Another one...I've known Bob for quite some time and Pete called me on "advertising for a friend". I am not, I would not care if his or Pete's product was superior -- I would run what is the best for my money and vehicle. I can still remain friends with anyone, yet I do have to tell you that I have run BOTH tuines.
I bought a tuner from Pete and from Bob.
I received Pete's tune first and uploaded that to the Fusion. It was nice, I felt a little more kick after around 3,500rpm's and I think the shifting was a little TOO delayed. It seemed that the engine was not developing any more power, so why have the engine turn faster and not accelerate when I could be in a higher gear making power, right?
So, I then got Bob's tune and loaded that one in there. I felt an immediate difference letting off the brake leaving the parking spot. That is seriously no joking statement. Your maybe thinking, "Leaving the spot?!" Yes, leaving the spot I noticed a change.
I took off into traffic at an alarming rate of acceleration and I was in a slight right-hand turn and 2nd gear got some rubber. This was on the 87 Performance tune. I also removed the Air Silencer and installed a panel K&N filter.
Anyway man, I really recommend the tuner from Bob and Doug. It, in MY PERSONAL opinion, was a more thought out tune and not a tune that was the "race the be first", you know?
I would not endorse a product that I did not stand behind, just to get someone a sale, I hope that you believe that. I would not appreciate that if someone did that to me, and I don't do that to anyone.
You can go with Pete, but for the same price and maybe even cheaper -- go with Bob and Jusnes Modified and be happy as you can be.
As far as flashing with other mods, you can! They can make intricate changes if you make exhaust modifications, intake, tire and wheel sizes/weight -- pretty much anything that the computer controls you can look at.
I hope this helps, and tell Bob that I sent you!
There is a couple of informative reviews I've written. Pete, take them as you will.Hey there!
Don't worry at all about asking me anything man, that's why I post here and offer my findings to you all out there.
Seriously, I am not just advertising for a friend. Secondly, do not get the tuner from "Pete" through "Ford Chips". Not that there is anything wrong with the tune, but the difference in the Bamachips/Jusnes Modified tune and his are monumental!
Now that that is done, here is what I see.
I have only run the 87 Performance tune. I have yet to try the 93 Performance and the 93 Torque tune.
I noticed an IMMEDIATE difference, even only letting off the brake coasting out of my parking spot. The first initial 1-2 gearshift was really different. It's like it, jumps RPM even with the power not being applied..I don't know how to describe that.
But driving around town, I notice it really sucks in more air, as I can hear it since I have removed the air tube [something I recommend with or without the tuner], and that was a for sure tip off that this thing changes the way the engine works.
Other than full on wide-open-throttle changes like the FordChips version made, this one changes everything in the power band. The shifting is smooth, yet quick and rapid. There is no more slipping feel.
It's like... At WOT with a stock Fusion, the transmission will ease into the next gear, and kinda lets the engine RPM "hover", if you can imagine, and then it smoothly engages the next gear. With the tune, the transmission is still smooth, but immediately jumps to the next gear and does not lose as much RPM between the shifts. The added timing changes and air mixture allows the engine to produce more power as well.
Weird this is with this tune; I have been trying to keep ALL my shifts between 2,500 and 3,000 RPM for testing purposes. I use the cruise as much as I can as well. Funny thing is, is that the harder I drive this thing, the BETTER fuel mileage I get. Now, I am not talking about redlining every gear from every light, I am meaning more of hitting 4,000-4,500 RPM on shifts, and getting to speed quicker, other than lugging the shifts, and having the engine work longer at a lower RPM to get to the same speed, you know?
So, I thought about that. If my engine is at 2,000 RPM for 2 minutes, does it use the same amount of fuel it would at 4,000 RPM for 1 minute? I am not sure, but I think that if I can get to 60mph in 30 seconds utilizing 4,000 RPM instead of taking 1 minute using lower RPM, I can use the other 30 seconds at a cruising speed and at a very slow engine speed, without dumping fuel in for acceleration purpose.
I hope you could follow. I am quite not the expert in explaining my brain, I don’t even understand sometimes.
So far, I have recorded an average of 22mpg in the city, where I was usually marking 18-19. On the expressway [I don’t use it much] I've hit 32-34mpg, whereas the same trip from my friend’s house would net me around 27-28.
Seriously man, I am not making this up.
I am VERY in tune with my vehicles and I try to understand how it works. I know that removing the air silencer tube has given me more power and mileage, and the tuner from JusnesModified has only further increased it.
With some of the testimonials online about the K&N filter making a HUGE difference on a stock Fusion with NOTHING removed or done -- I ordered mine to see if the three can make a killer combo.
For performance stats, I can get rubber during the 1-2 shift at full throttle, something that's never happened before, and I also tapped [scary] 7,000 RPM at a 1-2 shift. I think I had confused the computer, as I went for it, let off and then nailed it again.
I do weird things with mine, since we are still testing some tunes, but other than that one thing which I am sure I personally caused, this tune has been rock solid. No stalling, hesitation, hiccups, burps or nothing.
I TOTALLY recommend it.
All the above was for the Bamachips/JusnesModified tune.
About the Pete/FordChip tune, as far as I can tell, all they changed was elements for the wide-open throttle. The shifting was not as improved, yet was still better than stock. The 1-2 was pretty harsh, and the others were really smooth, almost too much like stock.
Daily driving in the city was like driving another Fusion. Just easing the gas didn't set me in the seat, almost like the Jusnes Tune really gave me low-end torque that you can FEEL.
Again, it's not cheap advertising for Bob, Kris or Doug...yet an un-biased opinion from a car-guy that has both tunes, and chooses to run one of them in his personally owned vehicle.