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Old 12-28-2010, 12:54 PM
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Default Superchip for Manual Transmissions

Looking for some input on whether there would be much benefit for buying a superchip programmer for a 2003 Edge 4.0 with manual transmission.

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Old 12-30-2010, 06:31 AM
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Default Re: Superchip for Manual Transmissions

i would think so. but ive never used one.

a friend of mine has a pretty new chevy flat bed with a duramax diesel and a 5 speed. the tuner has 8 levels of power. when he puts it on 3, he can slip the clutch in 2nd 3rd and 4th gear. as far as i know he has never gone higher on the tuner just to save his clutch.

if you get one, be careful about that...
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:54 AM
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i would think so. but ive never used one.

a friend of mine has a pretty new chevy flat bed with a duramax diesel and a 5 speed. the tuner has 8 levels of power. when he puts it on 3, he can slip the clutch in 2nd 3rd and 4th gear. as far as i know he has never gone higher on the tuner just to save his clutch.

if you get one, be careful about that...
sounds like your friend is not only losing performance, but screwing himself for the long run.


As for the OP, i wouldnt really find much benefit out of a tuner if you've got a manual trans. YOU already control your shift points. The only thing a tuner would accomplish would be to get a little more power out of the motor... Depending on the tune you get, you could also get a tune for more fuel economy. Hope this helps.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:29 PM
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my friend already tore the clutch out once lol. the engine is just plain making too much power for the stock clutch. i think next time he will look into a better one
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:56 PM
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Looking for some input on whether there would be much benefit for buying a superchip programmer for a 2003 Edge 4.0 with manual transmission.

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I have one. No huge performance gain but noticeably quicker throttle response with the performance setting. With the exhaust I have and the cold air intake I do enjoy it better than with the stock setting. Never tried the mileage or towing settings. It can raise your speed and rev limits, adjust the speedo for different diameter wheels and/or axle ratios, clear warning codes and a few other things. If you made use of all it can do you would like it. Me I've got 3 sets of wheels and tires but made sure they all had the outer tire diameter of the original tires..whether 15 or 17 inch rims. Also mine is made for Ford Gas Vehicles (there is a Diesel one)..as in ALL since 1999 or something 96? However you can't do a bunch at the same time. You have to return the previous to its' stock profile before you can do another. Not all Fords will have the same options..some less maybe and some more.
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