Best Tune for my 2013 Sho

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  1. Jason Minton

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    I recently got a 2013 SHO to play around with I love the car and have had a lot of fun with it so far but I was looking to get it tuned and wanted to know what you guys think is the best tuner for an everyday driver
     
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    I got my SHO a few months ago and plan on tuning it too. I’ll probably get a LMS Tune.
     
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    Gearhead, Ortiz, Unleashed, Ajpturbo, brewcity boost.

    It all depends on what you want
     
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    You might want to research the problems that LMS has created for a number of EcoBoost owners before you trust them with your car. Way too many tried and true options out there for us: Unleashed, Gearhead, Ortiz, AJP just to name a few...

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    I was going to go for LMS bcuz they are only 10 min away from me. If they aren’t reliable, what’s the best value tune. LMS quoted me $500 for a tune and like $1100 for tune cai plugs and a thermostat.
     
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    I use Unleashed, tunes are $150 but you need a device to load the tune in the car. They also sell a package like LMS, I think it's a bit cheaper. Living in South Texas with our brutal heat I've been running tuned with no issues on the stock thermostat. Bought a 170° one and never installed it. Sold it for what I paid for it. But HOE's advice is solid as well. Gearhead is well respected with lots of tuned cars out there kicking ass problem free.

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    What kind of device is it? Do they sell it or is it one of those devices mechanics carry around.
     
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    read everyone's signature if you want to know which tuners are most popular.
     
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    Oh hell no. Do not go with this craptastic vendor.

    Run. Run far far away......

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    And then keep on running.
     
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    Then run some more.....

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    Most use either an SCT X4 or an SCT Livewire. The benefit to that over the LMS device is if you want to try a different tuning company, you can get a tune usually for about $150. If you buy the LMS device it is proprietary to them and useless to any other tuning company.

    I would recommend gearhead. They have an auto octane tune so you are not tied to 93 octane if you are in an area where you can't find it.

    www.ghtuning.com
     
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    Run until you're ready to call it quits. Done. Dead. Kaput.

    Which is exactly how your motor will end up ironically if you do not need the advice from myself, and many, many others.

    Dear God have some respect for your SHO. Steer clear. Don't be tempted by their close proximity to your residence. I assure you, based on personal experience, they will lie to your face (repeatedly at that) telling you that they are the best (at everything) and blah blah blah, and that any problems you may encounter are entirely your fault and have absolutely nothing due to with their horse$h!t craptastic business practices.

    You've been warned. No one here, or elsewhere, will feel sorry for you, for failing to heed said warnings. Just. Look. Elsewhere. NOW!

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    Warnings heard loud and clear. Guess I should look into gear heads then. I was hoping to get a tune but wasn’t too sure if it’s safe to drive with a tune alone or if I’ll need other mods like the 3bar and plugs
     
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    You are going to want to do plugs and 3bar. Contact @mattr66 with any questions. He's quick at responding.
    You can also try @FiveLeeter918 hes great at answering questions and very active here.
     
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    Ajp e30 if you gots e85 near you. Stay away from lms and their products. I fell for them too.

    Brad at ajp let's you choose your neutral rpm limit on the sct tuner. So you can bang off the bov's in parking lots like I do. Also has a crackle pop bang bang hey look a smoke cloud tune and ghost cam tune. Don't downshift in paddle mode in S when you put your foot down and better mpg. Just a simple can tune with lms. Im sure Ortiz can do the same tunes as ajp also.
     
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    Ghost cam......but why?
    Crackle pop bang? The uh....Honda forums are over there --------->
    And if you really want the bang bang, keep going until you land in the Nissan pot of gold.

    The SHO was never meant to be full riced-out. Or maybe it was and ford missed that market....
     
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    I'm studying tunes and will OBVIOUSLY be going with one of the top 3 that are currently recommended on this forum. I've been to Gearhead and Ortiz sites but can't find anything for Brad at AJPturbo. I reached out to him last week at
    [email protected] after finding that contact info on the other forum but he must be busy. Can anyone confirm this address? Any help on any site info for him? Thank you.
     
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    Thats his info. Just remember he tunes sho as a hobby so he does it when he has free time.
     
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