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post #1 of 11 Old 09-04-2015, 01:17 AM Thread Starter
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Warranty Friendly Tuning

I want to wake up the Ecoboost, but I don't want to jeopardize my factory warranty. Suggestions?

I feel safe with a no tune intake and exhaust.... but outside of that, I'm not sure where to go since Ford Racing hasn't dropped their tune for it yet.

Steeda claims all of their parts are warranty friendly but I get a different vibe from Ford.

What's the deal? How do we safely wake up our Ecoboosts without losing factory warranty?
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post #2 of 11 Old 09-20-2015, 12:39 PM
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when yu decide to tune, yu always take a chance with warrenty issues. if something goes wrong they still have to prove it was due to the tune. there is nothing on the market now that offers warrenty protecton with ford, but i have trusted cobb tuning as they have extensive history with ford ecoboost engines.
for $500 yu shud give them a try.
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post #3 of 11 Old 09-21-2015, 06:32 PM
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Supposedly Ford will have a factory tune later this year that will not void your coverage...

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Supposedly Ford will have a factory tune later this year that will not void your coverage...

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this is true....i beleive it will come from ford racing and will be covered under ford warrenty...but there is no time frame at this time on when it will arrive.
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this is true....i beleive it will come from ford racing and will be covered under ford warrenty...but there is no time frame at this time on when it will arrive.
Simply replacing the factory intake pipe between the air filter housing and the turbo can produce significant performance gains without additional tuning. I picked up ~ 13hp at the wheels between 5000 and 6000 rpm with a 3" intake I made for my Ecoboost:

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post #6 of 11 Old 09-25-2015, 04:06 PM
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I'm patiently waiting for Ford's release of their tuner. Hopefully they fix the throttle body issue with it, too.

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when yu decide to tune, yu always take a chance with warrenty issues. if something goes wrong they still have to prove it was due to the tune. there is nothing on the market now that offers warrenty protecton with ford, but i have trusted cobb tuning as they have extensive history with ford ecoboost engines.
for $500 yu shud give them a try.
^This.
ANY tune will jeapordize your warranty like nothing else you could possibly do to mod. Ford engineers can actually detect EXACTLY when the ECU has been flashed, regardless of tuners that can store and 'roll back' the ECU to stock. And I thought resetting the ECU via the battery would cover the tuner tracks, but it won't.

Just keep this in mind!

That said, I TOTALLY agree with graystallion: if you're determined to get a tune, go with COBB!
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Supposedly Ford will have a factory tune later this year that will not void your coverage...

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this is true....i beleive it will come from ford racing and will be covered under ford warrenty...but there is no time frame at this time on when it will arrive.
Yes, this is VERY true! Once again, there is NO timetable from Ford on WHEN it will be available-- but more importantly you can bet your new 'Stang that that Ford tune will be very, VERY conservative! They released custom tunes for other EB vehicles recently and those Ford tunes added next to NO HP... but a decent amount of RWT.

Remember, Ford's priority isn't making your new Turbo 'Stang into the next 'Fast and Furious' ride, it's trying to keep from having to honor your warranty and perform costly repairs on new vehicles on their dime.

Just my 2 cents.
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Anyone heard of the Ford tune for the ecoboost mustang?
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way around ford detecting your tune

When i bought my ecoboost i mentioned that i planned on doing mods to it. My salesman said he has a tuned ecoboost. He was also nice enough to tell me that the ecu only remembers the last 32 starts then its erased. So he said if i were to have any issues with my car to reflash it with the stock tune and then start it and shut it off 32 times so the dealership can't tell if it has been refreshed, they'll just know you sat there starting your car over and over. So my suggestion is et a tuner that saves you factory tune. I have the Cobb accesport and couldn't be happier!
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