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I'm more of a reader than a writer, but maybe this info will help someone make a decision one way or the other.
I ordered the tune from Levitown Ford on Monday and it arrived yesterday. I registered/updated the ProCal 4 (10 minutes) and pulled the stock file from the Ranger (15 minutes) , then uploaded stock file on my PC and received/installed the performance tune on the ProCal 4 (3 minutes). I called a buddy who owns a successful automotive shop (A.S.E.) to hit the button to download performance tune (7 minutes), cost me a whopping $28.50 because he had to hook up his battery minder as a precaution per the instruction recommendations. I took a 30 minute test drive and am very satisfied with the smooth shifts and confident acceleration. Mileage seems about the same so far. It is surely a noticeable upgrade and for me worth the cost. I did not install the K/N filter (bad experience with my Mustang GT)
I have 5000 miles on my Ranger and enjoy it's capabilities. I pull a 20 foot, 4200 # travel trailer 100 miles each way about every couple of months. My previous truck was a 2018 TRD Offroad Tacoma, which I had re-geared to 4.88"s. The Tacoma still didn't like towing and had a really awkward shifting transmission, which frankly made towing a hassle to keep a steady 65 MPH. This Ranger in stock form pulls like a Champ, I'm impressed how well it tows. Now I am eager to see how it does for our Labor Day weekend trip.
Side note: I have 285/55/R20 (32.1") Wildpeak's. The tire size adjustment tool deliberates by rev/mile, so it can adjust beyond a 31.5" tire.
Would you say the shifting is changed at all with the FPT? Sometimes the 10 speed can be so clunky for me.



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Would you say the shifting is changed at all with the FPT? Sometimes the 10 speed can be so clunky for me.
The transmission shift behavior now feels more refined to me. It feels most improved under light throttle and low speeds when it felt as if it lurched a bit prior to the tune.
 

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It’s pretty simple. I’m sure they will figure it out.
just as I feared, the dealer is stuck saying he's getting an error message so I reached out to Ford Performance Parts on their chat and messaged them asking to call the tech at my local dealer.
hopefully I'll get my truck back today
 

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just as I feared, the dealer is stuck saying he's getting an error message so I reached out to Ford Performance Parts on their chat and messaged them asking to call the tech at my local dealer.
hopefully I'll get my truck back today
What step in the process were they on when the message displayed? If you have a keyed ignition (Sport or XLT) and it was during either the read stock ECU or install tune step, the key must be two clicks forward (ON) or an error message displays. I did this on my first attempt and realized I only had it one click forward (accessory).
 

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The transmission shift behavior now feels more refined to me. It feels most improved under light throttle and low speeds when it felt as if it lurched a bit prior to the tune.
I have not been able to put many miles on mine since the tune but I agree about the light load/low speeds. Got about 50 miles with some interstate tomorrow so will be the first time above 40 mph.
 
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I have a Lariat so no key, the dealer tech just called me again, the Ford Performance folks resent the software and it appears that again will not download so the FP folks are getting with their engineers
 

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I have a Lariat so no key, the dealer tech just called me again, the Ford Performance folks resent the software and it appears that again will not download so the FP folks are getting with their engineers
I was lucky I guess - did it all but the final step which I had the dealer do and he charged me $5 as it downloaded the tune in the time it took him to drop in the K/N. I did all the other steps myself as I knew my dealer didn't really want to and had never doing anything like it. Never used battery charger, just turned off lights, audio and climate. I found Ford Performance really helpful when I was first interested in it and trying to find out when they were coming out.
 

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my dealer is still working with FPP to get the verification to work....tried 3 times so far. My concern now is who's going to pay for the tech to be tied up most of the day....should not be this difficult
 

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Update - the tune install was completed, the tech has it written up as a 5 hour install due to the issues. I paid the quoted price at pick up and the dealer is going to reach out to FPP for assistance. In the end it appears FPP was having “server” issues and the tune would not validate.
We had heavy rain yesterday so I eased home and not sure of the difference in power yet
 

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my dealer is still working with FPP to get the verification to work....tried 3 times so far. My concern now is who's going to pay for the tech to be tied up most of the day....should not be this difficu
Update - the tune install was completed, the tech has it written up as a 5 hour install due to the issues. I paid the quoted price at pick up and the dealer is going to reach out to FPP for assistance. In the end it appears FPP was having “server” issues and the tune would not validate.
We had heavy rain yesterday so I eased home and not sure of the difference in power yet
You might reach out too. I got good responses from them. Under no circumstances should you pay for 5 hours. My contact with FPP said it should take about an hour. Here is the contact info to someone I was in contact with that was very helpful and was the one that said an hour. Can't hurt.

Anthony Fodera

Ford Performance Info Center - Supervisor

Email: [email protected]
 

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You might reach out too. I got good responses from them. Under no circumstances should you pay for 5 hours. My contact with FPP said it should take about an hour. Here is the contact info to someone I was in contact with that was very helpful and was the one that said an hour. Can't hurt.

Anthony Fodera

Ford Performance Info Center - Supervisor

Email: [email protected]
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New question - how can I verify a new tune has been installed? My local dealer had a bad time with it but said he got it uploaded but I can’t tell much if any difference.
I installed one on a Saturn Sky in the past and it was obvious ...... this one not so much
 

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New question - how can I verify a new tune has been installed? My local dealer had a bad time with it but said he got it uploaded but I can’t tell much if any difference.
I installed one on a Saturn Sky in the past and it was obvious ...... this one not so much
If you can't tell then its not there. WOW it makes a big difference as has been said in acceleration and shifting. Well worth the money....anyway.....I looked over the instructions and didn't see any way to verify that the tune has been installed. You own the tool so plug it into the OBDII port and see what the tool reads - it should show two "tunes" available stock and Ford Performance calibration it shows up on the tool as Preloaded calibration. If the later isn't there the it didn't download, if it is, I'd try to re-calibrate it. I did everything up to the selection of the performance calibration and had the dealer start that so as to have him to have actually done the calibration and thus keep the warranty. In case you don't have it instructions attached.
 

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when plugged in it has a menu, which tab will show me whats loaded in it?
 

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