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Old 10-23-2011, 09:40 PM   #1
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i just got my new truck and i wanna get a programmer soon. now a couple things i need to knw though first and i thought yall could help. will a programmer void my warranty? two which programmer is the best? how much in gains can i expect? and i alrdy have the hypertech speed calibrator that i can turn into a max energy programmer and get 15 hp and 25 tq. is that wat i can expect? cuz ik diesel chips can get their truck like up 100+ hp in returns
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Lots of threads on this....Only one I can recommend...5-Star tuning...Call Mike. He is the best. I have tried the others and have not had good luck. He is a vendor on this site. best customer service I have ever had and he knows the ford product and builds SAFE tunes.
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Lots of threads on this....Only one I can recommend...5-Star tuning...Call Mike. He is the best. I have tried the others and have not had good luck. He is a vendor on this site. best customer service I have ever had and he knows the ford product and builds SAFE tunes.
but will that void my warranty?
and how do i contact him?
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i just got my new truck and i wanna get a programmer soon. now a couple things i need to knw though first and i thought yall could help. will a programmer void my warranty? two which programmer is the best? how much in gains can i expect? and i alrdy have the hypertech speed calibrator that i can turn into a max energy programmer and get 15 hp and 25 tq. is that wat i can expect? cuz ik diesel chips can get their truck like up 100+ hp in returns
You will get about a 30hp increase. Get a SCT form Mike at 5 Star Tuning. They are custom tunes set up for your truck only.
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ok but will this void my warranty?
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If Ford can prove that what ever you are trying to warranty was broke by the tune, then yes.

I return mine to stock when I take it in but if they really looked into the computer I'm sure they would know something was done.
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Before taking to Ford, return to stock drive for a couple of days then bring in, they can have suspicion but can't prove anything, they may get you to try and admit you had one on their, just like a lawyer will tell you, never admit to anything
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Before taking to Ford, return to stock drive for a couple of days then bring in, they can have suspicion but can't prove anything, they may get you to try and admit you had one on their, just like a lawyer will tell you, never admit to anything
I've heard that the on board computer records the truck being flashed everytime... Can any ford techs or knowledgable people say for sure if the truck records each tune change?
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That's what I gather, the computer basically shows it's been wiped. Now can they say that it was a tuner or the dealer flashing it? Don't know.
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In their defense if there was a proven showing on the computer of wipes and flashes, they would ask for dealers work orders you receive after.

I don't know I'd just say be sure whose tunes you run
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