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Old 08-20-2009, 03:33 PM   #21
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Out of the factory the 3V engine is already tuned better than the 2V so we were limited to what the vehicle would give us but we make up the difference in performance with better throttle response and overall driveability improvements to the vehicle.

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Old 08-21-2009, 02:49 PM   #22
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Here are some dyno plots for those interested:

2009 F150 5.4L:
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Default superchip not working in my 09....

i have purchased a cortex programmer for my 2009 f150 5.4 and it copy's the vehicle and tranny files and then says not up to date....have updated programmer 4x's now......maybe a waste of money at superchip.......anyone have anything to say on this or any advice?
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When we release a new product we try very hard to gain access to the thousands of files Ford offers for the specific models we are offering tuning for but some make it through the cracks.

More than likely we have not seen the specific calibration that your vehicles PCM contains before now.

What you need to do is update the programmer (which it looks like you have already). Fro there your files go directly to our engineer so he can begin creating the custom program for your specific calibration.

This process usually takes a few days to complete. You will be emailed once the program is online a ready to download to your programmer.

Feel free to give our customer service a call at 888-227-2447 to log the issue with one of our reps and to make verify the timeline for the files completion.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

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why would someone use the tow program? why not just use the performance option when towing?
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Old 09-02-2009, 03:12 PM   #26
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Good question!

With our extensive testing we have determined that you can safely tow up to 6000LBS while tuned with either the 91 or 87 performance modes but any more than that and you need to get into TOW mode because the Performance modes are too aggressive for pulling up to the chassis limit and could result in pinging/detonation in the engine while under that kind of load.

Tow is specifically made to still offer you performance but has less aggressive timing tables and air fuel trims to counteract detonation allowing you to tow the chassis limit without any issues.

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Scott,

How does the programming react with the 6spd Auto as people are seeing problems with the shifting after the trucks have been reflashed.
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How does the programming react with the 6spd Auto as people are seeing problems with the shifting after the trucks have been reflashed.
I haven't heard of any issues within the company but I am more than happy to inquire into this deeper if there are issues showing up. Just so I am clear, are you referring to issues related to tuning in general or specifically when tuned with a Superchips programmer?

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I haven't heard of any issues within the company but I am more than happy to inquire into this deeper if there are issues showing up. Just so I am clear, are you referring to issues related to tuning in general or specifically when tuned with a Superchips programmer?

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In general......There has been issues with every other tuner out there from what I can tell.
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The engineer told me that Ford recently had a TSB prompted by issues they were having with their own TCM flashes causing clunking when shifting into specific gears.

We proactively adjusted our trans tuning to fix that issue with the programmer. Ford also released their fix as well through the TSB.

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