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Old 12-28-2012, 10:51 AM
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Edge, superchip or custom?

Long time lurker, first time poster. I love the way my 96 F-250 runs and drives, but I just bought a travel trailer and noticed it really slows me down. I've put a couple superchips programs in some trucks before and noticed a really good improvement in power and think I might do something like that for my truck. After reading on here about the different tunes and chips it sounds like the superchip is pretty outdated, but I did like how it ran in the customers trucks I put it in. I also read the the edge is a tranny killer, but mine has the 5 spd. Finally, there is the custom tune chips, but I don't know if I really need something that special. All I want is to get my truck to be able to reliably pull the trailer with a bit more power without too much hassle. Any good ideas? The truck is pretty stock except for a bigger down pipe and exhaust.
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I would talk to Cary at CT Performance. He can get you Tony Wildman tunes for the same price as some of the superchips or edge products, if not cheaper. The tunes will be custom suited for YOUR truck and you'll have lifetime free reburns if you want to tweak the tuning to your liking. You can't go wrong with custom, especially if it's the same cost.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:12 PM
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Custom tunes. TW all the way. Stay away from the off the shelf programmers
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I would go for custom. I have heard lots of people like their custom, i have a superchips in mine and it helps, and the fact that i only paid $50 makes it nice. After using it, im glad i never paid top dollar for it.

I do like that i can use it for a scan tool and get my codes off, but there are cheaper ways of getting those as well.
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I appreciate the tips, but I guess the real question is will the custom chip be that much better with everything else stock? I can see a custom chip being a good choice if the injectors, or turbo or any other variable being different, but with it all being stock how much better is it? Reason being, I would like to get one soon. Anything through the mail will takes a few weeks to get to me, but I could get an off the shelf tuner in a day or two.
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The thing with custom tunes is it is tuned and designed exactly for your rig and what you wanna do with it. High idle is nice for the cold days, certain tow modes help alot with power but also keep the egts under control. and everyday econ tunes to maximize fuel economy.
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I appreciate the tips, but I guess the real question is will the custom chip be that much better with everything else stock? I can see a custom chip being a good choice if the injectors, or turbo or any other variable being different, but with it all being stock how much better is it? Reason being, I would like to get one soon. Anything through the mail will takes a few weeks to get to me, but I could get an off the shelf tuner in a day or two.
depending on who you order tunes from they could be there in a couple days
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:30 PM
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I had a edge evo on my old 2wd 5 speed diesel and it was pretty decent. Had a super chips on my current diesel (specs in sig) and just went to a 6 position custom tuned chip and it is night and day difference. Being able to switch settings on the fly is awesome.
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Welp if it helps you any I have a edge programmer on my 96 f250 4x4 mines auto and it does add good power and torque but if it tells you anything I'm going for a tony wild man 6 position once I get the money but hey ill sell you my edge
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i have a edge evo in my 94 which is a 5 spd all stock i think it works great really makes it scream smokes a little more than i would like it to. i am a firm believer in that if its tuned correctly you will only a have small amount of smoke until boost builds though. i will be getting custom tunes when i start upgrading injectors and all that stuff over the next year or so
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