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Tunes can completely wake up a vehicle. I had my 04 GT tuned back when I had it and it was night and day. 

 

With that said, I don't know anything about "superchips". 

 

My experience says go with a larger name like SCT. Also, a quick google search shows a lot of Ranger owners using a SCT tuner and they all seem to love it.

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My understanding is you will get a small bump but not too noticeable in performance without a performance exhaust and cold air intake to go with it.

 

If you are wanting it to maximize MPG, then yes, forums are showing a decent take on this. Either way, you can get just a little more snap out of the ride and or better MPG. Whether it is worth it is up to you.

 

I personally love customer tuners on all my rides as I can get the motor really smooth running. I do not worry to much about MPG or Performance as I want a responsive, smooth running ride.

 

I have superchips and like SCT they seem to do a decent job. It is all about what you want out of the tune.

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My understanding is you will get a small bump but not too noticeable in performance without a performance exhaust and cold air intake to go with it.

 

If you are wanting it to maximize MPG, then yes, forums are showing a decent take on this. Either way, you can get just a little more snap out of the ride and or better MPG. Whether it is worth it is up to you.

 

I personally love customer tuners on all my rides as I can get the motor really smooth running. I do not worry to much about MPG or Performance as I want a responsive, smooth running ride.

 

I have superchips and like SCT they seem to do a decent job. It is all about what you want out of the tune.

 

Also, who makes the tune for you.

 

I didn't see any pre-tuned tuners for a Ranger(like my Escape). I would have to pay somebody to make a custom tune to go with the tuner. 

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My understanding is you will get a small bump but not too noticeable in performance without a performance exhaust and cold air intake to go with it.

 

If you are wanting it to maximize MPG, then yes, forums are showing a decent take on this. Either way, you can get just a little more snap out of the ride and or better MPG. Whether it is worth it is up to you.

 

I personally love customer tuners on all my rides as I can get the motor really smooth running. I do not worry to much about MPG or Performance as I want a responsive, smooth running ride.

 

I have superchips and like SCT they seem to do a decent job. It is all about what you want out of the tune.

 

Also, who makes the tune for you.

 

I didn't see any pre-tuned tuners for a Ranger(like my Escape). I would have to pay somebody to make a custom tune to go with the tuner. 

 

Very true, who does the tuning and their experience with it. I also know both SCT and Superchip retire products as OEM auto's change. I cannot get a default tuner package for a Suburban from the 90's but they do still have the data and as such usually for a small fee will create it for you.

 

I myself grew up wrenching on more auto's than I care to think about but still enjoy playing with the tune. Give me an open sourced chip and tuner and I will be happy to play with the tune! :P

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My understanding is you will get a small bump but not too noticeable in performance without a performance exhaust and cold air intake to go with it.

 

If you are wanting it to maximize MPG, then yes, forums are showing a decent take on this. Either way, you can get just a little more snap out of the ride and or better MPG. Whether it is worth it is up to you.

 

I personally love customer tuners on all my rides as I can get the motor really smooth running. I do not worry to much about MPG or Performance as I want a responsive, smooth running ride.

 

I have superchips and like SCT they seem to do a decent job. It is all about what you want out of the tune.

 

Also, who makes the tune for you.

 

I didn't see any pre-tuned tuners for a Ranger(like my Escape). I would have to pay somebody to make a custom tune to go with the tuner. 

 

Very true, who does the tuning and their experience with it. I also know both SCT and Superchip retire products as OEM auto's change. I cannot get a default tuner package for a Suburban from the 90's but they do still have the data and as such usually for a small fee will create it for you.

 

I myself grew up wrenching on more auto's than I care to think about but still enjoy playing with the tune. Give me an open sourced chip and tuner and I will be happy to play with the tune! :P

 

That is one thing that scares me the most to mess with, the computer's tune! lol

 

I never plan to toy with the tune. I'd play with shift points and firmness and such but not the actual timing and stuff. It just freaks me out how much I could mess up. 

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My understanding is you will get a small bump but not too noticeable in performance without a performance exhaust and cold air intake to go with it.

 

If you are wanting it to maximize MPG, then yes, forums are showing a decent take on this. Either way, you can get just a little more snap out of the ride and or better MPG. Whether it is worth it is up to you.

 

I personally love customer tuners on all my rides as I can get the motor really smooth running. I do not worry to much about MPG or Performance as I want a responsive, smooth running ride.

 

I have superchips and like SCT they seem to do a decent job. It is all about what you want out of the tune.

 

Also, who makes the tune for you.

 

I didn't see any pre-tuned tuners for a Ranger(like my Escape). I would have to pay somebody to make a custom tune to go with the tuner. 

 

Very true, who does the tuning and their experience with it. I also know both SCT and Superchip retire products as OEM auto's change. I cannot get a default tuner package for a Suburban from the 90's but they do still have the data and as such usually for a small fee will create it for you.

 

I myself grew up wrenching on more auto's than I care to think about but still enjoy playing with the tune. Give me an open sourced chip and tuner and I will be happy to play with the tune! :P

 

That is one thing that scares me the most to mess with, the computer's tune! lol

 

I never plan to toy with the tune. I'd play with shift points and firmness and such but not the actual timing and stuff. It just freaks me out how much I could mess up. 

 

That is true, but if you always back up the original tune you can then play with it and if you F it up majorly then you just reflash and your good as gold. Remember baby steps just like working out, tuning a car is always in baby steps forwards or back.

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