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Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by 911 Crazy, Mar 27, 2020.

  1. pbtjrlmrt

    pbtjrlmrt Full Access Member

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    The Battery Control Module(BCM) monitors the battery and shuts things off to preserve battery amongst other things. If you want to disable auto start for example the required forescan settings have you shut off the BCM.
     
  2. sixshooter_45

    sixshooter_45 Ruby Red Metallic Supercrew, 3.5 L Twin Turbos.

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    I could be wrong but it sounds as though you may not have had one of the better tunes that are available for this truck.

    I only mention this because you stated you weren't that impressed with the extra power and the loss of mpg, however, quite a few folks have mentioned that they love the extra power and are getting better mpg, if they keep their foot out of it, and are very impressed with that particular tune/tuner.

    I agree about the warranty issue which is why I haven't jumped onto the tune scene yet as I have a 125,000/8 year ESP warranty and should down the road I need it I'd be screwed which could end up being very costly.
     
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    I’m tuned AND I have a warranty AND I’ve had warranty work done.

    Go stock before bringing in. This topic has been beat to death- bottom line, discounting/downplaying what tune does to transform this truck is flat out LYING or ignorance. So it should be called out, period. A tune alone on these vehicles is more potent a performance mod then intake/headers/cam/tune on a 5.0 mustang

    nuff said
     
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    I used 5star tuning. It's a great tune. No issues. I'm just super impressed with the stock HP/TQ and place no value on the increase. Fun at times sure but day to day it's just not valuable to me and I don't need to worry about the warranty issue.
     
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    Badgertits FRF Addict

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    ummmm, i smell trolling. If you are soooo concerned about warranty issues, & you “had” a 5 star tune, if it’s the same truck- why exactly take it off now eh? Your entire concern is based around the scenario that a dealer will go to the trouble of digging through your ECM files after a (more than likely) common driveline-related warranty issues comes up.

    If you have a gen 2 raptor, & if you you had it tuned, & if your concern is warranty conflict....whether it was on yesterday or 4 months ago If you have a warranty issue & ecm is checked you’re screwed.

    Do you not follow this logic? Your responses are suspect.
     
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    Possibly on a previous or 2nd vehicle...giving em the benefit of the doubt....
     
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    Please read and pay attention. I like the tune but I place no value on the increase. That's my subjective opinion. Not worrying about the warranty is a distant second place concern. It's fun having a little more HP/TQ but the stock Raptor is powerful enough...for me.... so I removed it. To each his own but off road the power isn't useful and on road I just don't drive with my foot in it enough to justify it. ALL tunes..no matter where from...place additional stresses on engine and drive train components...comes with the territory...The trade off...for me...isn't worth it. 5star does a great job. The tune is awesome...I just don't care about the additional power over stock. I just don't care about the additional power over stock....and one more time for the feeble minded...I just don't care about the extra power over stock. Hope this clears it up...If not...well I tried. I run my truck about 80% daily driver and 20% overlanding/off roading/dunes. Since removing the tune...after initially noticing some power reduction...I haven't missed it at all. Others that are squeezing every last bit of performance from the engine may feel differently.
     
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    I'm with you here, Badger. I didn't start loving my Raptor until after getting it goosetuned and flashing the Cobb TCM. And for me, it's the overall improvement in drivability. From being able to turn off the awful ASS to the truck no longer skip shifting. The noticeable increase in hp/tq on tap is just icing on the cake. The Raptor should feel like this off the showroom floor. I was not willing to wait 3 years or 36K miles to experience it. If the absolute worst thing that happens to me in <insert any year> is I nuke my truck, then it's a hell of a blessed year. Mod at your own risk OP, but I'm not looking back.
     
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    5 star must be a shitty tune then, or more specifically, they don’t tune the tranny well. Even without a power increase, I’d still opt for my Gearhead tune simply for the vastly improved shifting feel & driveability. I think a GH trans tune REDUCES wear & tear over the stock trans tune, @ least when it comes to my personal driving habits. I get no more clunks or harsh banging shifts. I no longer immediately put the truck in Sport mode & 4A every time I get in it like I did when stock.

    if you didn’t want more power then why did you try a tune to begin with? I’m not trying to bust balls here- I’m legit mystified how anyone who has experienced the difference in overall driving feel between stock & a solid engine/Trans tune could possibly prefer the stock setup over aftermarket tune. The only conclusion I can come to is 5Star sucks I suppose.

    FWIW In the diesel world there are guys who get a trans tune ONLY from gearhead.

    This is seriously the first instance I’ve seen in all the time I’ve spent researching this platform
    Where anyone has stated what you’re telling us. On the other hand I’ve seen countless posts where people are like, “so, I went back to stock tune for first time in like a year to bring truck in for warranty repairs, DAMN I forgot how much the stock tune/programming SUCKS” or something of that nature.

    So- my conclusion would be- take 5 Star off the list of preferred tuners I suppose lol
     
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    I have 5star and absolutely love it. Trans tune is smooth as well. They have worked with me after every mod and updated my tune accordingly and quickly. I wouldn’t say that 5star is not a good tune by any means. If used them on my past two trucks as well.


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