yeah i would really love to be able to go full flex fuel and run straight e85 or a mix and have the tune adjust on the fly. There is only one tuning solution for that (that im aware of) and its a syvecs, aka aftermarket replacement ecu that costs $4k and iirc only work on the RS.None of the ecoboost cars from ford are flex fuel that im aware of.
They sell kits for the 3.5 but thats it.
focus tuning is sort of a niche industry to start with and then you take your motor, its probably the least common, has to be up there with the electric. There hasnt been much of any demand from the 3cylinder crowd for more performance (you bought the lighter/more fuel efficient model after all.) SEEcoboost above summed up the rest pretty nicely. I doubt you will see much of any support...unless there is an enthusiest who ends up with one and wants to attempt learning/tuning it themselves.Is there any point to different octane gas? It seems weird that there is so little support for specific models to me
The ability to read the data from the ECU is the first step. Then tuners have to take time to find out how to extract the most power while not popping the motor. So whilst it's not hard, it's very time consuming and not worth learning when the market is so small.Its more along the lines of why is there differences in tuning between the rs, st, fusion, escape, and 1.0.
I know the 1.0 is rare but it still has the same basic architecture and has the same rules as the other ford direct injected turbo charged vehicles.
I know there isnt much options just sharing a general puzzlement with automotive manufacturing and the apparent lack of commonalities despite being told otherwise.
Sorry if this was a waste of time for any of you.