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zdubyadubya

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I think @Kgamber2 is more concerned about the actual "how" of installing a tune on their vehicle.

To the poster, the tune comes with instructions on how to do it and the HP Tuners software required to load the tune to the vehicle is free. Its a pretty simple process. You just plug a cable into your OBDII port and follow the steps. If you have ever installed a print driver to your laptop, its basically the same process. Just follow the instructions and you will be OK. If you are still uneasy about doing it yourself, I'm sure there are plenty of performance based shops in your area who will happily charge you $150.00 to do it for you. Just make sure the one you select is familiar with HP Tuners and preferably Ford tuning. Let them know you already have a tuner, a tune, and the RTD device and you just need someone to install it for you.
 

Kgamber2

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Maybe I'm missing something in your question here.

Adam (@ZFGracing) can certainly do that for you and is a favorite recommendation for this forum by members who have used him. He'll send you a safe base tune, you run it and log it if you wish, send him the log back and he adjusts accordingly. Other Tuners do this too. It's kind of what is expected in mail/interweb order tuning today.
Oh I see. Perfect. This is what I wanted, I was scared I would get the equipment and have to figure out a tune. A base flash is what I want. In your experience, how much extra is it to send info back for a tweaked tune?
 

Nbk4t5e

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Oh I see. Perfect. This is what I wanted, I was scared I would get the equipment and have to figure out a tune. A base flash is what I want. In your experience, how much extra is it to send info back for a tweaked tune?
Not extra …. Adam will revise the tune for you on the octane that you chose . I’m on the e50 tune and will be on the full E85 in the new year. His tunes are individually done with his clients. Not all the same.


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zdubyadubya

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Not extra …. Adam will revise the tune for you on the octane that you chose . I’m on the e50 tune and will be on the full E85 in the new year. His tunes are individually done with his clients. Not all the same.


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exactly this. you log and refine, log and refine, until you are happy. it seems to be the consensus that the base engine tune is pretty dang sorted--its more the transmission tuning that takes a couple tries to get lined up with your preferences.
 

LokiWolf

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Adam will walk you through it and several instruction sets out there.

You can actually do most of it using the TDN app on your phone now. A Windows laptop is better though.


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Kgamber2

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Not gonna lie, reading all the posts about bad transmissions make it appear they all have serious issues. Can I ask for one more piece of advice, should I wait and run the truck for 5k miles to make sure it’s not a lemon before doing a tune and voiding the warranty someone already said drive it for a few first but I can’t find that comment and don’t remember if it was one of you who know what your talking about.
 

TMac

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No one here can give you a guarantee. There are thousands of explorers running around just fine with the same transmission. If you're so concerned, why even buy an ST?
 


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