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Old 03-17-2015, 03:43 PM   #1
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How many milesshould I put on the car before I get a tuner? I am hearing the X4 is the way to go ;what do you guys think what?


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Miles don't really matter when tuning unless you are worried about earranty

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If it's brand new, 1,000 miles is a good break in period. At the same time, some will say "who cares about a break in period?!".


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I installed mine with a Bama tune and JLT intake at 1500 miles....loving every minute and can't wait to do some data logging to really unlock the car's potential after a few more mods.
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How many milesshould I put on the car before I get a tuner? I am hearing the X4 is the way to go ;what do you guys think what?
Hey wjlowe111 - That's a good question and it's really going to come down to what you're comfortable doing. When we received our first pair of 2015's we pulled them off the truck, lit up the rear tires, had them strapped down to our dyno and Bama Performance had their X4 Tuner on them the same day. It's really going to come to personal preference and how quickly you're looking to mod the car. Don't hesitate to let me know if you're to have any questions at all I'm always around to help my Mevo guys out!

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If it's brand new, 1,000 miles is a good break in period. At the same time, some will say "who cares about a break in period?!".
Agreed - You'll see and hear some people say that the cars are broken in from the factory..I have a little bit of a problem with this as Ford will essentially (To my knowledge and don't quote me on this) put the car on a set of rollers for a baseline along with some emissions to make sure that they can ship them. I think that a solid 500-1000 miles of varying driving is a good place to start doing some modding.

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Will ford know about your tune ?? And void your warranty ? What if something breaks down, can i just tune it back to stock and ford wont know ? If i take it for fixing under warranty ??
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You can take the tune off and put back to factory; I heard though they can still tell but who knows


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does the tune only work on regular drive mode? i read it doesnt work on sport mode...n what about in track mode?
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Who did the tune?


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Whenever you touch the tune in the ECM, it IS traceable. The tune itself isn't seen, but there are several counters in the ECM that get reset each time the ECM is flashed. There is a drive cycle counter, miles driven, # of starts, miles since MIL was cleared, etc....all of these get reset when the ECM is flashed.

If you know what to look for, and they do, it takes 2 seconds to see that the ECM has been flashed. You don't even need a big expensive factory diagnostic tool to do it, just one of the cheap Autozone scanners can see it.
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wjlowe111 - That's correct - No matter which tune is put onto the car if it's set back to stock and a Ford Technician is looking closely enough they'll be able to see it. At the end of the day it's really going to depend on the dealer where you had it purchased from. Some are going to be much more mod friendly than others!

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does the tune only work on regular drive mode? i read it doesnt work on sport mode...n what about in track mode?
Hey mats96744that's a great question and the Bama X4 Tuner for example will not have any affect on the drive modes and it's going to focus on more all out performance along with refining the driveabitiy. Ford makes a great product but with some of their automatic transmissions from personal experience they can either be on the lack luster side or just all around unsure of which gear they want to get into. I've found this on their mid-size cars all the way up through a full size truck.

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Agreed - You'll see and hear some people say that the cars are broken in from the factory..I have a little bit of a problem with this as Ford will essentially (To my knowledge and don't quote me on this) put the car on a set of rollers for a baseline along with some emissions to make sure that they can ship them. I think that a solid 500-1000 miles of varying driving is a good place to start!

The break in tests ford (and almost all factories) perform are fairly minimal. They'll start the car at the end of the production line and drive straight to a VERY short "obstacle course" which typically includes a few sharp turns, a few breaking points, and lastly rumble strips to ensure things are tight. It's as simple as that. This is all indoors and located just after the production line ends (maybe 100 yards away). Then they'll drive the car outside and it gets parked until a shipping truck comes to pick it up.

Edit: hence if you pick up your brand new car from the dealership and it supposedly came straight from the factory, but has more than 5 miles on the odometer, you better start asking questions as to why the hell your car has so many miles on it, because 99% of the time it means some jackass took it for a joyride before you showed up.


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The break in tests ford (and almost all factories) perform are fairly minimal. They'll start the car at the end of the production line and drive straight to a VERY short "obstacle course" which typically includes a few sharp turns, a few breaking points, and lastly rumble strips to ensure things are tight. It's as simple as that. This is all indoors and located just after the production line ends (maybe 100 yards away). Then they'll drive the car outside and it gets parked until a shipping truck comes to pick it up.

Edit: hence if you pick up your brand new car from the dealership and it supposedly came straight from the factory, but has more than 5 miles on the odometer, you better start asking questions as to why the hell your car has so many miles on it, because 99% of the time it means some jackass took it for a joyride before you showed up.


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Many years ago I worked at a Chevy Dealership. One day the truck dropped off a special order Camero. The new car mechanic took the car to the back lot and lit up the tires from one end to the other. So it's true. Anything over 5 miles means somebody took the car for a spin.
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