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I have received my tuner from my guy at Jusnes Modified, and have successfully programmed my Fusion with an 87 performance tune.

It shifts slightly harder and quicker, accelerates with ease during normal driving with a feeling of more torque. It does not have to rev as high as it usually did to make the same amount of acceleration.

During Wide Open Throttle [WOT], this 3.0 comes alive, baby! I think that I squaked the 1-2 shift this morning [I couldn't really hear it, but the steering wheel jerked like it would have in my old SVT Focus]. Anyway, this puppy literally ZOOM's to about 6,700rpm when shifting, along with the firmer gear changes and not losing too many rpm's -- this thing is an animal.

Well, an animal as much as it could be from a 3.0 and no mods, lol.

Anyway, when I run a few tanks of 87 with it, I'll switch over to the 93 performance or 93 torque setting and see what that could possibly do.

I have to say it's money WELL spent.

Don't have much to say about the mileage, but cruising down I-10 at 70mph with the A/C on and 88 degrees outside, for a 20 mile trip, I averaged 31mpg.

Next up is [possibly] the Magnaflow Exhaust.

Please leave questions and comments.

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This is NOT the programmer from "Pete" and "FordChips". This is from my guy Bob at Jusnes Modified. I am still awaiting the tuner/tracking number from Pete. When it arrives, I will re-program the Fusion with HIS tune so I can report back any changes, good, bad or ugly.
 

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93 octane tune? :shock:

You're nuts swoop or maybe you like paying 3.20 a gallon. :lol:
 

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[quote author=UtOhCop link=topic=44816.msg672707#msg672707 date=1145567247]
93 octane tune? :shock:

You're nuts swoop or maybe you like paying 3.20 a gallon. :lol:
[/quote]I won't like it, but I'll bite that for you guys -- the people who want to know... :D
 

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Actually, in most cases, using the 93 tune (and keeping your foot out of it) will increase your gas mileage, typically well more than enough to make up the difference in fuel cost.
 

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I liked the Superchips tune on my 1995 Thurderbird 4.6L and my 1997 F150 5.4L, but didn't care for the 92+ octane requirement. I have since found that a good 87 octane tune with modification to the shift points (increased rpm), elimination of the timing retard during shifts, and increase in transmission line pressure (shift firmness) generates 90% of of fun & benefits of a 92 octane tune. It was mostly the difference in shift rpm and firmness that I noticed in my auto trans vehicles, rather than the added timing for the 92 tune. The downside is that these autos shift so good at WOT that you will not want to stop flooring it at every light, and your mpg will decrease proportionally to your grin factor. I could not stop flooring even my F150 after the "tune" due to the fact that this 5500 lb vehicle would scream all the way to redline (only 5000 rpm in the case of my truck). My 'Bird was good for 5200 rpm with the tune. I think a good CAI and a quality 87 octane tune would be a good combination.
 

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Good to see you on the site, Bob!

I agree with what Metallicat said. I will run the 93 once or twice to see what it is, what it does and what it might not do. After that, I am all about making the 87 Performance perfect.
 

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The Fusion has a pretty good knock sensor. Experiment with octane. You may find the best MPG vs. cost with 89 octane or even 87.
 

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I found out that the tune I have is NOT a stock SCT tune. After some discussion with my dealer, they took the stock SCT tune and made modifications to all the parameters. I have yet to run a stock SCT tune, but if I ever get the one from Pete, I'll run the stock and then post my observances of the differences.
 

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[quote author=swoop1156 link=topic=44816.msg676473#msg676473 date=1145729998]
I found out that the tune I have is NOT a stock SCT tune.  After some discussion with my dealer, they took the stock SCT tune and made modifications to all the parameters.  I have yet to run a stock SCT tune, but if I ever get the one from Pete, I'll run the stock and then post my observances of the differences.
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Why would you tell your dealer you have a modified ECU? Do you want them to void your warranty?
 

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[quote author=UtOhCop link=topic=44816.msg672707#msg672707 date=1145567247]
93 octane tune? :shock:

You're nuts swoop or maybe you like paying 3.20 a gallon. :lol:
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Update for a week later- $3.60 :shock:
 

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[quote author=UtOhCop link=topic=44816.msg677212#msg677212 date=1145774915]
[quote author=swoop1156 link=topic=44816.msg676473#msg676473 date=1145729998]
I found out that the tune I have is NOT a stock SCT tune. After some discussion with my dealer, they took the stock SCT tune and made modifications to all the parameters. I have yet to run a stock SCT tune, but if I ever get the one from Pete, I'll run the stock and then post my observances of the differences.
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Why would you tell your dealer you have a modified ECU? Do you want them to void your warranty?
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he means his SCT dealer
 

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[quote author=swoop1156 link=topic=44816.msg676473#msg676473 date=1145729998]
I found out that the tune I have is NOT a stock SCT tune.  After some discussion with my dealer, they took the stock SCT tune and made modifications to all the parameters.  I have yet to run a stock SCT tune, but if I ever get the one from Pete, I'll run the stock and then post my observances of the differences.
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You should have mine by now. Who said mine was going to be a stock tune?

Modifications to all of the parameters??? I guarantee thats not exactly accurate. That would require literally 1000s of changes and 95% of them would be a waste of time. Also it depends on what level the SCT dealer is as to what he can change. Not all SCT dealers have the same tuning level.

There are only maybe 50 or so that will have sig impact on WOT performance.
 

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[quote author=UtOhCop link=topic=44816.msg677212#msg677212 date=1145774915]
Why would you tell your dealer you have a modified ECU? Do you want them to void your warranty?
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My dealer rocks, and actually wanted a ride when I told them what I had.
[quote author=pete link=topic=44816.msg678494#msg678494 date=1145886004]
[quote author=swoop1156 link=topic=44816.msg676473#msg676473 date=1145729998]
I found out that the tune I have is NOT a stock SCT tune.  After some discussion with my dealer, they took the stock SCT tune and made modifications to all the parameters.  I have yet to run a stock SCT tune, but if I ever get the one from Pete, I'll run the stock and then post my observances of the differences.
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You should have mine by now. Who said mine was going to be a stock tune?

Modifications to all of the parameters??? I guarantee thats not exactly accurate. That would require literally 1000s of changes and 95% of them would be a waste of time. Also it depends on what level the SCT dealer is as to what he can change. Not all SCT dealers have the same tuning level.

There are only maybe 50 or so that will have sig impact on WOT performance. 

[/quote]Dude, I don't know anything about these tuners.  When I said "ALL", how the hell do I know how many there was?  Sure, the "dealer" [my guy, not Ford] said "we made changes to all the parameters for optimal performance all around, not just WOT."

Sorry for my word of "ALL".  I was wrong. 

I never said YOURS was to be a stock SCT tune.  I don't know that, and never implied it.  After the fact of thinking about it, you made, or helped with the BASE SCT tune -- so I was pretty sure if it wasn't stock, or it was close.

Either way, I did receive your tune and X2 calibrator.  Thanks.  Glad it got here, as I never did get that tracking number you promised a week or so ago.  Overnight shipping is awesome from Michigan.

Anyway, I have run with both tunes in the car, and like you said above, Pete, "There are only maybe 50 or so that will have sig impact on WOT performance."

I have to agree with that.  My dealer must have changed some of the remaining 95% that you did not, as I could tell a difference while pulling out of my parking spot, partial throttle, shifting firmness, and overall driving, not just WOT.

Not saying your tune is imperfect, but I prefer to run MY car on the initial tune that I got from my guy at JusnesModified.com.  After a while, I'll be sending in my thoughts on it and we'll tweak it some more.  In that time, I'll run yours.

I'll throw your tune in there when I get to a dyno, since you guys never made the trip to one yet.  We'll see about the numbers, the difference and the mileage over time when I run them both.

Guys:  Please post any questions you have, I'll try to answer them as accurately as possible.
 

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Adam, figure out the check engine light you got from Jusnes Modified tune yet?

As you yourself said "My guy that I bought the other tuner from (Jusnes Modified) is a great personal friend of mine." I sure hope you are providing honest feedback and not just advertising for a friend.

Remember....all out performance doesn't do you any good if you hurt something in the trans, engine etc... There are things you can do and things you shouldn't.
 

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Pete, with the assistance from you and that of my Ford Dealer, we figured out the check engine light. What was described to me, is that since the computer is wiped out completely with the re-tune, the computer needs to make "sure" of the key code, or whatever, that is being used. So, after using the same key code a few times, the light will go off after learning.

FYI, your tune threw the check engine light as well, not just the Jusnes Modified Tune.

Doug and Bob ARE indeed good friends of mine and we do go way back, however -- that would not influence my feedback in the slightest. They can be a friend, but are the going to pony up the cash to fix my car that got screwed? Also, if it was JUST advertisement for them, what would keep me from running YOUR tune and saying I was running theirs?

Give me my peace and believe what I say, that is your right.

Correct, about the things you can do and things you shouldn't do. Doug is an experienced tuner and he knows what he is doing. That is why I purchased his tune. I also purchased yours for comparitive purposes.
 

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[quote author=swoop1156 link=topic=44816.msg679257#msg679257 date=1145907220]
Pete, with the assistance from you and that of my Ford Dealer, we figured out the check engine light.  What was described to me, is that since the computer is wiped out completely with the re-tune, the computer needs to make "sure" of the key code, or whatever, that is being used.  So, after using the same key code a few times, the light will go off after learning.

FYI, your tune threw the check engine light as well, not just the Jusnes Modified Tune.

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Yep, I knew it would throw a MIL, why it did and how to fix it. Thats from experience with the newer Fords.
 

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Awesome!
Well... a few question (of course):

1) How much $$ ?
2) How easy is it to remove, in case of me going to a checkup at ford and not getting my warranty voided?
3) How about some stats, as far as horse power gain, torque?
4) Could you give me a link to the exact turner that you bought?

Thanks alot!
 

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1) The tuner is $399, including three custom tailored tunes for your vehicle, a USB connect cable, and lifetime support and tunes for that vehicle.
2) Its as simple as plugging the device back in under the dash and selecting "set back to stock"
3) We dont have any HARD numbers right now, but we expect to get a Fusion on the dyno to check within the next few weeks. Adam has tried a few tuners, and, i wont speak for him, but from what ive heard he is enjoying ours the most.
4) We sell it on our site at Jusnes.com, but here is a direct link for you

http://jusnesmodified.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=358_361_363&products_id=127
 

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I cannot change many of Bob's answers, but this thing really wakes up the Fusion. I have the tuner, air box mod, and now I just got the K&N in there and this thing is a little sleeper on the road, man!

I love the X2, definately money VERY WELL spent.
 

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Thanks guys, enough said... the tuner is my next by after the the HID's... give me a month or two! :))~
 
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