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Are they worth the money on gas engines? What exactly do they do on a gas engine? Will they void my warranty? And last but not least, what brand is the best?

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Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:24 am
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I had one on my 4.8 chevy and couldn't tell a difference. I have heard people say good things about them on the hemi engine though. Not sure about the 5.0 ford

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For ford sct is the best. They will void your warranty. With a new truck wait and make sure there are no other issues before dropping one in, I would get the 36k out of the way at least.

My buddy said it woke his up, and had the tune customized for him personally and his driving habits.

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Yeah, I'm thinking for down the road. When my bumper to bumper warranty runs out is when I am planning a tuner, exhaust, CAI, and a leveling kit. Until then ill most likely remain stock.

For now the 5.0 is pretty peppy by itself.

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There's a lot of controversy about the whole "voiding your warranty" thing with a programmer. Most say you can flash back to the factory program and they will never know the difference but there have been a few to claim that their dealer sent their computer to Ford and they found where it had been flashed. But of course if you have a tuner and, say, your tail gate messes up, they can not deny you warranty coverage without proving the tuner caused the problem.

Mine only has ~10,000 miles and I am about to jump on purchasing an SCT with custom tunes from either 5 star performance or MPT. Those seem to be the best for the 5.0s from what I have read.

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Not that it's a ford thing, but a dodge dealer that I trust very very well told me that on every warranty claim on the diesel trucks they have to send a computer snapshot to chrysler.

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I used several on different trks an i like the diablo sport predator. My exp with duramax after meltin 2 pistons an stretchin the head bolts was if they prove a tuner caused it sure its voided but if by something else your cool. I also got one on my gas chev an taken it to the stealer for my rear posi not workin an left the box in it. When i picked it up my tuner was in my glovebox but nothing said.

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