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‘17 4.0 Mods

Alright everyone, after owning the truck for 4 months and 4600 miles, the mod bug is really biting. I’m missing my turbocharged and obnoxiously loud Focus ST so I need to start doing something before I trade the truck in for a race car. What’s out there for the ‘17 With the 4.0? I already have a K&N intake. I don’t see any threads about a tuner for the ‘17. I tow a lot and would like to get a little more power for when towing cars.Going to be ordering a cheap amazon exhaust in the next month. Then was also thinking about maybe some shorty headers. Any input would be awesome! Some pics of the truck included.



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Tuners tend to provide generic tunes that I would think are (more) based on a stock configuration. An alternative is UpRev - which can account for hi-po mods as long as they are installed prior to their tuning.
 

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Yup. The focus was 252 to the crank but a lot more fun. I miss it. But love my fronty too much.

The exhaust I was looking at was like $180 (there’s a post about it in here somewhere) supposed to be really loud but I don’t really care about that. Just looking to make some more power for a little more fun


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your truck is going to end up being super loud and moving about the same speed relatively when you are done.

i would skip most of the bs, maybe add a 2-1 muffle over our Y pipe. then get a tuner and have a dyno tuner actually tune it and data log so you can get the most out of it.
intakes are a waste of money in this situation i believe, we share the 5.6v8 intake box as the titans have. its not wanting for more air, a different still intake that allows more air will also let in more dirt and **** you do NOT want in your engine.



other than that the best way to pull performance out of it, throw a turba on it.
 

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I have less than $100 in the intake and it sounds super cool. And I like noise. So I’ll add a catback and possible headers down the line. Was more curious about tunes and such for the truck. Can’t really find much for the 2017. Coming from the world of Subaru’s and then the ST, it’s weird not having a handheld tuner available


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the 17 is still pretty new, but there are handheld tuners you can get for them.

but again as i previously said a box tuner like you want is not going to give you the best performance with a bunch of boltons.
if you did just a specific dyno tune and data log you would get more performance than hodge podge bolt ons and a hand held tuner.
 

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In the world of Cobb tuners, you can use “of the shelf” tunes or get a custom tune either on a dyno or an e tune loaded onto the tuner. Is that not the same for handheld tuners for these trucks?


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In the world of Cobb tuners, you can use “of the shelf” tunes or get a custom tune either on a dyno or an e tune loaded onto the tuner. Is that not the same for handheld tuners for these trucks?


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nothing is as good as a specific tune for your specific vehicle.
any box tuner for any vehicle you buy is not for your vehicle.

it doesnt stop you from using it, but you are not getting the most performance per $.
not all box tuners accept other tunes, some are pre loaded and are locked.


i think this is the closest equal to cobb that also allows you to do data logging and dyno tune your application.
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nothing is as good as a specific tune for your specific vehicle.

any box tuner for any vehicle you buy is not for your vehicle.



it doesnt stop you from using it, but you are not getting the most performance per $.

not all box tuners accept other tunes, some are pre loaded and are locked.





i think this is the closest equal to cobb that also allows you to do data logging and dyno tune your application.

https://uprev.com/secure/


Oh yes, nothing is as good as a tune from data logs or a dyno. OTS Cobb tunes are known to pop motors in cars. But I’ll look into uprev!



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your truck is going to end up being super loud and moving about the same speed relatively when you are done.

i would skip most of the bs, maybe add a 2-1 muffle over our Y pipe. then get a tuner and have a dyno tuner actually tune it and data log so you can get the most out of it.
intakes are a waste of money in this situation i believe, we share the 5.6v8 intake box as the titans have. its not wanting for more air, a different still intake that allows more air will also let in more dirt and **** you do NOT want in your engine.



other than that the best way to pull performance out of it, throw a turba on it.
Cold Air Intakes are a waste! Negligible gain in HP barely noticeable, most confuse change in engine tone during acceleration as a quicker vehicle. Most gains in HP are imagined. It's all hype!
You can get better gains in HP by cutting "weight to power ratio".
What I find foolish about Cold Air Intakes are the polished metal pipe between filter & engine which actually absorb & hold more heat than stock flat black plastic intakes. It totally negates Cold Air.
As far as Twin Turbos be prepared to spend upwards of 15,000.00 + UpRev tune. Contact AAM Competition to learn more.. AAMCompetion.com

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If it wasn’t for getting the tube for $40, and the filter for $20, I wouldn’t have an intake. They are just more for noise. And boy do I love the noise when the VVT switches over


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tuning naturally aspirated gives minimal returns + generally requires premium fuel. turbo's especially today can easily increase power with more boost + proper fueling. headers + a not to large catback will help, a not so cold air intake will hurt performance unless its very cold outside + your looking for mpg's. it is what it is a heavier truck made to haul + tow, but lots of $$$$ can change anything!!!
 
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