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Old 01-03-2010, 03:51 AM
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ok guys i have heard alot about tuners and chips to get more power but do i really need to get one to get more power? and also wat exactly does it do besides just more power?
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:23 AM
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I used SCT by Brenspeed on my '06 mustang & my '09 ranger. A performance tune (x-2) for the mustang and a trailer towing tune (x-3) for the ranger. X-3 is their latest version.Their web site will list all the functions. www.brenspeed.com
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:31 AM
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I just noticed that your Ranger is a '95. Computer programers work on 1996 and up vehicles.
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Old 01-03-2010, 04:40 AM
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I just noticed that your Ranger is a '95. Computer programers work on 1996 and up vehicles.
so that way of getting more pulling/dead stop power is gone?
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:01 AM
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If I couldn't use a programer, I'd go w/ 4:10 gears. That should give your truck what you're looking for. By the way...nice write-up on blinker mod.
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:06 AM
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If I couldn't use a programer, I'd go w/ 4:10 gears. That should give your truck what you're looking for.
it has 3:73 gears in it and it pulls nice but starting on hills is kinda scary it might just be me and the 5 speed
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:03 PM
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I used SCT by Brenspeed on my '06 mustang & my '09 ranger. A performance tune (x-2) for the mustang and a trailer towing tune (x-3) for the ranger. X-3 is their latest version.Their web site will list all the functions. www.brenspeed.com
how much of a differance did you feel in the ranger? 4.0L right?
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so that way of getting more pulling/dead stop power is gone?
i dont think you can use the programmers as i think you need obd2, you have obd1.
With the programmer you can change axle ratio in the computer, tire size, gear shifts, ect.
you have a manual so just getting some 4.10 gears will help you out a lot.
you might also wanna start upgrading stuff like pulleys, e-fan, etc.
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