Anyone tune specifically for a manual transmission? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-26-2012, 10:21 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Near NC in VA.
Posts: 82
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Anyone tune specifically for a manual transmission?

Considering putting some form of chip/tuner on my truck, but want to know if anyone specifically tunes with that 3rd pedal in mind?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 12-26-2012, 12:33 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 5,099
Thanks: 4
Thanked 107 Times in 101 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
They All do...

Those are the details you input when ordering programming form one of the "good guys" who do this.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 12-26-2012, 05:43 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Near NC in VA.
Posts: 82
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I guess I'm more asking is there any one tuner that has concentrated on tuning for a handshaker vs just making a tune that doesn't include shift points, but is otherwise identical to an AT tune. If you're still saying "they all do" then I'd be surprised, but pleasantly so.

I guess I'm just shocked since there are so few manual trans trucks relative to auto's that I can't imagine all the tuners have taken the time to adjust each of their tunes to better fit a manual.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 12-26-2012, 06:07 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,155
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
youd be surprised the amount of standard trucks out there...they are just hard to buy one because anyone who has one doesnt every let go of them. i have a dp-tuner and love mine...granted, i have an automatic so i cannot comment on how it would be with a standard. if my memory serves me correctly i believe they have "cafeinated" and "decafeinated" tunes for manual transmissions...from what i understood at the time, basically the difference between these tunes is how far the rpms drop when you release the gas pedal between shifts. dont quote me on this...i read it very quickly and could be so far off....but, it maybe worth a shot to talk to them about it...if i am wrong feel free to throw something at me
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 12-29-2012, 07:08 AM
Member
 

Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Near NC in VA.
Posts: 82
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
10-4. I agree about them being hard to find...when I bought mine, my requirements/wish list were:

Manual trans, prefer 7.3, 4 door, long bed, hopefully Lariat, definitely manual transfer case, low mileage.

Managed to find all but the "low mileage" wish in the truck I bought...and in searching practically everywhere East of the Mississippi it was the ONLY truck for sale at the time that met all but one of my requirements. If I'd have dropped the Manual tranny requirement, I could have chosen from about a dozen trucks for sale on my local Craigslist alone.

Now, I'm tentatively in the market for a second 7.3, but I want an auto for the wife...so hopefully I'll have more choices
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 01-03-2013, 11:51 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,155
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Did you contact dp-tuner and see if they had the "cafenated and de-cafenated" tunes?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 01-03-2013, 03:54 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Oakdale, CA
Posts: 805
Thanks: 2
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The custom tunes for an automatic and a manual are different in more ways then just the transmission aspect.

The fueling aspect on a manual truck is set differently then on an automatic. This is all taken into consideration when we write tunes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 01-03-2013, 07:10 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 1,155
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Justin, this is driving me nuts....my buddy and I are taking bets on if I just had too many beers when I saw that thread on cafenated and decafenated tunes for manual transmissions.....:ROFL: so, am I right when I saw that, or do I need to back off the barley pops.....?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 01-04-2013, 06:25 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Call Matt@Gearhead. He can tune anything and keep it alive.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 01-04-2013, 06:26 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 15
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by PowerSTOKED_Bryan View Post
Justin, this is driving me nuts....my buddy and I are taking bets on if I just had too many beers when I saw that thread on cafenated and decafenated tunes for manual transmissions.....:ROFL: so, am I right when I saw that, or do I need to back off the barley pops.....?
How much barley hops had you imbibed when you posted this? LOL
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors