4.2 Stroker build projected HP and Questions

slithermgs

Member
You know my vote is for the quarterhorse

Sct is ok, too. But I love the real time tuning of the QH.
I read through your thread and judging off you experience I'd definitely say the quarter horse is the way to go for you. Assuming I just wanted to use the factory ecu with something like tuner pro what all would be required? I'm assuming the quarter horse, some files and a laptop but is there anything else hardware wise? I hope all that makes sense it's been a long day.
 
That’s the part I have to step back on because I have only let someone else do my stuff, and where I gotta do more picking myself. Back in 2015 after the guy that done my tune (Justin from VMP) I was going to get the SCT pro racer package which allows for self tuning the same software tuners have access to, after I gained a little more knowledge https://www.vmpperformance.com/SCT-Pro-Racer-Software-Only-V3-0-p/prppro.htm with this of course you have to have or purchase a hand held tuner which at the time I bought a used SCT X3 off of Ebay for like $235.00 if I remember right, and I was going to get the newest handheld after save some more extra “set aside” money. Just be sure if you go the used route that it is not “married” as they call it to another computer get one that is “unmarried” and has plenty of “unlocks” left if you do decide to use SCT, I think mine had 4 or 5 unlocks left. Because when you get to zero it cost a fee to get back to 5 unlocks I just know this the hard way just do plenty of research.But I have read good stuff on the Quarterhorse also, there is a chip placement of theirs you have to put in your computer, but didn’t seem to difficult back then from what I read.
 

fasterthanyou

Active Member
I read through your thread and judging off you experience I'd definitely say the quarter horse is the way to go for you. Assuming I just wanted to use the factory ecu with something like tuner pro what all would be required? I'm assuming the quarter horse, some files and a laptop but is there anything else hardware wise? I hope all that makes sense it's been a long day.
Quarterhorse is the chip, tunerpro and binary editor are the software that work with quarterhorse. Technically any J3 chip will work with tunerpro (or at least it worked many years ago. I was able to read the sct chip using the jaybird module and tunerpro when i very first started out.

Sct pro racer and binary editor are very similar. Both will get the job done. Sct is more user friendly and easy to look st. Binary editor is pretty "raw." Only thing moates has on SCT is the realtime tuning ability with the quarterhorse. Sct you have to modify the tune, save it, turn the key off then on to flash, repeat. It's slow as dirt.
 

fasterthanyou

Active Member
Coretuning.net sells different packages. I have no idea why they sell a package with both obd2 dongle and quarterhorse. It makes zero sense to me. If you're going to use the obd2 port to flash, then stick with the flash. Vice versa. If you're using a chip, stick with the chip. Meh.. what do I know.
 

billegoat

Member
To answer your question about the throttle body on a Windstar intake, I've got one on my 3.9 and I put a bbk 70mm 04 gt throttle body on it, had to use a throttle spacer then I blended the front out to match the 70mm. Without the spacer the throttle blade will hit the intake. Also I used jb weld plastic putty and filled in the oring groove and sanded down to accept the gt gasket. And yes if you use the gt throttle body of any size you have too remote mount the IAC
 
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