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Old 12-21-2008
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Xcal or chip ?

just curious - do they make a superchip for 03 4.0L ranger
wanted something simple - with a noticible difference..
without spending 2-4K on a supercharger..

anyone have any ideas for me ?
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this is easy.

XCAL 2 FTMFW
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Xcal 3, I think everyone has switching to that one now.
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Xcal 3, I think everyone has switching to that one now.
oops.. i am behind in times.. well in this case..

what ^^ he said.
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hi, thanks for the info. just wanted to know also - if this is a better way to spend 2 or 3 hundred, instead of wasting it on a CAI
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If you have an automatic the xcal3 would be more beneficial. But I liked the underdrive pulley that I had on my 3.0L.. check out www.stuffforyourranger.com- that should give you plenty of ideas.
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Agreed, tuner and underdrive pulley are the best bang for your buck mods.
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I went with the XCAL 2 with a Rogue performance tune package. Didnt need the X3 cause I already had a scanguage.

Its OK, but in all honesty, I did not notice any gains in power. I am sure that a dyno would say otherwise, but there is no "seat of the pants" feeling of power gain. My MPG slightly increased.
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CAll me stupid. But do you have to do all the pulleys or just the underdrive? And with just the under drive do i need to change the belt?
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just the crank pulley. A new belt is needed.
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Well ill have to go look at ordering such things.
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If you have a system I would upgrade the alt pulley as well, just to handle that extra power your throwing at it.
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x-cal for the updating ability and free code reader

as in the ud pulleys there worth every penny
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a Rogue performance tune package.............I did not notice any gains in power........is no "seat of the pants"
This is all in the tune. Even on 87 octane you'll get a noticeable low end improvement with a good tune. 93 octane and you can easily spin the tires at 1/2 throttle.

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