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I just wanted to start a thread to see who here has a 5 star tune on their F150. I was curious what tune do you use, how many miles have you had it, and what has been your general experience. I appreciate the help.
2012 5.0 running the 87 performance tune for about 3000 miles and I'm happy with it.
Stock the truck didn't seem to shift how I would of preferred it. I had no issue with lack of power/torque. Previous truck was a 05 4.6, so the jump in power was great.
After installing the tune, the shifts were a lot better, the initial throttle response was improved. As far as, holy crap it makes way more power...not so much. Granted it's only the 87 tune so I wasn't expecting it to be very noticeable. After 3000 miles it's hard to say how much a difference it is. I was averaging 13.6 on the readout, now it's 13.3. We got hills all over and I don't get out on the highway often.
I will say now that the temps have dropped here 30-40 degrees in the last few weeks it drives great.
I haven't tried any other tunes on this truck from anyone else so I can't go round saying 5star is the best, or the worst. I can say Mike returns emails promptly and is helpful. Overall, I'm happy with what I got for what I paid.
Been running 87 performance tune for about 8 months now, love it. had no idea how much manufacturers "scale back" the power and potential of these engines.
The truck was good before, and amazing now. i hate having to load to stock tune when I take it the dealer for the free oil changes they gave me when i bought it. not for long though, because the oil changes are up at the end of the year.
I also have the 87 tow tune and 87 economy, but I have enjoyed the truck so much with the performance tune, have not bothered trying the other two. I imagine if I have to ever tow a large trailer or camper, I'll give the tow tune a go.
It is kind of a pretty penny forking out the dough for it initially, but it is something I will never regret.
What type of economy gains are you seeing? I'm familiar with the EFI Live for the GM engines but my f150 will definitely be tuned. Would like to have a performance tune and an economy tune. These are interchangable on the fly or is a recalibration necessary when switching between the two tunes?
Yup loaded mine on last night I have 09 4.6 3v so couldn't wait to plug it in and Feel the difference. I got 3 custom 93 tunes tow/economy/performance. Only have put 93 in since day I got it just always use 93 so was my only option. The shifting is crisp I have only had for half of a day so can't make to much of a statement. The wow factor wasn't what I thought it was going to be, but if you floor it you can feel the pull between gears that it never did because of the trans shifts being so perfect. I will post more on the economy gains if there are any after a little time.