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Old 05-27-2018, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Bill Cornwell View Post
Shawn Ellis is a worthless liar and thief. I ordered and paid $515.00 + $15.00 shipping for an SCT X4 programmer with 3 custom tunes on Monday 5/14/18. I received the X4 on Friday 5/19/18. I filled out the custom tune form on Monday 5/21/18 and sometime later that day I received an e mail stating he received the order and I should receive an e mail or phone call within 48 hours.

Since I had not received anything by late afternoon on Thursday 5/24/18, I called Shawn and he said he was in the middle of working on a tune but since mine was an easy 5.4 tune, he would send it out that night or the next morning. Nothing happened on Friday as he stated so I sent another email yesterday, 5/26/18.

Still nothing in my in box this morning, Sunday 5/27/18, so I have come to the realization that he doesn't plan to send me anything in the future except maybe more BS and lies if he would even answer the phone. I plan to file fraud charges with his local PD on Tuesday 5/29/18 as I don't have any other recourse left.

I guess I should be glad the worthless SOB at least sent me a NIB X4 even though it doesn't do me any good with out the tunes installed.

Bill Cornwell
In the interim you can use the canned tunes that SCT includes with all programmers.
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Old 06-03-2018, 08:11 AM
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I have an '11 Lariat with the 6.2. I bought my Livewire from 5*. I have several performance tunes and a Tow tune from them. I also have several performance tunes and a Tow tune from MPT. The 5* tunes performance tunes I have (91P and 93P) have a very quick throttle tip in, to the point that I can't push the throttle any further than several inches or I'll break the tires loose. But, once I get adjusted to that, the performance is great. Light to moderate throttle causes the 1-2 upshift to occur too soon, but otherwise the upshifts are quick and firm and hold gear nicely. Same with downshifts as I slow. But, kick downs are delayed and causes me to abruptly drop way down in gear to make a pass. Other than the SCT 93P canned tune, the 5* 93P tune gives me my best MPG. On my trip out to West Virginia this past weekend, I was on the 5* 93P. I had a high of 20.9 mpg on level road, averaging about 18.5mpg. The 5* 91Perf. Tow is my favorite Tow tune, plus I get my best Towing MPG with it. Now for MPT. The MPT 91P tune is my favorite daily tune. The throttle tip-in is more usable. I can give it a moderate touch and go quickly, or I can jab it and break loose at will. The throttle is more linear, meaning it is more proportional to my input. The upshifts are quick and firm, but doesn't hold as long as the 5* performance tunes. Light to moderate throttle I'd say the shifting is more suited to daily driving, but hard on the throttle and it firms way up. Kick downs are quick and firm as well. Although I think the 5* 93P is more of a "Race" oriented tune, and a bit more fun, I like this MPT 91P tune the best. I would like it to hold gear a bit longer thou. I wanted to get a 93P from them but they no longer tune the 6.2. One thing I have noticed with all of these tunes, and this just may be the nature of my truck, but any throttle input past 1/2 to 3/4 throttle nets no better performance. Throwing it to the floor is no better than if I just jab it to about 1/2 throttle. If I go to the floor, then ease up on the throttle, I'll actually pick up speed rather quickly. But I've learned this and am accustomed to it now. Now.....About a year or so ago, I "Tried" for months to get a performance and tow tune from SSI, what a joke that was. I paid for the tunes and sent in the Tune Form, then waited. And waited, and waited. Long story but after many, many emails, and "attempted" phone calls, and...... posts on several sites, including there own, I never got a single reply from anyone. I had to request a stop payment on the credit card and get a refund. This was over a three month period. So yea, SSI.........................No way.

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Wow that was a long reply thanks for the input. I'll probably stick with my 91 performance/tow from 5 star. I'd buy tunes from mpt but I bought a bully dog device and they dont support it. Should have just got the sct x4
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Wow that was a long reply thanks for the input. I'll probably stick with my 91 performance/tow from 5 star. I'd buy tunes from mpt but I bought a bully dog device and they dont support it. Should have just got the sct x4
Yep, I have the x4 and have both MPT and 5* tunes on it.
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Got a 13 fx4 5.0 have a 5 star tune (87 perf/tow) the shifting is way better than stock but still seems conservative on the power side. Does anyone have experience with SSI tuning on a 5.0l? They claim they are substantially better than 5 star.
Yes they do i ran 5 star and ssi at the track with my 5.0 and gotten much better times. Ssi 93 tune was a good ammount faster than 5 stars e85 tune.
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Originally Posted by 1810speed View Post
Yes they do i ran 5 star and ssi at the track with my 5.0 and gotten much better times. Ssi 93 tune was a good ammount faster than 5 stars e85 tune.
Datalog your 5 Star and send it in for review/revisions, it'll be just as fast as your ssi along with better drivability.
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Man screw SSi & that guy Shawn at SSi… His tune is garbage. I spent $475 to have my truck basically at full throttle with just my toe on the gas peddle, terrible shifting, and crazy knocking. Yeah the truck was fast, but it feels equally as fast with the SCT off the shelf tune I ended up flashing the truck with, and rides like stock. I had the worst experience with SSi. The customer service is HORRIBLE! The attitude he has is enough to want to fight the guy. He talks to you like you're a tool, and just lies lies lies constantly. Save yourself the headache, blowing your motor, and the money, and tune with anyone else but that guy. Trust me. The best thing I ever did was wipe that tune off my pcm. I felt like someone was hitting my diff with a bat every time it shifted.
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Originally Posted by Bill Cornwell View Post
Shawn Ellis is a worthless liar and thief. I ordered and paid $515.00 + $15.00 shipping for an SCT X4 programmer with 3 custom tunes on Monday 5/14/18. I received the X4 on Friday 5/19/18. I filled out the custom tune form on Monday 5/21/18 and sometime later that day I received an e mail stating he received the order and I should receive an e mail or phone call within 48 hours.

Since I had not received anything by late afternoon on Thursday 5/24/18, I called Shawn and he said he was in the middle of working on a tune but since mine was an easy 5.4 tune, he would send it out that night or the next morning. Nothing happened on Friday as he stated so I sent another email yesterday, 5/26/18.

Still nothing in my in box this morning, Sunday 5/27/18, so I have come to the realization that he doesn't plan to send me anything in the future except maybe more BS and lies if he would even answer the phone. I plan to file fraud charges with his local PD on Tuesday 5/29/18 as I don't have any other recourse left.

I guess I should be glad the worthless SOB at least sent me a NIB X4 even though it doesn't do me any good with out the tunes installed.

Bill Cornwell
Man do I feel your pain brother... Reading your post made me cringe the more I read it because all I can do is feel the exact thing you went through. It happened to me. He's a piece of sh**, a fraud, and a person that deserves to get his teeth knocked out. I ended up flashing my truck stock for a few weeks waiting for my local tuner to let me know when to head to the dyno to tune after the horrible experience with shawn, and my tuner ended up telling me to update my SCT BDX and that the SCT preloaded tune will be there. Sure enough it was, and I love the SCT off the shelf tune for now. Try it out, you might like it.
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Originally Posted by Bill Cornwell View Post
Shawn Ellis is a worthless liar and thief. I ordered and paid $515.00 + $15.00 shipping for an SCT X4 programmer with 3 custom tunes on Monday 5/14/18. I received the X4 on Friday 5/19/18. I filled out the custom tune form on Monday 5/21/18 and sometime later that day I received an e mail stating he received the order and I should receive an e mail or phone call within 48 hours.

Since I had not received anything by late afternoon on Thursday 5/24/18, I called Shawn and he said he was in the middle of working on a tune but since mine was an easy 5.4 tune, he would send it out that night or the next morning. Nothing happened on Friday as he stated so I sent another email yesterday, 5/26/18.

Still nothing in my in box this morning, Sunday 5/27/18, so I have come to the realization that he doesn't plan to send me anything in the future except maybe more BS and lies if he would even answer the phone. I plan to file fraud charges with his local PD on Tuesday 5/29/18 as I don't have any other recourse left.

I guess I should be glad the worthless SOB at least sent me a NIB X4 even though it doesn't do me any good with out the tunes installed.

Bill Cornwell
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With all the crap out there on the internet and horror stories, I can't believe people are still sending their money to him.
Just a quick Google search should be enough to turn you away.
I have to admit I'm one of them. I fell for the "home of the fastest ecoboost world record" crap. Little did I know...
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Anytime you have the owner of a company that goes to extremes to hide his face/identity
that's a Telltale sign. There are a lot of people out there and I mean a lot, that would like to get to him due to being ripped off.
He's also constantly moving usually from state to state
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