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Kyle
08-13-2012, 03:40 PM
I purchased my '09 King Ranch F150 a year ago with 30k miles on it and I have the 5.4L engine in it. 4X4 and all of the KR goodies.

Ok so I added the K&N air filter element to it over the weekend and instantly picked up 2 mpg.

I went up to 18.2 mpg and most of my driving is on the highway. I usually drive at least 35,000 miles per year so everything counts.


Does anyone know what kind of computer programer tuner would work the best. I know how to use the tuners and how they work but I have been away from the auto industry for 10 years now and have not kept up with who has the newest, latest, greatest, programers now.

Has anyone used a programer on the 5.4 and what was the outcome. I am interested if the gains are worth buying a programer. Loaded down with boat gain vs unloaded gains.

mzimme
08-13-2012, 03:45 PM
Back when I was in the Mustang game, Superchips and Diablo tuners were what were popular. That was 5 years ago or so at this point, but I know they have tuners for the F150s.

Jason.H.
08-13-2012, 04:10 PM
my vote gets diablo sport. they are very user friendly and worth the money

TayMC197
08-13-2012, 04:50 PM
Get a 4" turbo back with an H&S programmer.. I get 21-23 on the highway now.. :-)

Kyle
08-13-2012, 06:56 PM
Get a 4" turbo back with an H&S programmer.. I get 21-23 on the highway now.. :-)

I would have to buy a F250 to do that.......... :rolleyes:

I'm not a Baller like you

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
08-13-2012, 08:23 PM
I would die to get 18 mpg, on my 2006 5.4 Lariat 4x4, I get 12 mixed driving, mods are SLP blackwing cai and a magnaflow cat back, it made absolutely no difference. I am considering the edge evo.

zsqure
08-13-2012, 08:58 PM
Diablo Programmer. Had an 04 Dmax CC with an Edge Juice Programmer, saw a consistant 24.5 mpg. My cousin had the same '04 Dmax CC with a Diablo Predator, K&N and Airraid and he was getting 27. Too bad you have to cough up an extra 5K for a diesel to get that kind of mileage. I wouldn't worry about the mileage too much 5k will buy a lot of gas!

Kyle
08-14-2012, 02:00 PM
So I had to gas the rods out of my truck today because I was running late to work......


Still got 17.7 mpg and I ran 85mph most of the way there for 45 miles

TayMC197
08-14-2012, 02:25 PM
Diablo Programmer. Had an 04 Dmax CC with an Edge Juice Programmer, saw a consistant 24.5 mpg. My cousin had the same '04 Dmax CC with a Diablo Predator, K&N and Airraid and he was getting 27. Too bad you have to cough up an extra 5K for a diesel to get that kind of mileage. I wouldn't worry about the mileage too much 5k will buy a lot of gas!

I paid about $1,300 for my kit. I've only had it on the truck now for about 3 months and at current rate will have it paid off by christmas...

TxsRiverRat
08-14-2012, 02:30 PM
I paid about $1,300 for my kit. I've only had it on the truck now for about 3 months and at current rate will have it paid off by christmas...

That's good because as your president, you owe me a pull in the course. lol :D

send me a text with your email addy so i can get u the forms

MC

bturner2
08-14-2012, 04:16 PM
I have a 06 F150 with the 5.4 and a K&N CAI and get 17 - 18 highway. I did notice a difference in mileage when pulling but would love to get a tuner also to see if nothing else it helps when towing. I too was looking at the Edge EVO and darn near pulled the trigger just before vacation but bent a prop an bought a new prop instead. What I liked about this one is that it had three tunes you could switch to. One was for gas mileage, the next was for towing and the last was for premium performance. I would still like to buy one of these but I'm waiting for someone to buy one first and tell us how it worked. :D

Kyle
08-15-2012, 11:18 AM
^^^X2


I would probably set on Performance mode and leave it.


I am sure gas mileage mode would be hard to pass someone if you needed to real quick.

Tow mode...... I dont haul enough or far enough to justify a 30 min software change. 10miles each way to the lake is not what I call towing...


I would like someones who has done the upgrade to chime in.