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2020 Raptor Tunes and Devices

Discussion in '5 Star Tuning' started by Woolaroc, Jan 9, 2020.

  1. 5star

    5star Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

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    Within our 85-94 Daily Street and 85-e50 Performance tunes via HP and the SCT/Bully Dog tuners we tune both the engine and the transmission. The throttle will be remapped, each mode on the Gen 1 and 2 will be remapped. The DS and Perf will have different gears used ranging from 1, 3, 5+ in the Daily to 1, 3, 4, 5+ Performance tune. Shifts are mild, but those looking for a firmer shift can request this change. More info in terms of shift strategies, shift pressures, limiters, timing etc via the link below.

    https://5startuning.com/got-a-2017-2020-raptor-3-5l-ecoboost/
     
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    Thank You for clarifying the fact that you fully understand shift stratigy, Proper gear selections, Lockup TC putting power directely to the ground, ect., ect. I can clearly see from the link posted that you guys at 5 Star Tuning have this truck fugured out. It is great to hear that your company has all and more of the information that makes the truck a night and day driving vehicle over stock settings. I need to try another Tune to start doing more comparisons. I will sign up on your website in the next week, or as soon as I have some free time, and request a tune..Im sure there are some questions that you have, and I am also in need of some advise about some electronic features that are inaccessable via tuning. I will send an E-mail or try to include it with my Tune request. Thank You.
    Mike Martin
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  3. Jeff-Ohio

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    I do not have a vendetta against 5 Sar, but I spent money with them to get several tunes for my 2019 and never got anything that even came close to being as good as stock; the first several tunes could barely get the truck up to 50 MPH. I am not sure why my situation was different (I suspect it had something to do with the person working on my tunes because the only improvements I ever saw were when he went to consult with other people at 5Star), but I finally gave up in disappointment. If somebody from 5Star is willing to give it another shot, please let me know. I will give the company credit for not giving up and trying, but they never delivered in my case. I would love to report back otherwise at some point.
     
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    I am really happy with my JDM Tune. Would be interested for 99 bucks to compare them. Not sure if others here have tried different tuning companies... I will start the album here..
     
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    Do you work for Cobb? TWIZZLESTIX? What would you buy if you were in my shoes (Bad SCT Tune, great JDM..) want to start a library of tunes to compare in the real world hard core rocking and rolling plus all around performance and drivablility. I can get 19mpg with the JDM shifting in manual keeping RPM under 1700rpm all of the time.. I give the company my information, pay the cybermoney and get an email with the tune in a box...LMK, Thank You!
     
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    LOL No, my only connection to Cobb is as a customer since ~2007 with both Mazda and Ford products. That makes over a decade using their tuning software and hardware. I prefer the Cobb software based on their engineering and longevity as I always do a bit of my own tweaks to the baseline OTS tune. I choose the engine hardware based on my evaluation of the company, the engineering in the product itself, and my preferences. My truck is still stock hardware wise, but I have a Mishimoto FMIC to install some day. For my Focus RS I went with the Precision turbo, CPE downpipe and FMIC, XD fuel pump, etc. on a Tune+ forged and ported complete engine, DSC semi-active suspension, etc. I have the software to tune everything, engine, suspension, etc. All installs and work done at my home/garage.

    If you're just using OTS tunes, I recommend a dyno or even emailed datalog tune from any company, BUT my preference would be from Goosetuned using the Cobb (AccessPort) with as much ethanol as you can stand. I've sprayed methanol/water in a few with good results, but there are tradeoffs with the additional hardware required like tubing, hoses, solenoids, pump, etc.

    If you're serious about wanting the most power from a stock setup, then a high ethanol content tune is "best".
     

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