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Old 05-28-2010, 08:39 AM   #15
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I may have missed it in the details. Was the after upgrade test done with Ultrapower tuning alone or with Ultrapower tuning and the Banks System? Thank you
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UltraPower alone...we are seeing very low gains on the new 3V V10's with the Banks systems, only about 14 HP & 23 TQ...
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:57 AM   #17
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Thank you for the information. Somewhere in the thread I had seen something about SS headers and wondered whether Banks system had been used also. Appreciate the clarification. Now officially on my shopping list.
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:18 PM   #18
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We've got a trip from chicago to colorado springs on this now, and I just thought I'd update.
It still rocks!
A lot less downshifting. The dropping out of overdrive at every pebble, and total refusal to ever upshift after a second gear hill pull were major complaints. Now, second gear hills are very rare, and lifting off the floor will always trigger an up shift. Pulling up a hill in third, pushing the OD button twice will force an upshift to fourth.

All but the steepest hills are pulled in third gear now, and east of colorado, there were no hills that even needed third.
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Old 07-12-2010, 08:24 AM   #19
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We've got a trip from chicago to colorado springs on this now, and I just thought I'd update.
It still rocks!
A lot less downshifting. The dropping out of overdrive at every pebble, and total refusal to ever upshift after a second gear hill pull were major complaints. Now, second gear hills are very rare, and lifting off the floor will always trigger an up shift. Pulling up a hill in third, pushing the OD button twice will force an upshift to fourth.

All but the steepest hills are pulled in third gear now, and east of colorado, there were no hills that even needed third.
That is exactly what I wanted to hear.
I will be getting this before our trip south this fall.

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To me, a stock mustang GT 1/4 mile runner, the most gain I get is from the fast shift and it pushes the rev limiter. Everyday driving I return it to stock.
Used properly, a tuner is worth it. (my opinion).

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Old 09-01-2010, 11:20 AM   #21
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Had our 2011 in to Brazel's on 8/30 and after some remapping they finished on 8/31. This was the first 2011 F53 they had worked on - Jon said Ford made some interesting changes. The good news is our gains are better than those posted on the 08 earlier in this string. Our test run was 130+ miles through some steep ups and downs and I must say I am very impressed by the power gains and shift timing. Low speed driving is way different and getting up to speed on the freeway ramp was so smooth. It like my new rig is even newer. Thanks Jon.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:40 PM   #22
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I second everything that JimM68 said! I just loaded the Ultrapower tune on our 2002 Class C V10 and headed up into the North Cascades for an overnight trip this weekend. The power increase is impressive but even more impressive for me is the transmission reprogramming. The transmission used to downshift at the slightest hint of a hill. Now it shifts intuitively, where I would shift if it was a manual. Can't wait for our next long trip.
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:26 PM   #23
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Would this work just as well on the V10 pickups? Specifically, a 2006 3V?
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Yes it will work on the 2v & 3v V10's in the pickups.
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:53 AM   #25
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Installed Ultrapower

I installed the Ultrapower update and it went smoothly.
Initial impressions are more power and better shifting. No more excessive down shifting and then staying in the lower gear too long. Looks like it may provide a bit better mileage also.
I will be heading south next week so will get a better reading after several days of all day driving and comparison to the last 2 years mileage.

Thanks Jon, great product.

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First Post/Questions

Just read the info on the Ultrapower and Banks. Also just sent an email to Brazel's asking about the same stuff. Pretty impressed with what I've read.
Questions:
We just purchased a new Adventurer with the V10. Has anything been done beyond the 2010 models mentioned at the web site?
Does the programming have to include a Banks system (which I WILL be adding at a later date)?
Finally, can all this be completed by a "camping enthusiast" or does it require a skilled mechanic?
Thanx for the help, Gary
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Well, the time has nearly arrived to trade my much appreciated W-20 on a new Ford F-53 chassis. We leave for Florida on Monday and should be in the new coach mid week. I will miss my Workhorse as it, with the exception of the brake recall and the fact that 8.1 engines are becoming scarce, has been a solid platform. But, I wanted a new rig to permit us to pursue our love of RVing for the long term future. So, a new Allegro 34 TGA awaits us at lazydays.

I will eventually have some upgrades installed on the new rig, as I did on the 04. One may be the Ford Ultrapower, assuming that it can be accomplished with the 2012 V-10 engine.

Looking forward to seeing all of our WCC friends at a IRV2 rally down the road.

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