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Old 02-23-2016, 10:35 AM   #71
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Lots of Good Info for Everyone

It's great that you can do the harness and PCM install from a manual and have it work. I was already into using the SCT Tuner and working with Tom before Shade-010's posts. I would have done it that way as it probably would have been cheaper. I thought too that the PCM's were vin# specific and could only be changed by the dealer, who I didn't want to deal with. With more options a good final parts list and a tried and true labor procedure, it will make it a lot eaiser for folks down the line. Great info from everyone.
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You still have to goto dealer when swapping PCM, have to have 2 keys and do a parameter reset for it all to talk. (Using an IDS)

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Old 05-21-2016, 10:20 PM   #73
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In your research is there any difference in the MTX75 trannies, I wantr to put a LSD in my 2012 but the only diffs available are for the older model foci.
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In your research is there any difference in the MTX75 trannies, I wantr to put a LSD in my 2012 but the only diffs available are for the older model foci.
Kaaz makes one for the MTX75

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It's great that you can do the harness and PCM install from a manual and have it work. I was already into using the SCT Tuner and working with Tom before Shade-010's posts. I would have done it that way as it probably would have been cheaper. I thought too that the PCM's were vin# specific and could only be changed by the dealer, who I didn't want to deal with. With more options a good final parts list and a tried and true labor procedure, it will make it a lot eaiser for folks down the line. Great info from everyone.
It can be done either way , I know how to get it to rev past 3500 and it works good , Its not VIN matched but when you change the PCM you also have to tow your car to Ford $50-100.00 then pay to have the PATS reset $100-200.00 and a LOT more work to do the wiring and PCM change , It isnt an easy job
In the end a tune will help your performance and much more as well as free tune updates as you add more NA mods

There is pros and cons both ways each person has to read and choose what works best for them

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It can be done either way , I know how to get it to rev past 3500 and it works good , Its not VIN matched but when you change the PCM you also have to tow your car to Ford $50-100.00 then pay to have the PATS reset $100-200.00 and a LOT more work to do the wiring and PCM change , It isnt an easy job
In the end a tune will help your performance and much more as well as free tune updates as you add more NA mods

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Pats reset $35.00-65.00.....at my local. But true pros and cons to both

But there is also the "RIGHT" way to do it

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What ever !?!?! Your definition isnt allways the right way , whats "RIGHT" to you doesnt mean its wrong for someone else

I called 5 random Ford dealers and the lowest was 100.00 and highest was 225.00 for a simple reflash out of warranty , I use to pay 65.00 before I bought a IDS

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how does the pcm/tcm swap play with the info-tainment system?
I really like the idea of having the nice Sony touch screen Titanium head unit AND the correct functioning and Fun transmission.

Thanks for the help and props to you guys. The DCT is pure garbage.
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