Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by explosportguy, June 6, 2015.
Brain fart, your right, they just launched for '18. Miss my '14 SRT-8 Jeep, almost s/c it.
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It isn't available yet though so I doubt that is what he was running against.
Do you know if this will connect to the NAV display via blue tooth on my 2016 Explorer Sport?
That would be a great large screen display if it is capable of doing so?
Hopefully you won't have to wait too long for a reply. FYI, the member was last here April 22nd.
>...member [Jamie] was last here April 22nd.
And no longer works at Livernois either.
I bought my Livernois tune on the 18th, received the tuning box the 23rd, sent them the info that day and I'm still waiting for my tune. They said my calibration is newer and they need their head calibrator to work on a tune for me. I'm a returning customer of theirs, but I'm not very impressed with the service thus far. I was told I may need to wait up to three days which was yesterday and when I checked today, they now have no ETA. They just said they'll check in with the guy in between dyno tuning sessions and for me to be patient. Awesome!
Not sure what is happening with them. They are no longer a site vendor and their last post in the Forum was November 18, 2016.
Figured I'd give my experience. I ordered my tuner last month. Emailed them for the tune and didn't hear back, so I called them two days later. They then emailed me my tunes later that day after the phone call.
A week ago I emailed them asking to adjust the shift firmness on the tune. They responded within hours saying that they hadn't had a request to go softer on the shifting, so they'd have to have the calibrator guy make a new one for me. They said it'd take a week but had it to me in two days.
Other than the initial wait, I've found that they've been very responsive to my inquiries and requests. Anthony also spent a good amount of time on the phone explaining my options.
I got my 3BAR + 160 stat tune on Tuesday, but it didn't include the change in tire size for my 15 PIU Ecoboost. It took a couple more days to get the revised tunes with the adjusted tire size. I didn't know the first tunes didn't have the tire correction until I verified with GPS my speedometer was still off.
Overall, I'm happy with the tune. I first loaded the 89 Performance tune and it was good. Today when I flashed it, I went with the 91 Performance tune. The only thing which I may work with them on is softening up the 1-2 and 2-3 shifts. I'll put another hundred miles on the Explorer before pushing on that though. I'm just happy my speedometer is now spot on.
It will bark the tires on the 1-2 shift and it downright hauls ass. One thing that I would say to PIU Ecoboost owners (and they are pretty rare), is that don't expect as much of a difference when compared to a retail Explorer Sport. The PIU has a much more aggressive shift schedule stock, and that's normally the one thing I've noticed most when tuning my Ford vehicles. In this case, it's not much different, other than firmer. I think it's actually shifting sooner, which to me isn't a bad thing. The power increase is significant and it's very linear. Plus if you baby it, you wouldn't know there is any change from stock. Anything over 1/8th throttle lets you know that something has changed.
Getting to 60 with light throttle is effortless and I'm pretty sure my MPG is up. I'll put a few hundred miles on it and report back. Overall, I really only wanted to fix my speedometer, since it was about 5% off. I'll probably end up running the 87 or 89 tune long term, since I really wasn't going for a real performance boost and I'd rather not abuse the powertrain. It's an SUV and I have a 17 Shelby GT350 if I want to haul ass.
What State you in? Can you do the 93 oct tune?
I'm in California, so I'm stuck at 91 octane.
I'm 95% sure "Turn Bog" is by design and is a Traction Control response. I noticed it the first week when driving my Sport. If I think I need to take a hard turn out in front of traffic from a stop... I turn the TC knob/switch to "Sand Mode" and drive with confidence. Turn Bog cannot be replicated in Sand Mode because it turns the TC off. At least I've never been able to replicate it in Sand Mode. I prefer to run in Sand Mode when spirited driving is necessary: as throttle tip in is much more crisp and the slightly over bearing Traction Control isn't present.
Yes I'm stuck in the same boat but I also know to keep an eye for a PIU with Livernois Tune. LOL
That's the TMS (Terrain Management System) control knob. It should be easy to see if the cause is the traction control since the 'Stability Control' light should come on when it engages.
I'm torn between an LMS or an SCT "Tuner" as I'm at 35K+ miles and am feeling the itch to open the performance up a step or three... Anyone here have experience with both Tuners and can point me in either direction? Or is it a 6 in one hand half dozen in the other kind of a deal??? I understand the transmission needs to go to night school for a bit... But I must admit I do have a hair of trepidation with the LMS tune because of the 1st to 2nd slamming reports under Wide Open Throttle. Has LMS addressed this more recently? Thanks in advance...
The shifting softened up after driving a while, but I was still more concerned with longevity.. I emailed them and asked for softer shifting. They said I was the first to ask for this, and that most people want to be able to chirp the tires. Within two days they had a new tune for me. It now shifts almost like stock, maybe a little quicker, but is perfect for my daily driving.
The soft shift tune is where it's at. The 91 LMS tune would chirp the tires on the 1-2 shift but the soft shift version does not. Around town, it shifts nearly like stock. However, at moderate throttle, the shift is positive and firm, but not harsh. It's faster/firmer than stock, but nothing excessive. I love the soft shift tune.
I requested 2 tunes from Livernois - 87perf and 91perf. I received those, plus a "soft shift" version of each. I'm a fan of the "soft shift" programming.
I got my Livernois tuner and 3bar a little over a week ago. Very happy with the results. After I plugged in the MyCal and sent them the necessary information I had my tune back in under 48 hours. Install was very simple. I am running the 93 Performance 3bar soft shift tune and I am very happy with the results. Shifts are nice and firm without being too harsh and performance is significantly improved.
I am a happy Livernois customer for now!
Nice. Got the same set up. Have fun!
Does anyone know if an SHO MyCal can be used on '17 Explorer Sport?
I have a MyCal calibrator that was purchased for a 2010 SHO (sku#: LPP631103) that i would like to use for my new 2017 Explorer Sport. Does anyone know if Is it possible get Livernois to send a new program so that I can reprogram the the SHO MyCalibrator to use with my '17 Exp Sport? Livernois lists the Explorer Sport MyCal under a different sku # LPP631131.
I emailed Livernois a few days ago, but I don't know if I will hear back. Does anyone know?
I asked about my 2015Mustang Ecoboost and 2016Explorer Sport... and they said to stop in (locally), but cannot just send you a new program, so it sounded like hardware update too.
Not so sure about 3.5L to 3.5L, but guessing not.
Welcome to the Forum.
Thanks. Just got my Ex!
Thanks for the reply. I am up in Canada, so I can’t come by their shop. Might just have to order a new order new MyCal.