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Just received notice that mine shipped today thanks to everybody who backed out and thought it was gonna be too long of a wait!
The last I talk to then last week they told me the mid July but I think you're right everyone back out so they ended up with the people that stuck in stayed they got theirs I got mine were a bunch of happy campers now
Get that bad boy installed!!!!
well updated the procal4 downloaded the stock tune and downloaded the ford tune to the procal. All that has to be done is to have the garage push the button to load the tune I hope they do it and dont charge a lot as it might take 15 minutes at most. just need the documentation for warranty



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In addition to improvements in horsepower and torque, which can be measured, the Ford Performance site promises "drive-ability," which sounds a little vague and even subjective to me. What exactly does this mean?
what that means is that power will be smooth and not an on or off power. The transmission will shift to keep the RPM in the ideal power bands
 
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The additional $325 buys you a warranty, but also gets you a 50 state-legal calibration. This means Ford has done a full emissions assessment (i.e. re-ran most of the emissions testing that the base truck went through) and worked with CARB to get legal emissions certification via CARB Executive Order. This is lengthy and (very) expensive.

In addition, this calibration has been fully vetted to Ford's standards (wind-tunnel testing, durability fatigue cycles, etc.)

Joe's dyno shop may give you better gains, but you won't get any of the above.
I think just buying the pro cal doesn't get you the "code" for the PCM update.
 

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Congrats to those who FINALLY received their tune!

I backed out of my order b/c:

1) Too impatient 💩
2) More importantly - The FPP does not allow for the tune to be updated to accommodate bolt-on modifications. So if you wanted to run a down-pipe or upgraded turbo at any point in the future, you'd be out of luck since Ford Performance won't update your tune (and you'd be foolish to run these upgrades without tuning it accordingly)​

The Livernois tune had strong enough reviews from the forum, and the shop has enough history with EcoBoost engines that I, like many others, took that plunge.

This way as I add bolt-on mods (like an SPD Downpipe and aFe Charge Pipes coming in this week😈) I can email Livernois with a list of my upgrades, and they will update my specific tune accordingly to keep everything running smoothly. All I do then is download the new file onto my flasher, and bada-bing-bada-BOOM we're back in business.

I know I know... the dang warranty tho! With less than 1% of new cars suffering from catastrophic failures due to manufacturing defects + the fact I logged 9K miles prior to the tune and had no issues (most powertrain defects appear within 1K-4K miles), I talked myself into it.
 

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Got my Ranger Ecoboot Power in the mail today, scheduling an appointment to go through recalls and have it installed now! Excited.
 

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I installed the FPP tune this morning. An easy, straightforward process. It provides a very noticeable increase in acceleration and "pull". Of course that assessment is a "seat of the pants" thing.
Shifts feel crisp and at the right time. But my transmission/shifts always felt pretty good to me.
In "D" the trans still skips gears unless I input more throttle than what is sensible for normal around town driving. I have not looked at the tune/tuner to see if there is a way to disable that yet.
My plan is to get to a chassis dyno and get data with the stock tune and the performance tune. I want to know the numbers and compare them side by side. The butt dyno is worthless. It will probably be a few weeks considering the challenges the Chinese Virus that is from "Chi....Na" is inflicting upon us.
When I get data I'll post it here.
 
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What are people paying to get the the tune installed? Had a stealership quote me 290 + taxes.
 

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I have had this "tune" in my Ranger for one week. I have the Borla made, Ford exhaust system, and the Roush intake upgrade as well.

It is everything the Ford Performance guys said it was. Zero to sixty times hover around 6 seconds (temperature related to some extent). I think this is very good considering the altitude is 3,550 feet (Roswell, NM) on average.

What I really like is the mid-range get up and go! If you're in Sports mode, at about 3 rd. gear, and romp on the go pedal, you're met with spinning tires!
 

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Installed today:
cost: $100.00 plus tax - one hour install cost at a local well regarded garage.
performance results: while not a challenge to a Ford Cobra, the improvement throughout the driving range was quite noticeable.
throttle response: seemed quicker and smoother.
transmission: did not notice a difference in how hard it shifted -but seemed to shift more smoothly at the appropriate times with a change in the throttle. I did not do any tests from a standing start.....
mileage: my mileage of 23.4 was left in the computer and this is for almost all around town driving and as I live in a smaller town, not much "stop and go" and most speeds around 35 - 45 mph. My test drive today of 80 miles was out of town on a road with some curves (35 mph) and many straightaways where I ran 55 - 60 mph. Maybe 3 or 4 times I did "pedal to the metal" - once going about 90 mph - and final mileage actually increased actually to 23.7 so I was pleasantly surprised.
gas: tank was filled with "real gas" 91 octane (expensive !!!) - altitude here is 4000'.
Conclusion: while I have been very happy with my 15 month old Ranger, this Performance Pack upgrade makes the vehicle even better and is as nice a ride as I have ever had. If you are expecting a drastic change with the install, then you may be disappointed -but for me it is a nice improvement. Yet to be determined is how towing will be improved -important for me.
Ribbit.
 

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ok so how good does the Ranger run. On my way home from work tonight a BMW X5 tried to pass me on the right after turning onto a 4 lane road. Well after realizing what he was doing I put the pedal to the floor and left him in the dust. 5 miles later we came to a red light and when he pulled up next to me he had a big grin on his face and gave me a thumbs up, I wasn't even in "sport" mode.
 

                           


























































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