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post #1 of 11 Old 12-07-2009, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Question To program or not to program



Hey all... I'm new to the 73 world... I found a Edge Evolution programmer on Craig's list for 135 bucks... Is a programmer something I shouldn't be living without? This seem like a good price after doing some internet research...



I'v got a pyrometer and a Banks 4" exhuast that came with the truck, but I wouldn't turn my nose up at more HP...Event with the stock parameters I LOVE THIS TRUCK!

This is a super forum as well!

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A programmer is not a must have, but If you are going to get one, get a PHP or Tony Wildman chip. Edge's are known for toasting E4OD's.......


http://www.powerhungryperformance.com


or for a TW chip : Chips & Programmers


If you get a chip, gauges are a must. Boost, pyro, trannsm,ission temp are the basic ones to get......Stealth sells a package deal with a TW chip and gauges, and Raul at stealth is good people, as well as Corey and Bill at PHP


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Thanks! At the risk of showing my ignorance... E4OD's?

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It's the earlier 4 speed auto transmission. But I think you have the 4R100. If it's an auto that is.
Also, where is your pyrometer? Behind or before the turbo?


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It is an auto, and the truck is a late 99 build...I havent traced the EGT cable, so I don't know where the sesor is... do I want it to be before or after the turbo...?

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Yea so you have the 4R100. Just a new version of the E4OD.
You want it pre-turbo, on the headers because you aren't necessarily trying to protect the turbo from heat but your engine. Once you get EGTs out of the cylinders of 1250 or more, you start running the risk of melting things internally. Short bursts are ok but the longer you run above that temp, the more chance you have of a failure.


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Thanks Jes.... traced it last night and it is in the header... I'll watch those readings!

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Sweet you're good to go.
The other gauge you'll probably want is a transmission temp gauge.


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I voted NO. A programmer is not a must have, however a chip is. Look at TW or PHP like stated before. Edge is a no-no

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i would def program it but... i wouldnt put the edge on it.. go with a custom tuned chip like a TW, DP or PHP... make sure you put a trans temp gauge and boost as well


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