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 Taurus SHO 3.5L V6 that the fueling tables are very conservative 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 Taurus SHO 3.5L to suffers from poor throttle response low to mid throttle. 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 3.5L V6 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 3.5L V6 come to life!

All Taurus SHO MPH limiters are set from the factory at 120 MPH. We simply set the MPH limiter to 140 MPH unless you want the limiter removed.
*But do be warned high speeds have risk of damaging tires and tire blow outs…

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 Taurus SHO 3.5L V6 even running 87 Octane fuel can yield some respectable gains in power and torque over stock. The knock sensors and strategy on the 3.5L V6 are very good in that they can advance and retard timing while you drive.

In all Taurus SHO 3.5L V6 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.

The 6 speed transmission that comes standard with the Taurus SHO 3.5L V6 is a big improvement in driver controls over previous 4 & 5 speed transmissions. However, there are still some benefits to be had re-calibrating normal daily shift strategies.

Shift pressures can be increased and slip timers can be decreased to help keep trans temperatures down and give the vehicle a better overall feel. In a Explorer Sport 3.5L V6 shifts are quick and firm most of the delay between shifts are eliminated when using custom tunes.

Where do I find my ECU Strategy Code?

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.

If using an SCT or Bully Dog Device: On your device under vehicle information, you will find your ECU Strategy Code and ECU SWPN. An example of an ECU Strategy Code is PKRK0R2 and ECU SWPN is HL3A-14C204-BPH.

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.”

Our Custom calibrated tuned devices for the Taurus SHO 3.5L V6 EcoBoost will come with 5 Enhanced Calibrations. These enhanced calibrations can increase economy and are completely safe to drive on a daily basis.

Our approach when tuning an Taurus SHO is that this motor is “NOT” in a truck chassis and on an Taurus SHO chassis, axle shafts and all wheel drive systems need to be taking into consideration when tuning for max reliable safe power. Our custom maps will also maintain that Luxury drive for drive ability. Drive easy and soft and the vehicle with be nice and smooth just like factory and get into throttle and feel the power and torque come on very smooth.

Calibrations will enhance some if not all of these areas depending on Map/Tune developed.

● fuel
● boost
● drive by wire
● cold/hot start idle
● idle drive
● variable cam
● shifting normal mode
● converter normal mode
● timing
● variable speed fan
● speed limiters
● tire size

CALIBRATIONS that are available for the Taurus SHO 3.5L V6 EcoBoost are:

Performance tune focus on power and enhanced driving experience; while Economy tunes focus on efficiency city and or highway. [stk/eco tune max boost 9-10 psi] — [87/89 performance tune max boost 13-14 psi] — [91/93 performance tunes max boost 15-16 psi]

87 Octane Performance
89 Octane Performance
91 Octane Performance
93 Octane Performance

87 Octane Economy
89 Octane Economy
91 Octane Economy
93 Octane Economy