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Old 04-24-2005, 05:19 PM
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i have a 2004 4.6L looking to buy a tuner i would like to here what every body thinks about superchips hypertech etc. what is going to give the best performance out of my ford for the price of these things one is all i want to buy would like to here some numbers hp/tq gas mileage ect. any help thanks
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Old 04-24-2005, 06:41 PM
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just bought hypertech power programmer for my 04. very easy to use and noticable results. is it worth the $3XX dollars? to me, yes but to others no. They say 25 hp and 40 tq with high octane gas, probably 10-15 hp with 87 octane. Not sure if it has affected mpg, but if so.. not by much.

overall im glad i purchased it. also looked into diablo and superchips. diablo looked like a good buy too but found a good deal on hypertech.

i also needed to correct my speedometer (33" tires) and increased shift firmness
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No complaints with my Superchips. Bought one for my fathers 04 F250 as well, and he also loves his. BTW, I gained 1mpg with the premium tune. Can't say the same for his V10, but he drives like its the Daytona 500.
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Don't plan on getting better mileage with a tuner. Do plan on a better feel to the truck, and more fun driving it.

A tuner 'wakes up' the truck. Better feel, response, shifting, etc. Horsepower almost doesn't matter. It's like the old Horsepower is what you race, Torque is what you drive thing.
Tuners make it drive better.

For mileage, search under mileage for some long, long tips. We done beat that horse to death.
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Old 04-24-2005, 09:20 PM
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out of what is out there which is going to give the best result and tuneability everthing if have read so far is what the tuners say for them selfs not what people have to say that have them
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well, from what ive researched, they all pretty much do the same thing. Its only a matter of customer service, price, etc. Id say between the top 3 or 4 companies, get the one you can find a great deal on. but thats just my opinion.

theres only a couple of people who have gotten the priveledge to test out more than one and the only major difference between them was the ease of use. im sure you will be pleased whichever way you go.
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