Areas We Address

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 SD 6.2L 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 SD 6.2L suffers from poor throttle response down low. In fact the factory programming has limits on the max throttle blade opening that PCM allows and is based on RPM range engine is operating in. Full throttle blade opening in factory programming is only allowed at 4500 RPMs. 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 SD 6.2L 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 SD 6.2L come to life!
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. However, with a SD 6.2L even running 87 Octane fuel can yield some respectable gains in power and torque over stock. The knock sensors and strategy on the SD 6.2L are very good in that they can advance and retard timing while you drive.
In all SD 6.2L vehicles 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. Some times a stock truck when you hit any incline the truck will unlock OD gear and down shift. We can get your truck to hold OD longer and not unlock… now of course on large hills it will down shift…like it should…
In all F150 5.0L V8 vehicles 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. Some times a stock truck when you hit any incline the truck will unlock OD gear and down shift. We can get your truck to hold OD longer and not unlock… now of course on large hills it will down shift…like it should…
The new 6 speed transmission that comes standard with the SD 6.2L is a big improvement in driver controls over passed Super Duty’s with the 5 speed and 4 speed transmissions. However, there are still some benefits to be had recalibrating some non tow/haul and tow/haul shift strategies so your not constantly locking and unlocking out different gear sets through the use of the manual mode(s).

NON Tow/Haul mode = We have noticed that while in normal everyday mode that the transmission will move into 6 gear really quickly around town with speeds as low as 30-38 mph this really lugs the engine and when trying to accelerate there is a pretty good delay to either downshift or accelerate. We can correct this by moving some shift strategies patterns around in 5th and 6th gears.

Tow/Haul mode = We have noticed that while towing larger heavier loads that while in tow/haul mode 4th, 5th and 6th gears come on too early during the upshift lugging the engine and creating an earlier downshift to follow. Another small issue in stock form we have found is while decelerating that the 6th, 5th and 4th gears will not downshift soon enough to bring RPMs back up to where the SD 6.2L has its best torque thus leaving engine braking not used. We can correct these strategies so the 6.2L V8 has higher RPMs in each gear set while in tow/haul mode to take advantage of the SD 6.2L’s peak engine torque.

Shift pressures can be increased and slip timers can be decreased to help keep trans temperatures down and give the truck or any vehicle a better overall feel. In a SD 6.2L shifts are quick and firm most of the delay between shifts are eliminated when using custom tunes.Shift pressures can be increased and slip timers can be decreased to help keep trans temperatures down and give the truck or any vehicle a better overall feel. In a SD 6.2L shifts are quick and firm most of the delay between shifts are eliminated when using custom tunes.
The PCM (computer) on a Superduty and Rapator truck is located in the engine bay on the fire wall on passenger side. Look for a white sticker with 3 letters and 1 number on it, that is the vehicles PCM Code.

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Custom tunes allow for many choices when it comes to tuning your vehicle. 5 Star Tuning will be offering these popular choices for the new SD 6.2L.
Performance Calibrations will have all the enhancements completed in Engine and Transmission functions. This includes Drive By Wire, Fuel, Shifting, and Torque Converter strategies. These performance calibrations can increase economy the trick is staying off the go pedal.

Economy Calibrations will have some enhancement in Drive By Wire and Fuel strategies everything else is left in stock condition. These economy calibrations are very stockish with some better throttle response.

DAILY-TOW CALIBRATIONS

87 Octane Daily / Tow
Enhanced Normal mode Shifting
Enhanced Tow/Haul Shifting

89 Octane Daily / Tow
Enhanced Normal mode Shifting
Enhanced Tow/Haul Shifting

91 Octane Daily / Tow
Enhanced Normal mode Shifting
Enhanced Tow/Haul Shifting

93 Octane Daily / Tow
Enhanced Normal mode Shifting
Enhanced Tow/Haul Shifting

ECONOMY CALIBRATIONS

87 Octane Economy
Stock Normal mode Shifting
Stock Tow/Haul Shifting

89 Octane Economy
Stock Normal mode Shifting
Stock Tow/Haul Shifting

91 Octane Economy
Stock Normal mode Shifting
Stock Tow/Haul Shifting

93 Octane Economy
Stock Normal mode Shifting
Stock Tow/Haul Shifting

PERFORMANCE CALIBRATIONS

87 Octane Performance
Enhanced Normal mode Shifting

89 Octane Performance
Enhanced Normal mode Shifting

91 Octane Performance
Enhanced Normal mode Shifting

93 Octane Performance
Enhanced Normal mode Shifting

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