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Old 12-10-2015, 05:53 PM   #29
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After reading all the positive feedback regarding this tune program I decided to spend the $ and get it. I am looking forward to see how it changes all the things so many of you have described. I am impressed at the increase that shows for the HP and Torque. Stay tuned, I will let everyone know what I find for results.
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Old 12-12-2015, 11:03 PM   #30
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This is one of the best things I have done to my motorhome.
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:14 AM   #31
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Does this mean there is an update to my programming, even before I get to take it out?

At what cost are the updates for existing customers?
Your tune is currently up to date. Updates vary depending on if they are tune updates, updates for new parts or updated tunes for a different vehicle.
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:20 AM   #32
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I also read about the tune for several years never got one because I thought my v10 ran very good .aprox 2 months ago I got mine and it did make a big difference. Fist low end torque was better , at 65 mph rpm was 3000, now at 65 rpm ,2600, scan gauge shows almost 2 more miles per gallon. Shifting feels better, pulling toad now I dont even know its back there so yes it is worth the money it cost
Thank you for using our tune and for your review! Happy to hear that you are enjoying a much better driving experience! The fuel economy gains are a nice bonus as well. Love seeing the drop in RPM post tuning.
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Old 12-15-2015, 11:22 AM   #34
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After reading all the positive feedback regarding this tune program I decided to spend the $ and get it. I am looking forward to see how it changes all the things so many of you have described. I am impressed at the increase that shows for the HP and Torque. Stay tuned, I will let everyone know what I find for results.
Can't wait to hear your thoughts once you've had the chance to take it out for a drive!
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Old 12-15-2015, 02:22 PM   #35
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From and engineering and a customer satisfaction standpoint, why doesn't Ford use these? I understand that you get a marginal improvement in some areas, but suffer in others. I'm sure the chassis manufacturer uses the best technology that he knows how while meeting the governments regulations. I just can't justify spending $500 for something that "may" give me in improvement in MPG, but not enough for a ROI. I doubt that I could ever tell the difference in a 10-15 HP increase. I think this is a feel good thing.
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Old 12-15-2015, 08:18 PM   #36
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It is certainly your choice not to spend $500 but for me it was the best thing I have done so far to my moho. The change in shifting is well worth the $'s spent even if it never gave me more mpg, but so far there has been about a 1 mpg increase and seat of the pants tells me that I have more hp. All in all it feels really good.
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From and engineering and a customer satisfaction standpoint, why doesn't Ford use these? I understand that you get a marginal improvement in some areas, but suffer in others. I'm sure the chassis manufacturer uses the best technology that he knows how while meeting the governments regulations. I just can't justify spending $500 for something that "may" give me in improvement in MPG, but not enough for a ROI. I doubt that I could ever tell the difference in a 10-15 HP increase. I think this is a feel good thing.
Definitely not a "feel good" thing. It's a legitimate significant performance improvement. You are right that you won't make your money back in fuel savings.
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Old 12-15-2015, 10:34 PM   #38
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I love the improvements in my motor home. Well worth the money. Was reminded of the improvements when I recently removed it for a emission test and could not believe the difference in the overall performance and shifting. Love the tuner!
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Old 12-16-2015, 06:27 AM   #39
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I also read about the tune for several years never got one because I thought my v10 ran very good .aprox 2 months ago I got mine and it did make a big difference. Fist low end torque was better , at 65 mph rpm was 3000, now at 65 rpm ,2600, scan gauge shows almost 2 more miles per gallon. Shifting feels better, pulling toad now I dont even know its back there so yes it is worth the money it cost
An RPM change from 3000 to 2600 at the same speed?? Sir, that is patently impossible without significantly changing gear ratios. Do you mean shift point?
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I purchased a 5 Star for my 2016 Bounder 5 Speed. It significantly improved my cruise control, shift points and HP. IT was worth every $$ to improve the performance of my coach even if i don't get a single MPG more. I also called to ask about a new tune for my Banks Ram air intake, 5 Star said they are an authorized Banks seller and would order the banks system for me and include a free upgrade tune with my kit all for the Banks black Friday sale price. Their customer service is outstanding and they sent the kit to me. After installing it, I spend some time going over the new tune download and setting up the two diagnostic applications so i could download my previous recorded data and compare it to my next download with the new banks air. I HIGHLY recommend anyone with a V-10 to purchase the 5 Star and i am excited to hear from the new 6 speed set ups and what 5 star tune will improve on that set up. Josh at 5 star has been a great help to me !!!
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An RPM change from 3000 to 2600 at the same speed?? Sir, that is patently impossible without significantly changing gear ratios. Do you mean shift point?
It has to do with the torque converter lockup points. Nothing to do with gear ratios.
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From and engineering and a customer satisfaction standpoint, why doesn't Ford use these? I understand that you get a marginal improvement in some areas, but suffer in others. I'm sure the chassis manufacturer uses the best technology that he knows how while meeting the governments regulations. I just can't justify spending $500 for something that "may" give me in improvement in MPG, but not enough for a ROI. I doubt that I could ever tell the difference in a 10-15 HP increase. I think this is a feel good thing.
There are many reasons that Ford does not use the same shift points/design that we utilize. Part of the reasons stem from the F53 (and similar) chassis are blank canvas in a sense. They can be used for a wide variation of vehicles. The strategy used on them is a blanket strategy. The other reason too they do not go back and correct them is because the engineers are traditionally working on the newest project... new cars, coaches, fleet vehicles, etc.

We do appreciate your consideration on our product. Even with the added +32 hp and +75 lb ft on the 3-valve and +30 hp and +30 lb ft on the 2-valve, both are immediately noticeable. Shift pattern changes are easily noticed on your initial test drive. Both are changes are easily quantified for an ROI. As for economy I cannot speak to it as I do not know how you drive. If someone is heavy on the accelerator or WOT every chance they get it will be difficult to quantify extreme gains in economy. With our tuners you always have the option to try them out for 30 days. That way you will know if it is justifiable for your driving style, your terrain, etc.
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