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Old 10-10-2017, 05:37 PM
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aftermarket tune warranty

anyone done this or looked into it.

http://www.stage3motorsports.com/Sta...tom-Tunes.html

buy a 5 star ecoboost tune and get a warranty for $500 5 year /60k

or roush has a tune, intake and optional warranty.

http://www.roushperformance.com/part...ck-level1.html
plus $500 for 3 year 36k warranty



seems like $500 for a warranty is cheap insurance for these trucks.
 
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I don't remember having the option for a warranty when I bought my tunes from 5*. I can say their tunes are great. I've put something like 100,000 miles on them and have no complaints.
 
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They started that maybe 2 years ago. Havent heard anything bad like its a scam etc. 5 star is known for really safe tunes even though they are pretty mild compared to others. I had 3 t star tunes on my 2013 and probably put 20k on them and i always said its the way the truck should've come from the factory. Then i found MPT that i put 50k on and never touched my 5 star again so to speak
 
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ordered the Roush.
http://www.roushperformance.com/part...ck-level1.html

couple of reasons. the dealer i purchased truck from is a Roush dealer, feel like they will be more mod friendly.

for resale, the roush name carries weight.

they tell me i can run 87, 91 or 93 octance with no problem, truck just makes less power. maybe they all do that, i dont know.

I paid extra to have it dynoed, so when i get it i will post results.

i desided on just the tune and intake kit, no exhaust. i just dont like the sound of loud v-6
 
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Originally Posted by BROTHERDAVE View Post
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i desided on just the tune and intake kit, no exhaust. i just dont like the sound of loud v-6
Can't fault you for that. That is the one thing I wish was better on these engines. The intake sounds are all good, the exhaust note is lacking. My Audi S4 has a turbo V6 and it sounds pretty good. I wish the truck sounded more like it.
 
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stock 312 hp, 384 ft tq,

after 402 hp, 432 ft tq.

with a warranty

peak numbers, havent seen graph to look at improvement under the curve.
 
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90 Hp isn't too shabby from a software flash. I am surprised at the torque gains though. Typically they are much higher.
 
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SO FOR FUN, i added my lightning dyno over the ecoboost dyno.

PSI did the work and dynoed both. High recommend them if you need work done in the Houston area. very professional.

I think that what roush has done is added the boost slowly to where a custom tune dumps more boost down low. makes sense that to cover a warranty they would do this. to really see the difference you need to be is sport shift mod and let it shift a little latter, it is a nice upgrade.
 
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Any idea on how much boost you are running now?
 
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looking at the stock gauge, looks like 19

the roush tune applies boost as it goes. i think the custom after market tunes are dumping higher boost. lower in the rpm range, this is why they make more tq at a lower rpm, this is also why roush can offer a warranty (my guess)

my best guess is that the truck was a 14.3 to 14.5 stock and now it is a 13.6 to 13.7 truck 1/4 mile.

i have an older passport device that measures acceleration. when my lightning was stock it would 0-60 in 6.3 and 1.4 mile at 14.7 *the track was 14.1. the other night i was 0-60 in 5.7 in the ecoboost, i ran a 1/4 mile but had to let out at the end. meter said 14.3 but i think i let out to soon so a 14.2 or 14.1 is in there.

baytown 1./4 mile is closed for the season, next spring i will run it. wish i had ran it stock.
 
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Looks great! I agree that they are sandbagging the TQ in the low RPM range. Honestly pretty impressive when you're comparing to the lightning. I'm gonna guess that the 22's were eating a few ponies vs. the 18's (IIRC) on the lightning.
 

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