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Old 09-22-2005, 04:15 PM   #1
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Does anyone have experience with this product? I am thinking of buying it to install it on an 05 Ford Diesel.Does this product work? Does it lead to problems? Is it worth doing? Your experiences would be welcomed.
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Old 09-22-2005, 04:15 PM   #2
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Does anyone have experience with this product? I am thinking of buying it to install it on an 05 Ford Diesel.Does this product work? Does it lead to problems? Is it worth doing? Your experiences would be welcomed.
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Old 09-22-2005, 04:50 PM   #3
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go over to www.thedieselstop.com and do a search. You will find tons of information.
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:08 AM   #4
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I can vouch for two people that wouldn't want to give theirs up.

I get better MPG and better pulling ability.

The Edge EZ is basic as far as features go. Mine has 4 settings. Pulls best on setting 2. Gets best full economy on setting 1.

My Dodge CTD 3.73 gears, on a recent trip got 19 mpg running 80 and 20 mpg running 75.

Get yourself an EGT gauge.

Only problem it leads to for some people is to watch the tires break loose when they plant their right foot to the floor.

After running with one for over a year, and this being my 3rd diesel truck, I wonder why I didn't have one long time ago.
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Old 09-23-2005, 09:27 AM   #5
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Thanks for the information. That is what I was looking for. I am concerned that I might damage the truck with this type modification. I did go to the "Dieselstop" web site, and found that many of the people there are "wannabe drag racers" that have modified their trucks way more than I want to, or can afford. All I want is a mileage improvement and a little more power for the hills. I would continue to welcome more comments, pro or con. Thanks again.
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:07 AM   #6
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I'm running the Juice with Attitude which does the same thing to the engine settings except it has some fancy extras like a pyrometer and automatic defueling if the exhaust temperature gets a little high.
To answer your question, yes you will like the power increase and I conceder it very worth while. Very little problems could be expected from this small of an increase. However with that said, the advertised increases are real and you will feel the difference with out a doubt.
You do need to keep in mind that Ford will do away with the warranty of your truck if they know it has been installed.
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I like mine and the additional power and torque it gives me. I've had it for five years and have no complaints.
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Old 09-24-2005, 05:30 AM   #8
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Thanks for the information. I am looking at the 3 level EZ. I am told that level 1 is for mileage, 2 for towing & 3 for "power". Is that the one you have? I am not sure if there is just one EZ model that is, or was sold.
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I have a superchips 60hp 'chip' in my truck for towing. If I were to buy a chip/programer today I would probably go with a Edge product.
Are they worth it, one word, YEP!!! I wont drive or tow with out the chip. I can hold a gear taller going up hills, shifts less often because of the extra power.

But before you chip, get gages!!!
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Thanks for the positive response. I agree on the need for gauges, and have already installed an Ispro temp sensor in the exhaust just after the turbo. I have a factory installed boost and transmission gauge,(instrument cluster) and wonder if they are good enough.
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Not sure about the Edge, but I have a Predator that I tow with on the 65hp setting in my '04 F350--it is amazing how much better performance/mileage is using it. Be aware that using a EGT gauge post-turbo can be as much as 400 d lower than the turbo actually sees. Pre-turbo is the recommended location in the exhaust manifold.
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Thanks for the information. I do understand that the temp can vary by 300 to 400 degrees. I was also advised that there pitfalls in installing in the "pre" position such as possible drill chips traveling into the turbo and that only one bank of cylinders is being monitored. I keep a close eye on the gague and just use a higher temp number as the "red line" limit.
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Boy, I wouldn't leave home without it. I tow in level 3 of 4 most of the time, EGT gauge is located in the exhaust downpipe, watch the gauge and never let it go above 1050, usually not above 1000. That should equate to around 1300 to 1350. I've used it for about 40k miles now and no problems. You want to make sure you have the 4.6 or higher Edge firmware in it.
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Thanks for the information. I plan to order the EDGE unit tomorrow. I have not heard any bad reports on the EDGE product, (EZ) and hope I have the same experience.
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