Any F150 owners using an Edge?

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  1. Emanon

    Emanon Active Member

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    Just put mine in and running level 2. Interested in doing a custom but wanted to know if anyone else had done a custom tune on theirs first.
     
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    Edge?

    I've got an 06 F150, 5.4L, all I've done perf. wise is an exhuast so far.
    What does the Edge do?
     
  3. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I was wondering how well those work? I thought about getting one.

    Look on the F150 boards there is a lot of info on who tuned what and how.

    How much was it and where did you get it?
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Its a performance Tuner for your truck.

    What kinda of exhaust did you get?

    According to JollyOger your exhaust actually makes you lose Horsepower and its a huge conspiracy across the entire industry and Dyno makers to falseify the fact that exhaust does not do anything.
    All this knowing he has never owned a F-150 :ugh: :ugh: :ugh:

    I have a Borla on my 06 F-150
     
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    On my second tank of fuel now. Filled up with 93 and went to level 3. I could tell a difference in the shifting and it does fill a little more peppy.......but no hard numbers to prove it.

    I do like the four displays it allows you to have.

    I picked mine up at Discount Power Parts for $339.
     
  6. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Would you say its worth the money.. what about running stage 1? I wouldnt want to have to go to 93? Have you tried that?
     
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    I'll take independent tests over manufacturer claims, any day!
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I have seen both and they say the same thing.

    But lets not clusterfuck dudes thread
     
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    Stage 1 is just transmission.

    You can run level 2 on 87 or make a custom tune telling it what octane you are running.

    I think it is worth it for the better shift points and throttle response alone. I am up to 16mpg which is an improvement. I like being able to watch my average MPG, transmission and oil temps (plus tons more you can monitor).

    If the display isn't a big deal there is also Troyers (SP?) programming that is suppose to be good.
     
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    I don't mind :bigthumb:

    Was about to put a magnaflow on mine so exhaust talk is also good.
     
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    even the manufacturer's dyno graphs show me that they're not good for performance... Their graph will start at around 3000rpm... reason? signifigant loss of low-end torque.
     
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    Wait.........

    You honestly believe changing out the exhaust from stock will make you LOSE HP and Torque?

    Stock exhaust is the best? Just want to make sure that is what you are implying here.
     
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    changing to any more "free flowing" or larger-diameter exhaust will result in a loss of LOW END torque without other (signifigant) mods to the engine.
     
  14. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    This depends on the design of the exhaust, for F150s if you get a Flowmaster Chamber muffler this may be true, but Magnaflow and Borla both use the factory type cannister design and do improve low end torque and do make more power.

    I went from punching it and bogging down to punching it and easily spinning the tires now, sounds like more low end torque to me.
     
  15. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Magnaflow is pretty loud, I have a borla, and at idle you hear a low rumble but is close to stock and then it opens to a loud nice sounding roar at WOT.
    I did notice an increase in power and torque.
    All this is backed up with other owners on the F150 boards
     
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    Again.......

    You honestly believe changing out the exhaust from stock will make you LOSE HP and Torque?

    Stock exhaust is the best? Just want to make sure that is what you are implying here.

    Simple Yes or No.

    :rofl:
     
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    No the dyno's you can go look at on F150online are WRONG! :rofl:

    Yeah I'm still up in the air about what I want. Couple coworkers have Flowmasters (few different models) and not sure I like them. I've always liked Borla sound from back when I owned a Mustang.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I have seen dynos from different souces online, and just from the reasearch I did that our trucks respond better to the cannister design (borla, magnaflow) rather than flowmaster (chambered).
    If you want Borla, it is more expensive, but I got mine on ebay for $200 below retail and was only about 50-60 more than my buddies magnaflow and it sounds a lot better.

    Just for kicks I sent an email into Borla requested dyno charts to see if they would provide any :big grin:
     
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    under around 2500-3000rpm an aftermarket exhaust will hurt low-end torque. Think about it... if it helped throughout the power band, why wouldn't the manufaturer simply do it stock? There's a reason. Same as why the "tornado" isn't an OEM item... It doesn't help!
     
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    So by that statement............

    Stock is the BEST you can get because the manufacture supplies it? The manufacture provides the best parts you can get for a truck?

    This just gets better and better.
     
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    Don't you think they would put on the best offroad protection from the start? :rofl:
     
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    NEVER did I say everything from the factory was best. However, it has been proven on the dyno time and again that aftermarket exhaust that helps high-end rpm will hurt low-end.

    What does the exhaust have to do with a skidplate? I'm not sure. But I guess you're either really stupid, or have some really good dope.
     
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    Let me help you out here because it seems like it might be a bit hard to understand.

    You said:

    Ok so lets apply that to your skid plate argument. If the ones on it weren't any good why wouldn't the manufacture simply do it stock?

    See where I'm going with that?

    Also please show this time and time again evidence of an upgrade exhaust losing their low end. Want to see some before and afters.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Worst Logic ever.. why dont OEMs do a lot of things.. its not because its doesnt help its COST.
    Why dont they put Bald Eagle leather seats and SC'ers with factory NOS kits and 25" wheels.
    They are there to put out a quality product for the lowest price possible, and its simply cheaper to put a quiet stainless steel exhaust on there.

    You still have no clue what you are talking about with exhaust on F-150s and still can not explain my sudden burst of low end torque that now easily spins my tires
    Sure its possible for some exhaust designs to hurt low end torque, but it depends on the design and vehicle that it does make more power
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    I wouldnt argue, in teh other thread I posted several links to independent people who used Borla and noticed an increase in power, but he said its a HUGE conspiracy across the entire aftermarket community that no aftermarket power adder has ever worked.
    he also said if you give more air to an engine its impossible for it to make more power, and even though there are numerous aftermarket intake kit, its scientifically impossible for internal combustion engines to make more power with more air.. yet another aftermarket conspiracy. :ugh:
     

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