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Old 11-10-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Anyone know what companies most likely will provide tunes for the FI 1.6L and 2.0L Fusions?
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
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If steeda doesnt they aremissing the boat. Have you checked with fswerks? Im curiousto see of the focus st programming is similar across the ford lineup.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:08 AM   #3
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Sure would like to know myself... going to trade in on a '13 Titanium 2.0EB with 19" Dark H-Spokes this weekend and would like to order an SCT and tune right away. Can't believe none of the major tuner shops aren't jumping all over these EB's. I'm sure there is a quite a bit of power to be had in just a tune/CAI.

So impatiently I wait...
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:14 AM   #4
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It's a matter of SCT supporting the vehicle via the tuning device firmware. When I got my 2013 a few weeks ago we plugged in a tuner and the car was able to read the tuner. Which is the first step. We contacted SCT and passed on the info. They said they would work on a base tune for the car and we were told about 4 weeks. However, I would expect to wait a bit longer.

I'll make sure to post info here when available. I have my eye on a tuner for my 2013 Titanium.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
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This will definitely be happening. SCT already has focus ecoboost tunes. Fusion support isn't too far off.
http://www.sctflash.com/showproducts.php
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I sent an email to SoCal COBB to see if they'd be interested in using my car to create OTS maps, as well as giving me a custom tune. They already released the AccessPort for the Focus ST, so I don't see why the Fusion couldn't be done as well.
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Well COBB is a no go. Apparently it's something they will "evaluate once the Focus ST tune can stand on its own". Not sure what that means or how it relates to the Fusion, especially since I was offering mine up for testing. Funny that they offer tunes for BMW 5 Series and Subaru Foresters, but they don't want to touch a car with an engine they've already tuned...
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They are clearly working out some issues with the Focus ST tunes. I strongly believe that they are waiting to see how the ecoboost 1.6 & 2.0 do under increased load and with more power. The cooling system is very sensitive and may be the weak point on these vehicles. Cobb would rather wait and do research before committing so that no one blows an engine.
These things should not be rushed, and having been a tester for other tunes, etc.. Its not always what its cracked up to be. Being 1st isnt always the best, especially if it results in engine damage. Cobb or SCT would not be liable and I would hate to have to get a new engine, I can only imagine the costs.
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They are clearly working out some issues with the Focus ST tunes. I strongly believe that they are waiting to see how the ecoboost 1.6 & 2.0 do under increased load and with more power. The cooling system is very sensitive and may be the weak point on these vehicles. Cobb would rather wait and do research before committing so that no one blows an engine.
These things should not be rushed, and having been a tester for other tunes, etc.. Its not always what its cracked up to be. Being 1st isnt always the best, especially if it results in engine damage. Cobb or SCT would not be liable and I would hate to have to get a new engine, I can only imagine the costs.
I realize that, I had a custom tune done by COBB on my BMW. I eventually switched to another company who had an E85 sensor and fuel pump upgrade, and ultimately I went with their turbo upgrade which put me at 600rwp and 500rwtq. Only 4 others had done it at the time. It's definitely a little scary being at the frontline.

That being said, we're only talking about Stage 1 maps, of which they already have v101 released for the ST. It's not listed as beta on the site, so they must have some confidence with it. I just thought it was odd they wouldn't even consider it, there's no way to see how it handles unless you test it out.

Either way, I'll go with whoever gets it out first.
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It's a matter of SCT supporting the vehicle via the tuning device firmware. When I got my 2013 a few weeks ago we plugged in a tuner and the car was able to read the tuner. Which is the first step. We contacted SCT and passed on the info. They said they would work on a base tune for the car and we were told about 4 weeks. However, I would expect to wait a bit longer.

I'll make sure to post info here when available. I have my eye on a tuner for my 2013 Titanium.
Definitely keep us posted!
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