7.3L "Godzilla" Gas Engine - Performance Tune by 5 Star Tuning

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Cool video :)
 

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I’m planning at some point to do the 5 star tuning . It was either that or a peddle commander to get rid of the drive by wire lag. It will feel peppier than the factory .

Can we get Mike from 5 star to post here? That are great with Ford products!

I will reach out to him and see if what he has posted on other forums can be posted here?
I know they have a tremor that they are tuning.
 

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Could we get a more detailed report? What did you choose, is it a noticeable difference, how is the transmission programming? The transmission is the biggest thing I'm interested in. Truck has plenty of power. I keep the truck in tow/haul mode because it shifts so much better.
 
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i have it.. 91 is all i can get here in Colorado.. runs way better no lag,
You have the 5star tuning? Which programming did you get? I thought they offered 5 different packages for them.
I tuned my 04 F-150 with the 5.4 dog. I then had 2- 6.7 and now will be on to the 7.3 . I’m very interested in this and need a little more info?
 

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So I got the N guage tuner with the 85+ stock power pedal boost, 87 daily tow and the 91 performance. So I have tried all of them and the shifting is different then stock, i want to say not as smooth as it changes shift points but more firm where you feel it more, So 5 star says the tunes are "learning" tunes and will improve over time.. Maybe. The 91 tune I am running now when I start the truck, it almost seems within the first 30 seconds like it wants to stall or cut out.. ill get a video, its weird then it smooths out and is fine, I dont have 1000 miles on it yet but it definitely is more noticeable then stock, Ill get a few more miles on it then get busy..
 

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Any updates on performance and mileage? Do you think the tuner is a good upgrade?
 

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Not sure what it could do beyond what Eco mode already does.
 

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Uhhh all kinds of people. Some people are tight financially and every penny counts. Some people manage fleets that drive hundreds of thousands of miles a year and even 1mpg adds up. Some people enjoy squeezing everything they can out of a truck. Little more power, little more fuel mileage, etc.

I’ve never understood the judgy attitude against those that drive a sd and also care about mpg. Why are the two supposed to be mutually exclusive and who are you to make that decision?
 

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Fleet use? Yeah, I can see carrying about MPG for that. But who's buying Tremors for fleet use?
 

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Uh really? Who buys a SuperDuty and gives a crap about MPG...
Spending $100 a week or twice a week can double your auto payment like that. But I know people will say if you need to finance you can’t afford it...
I keep hearing 11 and 11.5 mpg. Is that city or hwy?
Again big difference between 8/9 city 11/12 hwy vs 11/12 city 14/15 hwy.
 

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Spending $100 a week or twice a week can double your auto payment like that. But I know people will say if you need to finance you can’t afford it...
I keep hearing 11 and 11.5 mpg. Is that city or hwy?
Again big difference between 8/9 city 11/12 hwy vs 11/12 city 14/15 hwy.

I am getting 13 in town, have a lifetime 12.9 mpg at 1000 miles including 6 hours of idling (when I got the truck with 3 miles on it had 5 hours of idling on it...). 15-16 highway, all on 91 octane. (did one tank of clear gas and ended up at 16.2 mixed driving, but the extra mpg wasn't worth the cost)
 

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Spending $100 a week or twice a week can double your auto payment like that. But I know people will say if you need to finance you can’t afford it...
I keep hearing 11 and 11.5 mpg. Is that city or hwy?
Again big difference between 8/9 city 11/12 hwy vs 11/12 city 14/15 hwy.

I am at 2800 miles. 30 mph average so a lot of city driving. I am at 11.1 lifetime. You should expect 11's around town and high 12's to maybe low 13's hwy with 4:30 gears. Maybe one mpg better hwy with the taller rear end.
 

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On my 3rd tank, running 87 (11.3 - 12.0 - 12.7) , mostly around town with the nanny state lockdown :mad:
 
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