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But I question anyone who says this tune shaved .7 off an et and added 4 mph in the 1/4. Although it has been a long time since I drag raced those type of gains are hugh and this tune is not that capable.


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Ok track results from Houston using a ProCal kit (included K&N filter) and adding J&M lower control arms. The car also has a Flowmaster Hushpower axle back, barton shifter with bracket, and 10" wide factory style OEM 18" wheels with Nitto 555 drag radials (305/40/18). Car is a 300A base GT, 6M, with 3.73 gears.... running 93 octane gas and weighted 3790 with driver.

Before ProCal and lca's best run was 12.70 at 111 with a 1.95 60'.

Day 1 - Great air, temp at 70 degrees, and track was sticky... ran 12.23 @ 115.84, 12.13 @ 115.84, and ending up with a 12.03 @ 116.1... 60' on the first two runs were 1.8's and the last run was 1.77.

Day 2 - More humid and temp in mid 70's... ran 12.26 and 12.23 both at 115.5..with 1.8 60' times.

Day 3 - Very humid and in the low 80's.... 60's foot times went way...(mostly driver error).. ran 12.44 and 12.52 at 114.5 with a 60' times in the mid 1.9's....

So the ProCal definitely works. The car was easier to drive out of the hole on the drag radials because all of the new low end torque and pulled much stronger right up to the red-line with no stupid computer tricks.

If you plan on doing alot of engine or exhaust mods then the ProCal really isn't for you... I am making the hp I want so now I am going turn my attention to getting it to the ground consistently with new drag wheels and tires and some more suspension work.
He went back later and broke the spider gears launching the car. I would say the serious belt of low end really helps these cars where they are weakest.

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Is the FRPP tune even officially released for 2012 Mustangs?
I just ordered one on my 2012 and it won't work. Ford racing is looking into it.


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I just ordered one on my 2012 and it won't work. Ford racing is looking into it.
I have it on my 2012.......

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I just ordered one on my 2012 and it won't work. Ford racing is looking into it.
What do you mean by doesn't work?
What is happening?


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I just ordered one on my 2012 and it won't work. Ford racing is looking into it.
What? Just got mine from FRAcing today. Will have it installed by dealer Saturday morning, sure hope it works.

Will post results.

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Mine is a 2012, works fine.

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Anyone else here have the FRPP tune for their automatic?
I usually mostly see manuals with this tune.


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Review of Ford Racing Tune:

My dealer installed my tune today and treated me fairly. They only charged me $45 to install the tune even though they had a bit of trouble and it took a few tries before it took.

As background for my comments, it was a great day here - sunny and in the mid-sixties so great day to experience changes in the way the tune works. I know most of what I'm about to say has been said before, and I'm sure many other tunes would out perform the power delivery of this tune, so you don't need to tell me how much happier I would be with X brand

First impression - change is immediately noticeable. In fact, I'm glad I recently upgraded from my stock tires/rims to a set of take-off Brembos. These tires have much more grip than my previous combo, but the tune will break them loose from a roll.

Torque is substantially stronger in the lower RPM range. I could roll off at 5 MPH and tires would break loose at times. The character of the low RPM performance is much improved as throttle response is instant with no lag as before. I suspect this tune will have a two fold impact on 0-60 and qtr mile times. The low RPM torque really gets the car moving from low speeds much more forcefully now. I suspect the best performance will be a just off idle launch vs several thousand RPM launch as before. This will make the car much more consistent for launching from a stop. Seems like it would also be better on the powertrain.

Performance while shifting is also dramatically enhanced. The strange fluctuations in power between shifts has been eliminated. Power delivery seems much stronger immediately as the next gear is engaged.

The power is consistent through the RPM range with a strong buildup as the RPM increases. Gone is the sense of a power adder or secondary cam lift at 4,500 rpm - just smooth power from idle to redline.

And of course the skip shift has been eliminated - it didn't really bug me that much, but I'm surprised by how much more I like the car without it

Throttle response and power delivery is now very consistent under all different situations (which it wasn't stock for me). It simply goes every time you hit the accelerator.

Overall, for the price and the fact that it keeps my warranty intact (dealer fully supports the tune) I couldn't be more satisfied. I would highly recommend it to anyone as the first mod when the car is purchased. Ford did a great job with this tune.

My two cents - if you are on the fence do it, you will not regret it.

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What do you mean by doesn't work?
What is happening?
Sorry for the late reply. My tune was ordered through Tousley Ford. My PCM part number does not match anything Ford racing has in their data base so I ordered the common one they said to get after running my VIN#. Upon taking it to my local Ford dealer, they got an error saying incorrect software and the tune wont install. I reported this to Ford Racing and they blamed it on a previous tune. My car is brand new right off the truck so that's not it. After explaining this to them they finally said they would talk to an engineer. He's on vacation though until next week so I have no clue as to what will happen. My manufacture date is Mid November...to all you 2012 owners out there who has a working Pro-Cal tune....any cars made after November 2011? I think Ford made a software change in November, that's my theory.

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I haven't seen any reference to this yet, but does the ProCal tuner allow you to adjust for changes in tire sizes or rear end gears?
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I haven't seen any reference to this yet, but does the ProCal tuner allow you to adjust for changes in tire sizes or rear end gears?
Yes. Its very easy to do also.

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I see all the positive reviews on these especially about the low end torque increase. However when you have a company like bama who seems to be able to do an even better job... sure makes you think. I really like being able to keep at least a 3/36 warranty though.
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Thanks, that is a deciding factor for me, looks like this'll be my next purchase
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I finally got the tune installed 2 days ago. Ford racing had to send me another tune for my car and It installed just fine. Defiantly noticed the increased torque and throttle response, The car is more enjoyable now, seems better all around. I also got the GT500 axle backs. Plus no warranty issues, you cant beat that. Is it worth it to keep the tuner? I see Ford racing is buying them back for $75. What can I do with it now that the tune is installed?

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What can I do with it now that the tune is installed?
I don't have one, but I'm pretty sure you can use to adjust for any changes in tire size or axle ratio. Also, it may (or may not) have diagnostic features... anyone know if it can read OBD2 codes?

Also, if you sell it back, then there is no easy way to reflash the stock tune, if for some reason you needed to.


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