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Ford Explorer ST vs Dodge Durango SRT Drag Race

JohnD

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I have no affiliation with 5-Star, but for those that don't know...Mike at 5-Star was one of the brains at SCT before going out on his own. When it comes to Ford tuning...He is the guy. Another Ford tuning specialty shop is MPT Tuning in Longwood Florida. I have had tunes from both of them on my Raptor and loved them both. I'm holding off on tuning for now due to my local dealership here in VA being anti tune friendly. I had a decent dealer in FL that was OK with tunes as long I got them from a specific tuner (see above) that they trusted
 
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...and, do you have to keep running the tune? Can you go back stock? Can I only tune it on weekends, trips, etc. What does it "really" do to the car? Does the ECM detect and log\record the tune?
 
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...and, do you have to keep running the tune? Can you go back stock? Can I only tune it on weekends, trips, etc. What does it "really" do to the car? Does the ECM detect and log\record the tune?
The ECM does not record or show to the dealer the tunes were installed. Flashing between stock or one of the options doesn’t take long at all. The one thing dealer can see, is key turns. Which isn’t something that proves a tune was ever done. 5 Star did my wife’s ST back in March, and it’s a whole new animal.
 

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The ECM does not record or show to the dealer the tunes were installed. Flashing between stock or one of the options doesn’t take long at all. The one thing dealer can see, is key turns. Which isn’t something that proves a tune was ever done. 5 Star did my wife’s ST back in March, and it’s a whole new animal.
What are key turns?


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The ECM does not record or show to the dealer the tunes were installed. Flashing between stock or one of the options doesn’t take long at all. The one thing dealer can see, is key turns. Which isn’t something that proves a tune was ever done. 5 Star did my wife’s ST back in March, and it’s a whole new animal.
What was the "FullSizeRender.mov"?
 
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I guess I need a primer on "Tuning". Didn't know what one was until reading it here. Please, one of you'all experts point me in the right direction?

PJ
 
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I guess I need a primer on "Tuning". Didn't know what one was until reading it here. Please, one of you'all experts point me in the right direction?

PJ
This is a good video that summarizes the tune. I am new to this also. Seems pretty straight forward. The only thing holding me back is voiding the warranty which is unclear.



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This is a good video that summarizes the tune. I am new to this also. Seems pretty straight forward. The only thing holding me back is voiding the warranty which is unclear.



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It’s been 8 years since I left Germany but I know the ford garage near K-town was ok with it.
 


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