1023 Diesel Hydra Tunes | 6 Tunes

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1023 Diesel Hydra Tunes | 6 Tunes


You must specify the manufacturer and build date of your current 7.3L fuel injectors if they are not factory, in the notes section of this order. We must know this information, otherwise you will receive an email asking for fuel injector information and you will experience delays. 

We do NOT support custom/home built fuel injectors without a proper flow specifications sheet and testing procedures. Without this information we cannot support revisions on your tuning and we will NOT refund the purchase if you wish to continue. If you mention your fuel injectors are custom built, please wait for an email from our tuning department asking for more information. (Expect delays)

Support starts the date of the purchase.

If you have a pre-existing "issue" prior to purchasing tuning assuming we can "fix" it, we may end support without a refund. Please see FAQ 

If you fail to bring an "issue/complaint" to the 1023 Tuning Department's attention within your 30 day support window, we are not obligated to support your "issue/complaint" or refund your purchase. 


We support custom tuning for *most* Ford EEC-V DPC Powertrain Control Modules found in the 1994.5-1997 1999-2003 F-Series / E-Series and Excurstion models. We cannot guaruntee support for any PCM version and we may not know its compatability with a given calibration until after the purchase. There are more than 1000 different calibrations and hardware revisions released by Ford and we simply cannot account for them all. Difficulties may also arise if you have a remanufactured PCM, or a swapped PCM that may be incompatible with your setup. We attempt to screen and verify all purchases prior to fulfillment, but often times issues do not present themselves until after we have sent the non-refundable tuning. We understand not every customer will be able to account for the exact history of the vehicle cab and PCM but we cannot offer support on something we cannot determine certain. We must assume the PCM information you give us is acurate.

Swaps and uknowns
If you cannot verify the information and history of your PCM, there are ways to help verify the device, but again we must be certain about the hardware and application before we can start writing calibrations. You should contact us before your purchase to save us both some time. We cannot support any automatic swapped manual transmission vehciles that do not have automatic PCMs installed, and if this is the case, please contact the tuning depatrment before the purchase. With any component swap regardless of year and model, their may be unknown issues that we cannot support and wont' know until the issue arises, so again you should contact us if you plan on component swapping your vehicle. Please consider your swap and the possible issues you may find before your swap. Before contacting us on your component swap, your vehicle should still start and run, if it does not, you should start there.  

Built Transmissions:

If your transmission builder requires factory 2nd gear lockup be disabled, we will likely run into rev-limit issues we cannot fix without 2nd gear lockup. If you transmission builder has disabled PWM torque converter lockup, we can no longer control lockup clutch firmness. Most transmission builders require we reset facrtory transmission firmness control which means we must also reset to a factory shift schedule. 

Stock Fuel Injector Cusomers:

Stock injector customers should highly consider testing their High Pressure Oil System prior to purchase. To perform testing you must have a data-logging device capable of seeing live data (ICP and IPR) and exporting CSV format logs. You may call us prior to purchase if you need more information on HPO test procedures. Other tuners/tuning systems may have disabled some sensors and DTC's, which mask issues such as a High Pressure Oil problem, or a MAP sensor failure. If you purchase tuning and our tuning staff determines a High Pressure Oil issue, failed or disabled sensors, and/or previously masked DTCs we reserve the right to end support without a refund.

Other Notes:

Calibrating your speedometer does not "fix" your shift shcedules. This is a much more complex issue due to troque differences with larger tires, and requires more attention and customer feedback than guessing at shift schedule adjustments. We do/will NOT disable ANY DTC's for any reason. 


Custom Tune Options:

Daily Light - This Is your 'stock power' calibration to tame down your injectors to run as close to stock power as possible.

No Start – This calibration will keep your engine from starting by turning off fuel, your truck will not start in this file but will run like stock if switched to this position after the truck is already running.

High Idle – This calibration holds the engine speed to your desired RPM for warm-up, AC, Inverter use, etc.

Daily Driver – This calibration is extremely clean with lowered shift points and pressures for smooth operation but offers a responsive pedal and some pep if you need it. We typically see the best fuel mileage from this file. (Tow-Econ for manual transmission)

Heavy Tow – This calibration offers the best shifting and torque converter lockup possible for towing and keeps EGTs in check for any load. Perfect for towing up to the max tow rating of your truck.

Medium Tow - This calibration offers the best shifting and torque converter lockup possible for towing and keeps EGTs in check for any load. Perfect for towing larger boats, small fifth wheels or similar.

Light Tow – This calibration holds the same transmission strategies as the other tow tunes but with more aggressive fueling and is best suited for towing small trailers or bed loaded campers. (Automatic transmission only, Tow-Econ for manual transmissions)

Street Shredder – Now we start having fun. This calibration is more aggressive than the daily at lower throttle input, shift points are higher to keep you in the powerband, and at high throttle input the torque converter will lock up in second gear to get all your new found power to the ground. This file is aggressive but still very clean and daily drivable. Max HP and smoke is also going to be greatly determined by your choice and turbo in conjunction with your injectors.

Cummins Killer – This is your all out, empty the injectors and race a ricer file. Great for the drag strip and dyno. This calibration is extremely aggressive and will have some smoke output. Max HP and smoke output is also going to be greatly determined by your choice and turbo in conjunction with your injectors.

Cummins Killer Lope – This calibration is the same as your regular Cummins Killer file but will lope at idle. (99-03 trucks Only)

Ludacris –This is our most aggressive all-out tune that will make MAX power at WOT with full control over how hard it fuels. Ludacris also fuels differently in the mid range get the turbo online sooner compared to other calibrations.

Ludacris Lope – This calibration is the same as your regular Ludacris file but will lope at idle. (99-03 trucks Only)

Install Instructions:

Hydra Chip Install

Hydra Flash Install


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6 Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Travis Goff on Feb 11th 2021

    I got these tunes to see if they would fix some issues I was having with a high end engine swap. I had previous tunes from a well known tuner and while his dragstrip tune was awesome, his everyday tunes were giving me problems. I need to get some tires that will grip to compare the high end tunes, but the milder tunes are exactly what I wanted and a night and day improvement. I would highly recommend getting tunes from 1023 if your engine is built to handle what they throw at it!

  • 4

    Posted by Timothy Torans on Jan 11th 2021

    Everything works great b far better than the standard hydra tunes but now i have to rebuild my transmission

  • 5
    Hydra tunes

    Posted by John Taylor on Aug 18th 2020

    Can’t believe the difference in these tunes vs the stock hydra tunes. Best $200 I’ve ever spent on my truck. I actually bought some tunes for my dad they were so good! What a difference!

  • 5
    Tuneup Review

    Posted by Topnotch on Jul 2nd 2020

    So far my truck has performed so much better with 1023diesel tuneups. Will continue to do business with these guys.

  • 5
    Exceptional tuning

    Posted by Travis Jentz on Jun 1st 2020

    At first I thought maybe these weren’t the tunes for me. Then I remembered reading 1023’s note “don’t be afraid to use the pedal”. Wow, I actually had to learn how to use the pedal again after using other tuners for the last 10 years.
    At idle there’s that classic 7.3 bwah bwah bwah sound that had been over rev’d and missing. It drives stock like(with more power) until I get into the pedal then it’s just silly(perfect shifts, and definitely gets the most out of truck)
    I can’t recommend this tuner enough! You will be happy you chose 1023diesel

  • 5
    Great effort and results

    Posted by Tj on May 25th 2020

    1023 was the only tuning shop out of 3 I contacted that could do a decent job on my California emmisions 7.3 f250 with a rather rare pcm box code. First company didn't want to touch it. Another tuning company couldn't get rid of glow plug and ebpv issues caused by their own tunes with 5 weeks of troubleshooting. 1023 at least started off without engine codes but the throttle response and cold start smoke needed work. It took a few weeks and many emails but 1023 was determined to make it run proper with the single shot injectors. The truck now drives very well, especially the throttle response for shifting my manual trans. EGTs are in check. I'm anxious to see what mpg I get on the highway now, I can tell it is already better that the canned hydra tunes.

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