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Performance Chips Are performance chips or moduals safe ????

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Any modification has some degree of danger to it, but as long as it is installed correctly. there shouldn't be any danger. just keep in mind the limits of your vehicle. case in point by brother bought my dad a bully dog mod for a 06 ford f150 fx4. great system and will provide major gas and towing improvements but my dad mr computer illiterate just went and hooked it up without updating the mod controller....fried the computer in the truck. covered under warrenty with a few little white lies but still a 2400 dollar lesson that didnt needed to happen. final note just make sure you follor the instruction and if need be call the mod manufacturer if you have to.

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