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  1. FAB Cruiser

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    Hi guys,

    Couldn't find much on this in the UK Forum.

    I'd be interested to hear of anyone's experience with the Ford Performance Power Pack 2 (the GT350 CAI with 87mm throttle body and ProCal calibration).

    In my case, this would be installed on a 2017 Auto GT with Ford Performance by Borla Touring Cat Back (X Pipe).

    The blurb claims "Automatic calibrations feature optimized performance shift schedule, gains up to approx. 21 hp, 32.5 Nm peak power/54.2 Nm at 1500 rpm over factory version".

    My interest is of course how it runs. Performance when on the gas in the standard and Sports modes, but also MPG when taking it easy on a long run.

    I'd also be interested in the installation process and warranty situation (I still have until the end of the year). Ford UK give the usual disclaimers - "Race track only" and "Requires fitment by a qualified technician" without being explicit about who is qualified (apart from Ford Dealers!). As usual, they want your money but cover their arses for any potential warranty claim!

    I probably wouldn't install it myself, but would trust Mountune, Steeda, Sutton or other specialist tuner over my local Ford garage!!

    Any thoughts or feedback appreciated.

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    Also on my list this one. There is a review by a UK member somewhere in here, I thought I had the post saved but I don't. Keep searching with a few different key words, you should find it.
     
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    I installed PP1 last year. I opted for this over 2 because I felt that the biggest gain was at the 1500rpm mark, and that is the same for PP1 and 2. Would've been nice to have some extra hardware, but didn't seem worth it at the time for an extra 8hp up top over PP1.

    Installation of the software was tricky and I had to contact From USA to get it fixed, which they did over the internet. I think the first time you connect the pro cal tool to the OBD port on your car, it has to be connected to a laptop which is in turn connected to the internet in order for everything to be recognised. My software wouldn't recognise the pro cal tool and it was locked out until Ford sorted it.

    In terms of performance, I chose this because it was the only off the shelf tune that would maintain the smooth shifting in an auto and, most importantly, the rev matching during downshifts. Without this your auto would become both annoying and dangerous to drive in sport or track mode, so this is definitely the right move.

    I have heard that the PP2 throttle body makes a marked difference to throttle response and, had I not already invested in the PP1, I would give the PP2 a go. Shame there isn't an option to upgrade from PP1 to PP2 and not have to pay the full amount again!
     
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    I'm interested in this have nearly same setup, got the borla touring so have a slightly smaller centre box. What holds me back is the no lift shift. I've also read a good report or two about the jw racing maps, these are more custom I believe. Warranty isn't an issue for me though. Do insurers recognise the ford performance maps?
     
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    Hiya, I had it supplied and fitted by KentMustang just over a year ago. I went with this option solely because of the Warranty. I certainly noticed more pull and the intake sound although I had hoped it would be more fruitier exhaust-wise - adds a bit, I just wanted more. £ for £ it’s an expensive choice but if you can afford it it’s a good safe option. It’s more than just a smallish top-end increase in power, it’s fairly chunky across parts of the curve - see below for the charts I found online.

    Benno

    https://www.mustang6g.com/forums/th...550-mustang-today.50215/page-410#post-2476754
     
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    #7 Langburger, Apr 15, 2020
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    Had it now for just over 2 years. See my post on the original thread.
    Hasn’t missed a beat.
    I only run it on Shell V power or Tesco 99.
    Sport mode is my “go to” mode, great throttle response and gets a nice burble on the overrun and does liven it up noticeably.
    On a euro trip last year returned 32mpg on the french autoroute limit on cruise control
    It’s fit and forget upgrade and yes you could probably get higher numbers from a US tuner package but for me it was a no brainer for the ford tune and its driveability and reliability.
     
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    Do you have a manual or auto? If manual what's the no lift shift like? Dud it put your insurance up a lot?
     
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    Hi again,

    So I looked at the original thread (thanks Kristian) which covers all things 'Ford Performance' including the Power Packs. Also looked at the specific thread in the US on the three Power Packs ( over 5,000 posts!).

    With regards to PP2 fitted to Automatic cars, the reviews are overwhelmingly positive!

    I'd still be interested in the view from UK members (because of differences in fuel and the horsepower on RHD cars) to understand if the calibration works just as impressively here.

    Also, interested in recommendations on where to get one installed in the South East?

    Excuse my ignorance, but whats the relevance of the sound tube delete? Does it make it louder / quieter and is this just a 'cosmetic' mod?

    Cheers
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    There is a review video of the PP2 from an aussie guy which I believe would have the same power outputs as ours in the UK. He waffles a bit but I enjoyed it.

     
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    Manual and I have tried out the the no lift shift and it works but its not my thing - accelerator pedal has to be buried in the carpet and i just dont drive like that but works fine.
    Insurance ? It didnt add anything incremental to the other mods (pedders, spacers, exhaust, BMR cb005 ) as its less than 10% power uplift - I am with APlan and am "of a certain age" which helps !
     
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    I had mine fitted at Kent Mustang (Haynes Maidstone) and all good but that was 2 years ago !

    Re the sound tube delete - tbh i didnt notice any difference getting rid of mine, It does certainly tidies up the engine bay by getting rid of it
     
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    Thanks for that pal, really helpful. Didnt know the no lift shift was only foot to the floor. I dont drive like that either, plus there isn't anywhere to use it that way. I'm more interested in more torque around 1500 to 2000 and a higher redline would be nice but again I doubt I'd use it!
     
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    He did waffle but I enjoyed it!:crackup: Good to see a video on a RHD car.
     
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    #15 Langburger, Apr 16, 2020
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    Well it certainly makes 6th more useable on the motorway / A road at NSL so that was my tell that there was more low down torque than stock
    I would highly recommend and it certainly means it holds its own vs certain german competitors :sunglasses:
    Although after 2 years it’s now time to get the whip(ple) out
     
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