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i have a 1995 ranger 4.0l 5spd manual and im trying to decide on wether or not to get a programmer..ive seen hypertech carries one and says you can gain 100hp is this an accurate hp gain? is there any problems you have ran into while having the hypertech programmer?
 


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100 HP from a programmer alone?

Someone's selling bridges again....
 

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100hp is for diesel applications not a ranger 4.0l
 

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100hp is for diesel applications not a ranger 4.0l
i asked one of the reps and they said for ranger i was like wtf bullshit..whats the hp gain on a ranger?
 

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i asked one of the reps and they said for ranger i was like wtf bullshit..whats the hp gain on a ranger?
Expect 10-15 Hp at the MOST from a tuner/chip alone. Ive heard good things about Bamachips, I would contact them, they can make custom tunes for headers, cams ,ect.
 

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I know James Duff makes a chip and shows 32hp increase on a dyno w/ a free flowing intake. I am heavily considering it. I havent heard any experiences with it though...
 

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two of my friends have throttle body spacers and chips (friend has an '97 f-150 with the 4.6 , and another has a '99 dakota with the 5.2)

I have considered looking into buying chips before but i have two reasons why i feel i shouldn't buy one:

1) the motor has near 200,000 miles on it so if i start chipping it, stuff will probably break

2) i just don't see what a programmer/chip can do for a 5spd ranger, i know with an auto it will change shift firmness, shift points, torque converter stuff but i still don't see what i can do with the ranger as the manual tranny allows you to slip the clutch and just shift it high anyways.
 

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It can play with the fuel mixtures and especially ignition timing advance. But you're right; transmission shifting is a much bigger effect (excepting at a dead stop).

It's not going to make enough difference to break things, unless it starts detonating. Then, the breakage is due to the detonation (very much like hitting pistons with a big hammer), not due to extra torque. Nitrous can very easily break drivetrain parts, but anything else is going to cost big bucks to get in that zone.
 

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Expect 10-15 Hp at the MOST from a tuner/chip alone. Ive heard good things about Bamachips, I would contact them, they can make custom tunes for headers, cams ,ect.
+1 for hahns,if you spend the money then get a chip that can be custom tuned.that way as you do stuff to your motor you can adjust it from there and won't have to get rid of it later.
intake-chip-headers(just get rid of the in grill cold air,it will hydrolock your motor fast)and you're good to go.
 
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