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So, I had a Ford service install the procal and my keypad today. I’m not sure how long it takes to istall. But, he was done is seconds after plugging it in and then later I noticed the auto start/stop wouldn’t stay off. 🤦‍♂️ I guess I’ll really install it tomorrow. 🤣 Oh well, I paid and have proof they did it for warranty.
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So, I had a Ford service install the procal and my keypad today. I’m not sure how long it takes to istall. But, he was done is seconds after plugging it in and then later I noticed the auto start/stop wouldn’t stay off. 🤦‍♂️ I guess I’ll really install it tomorrow. 🤣 Oh well, I paid and have proof they did it for warranty.
uhh yeah, if it was installed you would know
 

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I don't have a Bronco yet to be considering this yet, but there is a Ford Authority article online that discusses that the performance calibration allows for regearing up to 5: something and that M190 owners can upgrade to M210 (new half shafts required) locker. I was a bit confused as to how that works w/o the hero button, but that's probably exciting news for buyers remorse owners.
 

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So, I had a Ford service install the procal and my keypad today. I’m not sure how long it takes to istall. But, he was done is seconds after plugging it in and then later I noticed the auto start/stop wouldn’t stay off. 🤦‍♂️ I guess I’ll really install it tomorrow. 🤣 Oh well, I paid and have proof they did it for warranty.
If start/stop isn't staying off then the tune wasn't installed. It takes a while to install it because they have to back up your stock tune, then download and install the performance tune and clear the errors. Should be at least 15 mins of a process, even if you're very good at it.
 

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Got my install taken care of tonight. Pretty straightforward. Initial thoughts :
•Boost ramps in much faster and holds
•Trans doesn’t feel so sluggish on shifts
•“gauge” feature is blah at best, don’t waste your time if you want cool display (I didn’t care). Pretty weak
•Auto stop-start being disabled is 👍
 

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So thanks for the reviews - I'm definitely gonna purchase cause the shifting is pretty clunky (esp in normal an eco mode) with my larger tires - Swapped 32s for 34s (OBX).

One question: I already reprogrammed the ECU for larger tire size and added fog light capacity (using FORSCAN). Will the ProCal keep any previous changes (esp. fog lights) and just reprogram for the tune / shifts ? ok and yes the tire size too? Or is it gonna take me back to stock first and then install the tune? Will previous FORSCAN mods cause any issues with the ProCal install?
 

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I’ve been eyeing this for both of our Broncos. What jerks my chain is why the stipulation of dealer or ase. Ford provides the tune. Unless that file is altered it should not matter for warranty purposes who installed the device. The GM even made a comment to me that he was surprised I haven’t ordered it yet as everyone I take my bronco back it has more modifications 🤣. I’d love this just for the smoother shifts you guys are commenting about.
 
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So thanks for the reviews - I'm definitely gonna purchase cause the shifting is pretty clunky (esp in normal an eco mode) with my larger tires - Swapped 32s for 34s (OBX).

One question: I already reprogrammed the ECU for larger tire size and added fog light capacity (using FORSCAN). Will the ProCal keep any previous changes (esp. fog lights) and just reprogram for the tune / shifts ? ok and yes the tire size too? Or is it gonna take me back to stock first and then install the tune? Will previous FORSCAN mods cause any issues with the ProCal install?
From what I've been told Forescan changes will not be lost from the flash of the FPP calibration. Those changes are stored in a different location than where the Procal devices flashes.
 

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Went to my local Ford dealership today to ask in person. They guy at service counter had no idea what I was talking about. Took a pic of it from my phone, went and asked someone in the back. Came back and said that I would lose my extended warranty, and only have the 3/36.

Does this seem accurate to anyone else? Suggested I go get it installed elsewhere so there is no record of it.. but that seems like it would void the warranty entirely?
 

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Went to my local Ford dealership today to ask in person. They guy at service counter had no idea what I was talking about. Took a pic of it from my phone, went and asked someone in the back. Came back and said that I would lose my extended warranty, and only have the 3/36.

Does this seem accurate to anyone else? Suggested I go get it installed elsewhere so there is no record of it.. but that seems like it would void the warranty entirely?
You don't just "lose" your warranty... but the warranty holder could deny specific repairs after that 3/36 if they deem X failure was due to the tune.
 

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You don't just "lose" your warranty... but the warranty holder could deny specific repairs after that 3/36 if they deem X failure was due to the tune.
Even if it's a Ford tune installed by Ford?

At any rate, ordered it. Not super excited about having to use premium fuel again but oh well.
 

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Ours is on the way and confirmed the dealership near work can do the job.
 

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Awesome, found a dealership that can do the installation as well, in the Detroit area . Will keep everyone posted
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