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I rather just go with a full custom tune. Proper fuel and timing tables. This device just tricks the ECU. I guess the logic is you won't void your warranty? Sure you don't overwrite the base map but I'm willing to bet Ford can still see the parameters are out of spec and will still void your warranty. Or see the mess of wires and flag your car there next time it's in for service.
Your choice but you obviously didn't watch the video either.
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Your choice but you obviously didn't watch the video either.
Again their "ECU" just modifies sensor data to trick the stock ECU, like I said. With a flash tuner, the tuner has true control of the real unmodified sensor data and ECU programming, timing tables, available fuel types. Glad it works for you.
 

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these are a waste of money all they do is make the throttle body open faster and without proper tuning can be an issue and cause problems. the same goes for a pedal commander. save your money and get a real tuner with custom tuning. you can get same results by pressing pedal all way down
 

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Not sure what you're expecting guy. Do your own research. You don't want one don't buy one. I posted this to help anyone out there thinking of going this route and that is obviously their own decision.
Correct. And I'm posting an opposing opinion with a caution for those who might not fully understand what these devices do.

These guys pretty plainly explained what and how they do what they do. Each individual vehicle gets multiple dyno runs and the parameters are adjusted and cross-checked for safety and viability until they get something that works. They don't use some generic program farmed out to the masses. You either glossed over that and just want to rain play devil's advocate or something.
I think you misunderstood my point. I realize this product involves specific tuning for each vehicle; my concern is the ultimate safety limits on power output. On what data does this company base the ultimate safety limits for this device? It does not have the accumulated data of millions of test miles that Ford has--it's techs are essentially making guesses, albeit educated ones, on how far they believe they can push the engine.

So...show me something that validates your point of view like some historic record of this company's chips making cars explode or disintegrate. All you've done is say "Ford engineers this or that". Prove your point with some data and metrics or kindly move on.
LOL! Do you think this company (or any other that sells similar products) publishes data regarding the number of customer engines that have grenaded using their products?

You can trust a couple of dudes who, according to their website, have developed tunes for "thousands of models," or you can trust the engineers who designed, built, tested, and refined the engine.

I'm not telling you not to use this product. If you want more power go for it. You may never have an issue. But if your Bronco Sport is your daily driver and you count on it to get you to and from work you should be sure you have the means to replace your engine should it blow up. My gross estimate on that is around $12K to cover a new engine, the labor to install it, and a rental car to drive while your Bronco Sport is in the shop.
 

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This engine has plenty of power factory tuned IMO. I don't need another 20HP.

I have a Ford Extended warranty and
definitely don't want any turds in the punch bowl if I have problems.

I had a Class A motorhome with the 8.1 Workhorse V8. Decided I needed more power and went with a ECM tune. Back in 2005. 1st trip out started losing power climbing hills.

By the time I got home it crawled into the driveway. Burned a chuck out of the piston and had to have an new engine installed. $$$

Do these tunes have a place, for sure they do. I just don't feel comfortable with one while the vehicle is under warranty.

If anyone else does, spend your money wisely.
 


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Interesting cars in the background of this video. Where are the Broncos, the 3 cylinder or 4 cylinder average priced SUV?
 

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these are a waste of money all they do is make the throttle body open faster and without proper tuning can be an issue and cause problems. the same goes for a pedal commander. save your money and get a real tuner with custom tuning. you can get same results by pressing pedal all way down

hi, you are wrong. You are talking about those devices that control throttle pedal opening.

What this device does is to pretend to the ECU the boost and fuel pressure. So it really offers more power, since it increases turbo boost pressure, pretending to the ECU a fake value under factory parameters.
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