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Old 06-10-2010, 07:25 PM
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Tuning by Ford???

The 6.7 is tuned to be able to tow the maximum weight, yet still provide economy, and acceleration. This generic tuning takes away the best of each catagory to provide the best 'all around' performance.

In keeping with inovation, creativity, what if Ford offered three different stock tunes that would enable you to have a truck that excelled at your particular driving needs, yet still maintain the warranty as Ford could set the perimeters.

Horsepower wars, torque wars, ads would be redefined... "set your truck to tow and have 800 lbs of torque available from 1200-1800 rpm, set your truck to economy and cruise highway speeds at 24 mpg."

Just an idea.... whose time...???
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That I would like to see happen that would be great !
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Old 06-10-2010, 07:39 PM
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Thats a great idea. If they could do that it would definately be revolutionary. Might help to justify the cost of the new rigs. I will certainly have to wait a few years to afford one...

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Thats a very good idea.
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Cool idea but theres a reason they dont do it. Peoplelike us are gonna want to tow in race mode or econ mode.

Ford builds them the way they do because the average customer doesnt give a chit about going down the quarter mile as fast as possible.

However if you drive a 6.7 you are gonna think ford changed their mind on that last statement
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The 6.7 is tuned to be able to tow the maximum weight, yet still provide economy, and acceleration. This generic tuning takes away the best of each catagory to provide the best 'all around' performance.

In keeping with inovation, creativity, what if Ford offered three different stock tunes that would enable you to have a truck that excelled at your particular driving needs, yet still maintain the warranty as Ford could set the perimeters.

Horsepower wars, torque wars, ads would be redefined... "set your truck to tow and have 800 lbs of torque available from 1200-1800 rpm, set your truck to economy and cruise highway speeds at 24 mpg."

Just an idea.... whose time...???
It's an interesting thought, but within the emissions limits they have to meet, Ford already offers you all those tunes. Want the economy tune? Put a brick under the pedal. Torque tune? Floor it.

When you talk about the aftermarket tuners offering you greater fuel economy, they usually do it by blowing the NOx limits out of the water. Less EGR or no EGR, advanced injection timing, reduced backpressure from the VGT, those sort of things. All of which go well outside the emissions limits that Ford has to meet.

In the old days, when lots of things were mechanically controlled, it was a lot harder to offer the best economy and driveability at all points. You often had to compromise between what some mechanical thing would do at peak power and how it would act at light loads. With everything now electronically controlled through some rather advacned software, you really can optimize everything. That's why I've always been so amused at either the claim (or the reality) that the high horsepower tunes get the best fuel economy. That's either not true or it shows the tuners don't know what they're doing, as there's no reason the lowest horsepower tunes couldn't run exactly the same way at light loads.

And even if Ford offered all those tunes, they'd have to certify them all on emissions, test 'em all on durability, etc etc. Lots of extra cost for really no gain.
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Old 06-13-2010, 06:58 AM
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Think about this, if Ford offered a stock tuner of some type builded into it's trucks, no one would have to buy another truck, ever. Ford, nor any other company is going to do anything to run the company out of business by offering different levels of performance that can be controlled you the driver.
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