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Superchips Performance Chip for the Ford F-150, 2004

Superchips Performance Chip

Code:   SU1950



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Superchips Cortex Performance Tuner - Ford - Ford F-150, 2004

Cortex has all the perks of Flashpaq - insane horsepower and torque gains, several power levels and user-tunable options for your Ford F-150 - in a sleek, upgraded, hand-held unit. Plus the multi-VIN feature lets you tune 2 models of the same make.


  • Boosts your Ford F-150's horsepower and torque
  • Offers several power levels and many user-tunable preferences
    • Tunes for towing, fuel economy or improved performance
  • Possesses multi-VIN capability so that you can tune a second model of the same make
  • Lets you raise the stock speed limit setting
  • Maximizes power by lifting the restrictions on your rev limiter, allowing for maximum rotational speed
  • Recalibrates factory speedometer to correct for various tire sizes
  • Adjusts transmission shift points and pressure for optimal drivability and more aggressive shifting
  • Monitors vital engine data to ensure proper functioning
  • Reads and clears diagnostic trouble codes
  • Records, displays and saves 1/4-mile times
  • Works well with most aftermarket performance products, such as cold air intakes or throttle body spacers
  • Plugs directly into your Ford F-150's OBD-II port
  • Stores easily - small, hand-held device
  • Updates via the Internet, ensuring up-to-the-minute tuning accuracy
    • Simply hook up to your computer's USB port and update in minutes
  • Made in USA


  • Dimensions: 4-1/2" long x 2-3/4" wide x 1" tall
  • 2-Year warranty
    • Also comes with a 100,000-mile power train warranty

You are sure to achieve noticeable gains in your Ford F-150's performance with Cortex, the premium hand-held performance tuner from Superchips. See huge increases in torque and horsepower and improved fuel economy, and keep close track of your engine with the advanced diagnostic feature. This performance module provides you with several tuning possibilities that boost performance no matter what kind of driving you are doing. And you can tune two cars with one device thanks to Cortex's multi-VIN capability.

Note: Not all tunes, features or monitored parameters are available for all applications. Available features will pop up automatically on the display once the Cortex is plugged into your Ford F-150. Second VIN tuning is available as part of a software package which can be purchased from manufacturer.

Power Levels

ExtremeXMaximize power for ultimate performance gainsNot recommended for towing
Available on select diesel applications only
PerformanceXXBoost power to maximize engine and transmission performanceOctane requirements vary
Tow PerformanceXXGet extra power for mid-range towing performanceOctane requirements vary
Tow SafeXXBoost power for optimum towing performance; limit reflects maximum OEM towing recommendationOctane requirements vary
Transmission OnlyXXOptimize towing performance for transmission onlyAvailable on select applications
HP4 for Ford Supercharged LightningX Support a 2.8" upper pulley to raise the boost level91-Octane fuel or better is required
87-OctaneXOptimize performance for engine and transmission using 87-octane fuel only87-Octane fuel is required
Stock with OptionsXXMaintain factory settings while allowing for user-selected changesEngine and transmission tuning will not be available; only user-selected options will be installed
StockXXReturn to stock settings for emissions inspections or trips to the dealershipNone

Advanced Options

With the Cortex tuner, you can raise the stock speed limit setting on your Ford F-150, and you can recalibrate your factory speedometer to correct for various tire sizes. Also, this performance module lets you lift the restrictions on your rev limiter to allow for maximum rotational speed, increasing power.

If you have aftermarket performance products - such as a cold air intake, upgraded exhaust, performance air filter or throttle body spacer - you may be worried that your Ford F-150 will not be compatible with these additions. But you can use Cortex to get the most out of these parts. If you need custom tuning for these upgrades, you can download hard-part-specific tunes from the online Superchips store.

Cortex lets you adjust transmission shift points and pressure to improve your Ford F-150's acceleration while minimizing wear and tear on your shift plates. With Cortex, you can also purchase advanced transmission performance tunes from the online Superchips store. Purchase tunes to adjust shift schedules and get advanced tuning options for each shift schedule as well as adjustable parameters within each shift point.

Monitoring Your Engine

Any time that you boost your engine's power, you should monitor the engine and transmission to avoid damage. With Cortex, you can keep tabs on vital engine data. This performance module also reads and clears diagnostic trouble codes, which ensures that you know exactly what's going on with your Ford F-150 at all times.

The data-logging feature of Cortex lets you record, display and save 1/4-mile times so that you can keep track of your Ford F-150's performance.

1950 Super Chips Cortex Performance Module - Hand Held

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  • If you click on the provided link, you can see the available programmer/monitors for your F150 with the 5.4L engine. To improve performance as well as maximize fuel economy, I would recommend the Edge Evolution. The Evolution is available in a CS (Color Screen) part # EP85150 or CTS (Color Touch Screen) # EP85250 version. The only difference between the two units is the screen of the unit. The Evolution offers 4 power levels for gas motors, Stock, Level 1 which increases HP by 5 and Torque
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  • Tuner Recommendation for Towing, Performance, and Fuel Economy for a 1999 Ford F-350 6.8L V10
  • For your 1999 Ford F-350 with the 6.8 liter motor I recommend the Edge EvoHT tuner, # EP16050. This tuner will give you gains in horsepower and torque but also has settings to help with towing, fuel economy, and transmission tunes. The power levels are Stock, Tow, Economy, and Extreme. I have also included a link to all of the tuners and monitors that will fit your truck.
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  • Can Superchips Cortex Performance Tuner # SU1950 Tune Both 2012 and 2013 F350s with 6.2L Gas Engines
  • My contact at Superchips confirmed that the Cortex Handheld Performance Tuner for Ford, part # SU1950, will work on both your 2012 and 2013 F350s with 6.2-liter gasoline engines. Once you have tuned one vehicle you can disconnect the Cortex and then install the required software that is available from Superchips to tune the second vehicle. This tuner connects to your OBD-II port and allows you to make a variety of performance adjustments including tunes for increased power or fuel economy, ch
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  • Programmer Recommendation for a 1999 Ford Super Duty Diesel for Mileage and Towing
  • I believe your best option would be to get the Edge Evolution CS Programmer # EP85100. This is a simple to use programmer that will give you additional power when towing, has an economy mode for when you are not towing to maximize mileage. This programmer has a mileage coach too that will allow you to monitor your driving habits and maximize your mileage that way as well. This programmer will also firm up your shift points as well. The Superchips Cortex Performance Tuner # SU1950 that you ref
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  • Performance Increases by Adding a Tuner to 2012 Ford F350 6.2L Gas Engine
  • I do not have any direct knowledge of the differences between the two engines, so I checked with our resident Ford expert. He tells me that although the engines in both vehicles share the same displacement, the compression, tune, exhaust, and intake are likely different. It is also quite possible that the internals can differ between the two motors. In short, the engine in the Raptor is designed, built and tuned for higher performance than the general purpose 6.2L in your F350, which is tuned to
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  • Superchips # 1950 Cortex Tuner Improving Throttle Response on 2000 Ford F150 w/ 5.4L Engine
  • My Superchips representative tells me that the Cortex would be the best option for the money for the 5.4l gas engine. Although the throttle response is not an adjustable parameter when using the # SU1950 Cortex Tuner on your 2000 F150 with the 5.4l engine, installing the program will have the incidental effect of improving throttle response. My Superchips Rep tells me that there will be a noticeable improvement. The Cortex programmer will provide up to 27 more HP and an increase of 32 foot
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  • What Kind of Gains Can I Expect from Superchips Cortex Performance Tuner in my 2001 F150
  • If it is more power you want, installing the Superchips Cortex Performance Tuner # SU1950 will provide up to 27 additional horsepower and an increase of 32 foot pounds of torque. In addition, the programmer will have the incidental effect of improving throttle response. The tuner connects to your OBD-II port and allows you to make a variety of performance adjustments including tunes for increased power or fuel economy, change to the stock speed limit setting, recalibration of the speedometer
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