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max hp from xcal

I already know what im going to do with part of my tax return which is getting the xcal tuner. My question is what is the max horspower could i get from the xcal? Pretty sure the stock hp from a 4.0 sohc is 210 last i checked
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The stock hp stock on the 4.0 SOHC is 207. With a tuner you should be able to put up around 220ish maybe a little more.
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13 HP from just a tuner, I highly doubt that. Maybe once you do a few dyno runs and tune it to your own truck maybe but not from the tunes that come with it.
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yeah i have bought the jet chip tuner and i felt a major i got more power and i have 22's on my truck with 305-40/22 on my truck and dont have any prob turning them also with the k&n cold air intake with a throttle body space for the lil half a horse for torque and throttle response i got that given to me so i took it i didnt buy that lol
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Throttle body spacers do nothing for our trucks, whatever you thought you felt was all in your mind. The Jet chips suck compared to the xcal
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the price for the jet chip was unbeat able 110.00 its works great for me i wanted it to fix my tire size and take that gov. stop at 90
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Why do you dobut 13 hp? If its anything less then that you are an idiot for buying one. $400 for something that changes some shift points, etc.... No thanks.
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Something not worth spending $400 of my cash for 13 hp. That's why I have my powerstroke! 100hp off my Edge chip!

13hp =
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check out dougs tunes, dyno proven on 91/93 octane to add 17Hp.

He has the best tunes in the buisness.

http://www.bamachips.com/store/index...9d320532f24702
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The xcal from Doug is one of the best mods you can buy. Especially, if you already have done the intake and exhaust. You will absolutely "feel" a difference. Plus, you`ll have the tuner to adjust for future mods like tires, gears, etc.
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i have been thinking about getting an xcal for a while but was not sure if it was worth 400 bucks. im gettin one now
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I've heard that people like them and I've also heard people that say its not worth it and they regret buying it. Do some more research before you drop all that money
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xcal from bama is the way to go!!!!
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thats the one from jusnesmodified.com right?
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Yup, you can buy it from Jusnes or www.bamachips.com
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13 HP from just a tuner, I highly doubt that. Maybe once you do a few dyno runs and tune it to your own truck maybe but not from the tunes that come with it.
13HP with a stock vehicle is EASY to get with a tuner. The OEM calibration is set safe enough as all engines are built just a little bit different. Furthermore, you can run 3 different cars that are the exact same vehicle (say only different color) and get different power curve results, even in the same environment.(I've done this time, and time again)


Also, don't forget that many OEM's detune to meet different requirements.

I don't know how many things the X-Cal can adjust, but it would be by far the best investment for a novice to buy and learn to use to make performance enhancments. (I only use laptop software.)
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The tuning software cost more than the tuner itself does.
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The tuning software cost more than the tuner itself does.
That depends on the vehicle.
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13 HP from just a tuner, I highly doubt that. Maybe once you do a few dyno runs and tune it to your own truck maybe but not from the tunes that come with it.
id almost be willing to say more and if you dont have the knowledge to properly tune your truck dont mess with it you will regret it.....
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Why do you dobut 13 hp? If its anything less then that you are an idiot for buying one. $400 for something that changes some shift points, etc.... No thanks.
hands down the best ive ever spent on my truck and seems like thats the common response from most that have them
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If I drop 400 on a turner i want a few things like being able to adjust tire size,gear ratio, read and clear trouble code,later on if I buy a supercharger or intake ect, I want to be able to tune for that WITHOUT having to buy the extra downloads. In other words I want to be able to make a one time purchase and never have to pay for add on tunes for the future mods on my truck.....can the x-cal fulfill my needs?

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If I drop 400 on a turner i want a few things like being able to adjust tire size,gear ratio, read and clear trouble code,later on if I buy a supercharger or intake ect, I want to be able to tune for that WITHOUT having to buy the extra downloads. In other words I want to be able to make a one time purchase and never have to pay for add on tunes for the future mods on my truck.....can the x-cal fulfill my needs?
yup, i can do every bit of that with mine, i dont download mine i go to a tuner locally and he re-tunes it for me either with the laptop in my truck using the x-band or on the dyno, your not going to get your full potential with a download and ill pay to get a re-tune.....a one time purchase is impossible unless your very very good with sct tuning its just inevitable, you may not need to get tuned after every mod but something like a supercharger you need to realize that you will need to commit some money for tuning cause god forbit your air to fuel is crappy like some of the ***** stories ive been reading.....
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so if i buy bought one and went and filled up on premium gas and set the tuner, i would feel a noticeable difference?
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That depends on the vehicle.
This is a Ranger site...
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yup, i can do every bit of that with mine, i dont download mine i go to a tuner locally and he re-tunes it for me either with the laptop in my truck using the x-band or on the dyno, your not going to get your full potential with a download and ill pay to get a re-tune.....a one time purchase is impossible unless your very very good with sct tuning its just inevitable, you may not need to get tuned after every mod but something like a supercharger you need to realize that you will need to commit some money for tuning cause god forbit your air to fuel is crappy like some of the ***** stories ive been reading.....
I would highly recommend doing that as well, you'll get a more specific tune for your truck that way too.
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so if i buy bought one and went and filled up on premium gas and set the tuner, i would feel a noticeable difference?
actually yes when i went from an 87 tune to a 93 my truck would def pull harder.....
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