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What is the best programmer on the market for 99 7.3 liter to gain mileage as well as horsepower?
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Subscribed, I got on here with the exact same question for an '02.
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Do NOT get a super chips. They make your truck shift hard as hell. I would go with a 6 position chip with custom tunes. The previous owner installed a superchips on y truck and it suck. If I had the programmer it would be put back on the stock tune.


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No "programmer" is good. Custom tune, on the other hand, are excellent.

Beans or Tony Wildman is the way to go.
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No "programmer" is good. Custom tune, on the other hand, are excellent.

Beans or Tony Wildman is the way to go.

While I agree with the custom tuning advice I disagree on the "NO programmer is good" statement.

SCT makes a great programmer which will give you guages and custom tunes at the same time.

Also I believe that PHP is custom tuning edge tuners as well. Bill writes all the canned ford tunes for edge.

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^And none of which I would want compared to a custom chip.
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For the 7.3L motor, if you're looking for a preloaded programmer, the SCT SF3 (3015) is the best that I've found and I've worked with them all. It runs around $379.00. Whereas it comes preloaded, it also has space for 3 custom tunes.

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^And none of which I would want compared to a custom chip.
Custom tunes are custom tunes bro, dosent matter if their on a ts style chip or in a programmer. Plus with a programmer like the edge from Bill or and sct you have the ability to read and clear codes.


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Run of the mill SCT tunes aren't custom though.. they are canned.
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Run of the mill SCT tunes aren't custom though.. they are canned.


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