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I am doing some research and asking around and getting conflicting opinions on this? I am wondering if any of you have any experiences.. I am planning to keep my truck for a long time. Would adding a performance chip affect the longevity of the engine/tranny. I am mainly thinking about doing this to get a few more mpg and also get a little bit more power in the process. If it is bad for the tranny or any other components of the vehicle is there anything that can be done to circumvent this? How much would it cost? Thanks for all the answers in advance!
 

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I am doing some research and asking around and getting conflicting opinions on this? I am wondering if any of you have any experiences.. I am planning to keep my truck for a long time. Would adding a performance chip affect the longevity of the engine/tranny. I am mainly thinking about doing this to get a few more mpg and also get a little bit more power in the process. If it is bad for the tranny or any other components of the vehicle is there anything that can be done to circumvent this? How much would it cost? Thanks for all the answers in advance!
I would have to recommend the Edge Juice with Attitude. It has gauges that you should always add when doing anything to your truck so that you can monitor what is going on. It also has built-in safety features to protect your truck such as defueling if your EGT's get too high or if it detects your trans slipping. When used by itself there is no need to do anything else to the truck.

When some common sense is used, your truck will last a very long time with a performance chip.
 

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I am doing some research and asking around and getting conflicting opinions on this? I am wondering if any of you have any experiences.. I am planning to keep my truck for a long time. Would adding a performance chip affect the longevity of the engine/tranny. I am mainly thinking about doing this to get a few more mpg and also get a little bit more power in the process. If it is bad for the tranny or any other components of the vehicle is there anything that can be done to circumvent this? How much would it cost? Thanks for all the answers in advance!
I am also interested to see if any of you have any positive/negative experiences (as far as longevity etc.) with any of the programmers...
 

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as long as you have self control and can keep off the higher levels, a programmer is really a great upgrade it increases drivability, mileage, and some help firm up shifts.

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One thing that every company does is turn your motor back from its full capabilities. The engine will be fine as long as the chip is on a low setting and you keep an eye on those egts. Don't add tons of hp# because these trannys aren't made to hold up to more than about 50 to 70 hp more than stock. You will note that most guys that do the dpf delete will pick up pretty decent milage, if you do the dpf delete and a small rail pressure chip you'll pick up some awsome mpgs. And one more thing always put on guages. Thats my 2 cents good luck
 

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Any chip or programmer you add will probably cause that. Deleting the DPF/EGR also will do this. On these trucks it a trade off. Good MPG or Warranty. Seems to be hard to maintian both.

As far as Mild Programmers hurting longevity. I think if you drive like you normally would without the chip you arent hurting anything. If you get the Chip and race everything that passes you then you will do damage. Just the way you treat the truck.
 

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I bought the Edge Juice with Attitude and my tranny lasted for 3 month. So now i have a new tranny, upgraded with shift kit and a tripple disk billet converter.
 

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I bought the Edge Juice with Attitude and my tranny lasted for 3 month. So now i have a new tranny, upgraded with shift kit and a tripple disk billet converter.
We are talking about the 6.7:thumbsup
 

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Without doing a DPF delete most programmers are going to cause you grief. More soot going into the DPF equals more regens and better chances of having turbo problems. I wouldn't be adding a programmer without doing the DPF/EGR delete also. I could get cat 80% full message in less than 5 minutes with the BullyDog PowerPup on my truck.
 

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Without doing a DPF delete most programmers are going to cause you grief. More soot going into the DPF equals more regens and better chances of having turbo problems. I wouldn't be adding a programmer without doing the DPF/EGR delete also. I could get cat 80% full message in less than 5 minutes with the BullyDog PowerPup on my truck.
I second that.

More regens also means worse fuel mileage.
 
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