Ford Ranger PK Performance Chip

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 01, 2013 at 21:00
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I am considering installing a Stienbauer Chip to my 3L Ranger, I would appreciate any comments good or bad on their performance.
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Reply By: cgull - Friday, Aug 02, 2013 at 09:51

Friday, Aug 02, 2013 at 09:51
Hi Puttingdave
I have a pj 3litre auto and installed a chip 12 months ago .
The fuel economy has only slightly improved.
The power has greatly improved .
Even for the power increase alone I feel it is worth it
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Friday, Aug 02, 2013 at 10:12

Friday, Aug 02, 2013 at 10:12
What chip cgull ?

I had probs with 2 stoppages with Euro chip fitted, so permanenty removed now.
Mine was Donator, only $217 odd delivered (from Italy), but have since decided a little turbo lag is ok . . . maybe a larger exhaust one day and large intercooler will help there.

I'd much rather now not stuffing around with the ECU doing it's job.
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Follow Up By: cgull - Friday, Aug 02, 2013 at 13:04

Friday, Aug 02, 2013 at 13:04
I have the steinbauer chip and I had the middle muffler replaced with a straight thru truck muffler and a Snorkel.
We tow a 2300 kg van and the extra power is really noticible.
On the dyno it picked up from 99kw to 130 kw at rear wheels.
Have it fitted and tuned on the dyno although the cost was $1800
I would recommend it
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Reply By: Keir & Marg - Friday, Aug 02, 2013 at 13:23

Friday, Aug 02, 2013 at 13:23
We had a Steinbauer chip fitted to our 2litre Landrover Freelander TD4. The improvement in driveability was very noticeable, and it towed our 1350kg Jayco Penguin Outback much better. Not much improvement in fuel economy though, even when not towing. Everyone who drove the Freelander thought it was much better. Downside - a bit of overfuelling on take-off, ie a bit of black smoke out of the exhaust; not too bad unless you floored it, plus soot stains on the van or the boat when we were towing. In summary, pleased that we did it. Sold the Freelander a couple of years ago, and now have a Pajero NS diesel auto. Considering fitting a similar chip.
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Follow Up By: Member - Fergiesfolly - Sunday, Aug 04, 2013 at 18:46

Sunday, Aug 04, 2013 at 18:46
Hi Keir & Marg,
Notice you mention putting a chip onto an NS Pajero.
I have a 2008 NS Auto and tried to do the same. Have had nothing but problems and have removed the chip entirely. Still talking to supplier but not a lot of enthusiasm. Chip brand is SPT ( Sterling performance technologies) If you do go ahead get a return/performance guarantee before you buy.

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