This is a very common misconception for most people but Ford Racing products are NOT in any way related to Ford and are NOT covered under FoMoCo Warranty. Ford Racing will warranty the tune, but not Ford Motor Company and that is a very important distinction to make/understand. Ford Racing is a subsidiary of Ford and one that Ford "accepts" and "deals with" because they have to. If they didn't then everybody out there would be buying all aftermarket parts and not give Ford a piece of the pie.
If you actually read through the FRPP warranty information, there are stipulations to the warranty(must be installed/registered at dealer/only valid on certain parts/not all parts completely covered under warranty/etc.) You can read their warranty information here: Ford Racing Performance Parts - [Warranty]
and a specific breakdown for the 2011+models here: http://www.fordracingparts.com/warra...RANTY_2011.pdf
"Please read the warranty page carefully: Ford Racing Performance Parts - [Warranty]
Specifically you're looking at this section:
2) FR1 & FR3 Power Packs for the 2005 - 2010 Mustangs and Shelby GT500
The warranty will cover parts and labor to replace defective components on Ford Dealer installed parts only
- A 3 year / 36,000 mile warranty is applicable if installed at the time of new vehicle delivery
- A 12 month / 12,000 mile warranty is in effect if installed after the date of vehicle delivery but prior to expiration of 3 years / 36,000 mile vehicle warranty
From their more in depth warranty page: "This Limited Warranty replaces the existing
manufacturer's New Vehicle Limited Warranty for engine, driveline and suspension parts when
a concern is triggered by a warranted Ford Racing part. All engine, driveline and suspension
warranty issues not related to installation of Ford racing parts remain subject to existing
manufacturer's New Vehicle Limited Warranty."
Furthermore, FRPP's Procal is not that great of an improvement: https://www.allfordmustangs.com/forum...o-results.html
That's not to say that Ford Racing doesn't make great parts(they do and we proudly sell them more than any other Mustang Parts Supplier) but their tune is just soft and leaves a lot to be desired for most people. If you like, more power to ya, but you get better warranty coverage with our tunes, more power, free tunes for life and the benefit of knowing that you've got the best tuning option in your vehicle available for Mustangs today.
First of all, Chris, you need to read the most recent and up to date warranty information. If the FRPP tune is installed by a dealer, you get a full 3/36 from the date of install. Yes, it is an FRPP warranty and not the original FoMoCo warranty. Still, let's be honest here and get down to brass tacks. Who has deeper pockets to fix a smoked motor, American Muscle, or a division of Ford? Not saying that your company would suffer the kind of financial hardship that would cause you to close your doors, but the FRPP warranty carries more clout than yours. Companies come and go. Ford remains.
Further, Ford still has to verify that the tune caused any potential failure in order for the FRPP warranty to become active. Same deal with a BAMA tune.
Secondly, FRPP is affiliated with Ford and is drawing upon Ford's knowledge base to make performance parts. They are the aftermarket arm of Ford. To attempt to distance them from Ford and Ford's expertise is misguided.
Finally, dyno numbers are not what this tune is all about..and one comparo test is not going to be the final arbiter of this tune's value. I, for one, noticed a substantial increase in all around performance and driveability....just ask my rear tires. The tune makes great torque and is in no way "soft."' I know for a fact that there are guys out there pulling nice track times with the FRPP tune. A member of The Corral pulled a 12.03 @ 116 with nothing more than the Pro-Cal, a Hushpower axle back and a set of Nito 555 DRs. I think that is pretty impressive. How many BAMA tune guys running the same mods have posted better numbers?
Look, I have nothing against AM and BAMA. As a matter of fact, I bought my Pro-Cal from you
and ordered some more parts today. I am sure the BAMA tunes make more power than the Pro-Cal. However, the Pro-Cal is a solid tune and I think it should not be overlooked by people who are concerned about warranty issues, and who don't really want an aggressive tune.