Houston appears to have 2 FRPP places, one with a stand alone warehouse, and one without. So today I visited the offsite FRPP place near Tommie Vaughn. This is located on Shepherd, between I10 and 610, near the Heights.
From what I was told there, warranty covered a FRPP tune for the normal warranty period, but I was told to visit the actual shop at the dealership and talk to one of the service writers. I got mixed signals from both guys concerning the warranty of the tune. The service writer told me the tune was covered for 12 months/12,000 miles.
Maybe I was misunderstood on some thinking. Coming from the Pontiac family, we never had anything remotely as good as FRPP, so this is a new world to me. My thinking was this, if it's Ford sponsored and Ford installed, it's covered under normal warranty, unless noted. If not, why not just get another tune from a well recognized tuner. The one thing I read and understood is that Ford backs up their warranties with their parts when they do the installs.
When I got home, I called FRPP and he told me that the dealership was wrong, that the FRPP tune was good to go, if Ford installs it.
At the end of the day, the warranty on the tune never really bothered me. What bothered me was nobody seemed to be actively 'in the know' about any part the FRPP program. There are only 2 dealers in the whole Houston area, and this one today failed miserably with their knowledge of the programs and how they relate to the warranty. I was under the assumption that there should some sort of person working for these two dealerships that are really educated on the FRPP programs and can answer any question.
About Houston, who are the 'go to' guys to do things like header and shifter installs and tunes?
I was thinking G Force in Pearland, and still may go with them, however they seemed to not care for the MGW shifter, favoring the Steeda, but from what I've read the MGW is the way to go. G Force is basically a GM shop mainly working on Vettes, CTS-V Caddies, G8, GTO, and Camaro's, but they've done a few Mustangs. I do trust the owners and mechanics at G Force without reservation, however I'm looking for a place the specializes in coyote GT's.