2018’s Top-Rated Tuners for 5.4 Triton!

Tuner for 5.4 Triton
Written by Ken Coul

Hi, this is Ken, your online internet auto-mechanic. This time I am going to introduce you to four of the best tuners and programmers for Ford 5.4L Triton engines.

Top-Rated Tuner for 5.4 Triton List:

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1. Banks 66110 Programmer1. Banks 66110 ProgrammerThis is the Banks Power AutoMind 2 Programmer for Ford 5.4L Triton•Built-In, On-Screen Real-Time Data

•Pre-Loaded with Dyno-Proven Tuning Files
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2. Edge Products 15051 Evolution Programmer for Ford F-1502. Edge Products 15051This is the New Evolution Programmer by Edge for 2004-2008 Ford F-150•Programmable in under 20 seconds

•Advanced tuning options
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3. Bully Dog 40417 GT Platinum Tuner for Gas Applications3. Bully Dog 40417 GTThis is the Bully Dog 40417 GT Platinum Tuner/Programmer•Four-in-one product

•Driving Coach Feature
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4. DiabloSport 7202 Predator P2 Performance Tuner4. DiabloSport 7202 Predator P2This is the DiabloSport 7202 Predator P2 Performance Tuner•High Definition 2.8” LCD Screen

•Reactive logging of data for performance gauging
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The Ford 5.4-liter engine was one of the most popular powertrains for over a decade, over the years it has proven to be both fuel efficient and reliable.

However, with this, all engines have issues, and all drivers want to optimize and tweak their engine’s performance. So here are four of the top tuner programmers to improve your Ford 5.4L Triton engine.

Best tuners for 5.4 triton reviews:

1. Banks 66110 Programmer

The Banks AutoMind programmer is ready to run package deal that connects to your ODBII and immediately scans and checks all your DTC’s clearing them.

This model comes with four pre-set standard tunes for power, towing, sport and economy optimization.  You connect it to your ODBII, and it will read on the fly. These models are configured to work on your specific car make, model and year, so just make sure you have the right 2001-2016 Model, and it covers an extensive list too long to provide here.

So, what can this device give you? Here goes:

  1. Axle Ratio: Adjust your vehicle’s speedometer and fuel consumption calculations for re-aligned axle ratios.
  2. Fuel Injectors: Change the parameters for installed different sized fuel injectors
  3. Idle Adjust: Adjust the idle value and optimize your voltage in idle.
  4. Rev Limiter: Optimize the RPM rate before your engine’s computer comes into play.
  5. RPM Based Spark: This function will let you adjust the RPM range.
  6. Speed Limiter: Optimize the top speed your engine can reach before it sets in the automatic limiter.
  7. Tire Size: Correct your speedometer ratios for determining speed when you change your wheels and tires from stock.

This is just a few of the options available, and it also reads all your PIDs too.
 

 

2. Edge Products 15051 Evolution Programmer for Ford F-150

New Evolution Programmer by Edge for 2004-2008 Ford F-150 with 5.4L Triton engine is another Edge super product, and it is clearly a market leader for delivering high-performance programming optimization to your vehicle.

This device will display up to four different parameters at any given moment and can deliver 19 such parameters.  The EP comes with a USB cable and connector that lets you update over the internet, and it comes with a specially designed pod making it look like a factory installed device on your dash.

These are the device display options you can choose from:

  1. RPM
  2. MPH
  3. Engine Coolant Temp (oF)
  4. Engine Oil Temp (oF)
  5. Transmission Fluid Temp (oF)
  6. Cylinder Head Temp (oF)
  7. Air Intake Temp (oF)
  8. Line Pressure Control Desired (psi)
  9. Fuel Rail Pressure (psi)
  10. Output Shaft Speed
  11. Turbine Shaft Speed
  12. Manifold Air Flow
  13. Manifold Air Flow Sensor Voltage (v)
  14. Variable Cam Timing Actual Advance
  15. Spark Advance
  16. Torque fuel/spark Limiting Status
  17. Fuel Economy (mpg)
  18. Engine Load
  19. Accelerator Pedal Position
  20. Battery Voltage (v)

This model will read, display and clear all DTC’s, provide you with all the tuning options including:

  1. Axle Ratio: You can correct your vehicles speedometer and fuel consumption calculations when you re-align the axle ratio to the new gear ratios you set.
  2. Fuel Injectors: You can adjust the parameters when you install different sized fuel injectors
  3. Idle Adjust: This function will allow you to change the idle value, essentially you can optimize your voltage in idle, enabling you to use auxiliary electronics without depleting the battery.
  4. Rev Limiter: You can change the RPM rate before your engine’s computer comes into play. Essentially you reset the automatic limiter to protect your engine from overstating RPM’s.
  5. RPM Based Spark: This function will let you adjust the RPM range.
  6. Speed Limiter: This function will change the top speed your engine can reach before it sets in the automatic limiter.
  7. Tire Size: This will give your speedometer the correct ratios for determining your speed when you change your wheels and tires from stock.
  8. Transmission Shift Firmness: This enables you to adjust automatic shift firmness.
  9. Transmission Shift Points: This allows you to change the RPM level between gear changes in an automatic transmission.

This device will perform 0 to 60mph and ¼, 1/8 mile at 60ft performance tests.
 

 

3. Bully Dog 40417 GT Platinum Tuner for Gas Applications

The Bully Dog GT Gas Gauge Tuner is their flagship tuner and provides four-in-one functions. This unit can add up to 42 HP, deliver diagnostic data and reduce fuel consumption. Let’s take a look at what this device will give your Triton engine. This device comes with their unique driving coach feature that allows you to improve your driving skills that optimize fuel consumption and vehicle power performance.

The GT will read and allow you to adjust the following parameters:

  1. Real Time Fuel Economy
  2. Engine RPM
  3. Engine Load
  4. Speed
  5. Mass Air Flow
  6. Injection Pulse Width
  7. Throttle Position (%)
  8. Barometer
  9. Battery Voltage
  10. Timing Position
  11. Turbo Boost Pressure
  12. Fuel Rail Pressure
  13. Manifold Absolute Pressure
  14. Exhaust Gas Temperature
  15. Coolant Temperature
  16. Air Intake Temperature
  17. Engine Oil Temperature
  18. Injection Control Pressure
  19. Transmission Temperature

Apart from these features, you can perform the following adjustments:

For 91+ Octane

  • Raise your peak HP: up to 35 hp
  • Increase your peak torque: up to 40 ft.lbs

For 85+ Octane

  • Raise your peak HP: up to 15-20 hp
  • Increase your peak torque: up to 15-20 ft.lbs

 

 

4. DiabloSport 7202 Predator P2 Performance Tuner

The Predator P2 from DiabloSport is the designed to serve all 1999-2017 Silverado, Sierra, Tahoe, Suburban, and Yukon models. This model comes with reactive design software that allows you to compare your performance online and get live data feedback to see how your modifications are performing.

This device will read and clear all DTC’s, as well as connect to the internet via a USB cable to download any updates. It is used for domestic gas and diesel engines; you just need to match the model of your vehicle with the software.

This device provides the following functions:

  1. Accepts Custom Tunes from CMR
  2. Calibrate Speedometer for Gear Ratio
  3. Calibrate Speedo for Tire Size
  4. Cooling Fan Control
  5. Top Speed Limiter
  6. Rev Limiter
  7. Shift Points
  8. Shift Firmness
  9. Disable Active Fuel Management

 

 
Conclusions

There are many devices that enable and empower you to supercharge your cars without an actually touching the engine. However, there are also a lot of dangerous mods that can be made unchecked.

That is why you must only buy a professional model with limitation programming and pre-set features. This will maintain a safe upgrade and save you from destroying your engine.