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Bronco Raptor now at 1000 miles and wondering whether to get the Whipple tune or wait for the Ford Performance option, if / when it comes. Not sure how much better it may be than the Whipple, if at all?
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I think the Tomahawk tune also does the transmission, so it would be a good tune. No warranty though, so there's that.
 

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I'm in the same boat. I think the FP tune will not match Whipple for output and is likely to be about 50 crank hp. The difficulty of reversing Whipple along with uncertainties around warranty are leading me to wait for FP option. Sounds like Q2 availability.
 

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I'm in the same boat. I think the FP tune will not match Whipple for output and is likely to be about 50 crank hp. The difficulty of reversing Whipple along with uncertainties around warranty are leading me to wait for FP option. Sounds like Q2 availability.
I thought, from light reading, the whipple stored stock (or could) and was “easily” reversible. Interesting.

Similarly I was under the impression many of the current tunes were the same device, running retailer specific tunes, from different retailers.

Really just wish there was a BM3 or Cobb type option on this f’n thing.
 

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Don't forget Levernois..... I'm waiting to see HP/Torque numbers and features including tuning this AWFUL trans shifting before making a decision.

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tuning this AWFUL trans shifting before making a decision.
What do you find awful?

The only thing I'd call awful is sport mode, low throttle, 4->5 shift.
 

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I thought, from light reading, the whipple stored stock (or could) and was “easily” reversible. Interesting.
I've heard the full gamut; can't go back, can but it's hard, gas to be done by dealer, Whipple can do it. I'm not sure. Regardless, you can't do it yourself.

Similarly I was under the impression many of the current tunes were the same device, running retailer specific tunes, from different retailers.
No idea, but doubt it. Whipple got a blessing (encryption key) from FMC, no others have.
 

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FP tune should be out in a couple months and I can only assume there’s no urgency in having to act now. By then you’ll be able to see all offerings, but warranty and CARB are huge factors for me which leaves only one real option.
 

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There'll be another and better option soon :)

I would wait for the FP tune if you HAVE to have a warranty. It'll be a pretty soft tune, though. Less power than the whipple tune if I was a betting man.
 

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Holding out for FP to get the Procal and I have warranty updates to do no hurry.
 

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You use to be able to pay more to get a warranty from Whipple. I would reach out to them.
 

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Has anyone thought about sending your Braptor to Hennessey? I know $25k is a lot of a money, probably $10k in wheels/tires/lift/bumpers so that leaves $15k for 20% more power. Lots of money but full warranty is nice
 

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Has anyone thought about sending your Braptor to Hennessey? I know $25k is a lot of a money, probably $10k in wheels/tires/lift/bumpers so that leaves $15k for 20% more power. Lots of money but full warranty is nice
Doubt they would do engine only. And, AFAIK, their tune is not a full PCM tune, like FP and Whipple.
 

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What do you find awful?

The only thing I'd call awful is sport mode, low throttle, 4->5 shift.
for me its the decel - 5 to 4 to 3 is a bit aggressive
 

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for me its the decel - 5 to 4 to 3 is a bit aggressive
sport mode definitely wakes it up but I absolutely HATE the aggressive downshifting.....as your pulling up to a light people look over and think " whats that guys problem" its too aggressive for on road driving it should only be that aggressive in baja mode.
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