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Old 05-17-2015, 03:27 PM   #113
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Received mine yesterday. Thanks Chris. Can't wait to try it out.
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:16 PM   #114
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As promised, the results from my first drive with the 5 Star tune. We have a Holiday Rambler 28 ft with the Ford 6.8 V-10. I didn't tell my wife, I had done the tune.
We pulled out and headed to town about a 14 mile run to Cracker Barrel for breakfast. We get there and my wife asked if something was wrong with the Motorhome. I said what do you mean, and she said it's quieter. The engine is not as noisy and it doesn't downshift as much. Keep in mind I was driving and yet she noticed this. I was expecting some improvement, not the kind one would readily notice. She noticed it. We left and headed over to the beach, this time she was driving and she said it seemed to have more power. I had noticed this also.
All in all we put about 150 miles on it today and there is a difference and better fuel economy by about 1 mpg on this short trip.
I did tell her about the tune and she asked if we could get another boost with a different tune. I said probably not, without changing exhaust, air intake and all that.
To sum up so far so good I am impressed
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Old 05-18-2015, 11:06 AM   #116
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Received my tuner yesterday. I can't wait to install it. I have talked with Chris twice plus multiple emails regarding this RV specific tune plus a tune for my sons Taurus SHO. I've said it before I'll say it again...Chris really knows what he's doing.

This tune goes way beyond just increasing hp and tq. The overall drive ability is affected. More power. Better shifting/shift points, including down shifting for increased braking. Eliminates lean fuel conditions under full throttle ect.

If your wondering if you should get one or not, the question is why shouldn't you??? The rewards by far out weigh the cost.
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I appreciate the kind words and you taking the time to show that there is a LOT of detail that goes into building our custom tunes. Some vehicles require over 40,000 changes for one tune! All of these changes come back into the driveability/reliability of the vehicle. Both of which are equally important!

Happy to assist with the RV, Shelby and the SHO =)

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Old 05-18-2015, 03:28 PM   #117
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5 star tune review

We have a 2014 Allegro 34TGA on the Ford 24,000 lb chassis, and we tow a Chevy Malibu. This motorhome is fairly new to me and the never ending downshifting was realy getting on my nerves. I installed the 5 Star custom tune in about 15 minutes. It was mostly a process of watching the SCT tuner do its thing. The display is very clear on letting you know what part of the process it is in. We had been visiting family in Charlotte, NC and set out north on I-77 to return home near Galax VA.

Changes were immediately noticeable although nothing was "slap you in the face" surprising.

1. Accelerating down the entrance ramp to I-77 I noticed the transmission shifts were very clear and I seemed to be up to speed with less engine effort.

2. The area just north of Charlotte is gently rolling with lots of overpasses. I set the cruise control at 63 and let it go. NO downshifts on the overpasses!

3. Farther north, around Statesville and north there get to be some pretty good hills. When the motorhome did downshift, it often hit 4th briefly and then dropped down to third ... around 3400 rpm to maintain my 63mph. I turned off cruise control to try it with foot on the pedal. With similar hills I was able to stay in fourth (around 2800 rpm or so) by letting the motorhome slow to about 61 mph. To be honest, I had never seen that gear before.

4. With foot on the pedal, I noticed something a bit odd. On straight and level driving I was having a tendency to go faster than my tried and true 63 mph. I would look down and I was going 67 mph or so ... faster than I should with my Malibu in tow. The GPS confirmed it ... going faster for some reason. I backed off a bit and had to focus some to keep my normal speed. I still don't know why I was doing that.

5. A bit farther north and we hit the VA state line with the climb up the Blue Ridge mountains. Here I was very pleasantly surprised. Up I went at 55 mph and 3200 rpm or so ... could not look real close due to traffic and curves. I passed a bunch of trucks in the truck lane and I still had a lot of throttle to spare. Engine and transmission temps stayed perfectly normal.

6. Downshifts are a bit more pronounced, but not an issue. I did notice that even without tow/haul activated, the transmission downshifted when coasting IF the motorhome was accelerating due to the downhill run ... no brakes applied. This happend both on and off cruise control.

7. I have not used tow/haul a lot, so I can't comment much on how or if it changed. I did notice downshifts all the way to first gear when coming to a stop sign. And of course pressure on the brakes still activates a downshift.

8. I drove a 2004 National Seabreeze with the Workhorse chassis and 8.1 GM engine for 8 years. I knew how it shifted, accelerated, and climbed mountains inside and out. I can now say that with this tune the Ford V10 behaves in a very similar manner. The rpms are a bit higher but that is to be expected with smaller pistons and more of them. Best of the tune ... the neverending shifting is cured. Also, moderate acceleration seems to require less effort from the engine, and all out mountain climbing is now probably better than I had it with the Workhorse and 8.1. Great job 5Star!

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I appreciate the kind words and you taking the time to show that there is a LOT of detail that goes into building our custom tunes. Some vehicles require over 40,000 changes for one tune! All of these changes come back into the driveability/reliability of the vehicle. Both of which are equally important!

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Hey Chris, I have received mine, thanks. wont be taking the rig out for any real road work for a month or two. Is there any disadvantage or problem with just installing the tune and letting her sit?
Thanks.
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Unbelievable shipping!! Ordered late on Wednesday night and received it Saturday morning. Too wet to get the rig out of my drive. As soon as the ground gets solid I will install and take it out on the road. Will post a review at that time.
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BoostMonkey,

I appreciate the kind words and you taking the time to show that there is a LOT of detail that goes into building our custom tunes. Some vehicles require over 40,000 changes for one tune! All of these changes come back into the driveability/reliability of the vehicle. Both of which are equally important!

Happy to assist with the RV, Shelby and the SHO =)

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Looking forward to it! I will be in touch. Thanks again for everything.
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