Paddle shifter upgrade

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - General Discusson' started by Ryan Selcer, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Ryan Selcer

    Ryan Selcer SHO Member

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    Has anyone looked into reprogramming the paddle shifters/manual mode? They seem to REALLY suck compared to all the other cars I've had them in. The shifting is also extremely slow.

    2010 SHO PP, axle back exhaust, 3 bar MAP, upgraded thermostat, iTSX tuner, 20" summer rims wrapped in oversized Advan Sports
     
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    I would venture to say reading your other posts the unknown tune in you car is affecting performance including the transmission. With that being said, I would put in a reputable tune from a reputable tuner for our platform. That will help.

    Afterward, start using the paddles more and more. The transmission learns.

    You will find most of the faster SHO pilots, do not use the paddles for performance. The way the transmission learns and can be tuned, it will be faster to just let it shift on its own esp in regards to straight line performance.

    If you are doing autocross or spirited mountain driving (which I am sure you are being CO) and need to hold certain gears for certain sections then paddles are the way to go.
     
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    Yeah its for canyon driving that im really wanting them, thats good to hear, the guy told me he returned it to stock and I went into the tuner myself and selected that option as well, I also reset the tuner to factory and totally wiped his tunes all together because i didn't trust them, im just concerned theres some lasting effect from something that didn't get reset. I have a set of tunes on order from 5star

    2010 SHO PP, axle back exhaust, upgraded thermostat 20" summer rims wrapped in oversized Advan Sports (currently removed 3 bar MAP, iTSX tuner with 91oct tune)
     
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    If you want transmission tuning, you want....erm...NEEED gearhead.
     
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    5 star really doesn't have a presence in the SHO community, that is why we don't highly recommend them. I know they are big in the f150 community. However H.O.E. is right, if you want the best trans tuning Gearhead is the way to go.
     
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    See it looked to me like 5star does a bunch of ecoboost stuff. Has somebody had their tunes and not liked them? These ones are just for the next like 6 months anyways, like I said I'd like to get a tuner that I can tune the car myself

    2010 SHO PP, axle back exhaust, upgraded thermostat 20" summer rims wrapped in oversized Advan Sports (currently removed 3 bar MAP, iTSX tuner with 91oct tune)
     
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    Just because a tuner can tune a bunch of EB stuff doesn't always mean they are good. There are different nuances in each platform. I am sure their tune will perform, however the recommended ones on here are vetted and proven on our platform now for years.

    Recommended: AJPTurbo (I am bias for good reason), Gearhead, Ortiz, and Unleashed. <---- all provide revisions and data log reviews to extract the most and safest performance form your particular SHO.

    Gray area: 5 Star, BCB,

    STAY AWAY AT ALL COSTS: LIVERNOIS AND SSI.
     
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    I was about to process that $50 refund for your mis order, but for an extra $100 we can go ahead and fulfill your order :)
     
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    Well i ran off and ordered from gear head upon recommendation. But they are giving me just a 93 octane performance tune for 150, I was hoping to get a 91 octane economy tune as well, im having a hard time deciding between working with you guys and gearhead

    2010 SHO PP, axle back exhaust, upgraded thermostat 20" summer rims wrapped in oversized Advan Sports (currently removed 3 bar MAP, iTSX tuner with 91oct tune)
     
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    We don't sell by the tune, we offer a tiered approach with free revisions and updates until you modify your car beyond the base support level, then you just pay the difference to upgrade.
     
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