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Old 06-16-2011, 07:10 PM   #1
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power chips

Has anyone had any real luck with power chips on the 8.1 L engines?

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Old 06-16-2011, 08:06 PM   #2
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I put an ultrapower in a 99 F53 Ford V10, difference was unreal, like a whole new motor!

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There are a whole range of power chips and upgrades.. The two best are.. Banks (Of course) and UltraPower.. Now with Banks, I do not think there is a hope in heaven of recovering the cost of the upgrade, The slight MPG increase you MIGHT get will never pay for the system..

With UltraPower.. It is possible.. In both cases the systems have been tested on the 8.1 and though I have never heard complaints about Banks.. I have heard the praises of both Redlands and Brazil's (UltraPower dealers) sung all over the forums. I myself will most likely to to Brazil's when the time comes. These companies stand behind their work.

On the other hand I've heard of fly-by-night upgrade outfits who ... Well, often as not you wind up with serious after-upgrade problems.. Like blown engines and non-working brake systems and stuff like that.
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While the one I did was a ford, not a chev...
They did a custom tune for me after I discussed with them what I wanted changed.
The biggest problem I had was shift points and revving too high all the time, and the new tune took care of that. I'm not a mileage chgecker, and pretty well believe that anything that increases power will decrease mileage. And more power is what I asked for and what I got. Ulrapower does a lot of chevy stuff too, probably more than they do with Ford. Call and talk to Jon at Brazels.
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