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Old 08-08-2004, 04:50 PM
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Diablo Predator???

Anyone used a Diablo Predator programer on their F-150? I have a 2001 F-150 with a 5.4L and am looking for more HP. I have already installed a K&N air filter with little HP gain.

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Old 08-08-2004, 05:39 PM
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i am curious too if they are all they were hyped up to be- wonder if anyone is using one that had used a diablo chip or superchips product for comparison
 
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Hands down its the feature winner with tuners. If your local area has better fuel, or the conditions are right, you can go beyond the dyno tunes and increase fuel and/or timing. How far you take it is up to you and the power is great.
 
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Old 08-08-2004, 11:24 PM
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Power Gain

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with the Diablo chip at sea level using 91 octane gas what HP gain should I expect at the wheels?? 5.4L
 
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91 octane is the bare mimimum. Make sure you're not running cheap gas because it may ping. Power varies by PCM code, but expect about 10% on the HP, 12-15% on the torque.
 
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Old 08-10-2004, 10:47 PM
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I have same truck getting better acell and passing dont see any change in milage
 
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Old 08-12-2004, 06:56 PM
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webmaster.... Is the sale still on for the tuners? And why would a PCM code affect horsepower gains? Very close to getting a Predator for my '03 F150 5.4l FX4. But I'm concerned about any kinks that may have to engineered out.Are there any?

List of current upgrades:

FIPK II
Poweraid TBS
Flowmaster Force II Dual side out
Hellwig big rear sway bar
BFG 285/17's
Factory matched front tint
Brown Bread soundproofing

Pending:

Flex-a-lite #270 dual electric fans
Shift kit (Don't know what type---if anybody has ideas then shoot)
Diablo Predator

My question is: Would you recommend installing these in a particular order?

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Yes, still on sale. Intakes don't impact programmers and neither do throttle body spacers. No known "kinks" but the Predator allows you to download update from their web site.
 
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Cool! How about any particular order of installation of above mods? By the way PCM code is LGA2.

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The order doesn't matter to the Predator. LGA2 shouldn't be a problem, pretty common code.
 
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The order of those doesn't matter to the Predator. LGA2 shouldn't be a problem, pretty common code.
 
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Old 08-13-2004, 05:18 PM
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i had an lga code- i know with the diablo chip - they couldn't get "RID" of the speed limiter- only was able to raise it- hopefully the programmer is more succesfull than the delta chip
 
 
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