Steve
Q: Just want to make sure that the Hydra will work fine with the free tunes on my 2002 f350 7.3 with the KC stage 1 turbo and Adrenaline HPOP....can I use the free tunes with these upgrades?
Q: I ordered this tuner from y’all and have recently had the transmission built and valve buddy modified. Do I need new tunes?
A: Yes you'll need a tune update. It will take out the electronic shifting enhancements and allow the valve body to do the work. If nothing it done it will shift way too hard and possibly damage the transmission.