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Old 09-14-2009, 02:40 PM   #1
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SCT X3 Tuner

I was contemplating ordering a tuner for my 2009 Ford Focus SES. My car is stock, but I plan to get an intake soon. Does this tuner make much of a difference in power and fuel economy? What options should I get loaded in the tune?


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Old 09-14-2009, 04:09 PM   #2
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a tune will always make a difference because the stock ecu is tuned for economy not power lol.

you can go with 91 or 93 octane tune, raised rev limiter, proper calibration for your intake and/or header/exhaust system, aggressive shift at WOT (on automatic transmissions), etc.

I'm no expert so talk to Tom (1turbofocus) or focussport about your options.
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Old 09-14-2009, 04:26 PM   #3
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it will make a difference however it'd be way more noticeable on an automatic.
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You generally order a tune from a person that is a tuner, not from the company. Turbo Tom who is a vendor on here (among others) sells an XCal3 with his famous tune on it for a very reasonable price.

I'll move this to the ECU Tuning Chat for you.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:45 AM   #5
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where can you get tom's tune? how mcuh is it?
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The xcal3 is 399.00 and 20.00 for shipping , That comes with my custom tune and you get free updates as long as you stay NA

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Old 09-22-2009, 11:24 AM   #7
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hmm, i think i found what i want with my refund money, >:D
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just curious is there a thread or post that describes your tune and what it consists of?
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:45 PM   #9
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Old 10-11-2009, 11:06 AM   #10
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how much HP do you normaly get with the xcal3. i have a automatic.
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