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Old 07-27-2012, 10:16 AM
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It won't hurt anything, the superchips canned tunes are very safe to use. Just use the right fuel for the tune.

The 4.7L is a VERY strong engine, you won't hurt it with a canned tune. It's probably safe up to about 500+hp without issue. It uses a one piece crank girdle in lieu of individual main caps like most engines(at least the new 4.7 does...I assume the old one does too). The bottom end is pretty much bullet proof, and I haven't heard of any issues of people damaging pistons or throwing rods even when supercharged. The 4.7L also does not have the thin upper ring land like the hemi that is problematic under boost.

A turbocharged 4.7L would be amazing, I don't know of any though...
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