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post #1 of 123 (permalink) Old 02-14-2012, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ok fellow 4.6 owners. The time is coming for me to get a tune for my x-cal3. I think at this time I only want to get 1 tune, but I'm not sure what to get. I'm thinking an 87 performance or 87 torque tune. I don't tow that often and when I do it's just a tent trailer or sometimes my brother-in-laws boat. Neither exceeds 2000 pounds. If you could only have 1 tune what would it be? I think I'm going to go with VMP because of the troyer wait times and 5 star doesn't seem to deal with the 4.6. I haven't e-mailed them though.

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I have both on my Gryphon..87 perf and 87 tow..i run the 87 perf all the time, altho PHP don't recommend it for towing over that 2000 lb limit..Then i run the 87 tow tune..Justin might be able to write a 87 perf/tow tune in one.

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Well I ordered an 87 performance tune from vmp tonight. I was going to go 5 star as I was impressed with the quick replies from mike. BUT they were $25 more expensive AND wanted $35 shipping. So I ordered from vmp. I hope I'm happy with the result

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Well I ordered an 87 performance tune from vmp tonight. I was going to go 5 star as I was impressed with the quick replies from mike. BUT they were $25 more expensive AND wanted $35 shipping. So I ordered from vmp. I hope I'm happy with the result
Tim, whats with the $35. shipping? I got two tunes from Mike last week and they were just emailed to me. I know he put his prices up awhile ago.

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Tim, whats with the $35. shipping? I got two tunes from Mike last week and they were just emailed to me. I know he put his prices up awhile ago.
I don't know. I added the 87 perf tune to cart and it came up at $120 total. For 1 freaking tune! 5 star is $85 for 1 tune which I personally think is expensive. BUT Mike responded to my e-mails within minutes. A couple even before I could put my phone back in my pocket. My vmp tune was $62 and change and hopefully it will be here by the end of next week. My truck is currently in storage so I'm not in a big rush for my tune to come.

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Just checked my bill. $140. for 87 perf and 87 tow. No shipping, emailed to me. This was for my 04 F150 Fx4 5.4l. Seems to me single tune was priced at $85. I know I am sure happy with the 87 perf tune compared to the canned tune I had.

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I am missing something here. Maybe if there is a tuner on here, they can chime in. You have a wide open throttle table, a table based off throttle position for every day driving, and a tow haul mode. Why with those three different (possibly 4 if tow haul gets its own WOT) cant you make a single tune that has a performance tune when you drop the hammer, an eco tune for normal driving, and towing stuff for tow haul.
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I am missing something here. Maybe if there is a tuner on here, they can chime in. You have a wide open throttle table, a table based off throttle position for every day driving, and a tow haul mode. Why with those three different (possibly 4 if tow haul gets its own WOT) cant you make a single tune that has a performance tune when you drop the hammer, an eco tune for normal driving, and towing stuff for tow haul.
Earlier trucks don't have tow haul for one thing.

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id bet that the overdrive on off can be tuned the same way
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id bet that the overdrive on off can be tuned the same way
I don't see how. Plus what I tow doesn't weigh enough to need to lock out od anyway

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