Ford Fusion V6 Sport Forum banner

1 - 20 of 77 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I picked up my Fusion today. Spent the entire day driving it around. Truth be told, the more I drive it, the more I love it. With that said, I have a few sports cars and would like to see some more horsepower from it. Is anyone aware of company's who have already come up with a tune for it?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
624 Posts
Not aware of any specifically for the Fusion sport yet, however several tuners have a tune for this engine setup in other Ford vehicles(f150,edge sport). So they should be coming soon.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
I don't have first hand experience, but I have followed Adam Brunson's work a while now as at one point I was thinking about an Ecoboost Mustang. He has done amazing work on that platform and I have read only good things.

I reached out to him recently over the July 4th weekend to inquire if he had any thoughts about the performance prospects of the FS. He responded to me over the weekend and stated he wasn't aware that it was on COBB's radar at this time (I think COBB is his preferred tuning software), but he would most likely tune the FS with HPT.

I know I don't have anything concrete for you, but thought I would share. If I get this car, I will be using Adam to tune it.

Below is his site:
TUNE+ Performance Consulting and Calibrations ? Tune+
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
624 Posts
Just a couple of months ago I was close to pulling the trigger on a new Focus ST. Spent alot of time researching on forums on what not. Now I don't want to plug anyone I don't have personal experience with but that being said, Torrie at Unleashed tuning is very highly thought of in the Focus ST forums. He also already tunes for the Fusion 2.0T. So he may be worth looking at as well. He uses Sct tuners but does all his own tuning. Rave reviews of his work. Livernois here in Michigan is another,who has already worked with the 2.7T in other applications.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
188 Posts
I picked up my Fusion today. Spent the entire day driving it around. Truth be told, the more I drive it, the more I love it. With that said, I have a few sports cars and would like to see some more horsepower from it. Is anyone aware of company's who have already come up with a tune for it?
What kind of sports cars do you have so we know what the comparison is like ?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
624 Posts
Question for everybody. Is it true that if you buy a tuner it will only work for one car ever? Meaning if I were to lease i could not use the tuner on another car when I turned mine in?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
491 Posts
Question for everybody. Is it true that if you buy a tuner it will only work for one car ever? Meaning if I were to lease i could not use the tuner on another car when I turned mine in?
The tuning hardware should work for any vehicle, you would just need to buy the actual tune for a different car.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
134 Posts
Question for everybody. Is it true that if you buy a tuner it will only work for one car ever? Meaning if I were to lease i could not use the tuner on another car when I turned mine in?
It depends on what tuning device you are using. SCT and MyCal are locked to one vehicle. SCT will unlock it to allow for its use on a another vehicle. Livernois charges a $250 license transfer fee to use the MyCall device with another vehicle.

The Cobb Accessport can only but used to tune one vehicle at a time. But it can be unmarried from said vehicle (by the end user) and used again for a different vehicle that is the same make and model. It can also sometimes be compatible with other models from the same make.

One issue with Cobb in the Ford community is they do not tune the TCU. So shifting, etc. go unchanged. This is in contrast to say Livernois who can modify torque limits, shift points, etc.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
624 Posts
It depends on what tuning device you are using. SCT and MyCal are locked to one vehicle. SCT will unlock it to allow for its use on a another vehicle. Livernois charges a $250 license transfer fee to use the MyCall device with another vehicle.

The Cobb Accessport can only but used to tune one vehicle at a time. But it can be unmarried from said vehicle (by the end user) and used again for a different vehicle that is the same make and model. It can also sometimes be compatible with other models from the same make.

One issue with Cobb in the Ford community is they do not tune the TCU. So shifting, etc. go unchanged. This is in contrast to say Livernois who can modify torque limits, shift points, etc.
Thanks for the information Bamm1. I feel better now.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
Just a couple of months ago I was close to pulling the trigger on a new Focus ST. Spent alot of time researching on forums on what not. Now I don't want to plug anyone I don't have personal experience with but that being said, Torrie at Unleashed tuning is very highly thought of in the Focus ST forums. He also already tunes for the Fusion 2.0T. So he may be worth looking at as well. He uses Sct tuners but does all his own tuning. Rave reviews of his work. Livernois here in Michigan is another,who has already worked with the 2.7T in other applications.
I spoke with Torrie over this past weekend. There's no tune support as of yet, but he thinks it's in the works. He also has a Sport equipped with a boosmax & pedal max. He said it's way better than stock
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,346 Posts
I spoke with Torrie over this past weekend. There's no tune support as of yet, but he thinks it's in the works. He also has a Sport equipped with a boosmax & pedal max. He said it's way better than stock


Would like to see some results from the boostmax. If that got you low 13's and is warrantee friendly (more than a tune anyway), would be a nice option.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
249 Posts
You guys will love the 2.7TT even more when a tune comes out, I talk to Torrie a lot (he doesn't talk much, so a lot is actually not a lot...lol) as he's the one tuning my Edge, He's waiting on PCM unlock for the Fusion.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
36 Posts
Would like to see some results from the boostmax. If that got you low 13's and is warrantee friendly (more than a tune anyway), would be a nice option.
My sales guy said the dealer is offering boostmax and pedalmax with the fusion and full warranty coverage. It's $1000 though..
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
624 Posts
I spoke with Torrie over this past weekend. There's no tune support as of yet, but he thinks it's in the works. He also has a Sport equipped with a boosmax & pedal max. He said it's way better than stock
I'm new to all of this and not familiar with boostmax and pedal max. What are they?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
405 Posts
realistically how far do you guys think we are away from a real tuning option? The boostmax and pedal max look cool, but for 600 dollars for the both of them thats 200 bucks more than an SCT tuner, which gives you the abilities of the boostmax and pedalmax with a **** of a lot more options and features. I just dont think the boostmax or pedalmax are worth the price. If they were less than 200 bucks I would think so.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
249 Posts
realistically how far do you guys think we are away from a real tuning option? The boostmax and pedal max look cool, but for 600 dollars for the both of them thats 200 bucks more than an SCT tuner, which gives you the abilities of the boostmax and pedalmax with a **** of a lot more options and features. I just dont think the boostmax or pedalmax are worth the price. If they were less than 200 bucks I would think so.
my friend in a N20 powered Edge is tuned and pedalmax made a huge difference in throttle response/lag on his car, he swears by it
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
331 Posts
PedalMax is basically the equivalent of a quarter-turn throttle on a motorcycle, no?

Makes the pedal an on/off switch instead of a linear pedal...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
215 Posts
realistically how far do you guys think we are away from a real tuning option? The boostmax and pedal max look cool, but for 600 dollars for the both of them thats 200 bucks more than an SCT tuner, which gives you the abilities of the boostmax and pedalmax with a **** of a lot more options and features. I just dont think the boostmax or pedalmax are worth the price. If they were less than 200 bucks I would think so.
If it's true that you can keep your warranty intact with Boostmax/ Pedalmax, it might be worth the extra money. I expect that is probably something one specific dealer is offering though.
 
1 - 20 of 77 Posts
Top