Complete SCT X4 Tuner and Custom Tune Package
5-Star's custom tuning provides your 2011 to 2014 F150's 3.5L EcoBoost V6 with some of the best bang-for-your-buck power gains on the market in a simple, hassle-free package that can have your awesome F150 truck churning out massive levels of power with improved shifting so that your F150 feels absolutely amazing to drive. Your truck's two turbochargers churn out around 14 to 16 psi of boost pressure from the factory. 5-Star turns up your turbos so that they're spitting out up 18 to 20 psi of boost
while adjusting your engine's fuel curves and ignition timing to take full advantage of all the extra air. The end result is a bunch more horsepower and torque that pairs with revised transmission tuning so that your truck drives beautifully and quickly in whatever application you have in mind. You get your choice of up to five
5-Star Custom Tunes in your choice of style and fuel octane, as well as SCT's canned performance tunes on your X4 device.
The SCT X4 is one of the most ergonomic, advanced, and easy to use custom tuning devices on the market today, and allows you to easily and quickly upload the 5-Star custom tune of your choice straight to your truck's Powertain Control Module. The X4 has a large, full-color screen and easy to use control buttons that allow you to quickly cycle through its menus and options to find whatever you need.
The tuner can even serve as a handy garage tool thanks to its ability to read and clear engine codes and datalog engine running information to hep you pinpoint problems before they become disasters. The X4 comes with both an OBD-II cable for the device and a USB cable for your home PC for downloading new tunes and firmware updates from the internet. You can also purchase SCT's handy X4 windshield mount
to help transform your X4 into an effective vehicle monitoring device.
The SCT X4 handheld tuner takes everything that was great about the older X-Cal 3s and SF3s and puts it all in a faster, better, and easier to use interface that makes tuning, logging, and monitoring your vehicle's performance easier than ever. The X4 features a huge, clear full-color LCD screen. Despite the huge screen, the device itself is actually smaller, lighter, and more compact than SCT's older tuners and comes with a removable cord for much easier storage. The X4 features an all-new interface with advanced firmware that makes all of the device's functions much faster than the older tuners and even allow the screen to rotate with tuner's orientation, much like modern smart phones. The buttons on the X4 are larger and more responsive allowing for quick, easy navigation of the X4's menus and submenus. The tuner comes with an OBD-II cable for hooking into your vehicle and features built-in WiFi that allows you to wirelessly download new tunes and updates from a computer on you network. If you don't have a WiFi network, the X4 also comes with a standard USB cable for hooking to your home computer. The X4 doesn't just tune your EcoBoost F150, it can also read and clear DTC codes, datalog engine running information, and display a wide variety of gauges on its large screen which makes it an effective vehicle monitor.
5-Star's tunes can turn up your 2011 to 2014 F150 EcoBoost's boost pressure while adjusting its fuel curves, ignition timing, fan control, and a ton of other variables so that your aggressive F150 build makes huge amounts of horsepower and torque. 5-Star's custom tuning even takes into account your truck's tire size, drivetrain, and axle ratio so that you F150 operates perfectly with your choice of tune. 5-Star's custom tunes are available in several different flavors for 87, 89, 91, or 93 octane gasoline to give you a huge variation in options for your truck.
5-Star's custom tunes offer a huge increase in both horsepower and torque all the way through your F150's rev range, giving you plenty more to feel. The huge power increase is coupled with heavily revised shift points and shift pressures to make your truck feel much more responsive with much more low-end grunt and pulling power. Even 5-Star's 87 octane tunes can provide a massive increase in torque, especially in the lower reaches of the RPM range, where the stock tune falls flat and can suffer from noticeable turbo lag. The huge difference in torque and horsepower at 2500 rpm gives your 2011 to 2014 EcoBoost much more pulling power for towing, hauling, or rocking around off-road. While there is a more drastic drop-off in horsepower in the upper RPM ranges than the stock tuning, you still end up with more peak horsepower than the factory tune, allowing you F150 to breeze through freeway traffic without breaking a sweat.
Stage 3's F150 Lifetime Tunes Program
We here at Stage 3 Motorsport don't want to leave your F150 build hanging or force you to buy new tunes over and over again when you stack on new performance parts, which is why we started our F150 Lifetime Tunes Program
. Basically, you'll get free retunes
for as long as you own your truck when you buy products that require retuning from Stage 3 Motorsports. So, if you get a 5-Star custom tune for your truck, you'll get a a free retune down the road if you purchase a set of downpipes, water-methanol system, or other tunable part from Stage 3 Motorsports.
How our EcoBoost Custom Tuning Works
After you order your tuner, you are sent a "blank"
tuner without any custom tunes. We'll then send you an email that needs to be completely filled out and emailed back to us. However, you'll need to have your tuner before you can complete the form. After your tuner arrives, you'll need to hook it into your truck and get your ECU Strategy Code
and put it in your tune email next to "Strategy". After we receive your completed tune information, the tune itself will be built and sent to you via email as an attachment. Download the tunes .cef files to your computer and use your updated SCT software from SCT's website to upload the tunes to your tuner. Please be aware that SCT's devices and software are only compatible with Microsoft Windows computers, and will not work with Mac OS X, Linux, or other operating systems
. Once the tunes are in the tuner, you can then tune your truck. If we find that your F150 is behind on its latest TSB strategy updates, we may require you to have your TSB updates performed at your dealership of choice. Read our TSB Update blog post
. If you need more information or assistance, check out our F150 Tuning How-To blog post
Stage 3's 5-Star Custom Tuning Step-by-Step:
1. You place your order for 5-Star's Custom Tunes
2. Stage 3 sends you a "blank" tuner and a tune sheet form
3. You hook the tuner into your truck and pull its ECU strategy code
4. You fill out our tune sheet with the information from your truck and its strategy code
5. If your truck has Ford's latest strategy updates, we'll forward your information over to 5-Star and get your tunes created
6. Once 5-Star creates your tunes, they're be emailed to you at the address linked to your Stage 3 account
7. Download 5-Star's tunes to your tuning device using SCT's Device Updater Software
8. Now load your 5-Star Custom Tune of choice into your F150
Industry-Leading Powertrain Warranty Options
Whenever you put an aftermarket ECU tune on your F150, there's a very real possibility that any repairs to your F150's Powertrain won't be covered under Ford's Powertrain Warranty, effectively causing it to be voided. We're now offering aftermarket warranties for your F150's Powertrain with both a 5-year/60,000 mile and a 6-year/100,000 mile Limited Warranty
available for your truck. Either of these warranties will cover your truck's engine, transmission, drivetrain, front and rear gears, and any other hardware found to be damaged because of our custom tuning from 5-Star.
These warranties are much less expensive than nearly any other aftermarket warranty on the market and they give your truck up to $20,000 of coverage which even includes labor! The cost of our 5-year/60,000 mile warranty works out to .83 cents per mile, while our 6-year/100,000 warranty works out to a full penny per mile. That's inexpensive insurance in case anything happens to your aggressive, custom F150 build.
All you need to do is select one of our Limited Warranty options from the menu above. After we receive your payment, we'll email you our Limited Warranty Information Packet which has a registration form on its last page. Read through all the terms carefully then fill out the registration form, sign it, date it, and either mail it or scan and email back to us here at Stage 3. Once we've received and looked over your paperwork, your Limited Warranty of choice will be activated, and you can drive your truck with the knowledge that we here at Stage 3 have your back.
Flat Rate Shipping to Canada! Call 1-877-578-2433!
We here at Stage 3 love and appreciate all of our Canadian customers. What we don't love is charging an arm, a leg, and maybe a kidney for shipping across the imaginary line up North. The good news is that we can ship this tuner with 5-Star Custom Tunes to Canada for the low rate of $35! Just call us at 1-877-578-2433 to take advantage of this deal!