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Old 01-11-2010, 11:30 PM
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F-150 Performance Chips & Programmers

I have a 2004 2WD Ford F-150 Extended Cab w/ 4.6L V8 gas engine,auto transmission, I want to purchase a performance chip or programmer for it. What is the best chip or programmer out there for this truck. I want the absolute most horsepower gain possible with a chip or programmer. Or I have considered adding a poweradder turbo, supercharger, procharger etc... Does anyone have any suggestions on what I should consider and if you have a suggestion how much horsepower will that device add. Of course I know a poweradder will give me more horsepower but they are more expensive but I am still considering one. If I could find a chip that gives me a decent amount of noticable horsepower gain (around 40-50 hp) I will go with that, but if not I'll go the other route. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.
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The best hp numbers I've seen:

Gains of up to 25 HP and 40 ft/lbs (4.6L & 5.4L 2-Valve engine) with a Gryphon.

You might be able to eek another 5-10 out with the Gotts mod and a custom tune.

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For the absolute most power out of a programmer you'll need a dyno tune done, takes a day and will cost around $1K but the truck will be as perfectly tuned s possible.
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Agreed.

PHP also offers dyno tuning:

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Depends how much money you want to spend. As said above, Dyno tuning may be the best choice to yield most power gain and efficiency.
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Go to www.superchips.com they have a good line that almost makes sence. Let us know what you think. Its the best idea I've seen without actully buying the product.
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