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Another tuner thread...

I know there is lots of these threads, but I can't find all the info I'm looking for.
I want to get a tuner for my truck. I know they're not always the best way to go, but I'd like one that I can just buy and plug in.
There is a few options I can get from work... they are:

Diablosport Predator U7157
Superchips Flashpaq 1865
Superchips Mileage XS 1516

It's mainly between the Flashpaq and Predator because I don't see the point in the Mileage XS if the Flashpaq has a Mileage XS tune and it's only about $30 cheaper.

I like the sound of the Flashpaq with the mileage tune because that's really what I'm looking for. But I can also use the towing tune when I have the trailer on, and adjust for my 33's.

Does SCT make anything similar, a plug and play unit?

Do any of these work on a Mac computer? Do they need to be updated before using the first time? I have access to a regular PC at work, but all I have is Macs at home.

Like I said above, I'm most concerned with helping my mileage. If I can even get 1mpg better it'll be more than 1/2 paid for in a year of driving. I plan on keeping the truck for much longer than that, though!

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I'm pretty sure that the superchips products only work on PC's and NOT Macs. I have the Flashpaq 1865 and am happy with it so far. have had it for about 2-3 weeks now and still playing with the settings and adjustments.
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Is there a Mileage XS tune in it as well? I was just going by the picture I saw of one, and it showed it on the screen.
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Well I've been doing a bit more research... I've found out the Flashpaq does have the Mileage XS tune in it, meaning for the slightly higher price of the Flashpaq it is well worth it.
I think I've decided against the Diablosport too, since it will only work on a 07-08 Ranger. The Flashpaq will work on Mustangs, F-Series, etc so down the road I can still use it. I plan on keeping this truck, but you never know what'll happen and from what I've read you can pay to add on other vehicles. $199 or something like that... I have my Mustang up for sale, and plan on getting a newer one so it may save me some cash later on.
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So, I think I've nearly made up my own mind on this one... I think I'm going to go with the Flashpaq. One last question... is the Superchips Cortex worth the extra $40 for just the two year powertrain warranty?
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I think the cortex has the warranty and also can do BOTH gas and diesel engines where the flashpaq only does one or the other.
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Okay, thanks. So it doesn't look like it's worth the extra. I've ordered the Flashpaq and should have it Saturday morning!
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keep us posted and let us know how it goes for you!!! im interested in a tuner as well and just trying to decide what one to go with!
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Everyone says the sct x3 is the best so im saving to buy that, they run at about 400 and everyone says it does wonders on a auto trans. Check out brenspeed or rouge performance.
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Everyone says the sct x3 is the best so im saving to buy that, they run at about 400 and everyone says it does wonders on a auto trans. Check out brenspeed or rouge performance.
What he said. SCT is pretty much the best way to go... but which tuner to go with is another problem...
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i have looked on both brenspeed and rouge and they dont show the ranger anywere... im i blind and dumb or what
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no lol just email them, brenspeed is more of a mustang place and rouge is more of a homemade webpage style, both have awesome reputation on ford ranger forums, they say either one is good.
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Yes just email Fred at Rogue very quick turn around.
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