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Old 04-25-2013, 10:21 PM
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'09 F150 5.4L Engine Tune Chip

Has anyone put an aftermarket programmer or chipped the 5.4L.


I'm considering doing my KR but don't know what brand is the best. Will I feel a good butt dyno or not? Will my gas mileage go from 14 to something better.

I have cleaned the throttle body, installed a K&N filter element (not cold air) and thats it. I want to change the plugs in the near future. 94k miles.


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Old 04-25-2013, 10:22 PM
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Oh and I want one that I can read and clear codes.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:29 PM
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I had (get to that in a minute) the SuperChips Microturner in my 1999 Expedition with the 5.4L engine. It worked really good for what it is. It also read and cleared codes. I didn't everything possible in aftermarket add-ons to that engine:

- Western Motorsports Cold Air Intake
- K & N Filter
- SuperChips Microtuner
- BBK Underdrive Pulleys
- Dual 16" Electric Fans

Now, the engine is in the process of being removed and replaced with a 450hp Ford Lightning crate engine with a polished and ported Eaton Supercharger. Therefore, I no longer need the Microtuner.

Good luck - they are good for the money and I did notice a change in performance when I had it programmed. However, you'll have to use superunleaded gas once you install the program. Finally, remember to put everything back to stock when you take it to the dealer for service or they will flash the OEM stock program right over your Microtuner and you'll never get it back.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:39 PM
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I think the super chips has a 87 and 91 octane setting.


Do I still have to run 93 in either prigram
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:52 PM
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Be careful changing the plugs, they can get stuck with carbon on the electrode and break at the porcelain. I changed mine at 60k to curb this. I think they changed design in 2007 so you should be ok, but if they start to squeak while removing stop and soak it down with carb cleaner so it wicks down to soften the carbon, give them a good soaking for awhile then carefully remove them. They also take a special 14 mm (9/16)socket a standard 14 mm will not work. Apply some nickle anti seize to threads and where the threads and the electrode tip meet, if they do break matco has a special removal tool so the heads don't have to come off. I did a salesman truck awhile back and every f*! ing plug broke even after soaking. An hour job turned into 4 hrs of *€... My local Ford dealer charges $450 labor plus plugs and an extra $100 for every broken one...

socket http://www.matcotools.com/catalog/pr...SPK-PLUG-SOCK/

broken plug remover http://www.matcotools.com/catalog/pr...rce=igodigital

I'm sure you can find the equivalent online somewhere

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Old 04-25-2013, 11:00 PM
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Well geese I guess I'll shop for a tool now.

James, do you have a recommendation on the tuner.

Diablo, superchips, etc
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If your going to leave truck mostly stock, I'd go with the edge evolution, otherwise if your doing cat back and cai I'd go diablo sport. Just about every programmer out there will do engine trouble codes and adjust speedometer for tire changes.
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:49 PM
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I've had superchips before.

Don't they all do the same?
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Just passing on what some of my ford buddies say, edge for stockers and diablo for modified, I personally have not programmed my Lariat 5.4L 4x4, although I do have a Magna flow cat back and SLP black wing CAI, I get about 12mpg no matter towing or not.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:04 AM
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Just passing on what some of my ford buddies say, edge for stockers and diablo for modified, I personally have not programmed my Lariat 5.4L 4x4, although I do have a Magna flow cat back and SLP black wing CAI, I get about 12mpg no matter towing or not.
I'm not opposed to the other upgrades.

Just scared that loud pipes on a king ranch would be ghey.

I'm also not opposed to a CAI


I'm just worried that if I drop 1k in upgrades that I would be disappointed.
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