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Livernois tune experience

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2018 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by explosportguy, June 6, 2015.

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    1. explosportguy

      explosportguy Elite Explorer

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      It's really not only about higher octane, it's about driving the boost up beyond 2-3 psi, etc. Because even the LMS 93 perf tune is pretty much on the edge for a stock Sport, you really cannot run a lower octane gas with the tune. Not surprising that your buddy got some pinging and knocking.

      I bet your cousin will be glad to get his laptop back!
       
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      haha...he really doesn't use it :thumbsup:
       
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      Shifts are much better...defiantly harsher and like you said should quiet down

      I have noticed it has made the air rush and even the blowoff louder since i put the tune in
       
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      Enjoy:thumbsup::):thumbsup::)
       
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      I didnt think it would change the sound of the rush/blowoff but if deff did! It was addicting before..now? Forget about it haha
       
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      Probably not as I'll probably jump into the '17/18 MY Sport, Platinum, or 2.3L EB once it gets SYNC 3. The buyout was $27k if I remember correctly.
       
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      Fords warranty is 3yrs or 36K miles.. If you can even call that a warranty. Everyone should fully understand that a tune could damage your vehicle, but then again if it was common livernois wouldn't be in business very long.
       
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      Have you used DashCommand to measure any power or torque gains? I'm not sure how much I trust the results it's giving me - it's reading 450+ hp and 500+ lbft...
       
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      Hi TF, no I only use Dash Command for the timings. The hp and tq are calculated values based on questionable variables so I don't even look at them. Same for OBD Fusion and Blue Driver. Performance numbers, PID logging and code retrieval are all I use them for. The only hp and tq values I trust would be from a awd dyno.
       
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      ^
      solid advice!
       
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      I have another dumb question... is the 6spd transmission the same in the NA and Ecoboost? If so (overall) it can obvious handle the power for the NA if I do the tune (thinking long term)
       
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      No, the powerplant combo in the XSport is not even the same from 13-14 to 15. Ford made changes at the beginning of 2015 that caught us by surprise, BIG TIME. We have not had any adverse affects of tuning to any transmissions in 3 years of tuning the platform.:thumbsup:
       
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      I traded in my 13MY Sport for a 15MY Sport. Are the Livernois tunes different between the model years? I just want to be sure I have the latest and greatest.
       

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      Our tunes are different from vehicle to vehicle, nevermind MY to MY.

      BUT, fear not, we build all of our tunes based on Ford's build data of your vehicle. You receive your tuner blank. We will provide you with a full listing of everything that we need from your vehicle, and instructions on how to extract those codes (it's super simple). Then you'll email that info to us and 24-48 hours later our calibrator will have your tune files built and ready for you. We will send you an app do download to your PC. That app will create a secure remote connection to our server and load the tunes that have been designed for your serial numbered tuner. This is the most secure, as well as, easiest way for us to provide you with premium custom tuning.
       
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      You guys (Livernois) actually installed the tune on my 15MY when you installed my cat back exhaust. This was around January 2015 (give or take a month).
       
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      GOTCHA! I actually remember when you came into the showroom Jeff.
       
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      What exactly are these changes that ford made beteen MY 2014 et 2015??? I'm kinda curious!! ;)
       
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      Hey thanks for keeping everyone in the loop with this tune, explosportguy. I really appreciate the update on the (lack of) rev matching on downshifts since I was the one that originally asked about it. Thanks a bunch, man!

      Tony
       
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      Ford swapped around all of the powerplant configurations from 13/14 to 15. They added a few different tables as well as switched around a few known tables. There really is not too much that we can go into too much detail about. But the changes that were made were significant enough that tuning threw us for a loop! :roll: Look at how many vendors STILL do not tune the 15's, and the 16's are here already!
       
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      So my particular 15MY Sport has the updated/correct tune in it, correct?
       
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      Correct, there have been no updates since you came to us last.

      The XSport is currently out of fuel system, and that is why there are no mass updates at the moment. Once we are able to release an upgrade for the EcoBoosts we will have tons of revisions, BUT that day is not upon us as of yet :(
       
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      Livernois, can you please fix your signature? The image is HUGE and causes horizontal scrolling in every thread, plus it is twice the size of any post. It increases the page scrolling by a staggering amount. This is a nightmare when browsing the forum on a mobile device, and it's less than optimal when browsing on a desktop.

      Your banner image should be no more than a couple hundred pixels high, by a few hundred pixels wide (200x500 is probably acceptable, though still slightly obnoxious)... Other than a logo, is a picture really necessary at all in a signature? we all know what a Ford car looks like.
       
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      Hi Tony, you're welcome. Been really busy with a project at work, so I haven't had any real Xsport or forum time :mad: . I'm enjoying the up shifts so much with the Livernois tune that I haven't really missed the rev matching downshifts. I have over a thousand miles on the tune now and I'm still really thrilled with the way the Xsport drives. I'm consistently in the 5.9x - 6.0x 0-60 range even with the summer temps. Can't wait for retirement this fall so I can move into my garage. I've got a motosprts project backlog that is miles long :thumbsup:
       
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      Just picked up a 2015 Sport last night and have been reading up on tuning and mods for it already.
      Looking into the Livernois but should I wait a few thousand miles before getting the tune? Also, we bought the extended bumper to bumper warranty good to 75k. So the original tune can be put back in for warranty work if needed?
      Its good to be back on the xforums...Selling the old 01 v8 with over 200k on here and put 120miles on the Sport after picking it up last night..lol
       
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      Thank you for the consideration, we work hard to maintain a pristine reputation.

      There is no reason to wait to tune your vehicle. All of our shop cars are tuned from virtually day one. A lot of us employees also run our tuning and parts on our personal vehicles from the beginning as well. But, the decision is totally up to you. If you want to break it in...go for it! Enjoy your new baby!

      Your new MyCal tuner will hold 4 custom tune files as well as you stock tune file at all times. So if there is ever an event where you go into the dealership for anything simply plug the tuner back into the truck and select the stock file as opposed to one of our custom files. Easy as Sunday morning!

      Glad to have you back in the community!!!!:salute:
       

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