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Powerstroke Powerchips

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by landscaper3, Nov 4, 2000.

  1. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well the verdict is in, we were able to compare different chips on one of our 97 4WD powerstrokes. We went with the US gear, here is the difference
    Stock 2000rpm 153hp at wheel
    Stock 2500rpm 166hp at wheel
    Stock 3000rpm 174hp at wheel
    Stock tourque at 2000rpm was 395lbs tourque

    US GEAR CHIP
    US 2000rpm 232hp at wheel
    US 2500rpm 239 at wheel
    US 3000rpm 241 at wheel
    US tourque at 2000rpm was 602.9 increase of 218 lbs tourque way beyond the figures that we thought.

    Shifting pattern is almost perfect solid shifts.
    We did some 0 to 60mph times on dyno stock and will compare over winter the difference.
     
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Brian, I have a Super Chip and love it! :D I finally talked a friend of mine into one for his 97 PSD and he could not believe it, what power!
     
  3. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey Kirby the fan is next its 40h/p more and more tourque they run $400.00 or so it will work good with the Banks full system 4.5 exhaust. I would like to get the Banks turbine housing they spin 30%plus faster than the stockers to go alot quicker.
     
  4. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    i have a 96 psd stock. does a chip make a noticable difference.
    anthony
     
  5. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
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    Yes! The friend I was talking about in the above post said he burned rubber the first time he punched it, mine will do that also. Look at the results Brian posted, quite an improvement.
     
  6. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    what kind of money,hard to install,void warrenty ?
    anthony
     
  7. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    As you have a 1996 you have not much to worry on warrenty and if you fear that it will avoid your drivetrain warrenty you can take chip out. The process took myself a little over an hour and you must follow directions especially the ones on cleaning off the terminals for chip. U.S Gear is $495.00, Performance Ford chip $380.00, Hyper Max chip $465.00 and B.D chip $475.00 and U.S gear had best shifting and performance. The power is night and day and no more sloppy shifts its now like the old muscle cars with shift kits in them. The more solid and direct your shifts are the longer your transmission will last and thats from Ford, GM and too local performance shops that build NHRA Pro-Stock cars and trucks and Top Fuel Dragsters so I will listen and belive them on there opinion.
     
  8. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    i need us gear address/web
    i have a automatic trans will that still work?
    this thing has to be easy to install, i am ok with thins like this but i do not wont to faint!
    anthony
     
  9. Vandora Lawn & Landscape

    Vandora Lawn & Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    If these chips are sooooo good, why doesn't ford put them on oem?
     
  10. landscaper3

    landscaper3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    LOL its not hard but I do all my work myself, I suggest getting a friend to help you. The address is http://www.usgear.com and why I talked about transmissions are the Ford AOED automatic shifts like crap from factory and this chip makes it feel like a real transmission should. If you were to have someone install it it will probly be 2hours max. Be free to email me directly on any info just click on red house below and it will take you right to me. IT WILL BE WORTH THE COST!!!
     

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