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Power Programmer: Diablosport vs Jet vs Xcal

Which one would work best on my 4.0 2002? Ive heard good things about Jet on other vehicles but nothing on rangers. Same thing with diablosport on mustangs. I also know of the xcal tuners I just dont know which one would work best with my truck. Give me some opinions on which one I should get. Thanks

Theses are what I had in mind...

Diablosport:
http://www.partstrain.com/store/deta.../DBSF7373.html

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http://www.partstrain.com/store/deta.../J2015003.html
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i have a superchips flashpaq and no complaints about it...a lot of people have the SCT X3 and love it
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a lot of people have the SCT X3 and love it
Yep, I have the X3 and I think it's great.

Custom tunes are the way to go!
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stay away from the shelf tunes, they are fairly reliable, but the customs are just as and yield better results
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I want the SCT cause thats what I hear gives the best results but I cant find it anywhere online...
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I want the SCT cause thats what I hear gives the best results but I cant find it anywhere online...
Many people buy from Fred here:

http://rogueperformance.com/x3.html
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Many people buy from Fred here:

http://rogueperformance.com/x3.html
Thats the site I was looking for!! thanks
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I just got $700 for my old rims so I got money to blow. I think im finally gonna get a SCT X3 but the email link on that website is no good...
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As stated from other posts i've been very happy with the Predator. I can't speak for the SCT but everyone speaks very highly of them also.
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all of these programmers allow you to compensate for larger tires to correct speedo calibration right? but they also need to be mounted on the dash of the truck permanently? is there nothing out there to correct the factory speedo?
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The Predator is only hooked to the vehicle while writing to the computer. You can modify different settings such as axle ratio, tire revs, speed limiter, and other settings. Once your done it'll write to the computer then you unplug it and put it back in the box. To fix my speed I had to set the tire revs then use GPS to determine my speed then go back and adjust accordingly.
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The Predator is only hooked to the vehicle while writing to the computer. You can modify different settings such as axle ratio, tire revs, speed limiter, and other settings. Once your done it'll write to the computer then you unplug it and put it back in the box. To fix my speed I had to set the tire revs then use GPS to determine my speed then go back and adjust accordingly.
yeah, i punched my new tires into the online calculator and it gave me a number. but that didnt number wasnt right. i had to calibrate using my gps and screw around with getting everything correct. but i blame that on the online calculator not giving me the right number.

for some reason im paranoid about my speedo and odometer being correct. i guess its a personal preference since ive owned the truck since brand new and i dont want excessive miles on it. idk.

but ive had no complaints about my predator. i like it.
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The Predator is only hooked to the vehicle while writing to the computer. You can modify different settings such as axle ratio, tire revs, speed limiter, and other settings. Once your done it'll write to the computer then you unplug it and put it back in the box.
x2 for the SCT XCalibrator 3
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i want to grab a tuner to adjust for fuel, e-fan and soon an exhaust. I have the superchips flashpaq now, and i know i cant with it.

is the sct xcal the best bet? anybody in ontario that does tunes?
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SCT XCAL3 FTW. All the super chips crap is a ford generic tune. I love my XCAL3 and highly recommend it to anyone in the market for a tuner i paid $390 for it a year or so ago with 3 tunes. Love it

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yeah, i punched my new tires into the online calculator and it gave me a number. but that didnt number wasnt right. i had to calibrate using my gps and screw around with getting everything correct. but i blame that on the online calculator not giving me the right number.

for some reason im paranoid about my speedo and odometer being correct. i guess its a personal preference since ive owned the truck since brand new and i dont want excessive miles on it. idk.

but ive had no complaints about my predator. i like it.
Exactly how I feel. I was going to purchase the XCAL3 but someone was selling this Predator on here for $200 so I couldn't pass up the offer. Been very very pleased with it.
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just ordered my SCT X3!!
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just ordered my SCT X3!!
what address did you email them at? im looking into buying one too wanted to see what he can do for me.
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What kind of mpg gains are you guys with the sct getting?
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My headers are here but my tuner hasnt come yet :'(
It was supposed to be here 2 days ago...
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YAY! I got my tuner friday night! Now I just have to find the time to install my headers so I can use it...haha
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not sure about mpg gains but was told to expect 5-8 more hp, not worth $400 to me.
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thats probably with no engine mods...
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