PHP Hydra Chip

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Power Hungry Performance Hydra Chip for Ford Powerstroke 7.3L 1994-2003


The Hydra Chip includes 17 total memory slots for tuning presets (15 tuning presets, NO START, and MODULE BYPASS) to get the most performance and efficiency out of your truck no matter where or how you are driving! On the old, 6-position knob-style chip, you could never tell what preset you were running unless you counted the knob's clicks. On the new Hydra Chip, you can always see what tuning program you are running with its convenient LED switchbox. Using the up and down buttons on the switchbox, you can change your tuning preset on the fly.

When you purchase the Hydra Chip, you will have the ability to load 15 specific tunes for your truck make/year. The Software program is a FREE Download. This Download will allow access to the complete inventory of PHP Standard 7.3L Tunes all at no additional charge. Tunes for modifications like injectors or dual pumps aren't included. The USB connection on the Hydra Chip itself will allow you to load tuning presets to your chip without having to take it to a dealer or send it back to PHP! Just plug it into your computer and download your selections.

This feature is especially helpful if you order a custom tune from Power Hungry Diesel--they can email you the file (which is specific to your serial number) and you can install it yourself from the comfort of your home! If you purchase the in-truck USB dash adapter, you can even plug your laptop into the chip from your cab while it is still installed in your truck!


  • Hydra Chip package includes the chip, digital switch, ribbon cable, and USB cable. We also include a free 6ft extension cable as well with your order. 
  • 17 TOTAL EMPTY 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 for a variety of tunes available on one chip
  • Fully compatible with PATS-equipped vehicles
  • Update and Reprogram ONLINE using our FREE HydraFlash™ software
  • Choose from our extensive library of standard calibrations - Tunes for modifications like injectors or dual pumps aren't included
  • 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
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  • 5
    PHP Hydra

    Posted by Grady on Jan 14th 2019

    this is the second PHP Hydra I have installed on 2 of my trucks. They make a world of difference and really wake the truck up.

  • 5

    Posted by Jason on Jan 8th 2019

    very Easy to install and set up. The stock tunes were amazing. It is a whole new truck! It exceeded all my expectations.

  • 5
    Great Deal

    Posted by Ken on Jan 8th 2019

    Lowest Price I could find plus free shipping. Ordered on Friday and had it on Monday. Very happy.

  • 5

    Posted by Taylor McMcDonald on Dec 17th 2018

    PHP is great!!! Fuel economy is up significantly! Transmission shifts way better!!

  • 5
    PHP hydra

    Posted by David Bruner on Dec 2nd 2018

    I just got this installed on the truck and I have to say it was easy to install and definately woke up my truck. I didnt go crazy with it yet but just in the 40 hp DD tune and the 65 DD tune the throttle response is 100 % better. The rpms don't stall between shifts anymore which I would believe is due to the throttle being more responsive. Doesnt smoke a lot which is nice, I highly recommend this product especially if you plan on building up your truck.

  • 5
    PHP Hydra

    Posted by D. Mo on Oct 30th 2018

    Easy install.. added along with the 6637 kit.. money well spent!! A must have for a 7.3 owner

  • 5
    Best chip available for a 7.3

    Posted by Mike on Oct 21st 2018

    I originally purchased a TS 6 position because it had decent reviews and it was much cheaper than most other chips. I had that in my truck for a year and had new tunes programmed on it 3 times. The tunes that come on it are garbage. The other tunes that were put on it were just as bad. I did not want anything to blow smoke or roll coal I just wanted some more pickup for daily driving and some more power for towing my 7000 pound camper. The TS always slammed into the next year and I always hated it and it would never downshift on hills while towing. The other problem I constantly had was exhaust temperatures holding at 1000 while pulling up hills. The PHP hydra is awesome right out of the box. Downloading the tunes onto it couldn’t have been easier and it only took my about 15 minutes to install after having taken the TS out so many times. I use the 65 hp daily driving tune for normal driving it has a nice amount of power and no smoke. The 65 hp towing tune pulls my trailer great and keeps the exhaust temps down to a max of 700 on my last trip while pulling up hills. The shifting is smooth too. I can’t say enough good things about this chip. My only complaint is I wish there was a more attractive mounting option for the controller. Do not waste your time with a TS spend the extra money and buy this.

  • 5
    Awesome product and even better customer service!

    Posted by Aaron on Sep 20th 2018

    Just wanted to say the the hydra chip is awesome. Easy to load and great out of the box tunes. I also wanted to say the service that Clay provided was even more impressive. Great job Riffraff!

  • 5
    Best chip out there

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 11th 2018

    Bought for my 01. Got it with in dash billet mount and works awesome. Used first for towing my 27 ft gooseneck camper to the snowy range. Couldn’t be happier.