Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Escape & Escape Hybrid
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Escape & Escape Hybrid Ford Escape, Ford Escape Hybrid, Mercury Mariner, Mazda Tribute

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-21-2007, 12:42 PM
ggadwa ggadwa is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Stanley, IDAHO
Posts: 172
ggadwa is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
SURGE PERFORMANCE CHIP...a Hoax???

As an avid performance gimick follower I just saw on E-bay promises of 35 HP or 5-10 MPG gains by a product called: SURGE PERFORMANCE Chips. They have a large E-bay store and ridiculously cheap prices. Hint Hint... However, when I read Feedback it looks like their product is a resistor not a chip. Funny thing is Feedback ranges from "a Hoax" to "great product".....

Any folks with "Surge Performance" experiences????

Just Curious????

GARY
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-21-2007, 09:00 PM
ReAX's Avatar
ReAX ReAX is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 10,007
ReAX is a splendid one to beholdReAX is a splendid one to beholdReAX is a splendid one to beholdReAX is a splendid one to beholdReAX is a splendid one to beholdReAX is a splendid one to behold
The Ebay "chips" are most commonly a resistor and instructions for you to install it in either the ECT or IAT harness. The key is, hard chips must be burned with an engine calibration code and once burned they will only work properly on that calibration.

Being you have a superduty there are alot of better options out there. My personal favorite is Sniper's Special Forces, but I have used a lot of Superchips and some Edge with good results.
__________________
<Table><TR><TD width=275>Too many mods to list, so click here.
Here are my tech write ups

</td><td> Look, see these two tow hooks? They look like tusks. And what kind of animal has tusks?</td></tr></table>
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-22-2007, 06:12 PM
wendell borror wendell borror is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 7,147
wendell borror has a great reputation on FTE.wendell borror has a great reputation on FTE.wendell borror has a great reputation on FTE.wendell borror has a great reputation on FTE.
You get what you pay for, the OBD II fords respond better to a programer than a chip, chips are old school. One of the best programers for ford, is the bama programer, Doug only tunes for ford and is vehicle computer and mode specific. He does awesome work, he can even get a 10 pound torque increase on 87 octane tune for the 4.0 ranger. Go with 92 or 93 octane tunes and they really rock. Programer are so much more versitle than a chip, new tunes can be added and updated, They can tune an auto tranny as well as the engine, correct speedo's for tire and gear swaps. You can check them out at www.bamachips.com, or one of our sponsers offers them at www.jusnesmodified.com.
__________________
2009 FORD RANGER fx4 off/road, 5-speed manual, torson diff and rancho's!

2008 mercury mariner 4x4 V-6, automatic.

1987 jeep wrangler, 258, 5-speed
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-22-2007, 09:04 PM
sfcwoodret sfcwoodret is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,337
sfcwoodret is starting off with a positive reputation.
Good information, thanks.
__________________
2006 Ranger XLT
2007 Ford Escape XLT
2007 Ford Mustang Premium
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-23-2007, 07:46 AM
DoctorCAD DoctorCAD is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 394
DoctorCAD is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by wendell borror
You get what you pay for, the OBD II fords respond better to a programer than a chip, chips are old school. One of the best programers for ford, is the bama programer, Doug only tunes for ford and is vehicle computer and mode specific. He does awesome work, he can even get a 10 pound torque increase on 87 octane tune for the 4.0 ranger. Go with 92 or 93 octane tunes and they really rock. Programer are so much more versitle than a chip, new tunes can be added and updated, They can tune an auto tranny as well as the engine, correct speedo's for tire and gear swaps. You can check them out at www.bamachips.com, or one of our sponsers offers them at www.jusnesmodified.com.
Nice, but they don't do Escapes
Try Superchips XCal 2
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-23-2007, 07:57 AM
wendell borror wendell borror is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 7,147
wendell borror has a great reputation on FTE.wendell borror has a great reputation on FTE.wendell borror has a great reputation on FTE.wendell borror has a great reputation on FTE.
That sucks, did you contact Doug? I thought any could do any ford with the OBD II computer. I know he specialized in ranger/explorer and moved into mustangs, but thought he was pretty much doing all fords now upon request, maybe not. If not, the programer is still the way to go, I'm pretty sure either hypertech or superchips are doing programers for escapes, I seen one somewhere when we had our 01, I think it was in the MOSS catalog
__________________
2009 FORD RANGER fx4 off/road, 5-speed manual, torson diff and rancho's!

2008 mercury mariner 4x4 V-6, automatic.

1987 jeep wrangler, 258, 5-speed
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-23-2007, 11:54 AM
DoctorCAD DoctorCAD is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 394
DoctorCAD is starting off with a positive reputation.
No, just looked at their website.
The XCal is by Superchips and if he is good, I bet he could do an Escape.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-28-2009, 11:24 PM
eagle275's Avatar
eagle275 eagle275 is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Unicorn Utopia
Posts: 310
eagle275 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have a 1996 F-350 w/460cid

OBD-1, and I don't think any of that will work for me. I tried a Hypertech programmer, but had to send it back because I didn't have a OBD-2 plug. The 1997's did(350's) or if my truck had been a California truck, it would have worked. Anyway, anybody got any suggestions? Thanks!!!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-29-2009, 09:32 AM
ReAX's Avatar
ReAX ReAX is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 10,007
ReAX is a splendid one to beholdReAX is a splendid one to beholdReAX is a splendid one to beholdReAX is a splendid one to beholdReAX is a splendid one to beholdReAX is a splendid one to behold
Sniper says they can go back to the mid 80's. Moates has some EEPROMs and such that work on EEC-IV. You'd have some difficulty finding someone that still burns chips, but that would be another option.
__________________
<Table><TR><TD width=275>Too many mods to list, so click here.
Here are my tech write ups

</td><td> Look, see these two tow hooks? They look like tusks. And what kind of animal has tusks?</td></tr></table>
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-29-2009, 04:27 PM
wptski wptski is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Warren, MI
Posts: 1,348
wptski is starting off with a positive reputation.
The SCT Xcal/3 doesn't work on a '09 V6 Escape or may not on any '09 Ford! I had one and had to return it because it wouldn't work. It had no transmission control right noe either but I knew that when I got it.
__________________
Bill

09 Ford Escape Limited, 3.0L, 4WD
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-30-2009, 10:58 PM
sfcwoodret sfcwoodret is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,337
sfcwoodret is starting off with a positive reputation.
I wouldn't bother with a chip or programmer for an Escape since it's overall purpose isn't about peak performance, but rather versitality and utility usage.
__________________
2006 Ranger XLT
2007 Ford Escape XLT
2007 Ford Mustang Premium
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 06-01-2009, 07:47 AM
DoctorCAD DoctorCAD is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 394
DoctorCAD is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sfcwoodret View Post
I wouldn't bother with a chip or programmer for an Escape since it's overall purpose isn't about peak performance, but rather versitality and utility usage.
Obviously, you never used the XCal on yours then. I can't even imagine why I bought my Trib after tuning with my XCal, the transmission changes alone are worth double the price of the device. The stock shifting is truly awful, and the tuner made all of that go away in less than 2 minutes. I also got about 2 extra mpg after tuning (as long as I didn't stomp on it).

Other than 09's, I have never heard anyone say anything bad about the XCal.
Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2009, 07:47 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Helium Balloon Hoax? sierraben General NON-Automotive Conversation 62 12-24-2009 09:36 AM
ww vs stock, what to expect? just another truck 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 14 02-10-2008 10:58 PM
How To Improve Performance?? MYOLDYELLER 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 17 04-14-2007 02:07 AM
Daves performance parts lancer 1999 - 2003 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 0 10-22-2006 09:38 AM
eBay +20 HP Chips ---> HOAX? KYFord Ranger & B-Series 8 06-26-2004 09:50 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Small Chassis Trucks > Escape & Escape Hybrid

Tags
2008, adjust, chip, chips, escape, ford, good, performance, power, ranger, ranmger, reviews, surge, surgeperformance, work

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup