- Substantial Power Gains
- Handheld, Ergonomic Design
- Improved Transmission Function
- Read and Clear DTCs
- Built-In WiFi
Add a Ton of Horsepower and Torque to your SHO with Help from 5-Star Tuning
The 3.5L EcoBoost V6 under the hood of your 2010 to 2015 Taurus SHO has a ton of horsepower, torque, and performance just waiting to be unlocked, and 5-Star's Custom Tuning is here to make it happen. 5-Star's Taurus SHO custom tuning unleashes the true power and potential of your EcoBoost-powered SHO all while improving drivability, responsiveness, and fuel economy so that your SHO feels like an entirely new car. 5-Star can even adjust your SHO's tuning for powerful performance parts and accessories so that you can put an aggressive Taurus SHO build together without needing you to get an expensive dyno tune. 5-Star's custom tuning comes packaged with one of SCT's X4 handheld tuners that easily uploads your choice of tune to your show and comes loaded down with features that make it a handy way to tweak your SHO's performance just how want it while helping you with troubleshooting and basic maintenance. The combination of 5-Star's custom tuning and SCT's X4 gives you and your Taurus SHO just about everything you need to get your SHO churning out more power and make sure it stays running strong.
Handy and Ergonomic Handheld Tuning 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 Taurus SHO, 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.
Powerful Custom Tunes with a Variety of Options
5-Star's custom tuning makes changes to the software in your Taurus SHO's ECU, unlocking a ton of horsepower and torque that the factory tuning left untapped. 5-Star's custom tuning changes key parameters of your SHO's engine management, such as its ignition timing, fuel curves, and many others all while increasing boost pressure output so that your SHO sees big gains in power. 5-Star also adjusts the shift points and shift pressures of your SHO's transmission so that your Taurus holds gears longer and shifts faster to get improved power and responsiveness. 5-Star offers Performance Tunes that maximize your SHO's power output, as well as Economy Tunes that improve your SHO's fuel mileage in city driving. Both the Performance Tunes and Economy Tunes are available in 87 octane, 89 octane, 91 octane, and 93 octane varieties which gives you a ton of tune options for your Taurus SHO. While all this is great, 5-Star's tunes give your SHO huge power gains. 5-Star's own dyno testing showed that their 93 octane performance tune added 85 horsepower and 70lb-ft of torque to the wheels over stock, which is more than enough power to make your SHO feel like an absolute monster without sacrificing overall reliability.
How our EcoBoost Custom Tuning Works 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 without custom tunes.
3. You hook the tuner into your truck and pull its ECU strategy code.
4. You fill out our online tune form
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, you will be emailed a link to download them from our Google Drive.
7. Download 5-Star's tunes to your PC and then load them to your tuning device using SCT's Device Updater Software.
8. Now you can successfully load your 5-Star Custom Tune of choice into your SHO.
After you order this system, you are sent a "blank" tuner without any custom tunes. 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 successfully loaded onto the tuner, you can then start to load your tunes into 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 Custom Tuning Page. Off-Road Exhaust Systems:
5-Star can no longer provide custom tuning for off-road exhaust systems that delete catalytic converters. 5-Star can only tune for catted exhaust systems. However, 5-Star WILL NOT disable your rear oxygen sensors, which may result in a check engine light.