Areas We Address with Custom Tuning

Fuel tables are modified for either better economy or all out performance. Depending on your needs is how most tables are set up. We have noticed on the Ecoboost Mustang that the fueling tables are very conservative and rich in their strategies and have long delay timers set before allowing additional fuel. Long fuel delays create issues with additional power and torque improvements. However, some fueling delays are ok as they help with economy.
The Ecoboost Mustang suffers from poor throttle response down low. By correcting this issue and a few others; improvements will be much better throttle response, step on go pedal, vehicle will respond quicker…this DBW system is a torque driven system, it works by taking a certain amount of torque via engine and wheel and applies it to what the driver foot say it needs; a better way to explain it is its a torque limiter. It only allows so much torque at a given pedal position. Stock tables are conservative and numb at best and that’s why one would feel some times a lag or a goofy pedal with DBW systems. For a Ecoboost Mustang this is one of the most critical areas that must be addressed and modified to generate more torque /hp and throttle response. By reworking the OEM strategies makes your Ecoboost Mustang come to life!
There are normally 3 types of limiters on most vehicles and the Ecoboost Mustang is no different. RPM, MPH and transmission Output shaft limiters are slightly increased to a safe limit in our calibrations. We can also leave the factory limiters in place what Ford has set from the factory based on customer requests.
Can be increased in most RPM areas for improved Torque and HP. Running a higher Octane fuel will net more power and economy from some timing/spark advancement.
The Torque Converter strategies can be reworked to lock up sooner and stay locked longer at light cruising speeds to also help with economy…A locked converter is power to the ground.
We use a custom shifting and converter pattern if you have an Automatic transmission in your Ecoboost Mustang.   This gives you a great daily drive with the FUN factor.   The Sport Mode is also enhanced for better and more precise power to wheel.
Shift pressures are  increased and slip timers can be decreased to help keep trans temperatures down and give the Ecoboost Mustang a better overall feel. In a Ecoboost Mustang shifts are quick and slightly firmer most of the delay between shifts are eliminated when using custom tunes.  Example under about 3500 RPMs shifts are smooth but above 3500 RPM the shifts are firm and have a sporty feel to them.
At the time of your order if your ECU strategy code is known, we will send your tuner loaded with tunes on your selected tuner. If this information is not known at the time your order is placed you will be provided a blank tuner to acquire the needed vehicle information.

Where do I find my ECU Strategy Code?

If using an SCT or Bully Dog Device: On your device under vehicle information, you will find your ECU Strategy Code. An example of an ECU Strategy Code is PKRK0R2.

Note: If your vehicle is a 2015+ we will also need your ECU SWPN (HL3A-14C204-BPH). For diesel applications we will also need your TCU Strategy (TPCL0HH) and TCU SWPN (HL3A-14C337-HH) in addition to your ECU Strategy and ECU SWPN.

If using an HP nGauge: Plug your nGauge into the OBD2 port the vehicle you intend to tune. Use the menu on your device to select TUNING, then proceed to select the PCM type and choose READ VEHICLE. Upon selecting “read” you will see a variety of vehicle options. Select your application vehicle such as: “2017 F150 Ecoboost 3.5L GTDI V6: PCM + TCM” “TC-277A 4M+TCM.”

If using an Diablo inTune or Trinity: For Diablo InTune & Trinity devices please follow the steps included with your device to acquire your stock upload file and last tune written file. The stock file will end in .frg and .grg and will include your needed vehicle information.

5 Star Tuning offers 3 popular tuning choices for the new Ecoboost Mustang.

87 Performance

89 Performance

91 Performance

93 Performance

 

87 Performance

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