Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-10-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
2011 27 FB International
Currently Looking...
Dawsonville , Georgia
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 19
Performance chips in F-150

I have a 2009 F-150 and would like to increase the power. Has anyone any experience with the use of "Performance Chips" to increase HP and torque?

GaRoc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 05:17 PM   #2
Rivet Master
1994 30' Excella
Mississauga , Ontario
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 961
No experience with chips except potato.
Get an 11 ecoboost. Great power and great fuel economy.

Al and Jean

BigAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 05:52 PM   #3
Rivet Master
SteveH's Avatar
2005 39' Land Yacht 390 XL 396
Common Sense , Texas
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 5,315
With the vehicles of today, you don't change the chip, you buy a programmer. I don't have a Ford, but did buy a programmer for a GMC, an '07 5.3 liter, and couldn't really tell the difference. However, I was able to tell the difference when I changed the rear end gears from 3.73 to 4.10:1.

Quite a bit more towing power, and actually got a little better fuel mileage. I did need the programmer to calibrate the speedometer.
SteveH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 07:35 PM   #4
2 Rivet Member
1988 34' Excella
1993 30' Excella
Hillsboro , Texas
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 51

Can't discuss programming computer on your truck, but I did this on my car using an XCal 3 from SCT. Provided very noticeable power increase AND about a 10% increase in fuel economy. Also allowed me to increase the idle speed a bit to smooth out the vibration with the A/C on (4 cylinder engine). the XCal 3 has programs for many Ford vehicles and costs about $400.
linc54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-10-2011, 08:09 PM   #5
Rivet Master
Phrunes's Avatar
1978 31' Sovereign
Oakley , California
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,197
I have a power programmer for my F-150...i like the shift point adjustment...but must agree with some others.: gas mileage got worse and except for the higher rpm shift and sweet exhaust notes singing no noticeable improvement. Changing axle ratios is a better bet, but mines a 4x4 and i'm not regearing both.
Phrunes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-11-2011, 09:55 AM   #6
Rivet Master
pappy19's Avatar
2002 30' Classic S/O
Garden Valley , Idaho
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,458
My wife has a 2007 Lincoln LT, just a fancy F-150, with the 5.4, auto, and 3.73 rear. I bought a Superchip programmer for it after the first 3,000 miles of "break-in", and have used the Superchip in the "high performance" setting ever since. I also added the "drop-in" K&N air filter and did a duel exhaust Magnaflow on it. The Superchip at the performance level is amazing and she still gets 15 in town and almost 19 on the highway at 75-80. The programmer says I should use 91 octane but I get by with 88-89 no problem. She has 38,xxx miles on it and it shifts and runs really good.


2008 F-250 4X4 Lariat V-10
2002 Airstream Classic 30' w/SO #2074
2007 Kubota 900 RTV
1996 Ford Bronco
2007 Lincoln LT
pappy19 is online now   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone used Konecto Flooring? scotta Floor Finishes 9 03-29-2011 12:59 PM
Erratic Duotherm AC performance HCR Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 4 03-09-2011 01:28 PM
Looking for tow capacity of a 2006 F 150 onalimb Tow Vehicles 8 07-28-2010 01:06 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:42 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.