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Well took my first trip with the programmer

and I got 23.4mpg going 80-85 with the a/c on full blast running 93 with the torque/towing program. Before the programmer when I had stock size tires running 87 the highest I got was 20.5 so i'm very happy with my programmer! Oh yeah and the added performance is awesome I think if I was going 70 and not running the ac I could probably get 25mpg easy.

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Thats awesome! I need one now!!! After a long list of other mods first (alarm being the highest!!!)

You have the Superchips or the SCT??
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I have a superchips I got it from www.ttperformanceinc.com also i'm running a 30.5in tiresso basicly almost 31's.
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Definitely well worth the money, the added bonuses pay for themselves for sure. I got 16.2 on the way back from the dunes this past weekend and Evan got 20+.
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man i got to get me one of thouse
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thats sweet. I was in shock when i got 20 mpg with a lift and 33's
It was SOOOOOO worth buying it
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Mike I am very glad you are happy with your programmer. Its all that matters! Superchips truely is an amazing company and I do stand behind them 100% and offer great discounts on them as well.
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damn im def gonna have to put that on my to get list for the summer months
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Mike I am very glad you are happy with your programmer. Its all that matters! Superchips truely is an amazing company and I do stand behind them 100% and offer great discounts on them as well.
indeed you do. you just need to add more exterier stuff for the ranger
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indeed you do. you just need to add more exterier stuff for the ranger
Lol yes I know. I am in the process of adding offroad lights, light bars and the Roush Body kits for the Rangers as well as bed covers, liners and bed rugs. Be patient little grass hopper lol

But seriously, ask and you shall receive. I'm currently working on prices to be sure they are the lowest possible anywhere.
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glad u like it, i gotta get one too, i get 14mpg if lucky and running 31's
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glad u like it, i gotta get one too, i get 14mpg if lucky and running 31's
Dont feel too bad about 14mpg.. i would love to get that right now.. Im getting 13 when going down hill with wind... just waiting for the miles to climb so i can program it lol
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glad u like it, i gotta get one too, i get 14mpg if lucky and running 31's

You should be able to get around 18's city with one. I have 30.5x9.5 tires so yours aren't much bigger. I'm avg 19 in city with ac and lots of stop and go.
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and I got 23.4mpg going 80-85 with the a/c on full blast
that's insane...... must...have..........
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that's insane...... must...have..........
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the programmer that enabled this - I get between 16-17 at 70mph

sorry if I was unclear
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I guess this is the part when I open mouth, insert foot. After some more searching, I'm not finding any such product for the 4.0 SOHC. I'll go sit in my corner now.....
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I guess this is the part when I open mouth, insert foot. After some more searching, I'm not finding any such product for the 4.0 SOHC. I'll go sit in my corner now.....
I believe right now the superchips that I have is only for the 04 3.0. However check with Nick at www.ttperformanceinc.com and he can probably send you in the right way. If not him then bamachips can take care of you. I got mine from Nick though and couldn't be happier.
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Thanks for the reference. I've heard about bama chips too, I'd love to have something like that. It's great to see how well they worked out too. Justified purchase if I've ever seen one!
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do they make one for my 2002 3.0L
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I have a superchips tuner for my 04 ranger 3.0L and it says it works with just about all 04 ford gas trucks including the 4.0L. Mine is the 1714 model to.

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bamachips does have the SCT tuners for all 96 up rangers with any engine.

you may find you have better fuel mileage on a performance tune rather than a torque tune, the torque tune adds more fuel to build torque, so on long trips a performance style setting may yield better results
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very good mpg... im gonna get one someday
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They are very good for milage and the best for the Superchips programmers. I'm working with them to make products for more models as well as help them out on the diesel side of things. They're a little behind but catching up fast in some areas.
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yeh its when the gas prices are like this i wish i had the lil 3.0 still, could be gettin 25 instead of 19 with a custom tune, dangit
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