Does adding a performance chip to your diesel pickup decrease its life?

I want to put an Edge performance chip on my Duramax. But I’ve heard that it decreases the engine’s lifespan by a lot. Is this true? and if so, why?

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4 Responses to Does adding a performance chip to your diesel pickup decrease its life?

  1. Pops May 21, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Not sure about the engine life, but my son put one in a Ford
    F-250 7.3 L and did it ever help it!! Quicker throttle response, quieter running with LOTS more power and more MPG.

    Don’t know about the Duramax. Good luck. Pops

  2. mahjongdong May 21, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Here’s a quote i live by..I Can’t live forever But i can live.

    That goes for your pickup. It doesnt matter how long u’ll have it for..its how much fun n use you get out of it within its lifetime. But a chip alone won’t help with its lifeline alone. Maintenance will help n do a big part. Changing oil..n fluids. Spark plugs.. n all that. Just regular checkups n maintenance. We have an old 67 Mustang from my Grandpa’s..n its still going good, we just make sure to have it checked up every few months to 6 months. No problems with it..though it looks like crap. we’re still trying to restore it.

  3. May 21, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    If you want more info on this, visit They do have some information on Duramaxes as well.

  4. powerstroker_18 May 21, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    As long as you put something mild in it it should be fine, if you put in a super duper throw down chip, m,ake sure you do the needed exhaust work or you’ll melt it down. Whomever you buy your chip from (as long it’s not a chep-o from ebay) should be able to tell you what you need to know.

    Edge makes good stuff, b ut if the truck is under warranty I would suggest using a Diablosport programmer, if you need to take it in you can take the tune off and diablosport covers it’s tracks