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I did get some good logs today to send to Brett from the latest tune revision..... Seems pretty strong, so I hope the logs are good and indicate we can get some more out of it while maintaining within Brett's comfort zone!
 

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I did get some good logs today to send to Brett from the latest tune revision..... Seems pretty strong, so I hope the logs are good and indicate we can get some more out of it while maintaining within Brett's comfort zone!
I am hoping Boostking is on vacation, sent my log in on the 9th, still nothing,,,, No complaining, just anxious...Lol
 

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Vacation, how dare BoostKing..... Got the revision today, revision 12 and all loaded ready for the commute tomorrow.

More to come!
 

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You know he should have gotten your approval before doing something for the family. ;)
Lol, I know right, we talked about that today over a zoom call to set up a new config file....
 

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You know the feeling when you get that stop light line up you have been itching for!!!!

Late night, rolling into a stop light and see the all mighty TRX........ Slide the truck to 4wd and hit traction control off... Now how do I get his attention..... Well...... decided to bump the front forward a couple times. hoping he understand street lingo ...... Well, I get the crazy growl of the TRX Exhaust, up down up down...... He be ready

Light goes green, and I hear my tires and his screaming against the pavement,,,,,,, let me tell you, you could not get any more even (side to side) then this one,,,,,,, I had my drivers side window cracked and the sound of that supercharger whine is a beautiful thing.... between that and his exhaust, you could not hear my truck at all, but I tell you what, he knew I was there and there to stay..... Our side mirrors stayed across from each other until 100mph and the street layout made us lift, pretty much at the same time....... Although I didn't get a wave or honk, I am sure that driver was either WTH was that or damn, that was a fast ford F150,,,
 

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You know the feeling when you get that stop light line up you have been itching for!!!!

Late night, rolling into a stop light and see the all mighty TRX........ Slide the truck to 4wd and hit traction control off... Now how do I get his attention..... Well...... decided to bump the front forward a couple times. hoping he understand street lingo ...... Well, I get the crazy growl of the TRX Exhaust, up down up down...... He be ready

Light goes green, and I hear my tires and his screaming against the pavement,,,,,,, let me tell you, you could not get any more even (side to side) then this one,,,,,,, I had my drivers side window cracked and the sound of that supercharger whine is a beautiful thing.... between that and his exhaust, you could not hear my truck at all, but I tell you what, he knew I was there and there to stay..... Our side mirrors stayed across from each other until 100mph and the street layout made us lift, pretty much at the same time....... Although I didn't get a wave or honk, I am sure that driver was either WTH was that or damn, that was a fast ford F150,,,
That is awesome dude. I hope to someday do the same.
 

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That is awesome dude. I hope to someday do the same.
You will be fine, the TRX is all over the place with a consistent stock track time .... I have seen them at the local track and watched plenty of videos, they do from high 12's to low 12's depending on the truck, the weather and driver...... For my elevation.... which is pretty my, seal level,
 

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BoostKing is happy where we have landed for the E50 Tune after 12 revisions. He said the last revision had a spot or two with 1 degree of knock but as a whole, its a solid tune for WOT and daily driver..... I want to point out his customer service is A plus and even in the middle of a hurricane he sent a revision.... He took 3 times out of his day to zoom and set up data log config files and go over the data with me and always listened

He feels this tune in colder weather will be very strong and as a daily, warmer weather, pretty solid!

So I will get to the track in a couple weeks and hope the colder weather gets me the mid to low 12's I am after!!!!

Definitely recommend @Boostking!!!!

I will switch back and forth between his and Calibrated Powers Ethanol Adaptive tuning!
 

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Good to hear you went through the full process and had good experience with BK! I have too.

He just called it "done" on my 9th revision, saying there isn't much more that can be done for a Gen 1 at my elevation on 91. He said he could lift other nanies and get more, but then it would be bad news if I ever went close to sea level. Never crested that 40 lbs/min mark, but it feels like it drives well. A solid Mid-14 truck.

I was pleasantly surprised at his custoemr service and turnaround times.
I was unpleasantly surprised at how little headroom there is on a Gen 1 up here.
Not his issue - I have now run 3 tunes now and they all felt similar, but BK's is much more refined and maybe a bit more power.

Between my experience and @mass-hole's accounts of self-tuning his Gen 1 at similar elevation, I think this is to be expected.
 

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Good to hear you went through the full process and had good experience with BK! I have too.

He just called it "done" on my 9th revision, saying there isn't much more that can be done for a Gen 1 at my elevation on 91. He said he could lift other nanies and get more, but then it would be bad news if I ever went close to sea level. Never crested that 40 lbs/min mark, but it feels like it drives well. A solid Mid-14 truck.

I was pleasantly surprised at his custoemr service and turnaround times.
I was unpleasantly surprised at how little headroom there is on a Gen 1 up here.
Not his issue - I have now run 3 tunes now and they all felt similar, but BK's is much more refined and maybe a bit more power.

Between my experience and @mass-hole's accounts of self-tuning his Gen 1 at similar elevation, I think this is to be expected.
Wow. What were all your times? 60ft, 1/8 mile?
 

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Good to hear you went through the full process and had good experience with BK! I have too.

He just called it "done" on my 9th revision, saying there isn't much more that can be done for a Gen 1 at my elevation on 91. He said he could lift other nanies and get more, but then it would be bad news if I ever went close to sea level. Never crested that 40 lbs/min mark, but it feels like it drives well. A solid Mid-14 truck.

I was pleasantly surprised at his custoemr service and turnaround times.
I was unpleasantly surprised at how little headroom there is on a Gen 1 up here.
Not his issue - I have now run 3 tunes now and they all felt similar, but BK's is much more refined and maybe a bit more power.

Between my experience and @mass-hole's accounts of self-tuning his Gen 1 at similar elevation, I think this is to be expected.
Yup. I can touch 40 lbs/min if I try to incinerate my turbos and its like 10 degrees outside. Otherwise im tapped out around 38 lbs. This is at 6500'.

You could probably get more if you changed to a wastegate with the stiffer spring because I believe whats actually limiting it is the gates being blown open, but you risk overspeeding the turbos by doing this. Ford's spring tuning seems to be perfectly set to let the gates blow open exactly when the turbos get close to 220,000 rpm.
 

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Not al ot happening... winter will keep me from more tune options......

Going to run the calibrated power tunes for the winter for quick options between tunes and simplicity of the Auto Agent.... Getting ready for the annual Thanksgiving week up the cost in the RV Trailer, so spent the day getting the trailer ready...... Not rolling out until next weekend but looking forward to some time at the beach, even in the winter!!!! Looks like the weather will keep me from the final days at the track, so the comparison with BoostKing and Calibrated Power 1/4 mile will need to wait for the spring!!!
 

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Loaded and ready to hit the road in the morning ....... 1st tow with the Ethanol Tow Tune from Calibrated Power..... Air Bags all set, tires PSI adjusted truck and trailer and plenty of fire wood under the tonneau cover to burn at the beach for a week! Should be a nice ride over to the coast in the morning!! I'll have to go to work a couple of the days so the wife will have some good alone time!!!

Sure does clean up as a pretty good looker!!
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Back from the coastal camping trip.... Used the Calibrated Power E30-E50 Ethanol Tow Tune ...... Great tune........ The exhaust braking, or down shifting in Tow Haul was best I have had.... The power was there and keeping track of knock, didn't see any concerns... No hunting back and forth for gear selection either....... stayed the right gears and down shifting was spot on, light touch of the pedal and the appropriate gear it was

Here are a few pics

Our spot
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Took the wife to a nice sea food dinner one night, give her a break from cooking, caught a great sunset
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Shorts a couple of days, nice!
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Went wine tasting one day as well, and looked down and happened to catch the 59k roll! Truck has been tuned for 58k of its 59K existence!!!
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Now back to work for 2 days then off two weeks!
 

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Went outside to lower the airbag psi back to 10 after the trip towing the RV and noticed one of the bags was zero...... so apparently I have a leak to trace down now.... been wanting to re-run the line and/or replace..... wasn't as clean as I wanted it the 1st time upon install,,, just hope its a hose, hose end at the fitting, the valve stem, or fitting and not the air bag itself!!!
 

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Went outside to lower the airbag psi back to 10 after the trip towing the RV and noticed one of the bags was zero...... so apparently I have a leak to trace down now.... been wanting to re-run the line and/or replace..... wasn't as clean as I wanted it the 1st time upon install,,, just hope its a hose, hose end at the fitting, the valve stem, or fitting and not the air bag itself!!!
Ugh, bringing back memories of when I ran bags. I can say I don't miss running bags one bit since running then Roadmaster active suspension.

Camping trip looked like it was a blast!
 

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Ugh, bringing back memories of when I ran bags. I can say I don't miss running bags one bit since running then Roadmaster active suspension.

Camping trip looked like it was a blast!
The trip was a blast and great weather made it better...... I am starting to hear you on the bags..... and I wish I had a set of the roadmasters, should have bought them when I had the chance, might be spending $$ for a set...... I need to confirm they will install with the firestone airbags in place, if so I may pull the trigger? Do you know if they will?
 

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Found this below on etrailers site, so if I do, I will use both!

They confirmed that the two parts may be able to be used together. You'll need to make sure, on your truck, that there is at least 3-1/4 inches between the u-bolts for spring stack and the air bag kit you have. If there is then you have room to install the RAS kit.


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Went outside to lower the airbag psi back to 10 after the trip towing the RV and noticed one of the bags was zero...... so apparently I have a leak to trace down now.... been wanting to re-run the line and/or replace..... wasn't as clean as I wanted it the 1st time upon install,,, just hope its a hose, hose end at the fitting, the valve stem, or fitting and not the air bag itself!!!
Well, things usually don't go this easy for me but as I was about to tackle the air bag issues, and re-run all new tubing I loaded the air bags to 50 and then dropped my trailer on the hitch and to my surprise the soapy solution revealed the valve steam as the culprit. So a quick change and filled back to 50psi and no leak.. Let it set for and hour, went back and still at 50psi.....

So set them to 10psi for normal driving time ,,,,,, SO I will wait to re-run all the lines...... make it a winter garage day project.
 
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