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Old 10-28-2011, 11:42 PM   #1
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5 Star tune

Just down loaded the new 5 star tune,to late to drive it tonight but I did start it and just hitting the throttle sitting there I can tell a difference revs up quicker,will be going to LasVegas in a few days,can't wait to see what everyone is talking about
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:36 AM   #2
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Report back with your thoughts .

I tried to get in on the group buy, but I guess there was'nt enough interest . Hopefully they will try it again after New Year.
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Old 10-29-2011, 12:02 PM   #3
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I will.going to Vegas mon .I will post mon night
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Old 10-29-2011, 07:36 PM   #4
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I have the 5 star tuning in my 2005 Georgie Boy Landau on the 2004 f53 chassis. On our trips to Biloxi Ms the rv would down shift on small hills. After getting the 5 star tune. replacing the restrictive y connection and putting a flowmaster 50 muffler on, it no longers down shifts on the same hills.Before the tune it would down shift and my scan guage would drop to 3.5 mpg. Now it only drops to 5.5 and no down shift. Mike at 5 star tuning is great to work with. He takes time and answers all questions and never tries to convince you to buy.
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:33 PM   #5
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I was part of that group buy that didn't happen too! I bought anyway and loaded the 87 octane tow/haul map for the 3v10 Ford engine last week. I have driven the MH about 75 miles and it has made a huge difference. I was shocked at how much quicker it accelerated onto the interstate in tow/haul mode. You really have to have a soft touch on the gas pedal. I would do it again in a heart beat! Oh and Mike at 5 Star Tuning is great to work with!!!!
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:55 AM   #6
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Just completed 330 miles up to Vegas.all I can say is wow!. The motorhome is a pleasure to drive now.doesn't down shift like before and when it did it would pull the hill great and increase speed.I use to hate driving it so much I put the mg up for sale.was going to try and go back to a DP.could not get the $ I needed so I decided to keep it and throw some $ at it.the 5 STAR TUNE WAS MONEY WELL SPENT.thank you Mike for setting me up.your the best!
If anyone is on the fence about getting this tune DO IT YOU WILL BE HAPPY YOU DID
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Just completed 330 miles up to Vegas.all I can say is wow!. The motorhome is a pleasure to drive now.doesn't down shift like before and when it did it would pull the hill great and increase speed.I use to hate driving it so much I put the mg up for sale.was going to try and go back to a DP.could not get the $ I needed so I decided to keep it and throw some $ at it.the 5 STAR TUNE WAS MONEY WELL SPENT.thank you Mike for setting me up.your the best!
If anyone is on the fence about getting this tune DO IT YOU WILL BE HAPPY YOU DID
I'm very interested in this tune...what is the ball park cost on it?
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I paid 395. Mike shipped it the next day.got it in 2-3 days.ez to install.you will not regret it.
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Old 11-03-2011, 01:31 AM   #10
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Hey Mike.if you need anyone on the west coast to help you sell your product let me know .I'm at the sema show in las Vegas.nv right now alot of people with rvs I also live in Az.snow birds everywhere
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Had the 5 Star shipped to me in Fl in Feb. Finally got to really try it on our 1500 mile trip back home. Throttle response was much better and a noticeable increase in pick up.

Where the tune really shined was in transmission shifting. It up-shifts earlier when your not heavy on the throttle and it downshifts much later. In my return trip home, I would have to say, conservatively, that the downshifting on grades was reduced 50% - 60% using cruise. There were several grades where it up-shifted before it reached the top (never saw this before).

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After a few hundred miles I left the SG in LOD (Engine Load) and watched when it downshifted. It always did it at 84-85%. I soon learned to tap the coast button as it approached 84%. This prevented the downshift and I would do this as needed to crest the top. Speed lose was usually 3-5 mph but was regained easily on the downside.

On the flats, I really couldn't tell if the MPG was improved, I just know for certain there was no lose in MPG. Because of all the variables, it's always difficult to know for sure or exactly how much MPG was gained or lose. I can say on this trip (3 legs) that my gains indicated were; 0.2MPG, 0.5MPG and 0.4MPG.

I'll guess and say the engine tune does not improve MPG, just improves power a bit, but that coupled with the trans tune is where the increase in MPG comes from. Watching the SG on grades, it gets between 4.9 and 6.2 mpg in 4th. In 3rd, it's 2.9 and 3.4 MPG.

Regardless of any MPG gains, I'm still very pleased with this tune!
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Installed my 5 Star Tune yesterday and can't wait to get it on the road to check it out. To much rain to pull it out of the shop, don't want to sink in grass, but should be able to get going in the next few days.
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I have nerve damage in my right hip and after 45 minutes to an hour my right leg is hurting so bad I have to stop and get out from under the wheel. By running cruise control I can shift around in the seat and relieve the pressure on the nerves. Before installing the 5 Star tune I could not run cruise control without it down shifting on ever little hill and the rpm going to 4600. On the test drive last week after installing the 5 Star tune on the same hills with cruise control on "if" the trans downshifted the rpm went from 2200 to 2750 and would upshift as soon as I crested the hill. Speed loss was about 2 mph, 62 to 60. There is a noticable increase in power and acceleration.
I am very pleased with the 5 Star tune and am looking forward to our trip to New Mexico next month. Well worth the cost.
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