PHP Hydra Chip

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



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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 green LED switchbox. Using the up and down buttons on the switchbox, you can change your tuning preset on the fly. Don't forget we also offer optional billet aluminum flush mounts for a clean OE install into your dash.

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 us! Just plug it into your computer and download your selections, even while installed on the PCM.

This feature is especially helpful if you order a custom tune from a custom tuning company--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! Your Hydra comes with the USB extension cable 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.
  • Free 6ft extension cable included 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
  • 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
  • Custom Tune Available separately from top tuners like: 1023 Diesel, Jelibuilt, Dan K, Tony Wildman, GearHead, John Wood and many more.

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  • 5
    Php hydra

    Posted by Kenneth Stanley on Nov 13th 2019

    Best chip for my truck love the selection fast shipping from Riff-raff diesel

  • 5

    Posted by Trevor Dawson on Nov 7th 2019

    Awesome product

  • 4

    Posted by Steve on Nov 1st 2019

    Operates as described and it came with cable that allows you to refresh chip without removing the chip again. I’m using Wildman tunesmith mine and so far so good.

  • 5
    Hydra tuner

    Posted by Ryan on Oct 30th 2019

    The download part was the most difficult for me because I'm not on the computer much but once I figured out the codes it was pretty easy. The silicone on the terminals was a tedious job but not bad. I am very impressed with the performance of this old 99 7.3 with 282,000 miles. It turned it into a whole different animal! Very pleased.

  • 5
    PHP Hydra Chip

    Posted by Cole on Oct 25th 2019

    Easy install, easy user interface, great power increase

  • 5
    Wake up your 7.3!

    Posted by Mason on Oct 20th 2019

    I don't know why Ford didn't send it out this way to begin with! Bought the Hydra from RiffRaff, as they are my parts "go to" for Bessie(my '02 7.3 SCSB 4x4). Loaded the canned tunes for my VDH4 PCM, installed the chip per the directions and with the help of a couple YouTube videos, and went for a drive. Really woke up the truck, throttle response is easily controlled, gets to illegal speeds much quicker, shifts were firmer, but not hammering either. Overall, very satisfied with the Hydra, and always satisfied with RiffRaff. I'll be doing a valve body and Wicked Wheel/4' turbo back soon, so will probably be looking at 1023 or JeliBuilt for custom tunes.

  • 5
    Fast Shipping

    Posted by Tim P. on Oct 14th 2019

    Easy to load the tunes I wanted for my 01 7.3L, lots of them to choose from. Fast shipping as well, I had a tracking number in like an hour and it was at my door 2 days later.

  • 4

    Posted by shaun on Oct 8th 2019

    Fairly easy to install, love the performance aspect. My ECM code only had a limited amount of options but it was enough to get what I needed. I would definitely recommend this product to my friends.

  • 5
    Clean Power!

    Posted by Steve Garner on Oct 3rd 2019

    Love this tuner. Pulls my 5th wheel with no problem, and no smoke. I can’t believe I waited so long to get one. Fast shipping too!