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I am about to replace my old Edge/Juice combo with a PHP Hydra.

I have had the Edge/Juice for several years and I don't think it has been working for a while, there doesn't seem to be any difference between the lowest and highest "Extreme" settings.

I don't really have any way of knowing if the current Edge/Juice combo has programmed the PCM.

Do you think that I should take the PCM in and have it flashed at the Ford dealership prior to installing the chip?
 

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Probably wouldn't hurt. Never know what the stupid edge thing did. Also you'll get the newest update which could be good depending on how long it's been and what climate the truck was in before you bought it. Different climates will have a different stock tune.
 

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How much is it to get the PCM reflashed? My truck was originally from Texas and I wouldn't mind getting it reflashed for up here.
 

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And can I just pull my pcm and take it in to the dealer?

How long should it take the dealer to perform the flash? Seems like it should only take a short time, it is called a "Flash:!
 

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I just called my local Ford dealer and the told me;
  1. The pcm MUST be still be installed in the vehicle.
  2. It would cost $131.
  3. It would take about an hour to do.
 

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The chip overrides anything on the PCM so it's pointless imo
But if the edge programmed something to it and he happened to put the chip in bypass mode for whatever reason it would read the edge program.
 

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If the chip will totally override the pcm (other than in bypass mode) I will not bother with a reflash.
 

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Yup... 100% waste of time.
 

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Just put that thing in already!
 

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I agree! Dang work and my wakeboard boat (another "Zipper Effect" project) keep getting in the way!

Hopefully by Saturday at the latest.
 

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ok but what if your pcm has a tune on it an you have no idea what it is an your going to have a custom chip done for you custom truck? flash or no flash?
 

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The chip will override anything on the PCM. No need to flash.
 
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