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Eexplain the engine and trans tune for me.

Old 01-30-2019, 08:20 AM
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Yeah, you're only as old as you feel. and right now I don't feel a day over 85!
I do enjoy driving the truck although I don't plan on challenging anyone at a stop light, it's nice to have something that could.
I loaded the 5 Star performance tune (87 Octane) and was anxious to try it out. I was hopping for a little more power and maybe a few MPG increase. I got neither!
I don't blame 5 Star, I blame my choice of tunes. I should have gone for the 93 octane tune if I wanted to see a difference. I may do that at some point just to see what happens.
I was also disappointed in the transmission tuning. In Normal mode, it is still rather harsh and seems to skip some gears. Sport mode is much better but not my choice for normal driving.
And the Auto Stop Eliminator work perfectly!
The addition of the Magnaflow cat back exhaust system is well worth the price. I just LOVE the sounds!
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:50 AM
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Once you're a customer I think they will sell you extra tunes at a discount. I guarantee you'll notice a difference with the 93 Performance tune. You can also data log and send them the file so they can make adjustments.
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Old 01-30-2019, 09:48 AM
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SCT Xcal 4 works fine. I picked up a used Xcal then contacted Torrie at Unleashed Tuning, my truck is a 2018 with a 5.0. Runs and shifts great. Plus I was able to adjust my speedometer and TPMS sensors for the new tires and wheels, oh and he permantly turned off the autostart/stop bullsh*t
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:21 AM
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As I said, I don't blame 5 Star, it was my choice to go with the 87 octane tune. The transmission is probably set for economy and there is not much that can be done in the Normal Mode. I'm OK with my choices, just somewhat disappointed.
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