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Old 01-28-2019, 08:45 PM
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5Stars towing tunes have been on point for me. I have tunes from 3 other tuners and so far no one can touch 5star for towing. The throttle tip in, solid low end torque and perfect transmission tuning make it feel like I am not towing and it just makes the whole towing experience pretty effortless.

That said, their performance tunes have been my weakest up top, and I also was disappointed with some of their responses. Part of my issue is that I live at 6500', but when I loaded my 5Star tune(first tune I ever bought) I thought it might still be stock because it pulled basically the same up top as the stock tune. I asked if they could give me any more and they pretty much said no, right off the bat. My other tuners are stronger on the top end for sure. This may have been because they tend to stick a little conservative, which I don't consider a bad thing, but they didn't want to work with me.

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Originally Posted by mass-hole View Post
5Stars towing tunes have been on point for me. I have tunes from 3 other tuners and so far no one can touch 5star for towing. The throttle tip in, solid low end torque and perfect transmission tuning make it feel like I am not towing and it just makes the whole towing experience pretty effortless.

That said, their performance tunes have been my weakest up top, and I also was disappointed with some of their responses. Part of my issue is that I live at 6500', but when I loaded my 5Star tune(first tune I ever bought) I thought it might still be stock because it pulled basically the same up top as the stock tune. I asked if they could give me any more and they pretty much said no, right off the bat. My other tuners are stronger on the top end for sure. This may have been because they tend to stick a little conservative, which I don't consider a bad thing, but they didn't want to work with me.
I know it's been a while since you first got your 5 star tunes but if you haven't recently you really should hit up Josh and shoot him a datalog.. Their tunes have changed so much in the past few years its crazy.
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I'm definitely going to go with MPT or 5 star. Have had MPT on my 13 and 16 but I'm thinking of trying out 5star due to tons of positive reviews.
I really would like to not tune but after reading how bad the 10 speed is, I'm leaning towards tune.
My MAIN question is why is the NGAUGE so expensive? I can buy it from unleashed for $450 with 2 tunes and MPT and 5Star are $700? The X4s used to be sold at $30 above MSRP with custom tunes preloaded
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Canít speak to the NGauge or itís cost but after driving around for a while now Iíve found that 5Star suits my daily driving better than MPT did.

It doesnít feel as fast but it delivers the power smoother and feels safer on my truck. I may pull a datalog and have them take a look just to make sure things are good, but they definitely feel good.
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I have been running 5Star tunes on my trucks since 2011. Mike and Josh have always been helpful. I tend to tow heavy so I want a safe tune and 5Star delivers.


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Originally Posted by KineKilla View Post
Canít speak to the NGauge or itís cost but after driving around for a while now Iíve found that 5Star suits my daily driving better than MPT did.

It doesnít feel as fast but it delivers the power smoother and feels safer on my truck. I may pull a datalog and have them take a look just to make sure things are good, but they definitely feel good.
I promise you it can be just as fast and faster than MPT, if you are willing to do data logs and get revisions back.
glad to hear you are liking it, I too feel it is a perfect daily driver, and I'm running the E30 performance tune as a daily.
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