Power Hungry Performance PHP 7.3 Powerstroke Hydra Chip-Tuner
What is the Hydra chip?
The Hydra is a plug in performance chip that provide engine optimized tuning directly to your 7.3 Powerstroke through the PCM data port. A chip that modifies the stock programming to give you more power by changing the injection timing and fuel delivery all within safe limits of the truck's capabilities. Offering up to 17 positions of performance that can be changed on the fly (while the truck is running) as driving conditions change. For example your towing in the normal tow 80hp setting and you come to a long steep grade, you can lower the programming to a setting like 60hp that keeps temperatures in check until you reach the top.
Featuring a digital LED switch that's show what position the chip is currently running and what power level. The hydra plugs into the computer with a flat ribbon cable that runs to the dash. The dash mounted LED switch is your controller for choosing your driving or towing program.
Tune it yourself (Send blank) Pretty simple with a pc computer.
Tune 6 - We put on the 6 most popular tunes free.
Tune Max - We'll fill the chip with available programs. (up to 17 but commonly only 10-14 tunes) (+$10)
Compare the Hydra chip vs the TS Chip
The Hydra holds more programs. 17 Programs for the Hydra and 6 for the TS chip. The Hydra can be programmed from the hydra chip software download with a pc from your own home with an internet connection. Find a box and ship your chip back with the TS chip. Both can have custom tunes installed but the Hydra can have the tunes emailed to you to install yourself. The TS has to be sent in to be reflashed. Hydra help is also available to answer your questions with the install or programming. Hydra chip has a digital LED display vs the TS manual knob.
The Hydra programming:
- Optimizes timing for more power and better mileage
- Increases fuel injector duration for more power Increase transmission shift firmness
- Give you safe towing programs for EGT control when loaded
- Daily street hot and economy programming for everyday drive-ability and power
- Extreme tuning for all out power and smoke
Hydra Chip Features and Benefits
- Includes the chip, digital switch, ribbon cable,
- USB cable, and USB thumb drive or CD containing videos and documentation
- 17 TOTAL POSITIONS including built-in Module Bypass (for diagnostics or emissions testing) and No-Start
- Easy to read TWO DIGIT removable display switch that mounts on any flat surface for maximum convenience
- Optional dash-mounted USB cable and bracket for permanent installation
- Program/reprogram the chip using the optional USB extension cable and bracket
- Supports most competitors’ calibrations
- Fully compatible with PATS-equipped vehicles
- Update and Reprogram ONLINE using our FREE HydraFlash software
- Program and Verify ONE or MORE positions with one click
- Program calibrations in ANY POSITION(s) — or leave ANY positions blank!
- A single position takes less than 20 seconds to Program and Verify
- Read the factory PCM calibration directly through the chip
- Print out your own customized calibration list
- Update chip online with new features as they become available
This hydra is used for a stock truck without custom modifications. Works well with all intakes, exhaust systems, and stock transmissions. If you have extensive modifications you will need a custom programmed Hydra chip. You can download tunes to your Hydra at a later date from your home PC if you make upgrades later that requires custom tuning with the free tuning software from Power Hungry Performance. Redesigned from the ground up, the Hydra Chip provides Ford owners with a feature packed, high quality, low cost alternative to many of the existing modules on the market today.
Hydra tunes that can be downloaded
Available programs for most trucks, that can be downloaded and installed on the chip by you with your home PC. We will load these tunes for you by request (leave note with your order on which tunes you want) or you can do it yourself with the free program.
- Stock - For emissions or diagnostics
- 25hp or 40hp Heavy Tow - Tow Optimized Shift Points
- 65hp or 80hp Moderate to Light Tow - Tow Optimized Shift Points
- 65hp or 80hp Daily Driven - Optimized for Fuel Economy
- 65hp, 80hp, & 100hp Performance - More aggressive fueling
- 100hp & 120hp Race - Aggressive fueling for playing
- 140hp Extreme - All out tune
- High Idle 1000RPM - 1100RPM - 1200RPM
- Whisper Mode - For drive-thru short durations
- Valet Modes - 25mph - 35mph - 45mph Total speed limited without performance
- Teen Driver Mode - Max 65mph or 75mph
The hydra chip is the most advanced plug in performance chip to date for the 7.3 Powerstroke. The 7.3 is shift on the fly capable unlike the newer trucks today. You can choose your desired tune at any point during your drive by just pushing the selector switch to the desired number. You can install the extension cable and reprogram your chip anytime without removing it. (see related products) It holds the most programs in the industry with 17 available positions. You can install custom tuning through your email from you home (see related products) if you ever upgrade your truck later.