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I just bought a Flashpaq 1855 which is the newest version from Superchips...I've ridden in a lot of my friends SD's that have this and it's awesome...I did a lot of searching on this subject and narrowed it down to a SCT or the Superchips, I was leaning toward the SCT but my friend bought a Superchips and wrecked his truck before he got to use it so I got the Superchips BRAND NEW still in the unopened box for $155...so I couldn't pass up the deal...Have any of you on here had any experiences you'd like to share good or bad about the Flashpaq 1855 ? Any suggestions before using it ? I have a MBRP 4" turbo back exhaust and an AFE filter, everything else engine wise is stock...
 

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well you should have went with an sct with innovative custom tunes. but you should probly go see if you can get your money back. but its all on what you wanna do.
 

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I've read customer and tuner reviews (100's ) on the every tuning product out...Edge and Banks consistently kept getting overwhelming more bad reviews than good, Bullydog was about a 50-50 split from good to bad and SCT and Superchips had about a 10 to 1 ratio of good to bad reviews....so it was really a toss up....the good thing about the Superchips is it comes with a USB cable so you can update it online and download and swap out new tunes online...plus if you wanted custom tunes they can write them for you and you just download them online....The good news is if I ever wanted to sell it, it will tune every Ford Diesel from 99-10...that means 7.3's, 6.0's and 6.4's....SCT won't do that...Why do you think I should get my money back ? Have you had a personal bad experience with the Superchips ? It is the best selling and highest rated tuner in the world....
 

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Have you had a personal bad experience with the Superchips ?
its canned tunes for any 99-07 powerstroke.....=lameness


It is the best selling and highest rated tuner in the world....
it is because not everyone goes on forums and reads up on the different tuners, and they just buy stuff cause of the ads in diesel power and other diesel mags.

honestly in my opinon you should sell the superchips and use that money to go towards a sct.
 

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I've read customer and tuner reviews (100's ) on the every tuning product out...Edge and Banks consistently kept getting overwhelming more bad reviews than good, Bullydog was about a 50-50 split from good to bad and SCT and Superchips had about a 10 to 1 ratio of good to bad reviews....so it was really a toss up....the good thing about the Superchips is it comes with a USB cable so you can update it online and download and swap out new tunes online...plus if you wanted custom tunes they can write them for you and you just download them online....The good news is if I ever wanted to sell it, it will tune every Ford Diesel from 99-10...that means 7.3's, 6.0's and 6.4's....SCT won't do that...Why do you think I should get my money back ? Have you had a personal bad experience with the Superchips ? It is the best selling and highest rated tuner in the world....
no i havent had a personal experience but just like countryboyrob said, its canned tunes and you dont get that good transmission tuning and engine tuning like with a custom tuned sct. ill have to admit before i was on this site i was all about getting banks stuff for my truck. but i went with a sct after i read on here a while a vendor on here hooked me up with what i needed and I couldnt be happier. if your satisfied with the superchips then thats fine. but if your looking to get the most power you can out of your truck then you should probly be looking at a sct.
 

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I use to have one of those on my old 6.0. It was on there a month on the middle setting, and i blew the head gaskets out. I would highly recommend SCT with custom tunes. I had that after i got my truck fixed and what a wonderful difference.
 

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Well...... sounds like another big marketing WIN..... I hear those tornados add BIGGGGG POWA. At least thats what the magazines say:shrug: Should have gat an SCT man. 155 bucks down the toilet. And yes Ive had both.When I first got my 6.0 thats what I got, thats what the magazine TOLD me to get. Then I woke up, and remembered that I could read outside of the box. Its ok as long as you dont plan on doing anything else to your truck. Up to and including make power....... Just my 0.02
 

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For you guys that say you've had the Superchips....I'm assuming it's the 1855, the new one that just came out in 2009...not the old model...what's the difference in a custom tune whether it's uploaded by a SCT or Superchips...are you guys saying that a performance shop couldn't write the exact same tuning parameters and download it into either tuner....The SCT or Superchips is just the delivery device used to upload the tune into your vehicle...the person writing the custom tune can write the same exact tuning parameters for either as long as they have compatable software for both....so what makes a SCT better than anything else that can hold custom tunes ? They're all nothing more than Palm Pilots on steroids...they just hold information and deliver information...if you wanna be really technical a cell phone has more computing power than either...if you had access to Ford's encryption codes you could write your own tunes and upload them...if you were really smart...
 

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Hmmm well, let's see. Call superchips and get a custom tune. That's what I did. Couldn't get one. Didn't offer it. Box lied to me. Has customizable parameters, yes, to a point. Changing the tire size is great and all, I was just expecting a little more. You get there generic tune and that's it. Flashpaqs are great as far as generic canned tuners go. Will it hang with the canned tunes from SCT? I don't believe the power is there. I was blown away by my canned SCT tunes when I first got it. Went from a flashpaq to an SCT in 10 minutes, and had a noticable difference. There is no comparing a custom tune to either canned versions.A flashpaq isn't able to take in the fact that you have changed hard parts on your truck, ie egr system ,injectors, turbo.
 

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I talked to a tech who works for Superchips and he said that the NEW 1855 model can accept custom tunes for changes such as exhaust, intake..etc...I'll find out if he's full of it or not...
 
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I have had the 1855 on my 03 6.0 for about a year and no problems. I have had superchip on all my diesels and never had a problem. Normally I use the tow performance tune becuase I tow so much.. Most guys use SCT.. It doesn't really matter what programmer you use.. It's common knowlege that adding power to a 6.0 can be costly no matter what device you use to add it with.. My advice to you is if your going to add power to your 6.0, be nice to it.
 

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I talked to a tech who works for Superchips and he said that the NEW 1855 model can accept custom tunes for changes such as exhaust, intake..etc...I'll find out if he's full of it or not...
if your happy with your superchips tuner then keep it. I know after reading and learning that if I upgrade to a 6.0 I will not even consider getting anything but an SCT with custom tunes.
 

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You can't really tune a truck for a exhaust and intake.and plus a stock intake on a 6.0 is good for about 500 hp.
 
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From what read on this site and others the SCT with custom tunes is best for a 6.0. I don't have personal experience with SCT this is just what I read. As I said in an earlier post, I have never had a problem (head gasket ect.) due to the programmer in my last four trucks.. It works for me.. I have no doudt that SCT makes more power. I have read many threads of blown gaskets and other engine problems due to adding power to the 6.0. I think you will find it interesting if you do a search on blown head gasket's and read the sig's.. Do the same on the Flashpaq site in the Powerstoke section and see what you find..
 

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From what read on this site and others the SCT with custom tunes is best for a 6.0. I don't have personal experience with SCT this is just what I read. As I said in an earlier post, I have never had a problem (head gasket ect.) due to the programmer in my last four trucks.. It works for me.. I have no doudt that SCT makes more power. I have read many threads of blown gaskets and other engine problems due to adding power to the 6.0. I think you will find it interesting if you do a search on blown head gasket's and read the sig's.. Do the same on the Flashpaq site in the Powerstoke section and see what you find..
I wouldnt say that they are blowing the head gaskets when they add an sct to add power, I have seen stock trucks blow the head gaskets.
 
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I wouldnt say that they are blowing the head gaskets when they add an sct to add power, I have seen stock trucks blow the head gaskets.

I have done my homework on this subject.. I'm not going to get into a this one is better than that one.. All I said to the op was do a search on the subject and see what you find.. That's all..
 

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I have done my homework on this subject.. I'm not going to get into a this one is better than that one.. All I said to the op was do a search on the subject and see what you find.. That's all..
thats fine and I respect that.

I will admit that I was first gonna get a max micro from superchips for my truck but after reading up on here and TDS, I went with a chip that has custom tunes on it and am very happy with it.
 
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thats fine and I respect that.

I will admit that I was first gonna get a max micro from superchips for my truck but after reading up on here and TDS, I went with a chip that has custom tunes on it and am very happy with it.
Yup, I had the max in two 7.3's and they worked good.. Here's the thing, no matter what someone puts in it, who knows how someone else takes care of there truck.. There are so many variables involved that it's damn near impossible to know why someone else's truck blow up...
 

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Yup, I had the max in two 7.3's and they worked good.. Here's the thing, no matter what someone puts in it, who knows how someone else takes care of there truck.. There are so many variables involved that it's damn near impossible to know why someone else's truck blow up...
Agreed!!!!!
 
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