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Old 10-19-2016, 11:13 AM   #1
 
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Default New whip: EcoBOOOOOOOOOOOOOST Edition

Well, decided to pull the trigger...have always loved the Flex (I know it's a love it or hate it design). EcoBoost, and all the goodies. Pick it up Friday, needed an alignment. Goodbye Expo; hello Flex.





















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Livernois Motorsports

Put new plugs in gapped to .030"
Obtain 3-bar MAP sensor
Tune.
Win.
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Not a fan of red but Ive always kind of liked the Flex and cant go wrong with the boosts.

Congrats!
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Not a fan of red but Ive always kind of liked the Flex and cant go wrong with the boosts.

Congrats!
Red was not my first choice, but the deal was too good to pass up on...debating wrapping the roof in white, black out the wheels, and get a Titanium front grill.

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Best news yet, your pole will definitely fit in that thing
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I like. Nice buy!
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I've always had a liking of these, too. Don't know why. Nice pick up.

Didn't these things run a 12.9 with a tune?
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Livernois Motorsports

Put new plugs in gapped to .030"
Obtain 3-bar MAP sensor
Tune.
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Thinking about getting a tune for my Escape... Just hesitant to kill the warranty.

Congrats on the Flex.... Only thing Im not a fan of is the multiple little sunroofs.
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Congrats on the new ride! Ecoboost is all good, but the Flex never sit well with me. Can't even put a finger on why.

Congrats regardless!
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Unleashed Tuning- Horsepower is easy, traction is the real problem!

Put new plugs in gapped to .030"
Obtain 3-bar MAP sensor
Tune.
Win.
Fixed....get a tune custom to your car and not some canned thing!

Awesome purchase, I love the Flex's! Congrats!
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Thinking about getting a tune for my Escape... Just hesitant to kill the warranty.
This was had with a 3 year warranty, I'm also afraid of the warranty aspect, unless Livernois can guarantee dealer can't find out
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This was had with a 3 year warranty, I'm also afraid of the warranty aspect, unless Livernois can guarantee dealer can't find out
From everything I've read (and I spent months debating and researching), the dealer can't find out. But no matter who your tuner, a Ford engineer sent in to investigate will always be able to tell if you flashed the ECU.
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From everything I've read (and I spent months debating and researching), the dealer can't find out. But no matter who your tuner, a Ford engineer sent in to investigate will always be able to tell if you flashed the ECU.
Yeah, I'm afraid of the turbos letting go, especially if I'm upping the boost. From what I've read, it's not all the uncommon for the turbos to go around 100K
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Leave it be under warranty. Maybe an intake to hear it more and be done.
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I've heard all sides of it. People with no tune and the motor or turbo blows, people with tunes and meth injection and they go 100k miles or more. You'd have to assume though that tuning increases your risk for sure though.

That said, it is such a crazy night and day difference with a tune on there! Blew me away how much $400 in mods (tuner and 3 bar MAP sensor) could change the car.
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Fixed....get a tune custom to your car and not some canned thing!

Awesome purchase, I love the Flex's! Congrats!
Don't they all do data logs now a days anyway or no?
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Leave it be under warranty. Maybe an intake to hear it more and be done.
One thing I've learned, on Ford vehicles, is to leave the intake box alone. Stock filter (not even a K&N drop in.) The Ford MAF's are super sensitive and will start to have issues with the oiled filters, especially. Most I'd do with the intake system, would go hardpipes
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I threw a drop-in into the truck. Haven't had any MAF issues. I also haven't oiled it, might be due for that.
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Don't they all do data logs now a days anyway or no?
Livernois does not as far as I know. They will only custom tune if you go to their shop in Michigan. Which by all means, LMS is the real deal so not a bad option.
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I've only run oiled filters on the coyotes, the current car came with a roush intake and a k&n type filter in it
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Thinking about getting a tune for my Escape... Just hesitant to kill the warranty.

Congrats on the Flex.... Only thing Im not a fan of is the multiple little sunroofs.
Livernois has tunes for the 2.0!

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I've always had a liking of these, too. Don't know why. Nice pick up.

Didn't these things run a 12.9 with a tune?
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Awesome purchase, I love the Flex's! Congrats!
Livernois tunes can be sent back for revision if you aren't comfortable. I've had mine adjusted once & only once because it was near perfect out of the box. Livernois' in-house tuner can also control way more parameters than an SCT/nGauge/HPTuners/insertyourdevicehere. They have a long-standing relationship with the Big 3's respective R&D departments. That's why they are often first to market with safe, reliable tunes for domestic vehicles.

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This was had with a 3 year warranty, I'm also afraid of the warranty aspect, unless Livernois can guarantee dealer can't find out
See above. My truck has been Liv tuned for 44k miles without a single hiccup or issue. I had my tune altered once, to reduce throttle tip-in a hair because I preferred it that way.
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I threw a drop-in into the truck. Haven't had any MAF issues. I also haven't oiled it, might be due for that.
I had issues on the Plunderturd with a conical, and on the Cuntour, with a drop-in. Maybe it was just a pre-2000 Ford thing...just haven't used them since. Just throw a clean stocker in every 15K miles or so, and call it a day.
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Only maf problem I've had on a ford was from a nitrous back fire and that didn't even kill the maf just melted it, car still ran fine and data logged it to verify the maf still functioned
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If you get any MAF sensor issues I'd be seriously concerned being the 3.5 EcoBoost does not have a MAF sensor.
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