2021-2023 F150 2.7L Ecoboost HP Tuners RTD+ with Choice of 5 Star Custom Tunes

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Please note while using our performance/tow tune, the economy driving mode of your application will feature our economy tune. Simply select this driving mode to utilize this feature.

SKU: 5ST-RTD+(2021+ F150 2.7L Ecoboost)
  • Please note while using our performance/tow tune, the economy driving mode of your application will feature our economy tune. Simply select this driving mode to utilize this feature.
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Why Tune My Vehicle? From the factory your vehicle’s computer is calibrated for the masses, designed with the average driver in mind, not the performance enthusiast. This not only leaves valuable horsepower & torque hidden inside your vehicle but it also makes for a mediocre driving experience. Our tuners unlock your vehicle’s hidden performance by re-calibrating your vehicle’s PCM for maximum horsepower & torque, increase throttle response, clean shift points, increased efficiency and the best driving experience possible.

Why 5 Star Tuning? We are your industry leader in Ford and GM truck, car, SUV and motorhome tuning. We create and offer the most refined tunes on the market for your application. Rather than offering you a one-sized fits all approach we custom tailor all of your tunes to your specific needs. These needs can be more power, more torque, tuning for your current or future modifications or simply getting the best driving experience from your vehicle. In addition to our refined approach to tuning vehicle, we ensure your vehicle’s reliability will never be compromised.

Dyno & Street Proven Tunes! Our 5 Star Tuning custom tunes have been dyno developed, refined, tested repeatedly, street tested, tow tested and driven all over the country in our own personal vehicles. Nothing says highest quality tune on the market such as investing in our own vehicles and testing them for over a million test miles by our own engineers.

Free Tunes for Life! Have you added a new mod to your truck, car, SUV or motorhome and wish to maximize your application’s performance? For all of our Tunes for Life members these modifications are free for the life of your vehicle while you own it. This will ensure that your vehicle run properly with our dyno and street tested tunes give you the most horsepower, torque and most efficient performance possible with your newest addition. For more information on what qualifies for free tune upgrades visit

Want More Performance? A 5 Star Tuning Custom will dramatically improve your drivability, horsepower, torque, throttle response, efficiency, and towing capacity. Eliminate your factory speed limiter, sluggish throttle, sloppy shifts and lackadaisical nature of your vehicle.

How Do We Get More Performance? Our tunes bring the most potential out of your vehicle by adjusting your fuel tables, drive by wire, timing, torque converter, shift strategies and shift pressures. Visit our Custom Tuning Info section for more detailed information for your specific vehicle.

What Can My Device Do? For starters your device is extremely versatile. In addition to being your flash programmer it can perform many other functions. It can easily load store up to 10 of your 5 Star Tuning custom tunes. Your device can also be used to monitor your vehicle engine parameters. (Parameters can range from engine RPM, Speed, Coolant Temperatures and many more). The tuner can also be used to datalog your vehicle to further dial in current or future modifications. Your flash programmer will also store a copy of your factory tune and your vehicle can be returned to stock at any point in time.

Which Tunes Are Available For My Application? Our entire lineup of tunes for your vehicle can be found by visiting our calibration request form. All of our current tunes for each application can be found under our custom tune dropdown menu.

HP Tuners RTD Flasher (Via A Windows PC): Most Applications Will Use This Method

*** NOTE: Wi-Fi is required to read and write to your vehicle. Ensure you have a strong Wi-Fi connection and your Windows laptop (required) battery is charged or that your laptop is currently charging.***

RTD Flasher Software:

After completing installation of the RTD Flasher you will want to open up the software.

  1. Once you have the RTD Flasher software open, connect your RTD/RTD+ device into your vehicle’s OBDll port.
  2. With the USB cable provided, plug the USB C (smaller side) into the face of the RTD/RTD+ and the other end into the USB slot on your computer.
  3. Once the device is connected to the computer, turn your vehicle to the ON position (for push-button vehicles, this will be one press of the engine start button) DO NOT START THE VEHICLE. For push-button vehicles, do not press the brake pedal.
  4. You will want to select the read vehicle option at the top of the RTD Flasher software. (The icon will be the book with the green arrow pointing up)
  5. After selecting the read vehicle option, you are going to want to click on gather information.
  6. After selecting the gather vehicle option you will have 1 of 2 different menus with hardware types:
  7. If you have a vehicle with 1 module that controls the engine and transmission you will want to make sure it says read entire
  8. If you have a vehicle with 2 modules. One reads the engine and the other reads the transmission. You will want to make sure that you select read entire on both.
  9. When the read process is complete and/or done with one controller it may ask you to cycle the key. Please follow the on-screen prompts to complete changing controllers or end the reading process.
  10. Once completed it will prompt you to save the file with a name. At this time save it somewhere easy to find such as your PC’s desktop and label it FirstName LastName stockfile.
  11. After saving your stock file email the file to:

***If you have not yet submitted your vehicle-specific information and tune selection at time of purchase, complete our Calibration Request Form. This page can be found on the homepage of our website.***

Once the tunes are received via email you will want to download these files onto your computer somewhere easy to find or create a folder to save your tunes into.

  1. Once tunes have been received and downloaded, open the RTD Flasher, plug your device into the OBDll port and connect the RTD/RTD+ to your computer
  2. With the RTD flasher open and everything connected you are going to want to go to the top of the RTD flasher and select the help menu and resync interface. A new window will appear, and this will add the credits used for licensing your vehicle to the module. (Required credits are included in the purchase of your device from 5 Star Tuning)
  3. Once completed hit close and go to the left-hand side of the screen and select the folder that is open or go to file and Open File. This is where you are going to select the tune that you want to try out first.
  4. Once the file is open turn the key into the On position but DO NOT START THE VEHICLE and select the write icon, this is the book with the red arrow pointing down (this can be found right beside of the read icon previously selected)
  5. After selecting the write icon a window will come up that allows you to license your vehicle, select show license option and then click specific on the controllers and click commit to license option.
  6. The flashing window will appear, Make sure to select all dropdowns with write calibration and then select the option that says write.
  7. Once completed it will ask you to cycle the key and say flash completed.

You have successfully flashed a 5 Star custom tune into your vehicle.

Do I Need A Shop To Install? The installation process of the tuner is simple and can be performed by anyone. No tools are required for the installation.

What If I Have Other Technical Questions? We can always be reached at 843-536-1244 or via email at for questions on concerns on the tuning process. We also feature a support page with information and videos pertaining to loading your custom tunes, updating your device, installation, etc at

What Is the Process With PCM-F0-MG1-U?

HP Tuners is pleased to now offer an upgrade service for the MG1 PCM found in 2021-2022 Ford F-150 trucks powered by the 3.5L and 2.7L EcoBoost V6 or 5.0L V8 gas engine. This service enables full functionality of VCM Suite software custom tuning using an RTD+ or newer generation interface. This one-time upgrade service upgrades your original Ford MG1 PCM requiring you to remove the original PCM from your truck and send it to our headquarters for servicing (see shipping information below). After upgrading, we’ll ship it back to you and you’ll have full access to calibrate, log, and scan via the OBDII port using the latest version of VCM Suite.

No relearns/reprogramming required (see important notes):

  • No IMMO relearn*
  • No crank relearn*

*As long as the PCM is installed back into the same vehicle it came from.

Ford MG1 PCM Service:

  • PCM (Ford MG1) License for tuning: (4) Universal Credits (Included with the purchase of 5 Star Tuning RTD+ or 5 Star Tuning email tunes)

Important Notes:

  • This service is required to tune 2021-2022 F-150 trucks with the 3.5L EcoBoost/2.7L EcoBoost/5.0L gas engine and MG1CS036 PCM using VCM Editor.
  • This is a send-in upgrade service that requires the original PCM to be removed from the vehicle and sent to HP Tuners for servicing.
  • Expect 1-3 business days for servicing (not including shipping times).
  • PCMs with broken tabs or connectors WILL NOT be accepted for upgrades. No exceptions. Please be careful when removing your PCM.
  • This service only upgrades your original PCM for tuning, it does not reprogram your PCM for a different VIN. If you intend to send HP Tuners a spare PCM, it will be returned to you with the same programming as it was received and may not operate in your Ford vehicle without additional programming by a Ford dealer.
  • Your MG1 core must be fully functional with no physical or internal damage.
  • No other tuning or calibration tools can be used with the PCM (including dealer reflash tools).
  • VCM Scanner, Dealer Diagnostic, and other diagnostic tools will continue to function normally.

How It Works:

Step 1: Once you’ve confirmed your vehicle’s support (2021-2022 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost/2.7L EcoBoost/5.0L with MG1CS036 PCM), purchase this service.
Step 2: After placing your order, you will receive an email with a shipping form and shipping information. You can also find this form and address here. Fill out this form with the necessary information.
Step 3: Carefully remove the PCM from your vehicle and securely package it to ship to HP Tuners. Place your completed shipping form in the box. Feel free to use any shipping carrier you prefer.
Step 4: Write your order number on the outside of the shipping box.
Step 5: Ship your PCM to HP Tuners. The shipping address can be found on this page and in the email discussed in Step 2. Shipping costs to and from HP Tuners are the responsibility of the customer. The shipping charge at checkout only covers return shipping.
Step 6: HP Tuners will upgrade your PCM for tuning. Then, we’ll ship it back to you (return shipping costs are paid by the customer at checkout). This service requires 1-3 business days to complete (excluding shipping times).
Step 7: Once you receive your upgraded PCM, install it back into your vehicle and start tuning! There are no relearns or reprogramming required as long as the PCM returns to the same vehicle it came from.

Shipping Address for PCM Upgrade:

HP Tuners, LLC
ATT: Ford MG1 PCM Service

700 Eastwood Ln
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

Please allow for 1-3 business days for servicing (not including shipping times).

After purchasing this service, please fill out the shipping form and place it in your shipping box. Please also write your order number on the outside of your shipping box where it is visible.


  NOTE: Customers are responsible for shipping costs when sending HP Tuners your PCM/PCM/TCM. The shipping charge at checkout only covers returning your control module after modification. Feel free to use any shipping carrier you prefer to ship your controller to HP Tuners.

  NOTE: Any hardware ordered with this service will be shipping along with your modified PCM. To avoid delays, please order the hardware separately.


  • These PCM services are completed at the owner’s risk. HP Tuners will not be responsible for the vehicle, its powertrain, or electronics, nor how the PCM is used, calibrated, and its functionality.
  • Due to the factory location of the PCM in the vehicle, all PCMs will exhibit signs of weathering and wear, which is completely normal.

Should you experience any issues with your PCM, please submit a ticket to our support team for assistance on how to proceed.

NoticeBy ordering this tuner, tune or performance modification you agree to assume all responsibility for assuring that it is in compliance with all U.S., Canadian, international, state & provincial laws and regulations. 5 Star Tuning assumes no liability for any violations arising out of any federal, state or provincial emissions or safety requirements on motor vehicles arising out of the customer’s modifications and/or use of our products or services.

5 Star Tuning does not offer calibrations that will disable or defeat emissions control equipment. Emission-related codes or DTC’s relating to emission functions such as Rear O2 sensors, DPF, EGR, SCR, etc. will not be disabled.

This product is not legal for sale or use in the state of California. Orders disregarding this note will be canceled.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 6 × 2 in

5 Star, HP Tuners