Ford Performance Bronco 2.7L Tune

Marmot
Oct 07, 2022

Rank VI

Oct 07, 2022

Looks like the Ford Performance tune for the 2.7L engine has finally dropped. Has anyone had a chance to grab it and try it out yet? I have been waiting to see the numbers for this one. Will add to the ol' list.

P/N: M-9603-B27 (M-12655-F ProCal 4 delivery tool included)
Install/Spec Sheet: Available PDF

"Enhance the performance of your 2.7L engine in your 2021-2022 Bronco. The Ford Performance engineered and dyno tested calibration delivers the Ford Performance promise of more power and increased performance without sacrificing reliability."

  • Improved throttle response throughout RPM range
  • Optimized shift schedule
  • Peak torque = 433 lb.-ft. at 3,500 RPM
  • Peak power = 355 HP at 5,500 RPM
  • Ability to change tire size up to BFG 37x12.5R17 KO2 (2,779mm circumference). [Additional modifications required.]
  • Ability to change axle ratio up to 4.70
  • For U.S. and Canadian vehicles
  • 3 year/36k mile warranty from new vehicle in-service when installed by a Ford dealer or ASE/Red Seal certified technician
  • CARB E.O. #: D-431-4 for 2021MY vehicles
  • Not available in California for 2022MY vehicles
  • * Premium fuel required*

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22 Badlands | Eruption Green | 4Dr | 2.7L | Sasquatch | Lux | Tow | MGV | MIC | Mod Bumper
Ordered
: 11/27/21 | Production: 10/25/22 | Blend: 10/26/22 | Built: 10/26/22 | Shipped: 11/08/22 | Delivered: 11/09/22
Progress pics and full build details can be found in my profile posts.
Laura, Mattwings and 3 others

Rank V

Oct 13, 2022

#20
Wish it didn't have to be installed by dealer for warranty! Covert Ford's service department in Austin only wants to do oil changes, anything else they can't tell you when they can get to it.😞
That’s disappointing. I contacted a dealer here in OH and they aren’t even able to order the part. May order from Steeda and try to have the dealer install.
radar3d, Marmot

The truth will set you free....

Oct 13, 2022

#21
Wish it didn't have to be installed by dealer for warranty! Covert Ford's service department in Austin only wants to do oil changes, anything else they can't tell you when they can get to it.😞
Just scheduled a truck for recall, Jan 4th 2023... not because they don't have the parts.. because they are that far behind. Crazy times!!

Rank VI

Oct 13, 2022

#22
That’s disappointing. I contacted a dealer here in OH and they aren’t even able to order the part. May order from Steeda and try to have the dealer install.

Interesting. I'll contact mine as well and see if I get anywhere.
22 Badlands | Eruption Green | 4Dr | 2.7L | Sasquatch | Lux | Tow | MGV | MIC | Mod Bumper
Ordered
: 11/27/21 | Production: 10/25/22 | Blend: 10/26/22 | Built: 10/26/22 | Shipped: 11/08/22 | Delivered: 11/09/22
Progress pics and full build details can be found in my profile posts.
Noble27

Skunk Ape

Dec 06, 2022

#23
I installed mine and here is my take. First, this thing is pretty cool and easy to install. Performance wise, it has a noticeable difference. It's not as much of a difference as i was hoping for but its a decent little bump. Biggest bump seems to come from the throttle response off the line. Its noticeably sharper. It seems like the turbo lag dropped. Peak turbo psi over multiple runs looked like i was seeing from a . 5 to 1 more psi. Previously i saw maybe 18.5 on the dash and now i saw at least one run at 19.5. I certainly didnt see the 23 psi thats on a install video from a 2.3.

As far as the other features on the procal go, i messed with the on screen diagnostic feedback. You can see several live sensor outputs ranging form anything like the engine rpm or long term fuel trims. The response time is very fast but is raw numerical data. I prefer to use "Torque pro" with the Bluetooth obdII dongle. A little slower but on a large customizable screen. I haven't used any of the other features on the procal tool.

Overall the extra 25 hp ford is claiming is noticeable but mild. After all it is only a 7% bump. Don't buy this thinking its going to feel like your doing a nitrous shot. I would say its like putting on something between a pedal commander and a piggyback tuner. Plus, you do keep your warranty using this, they say if its installed by asi red mechanic.
Final thoughts. It's a fun little bump in power and a "safe" way to tune your motor. Totally worth the $600 from lethal performance even if i feel that's a little bit on the high side.
I wouldn't pay the $850 msrp.
BuckYeah, Jungleboy and 2 others

Rank II

Dec 06, 2022

#24
G7ibby
I installed mine and here is my take. First, this thing is pretty cool and easy to install. Performance wise, it has a noticeable difference. It's not as much of a difference as i was hoping for but its a decent little bump. Biggest bump seems to come from the throttle response off the line. Its noticeably sharper. It seems like the turbo lag dropped. Peak turbo psi over multiple runs looked like i was seeing from a . 5 to 1 more psi. Previously i saw maybe 18.5 on the dash and now i saw at least one run at 19.5. I certainly didnt see the 23 psi thats on a install video from a 2.3.

As far as the other features on the procal go, i messed with the on screen diagnostic feedback. You can see several live sensor outputs ranging form anything like the engine rpm or long term fuel trims. The response time is very fast but is raw numerical data. I prefer to use "Torque pro" with the Bluetooth obdII dongle. A little slower but on a large customizable screen. I haven't used any of the other features on the procal tool.

Overall the extra 25 hp ford is claiming is noticeable but mild. After all it is only a 7% bump. Don't buy this thinking its going to feel like your doing a nitrous shot. I would say its like putting on something between a pedal commander and a piggyback tuner. Plus, you do keep your warranty using this, they say if its installed by asi red mechanic.
Final thoughts. It's a fun little bump in power and a "safe" way to tune your motor. Totally worth the $600 from lethal performance even if i feel that's a little bit on the high side.
I wouldn't pay the $850 msrp.
Some people feel that this tune has absolutely no effect on their new/extended warranties. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you read it it clearly states that it will only cover Ford Performance parts induced problems for the 3 years or 36k miles from the in service date of your vehicle. If these products had no effect on existing warranty’s that all they would have to state. There’s no free lunch…

SELECT FORD PERFORMANCE PARTS LIMITED WARRANTY
Rev. February 14, 2021
Ford Motor Company, The American Road, Dearborn, MI 48025, provides a Limited Warranty on select Ford Performance Parts and as described herein when installed on late model Ford vehicles. This warranty works in conjunction with -- and does not void -- the Manufacturer's New Vehicle Limited Warranty. It is valid for the original retail purchaser of the vehicle and is transferable to subsequent vehicle owners.
Performance Packs and Component Parts
Performance Packs and Components are warranted for factory-supplied material or workmanship when correctly and completely installed on a late model Ford vehicle by an authorized Ford or Lincoln Dealer, Shelby American, Inc., or an automotive service technician certified by the Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) or endorsed by the Red Seal Program (RSE). This Performance Packs and Components Limited Warranty begins upon installation and registration of the part(s) with Ford Performance and remains in effect for the balance of 36 months or 36,000 miles / 60,000 kilometres, whichever occurs first, calculated from the start date of the manufacturer's New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Installation of these select Ford Performance warranted performance packs and components by an authorized installer will NOT void your New Vehicle Limited Warranty. Engine, driveline and suspension concerns not caused by the use of Ford Performance parts remain eligible for warranty coverage according to the terms of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty.
Ford Performance parts are aftermarket parts. The use of Ford Performance parts may impact the performance characteristics of other systems of the vehicle. Even when operating properly, Ford Performance parts, such as these, have the potential to adversely impact other systems of the vehicle. If an adverse impact is caused by a warranted Ford Performance pack or component, the period and coverage of this Ford Performance Limited Warranty applies to the repairs.
Premium Fuel Requirement: Customers who purchase power upgrade packs, cold air kits with calibration, engine calibrations, or superchargers are required to use 91-octane or higher (“premium”) fuels at all times. Any failures associated with the non-use of premium fuel will be ineligible for warranty repair.
Performance Handling Pack FR3/FR3A Note: Performance handling packs are designed for "Track Day" ride and handling. Such performance standards suggest the vehicle ride will be more indicative of race performance vehicles. Certain vehicle conditions including, but not limited to, squeaks, rattles and harsh ride related to use of a Performance Handling Pack or components will not be covered under this Limited Warranty. The performance handling pack requires the use of original equipment size wheels only. It is strongly recommended after installation that the alignment be checked to ensure measurements are within factory specifications. Premature tire degradation will not be covered under this Limited Warranty. Contact the Ford Performance Call Center at (800) 367-3788 or [email protected] for front end alignment information.
Warranty Registration: This Limited Warranty requires that parts must be purchased from an authorized Ford Performance Distributor and installed by an authorized Ford or Lincoln Dealer, Shelby American, Inc., or an automotive service technician certified by the Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) or endorsed by the Red Seal Program (RSE). Proof of purchase is required for submission of warranty claims. Registration for this warranty must be submitted through the Ford Performance Call Center at (800) 367-3788 or [email protected] with the vehicle identification number (VIN), part installation repair order and date, Ford Performance part number, and owner contact information
G7ibby

Rank 0

Dec 25, 2022

#25
I finished adding the Whipple intercooler, but now wondering if the aFe hot and cold charge pipes or any other manufacturers charge pipe upgrades will be worth the cost.

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BuckYeah, EREKSHUN

Skunk Ape

Dec 26, 2022

#26
I finished adding the Whipple intercooler, but now wondering if the aFe hot and cold charge pipes or any other manufacturers charge pipe upgrades will be worth the cost.

Did you put on the procal performance tune?
Thats kinda what this thread is about.

But about charge pipes.
If you change the pipes leading to the turbos to larger diameters you may see an increase in available airflow.
Changing the pipes from the turbo to the intercooler and cooler to the engine only really works well if you have bigger turbos. If you have larger diameter charge pipes the turbo will take longer to build pressure. Maybe you will see some HPs on top end but you will lose out off the line.

Rank VI

Dec 26, 2022

#27
I installed mine and here is my take. First, this thing is pretty cool and easy to install. Performance wise, it has a noticeable difference. It's not as much of a difference as i was hoping for but its a decent little bump. Biggest bump seems to come from the throttle response off the line. Its noticeably sharper. It seems like the turbo lag dropped. Peak turbo psi over multiple runs looked like i was seeing from a . 5 to 1 more psi. Previously i saw maybe 18.5 on the dash and now i saw at least one run at 19.5. I certainly didnt see the 23 psi thats on a install video from a 2.3.

As far as the other features on the procal go, i messed with the on screen diagnostic feedback. You can see several live sensor outputs ranging form anything like the engine rpm or long term fuel trims. The response time is very fast but is raw numerical data. I prefer to use "Torque pro" with the Bluetooth obdII dongle. A little slower but on a large customizable screen. I haven't used any of the other features on the procal tool.

Overall the extra 25 hp ford is claiming is noticeable but mild. After all it is only a 7% bump. Don't buy this thinking its going to feel like your doing a nitrous shot. I would say its like putting on something between a pedal commander and a piggyback tuner. Plus, you do keep your warranty using this, they say if its installed by asi red mechanic.
Final thoughts. It's a fun little bump in power and a "safe" way to tune your motor. Totally worth the $600 from lethal performance even if i feel that's a little bit on the high side.
I wouldn't pay the $850 msrp.
Thanks for sharing. Nice write up and advice. Glad you are happy with results. Let us know your thoughts and how its running over the next 1-2 years just to see how it ages. Since its a modest upgrade imagine it will age well.

Yes the Ford tune, which we are also still considering on our 2.3 MT, is similar to installing a throttle controller i.e. pedal commander or the the pioneer brand we offer called Sprint Booster V3 (version 3) which also comes with additional security features.

If anyone wants a similar experience to the Ford tune but for a lot less, easy DIY install, no strain on your engine/trans bc it doesn't add any extra power and no warranty issues...check out our sprint booster throttle controller in the accessories section (Bronco & Bronco Sport sections). You can also click one of our old thread links I pasted below if still moving slow after Christmas and you don't feel like searching for the accessory section lol.

Adding a V top high flow filter for $69 from Whipple, Lethal, S&B (all S&B brand) really helps complete the throttle controller/simple performance upgrade on your bronco and again without messing with your warranty. See pics of the oiled Whipple aka S&B air filter on our rig compared to the OEM air filter from Ford. No comparison. Much better airflow and increased turbo noise with the upgraded filter. Btw we are switching to non oiled/dry S&B filter in the windy season next Spring here in the desert.

We like the Ford tune. However, just trying to help anyone that might be on the fence with the Ford tune for X reason (cost, install, added strain on the powertrain etc).

Additionally, adding a throttle controller in tandem with the Ford tune also works really well for anyone wanting even more thrust.

Here's our sprint booster thread from the old Bronco Nation forum vault if you would like to learn more about it and what some of our bronco customers said after install. *We've sold well over 100 sprint boosters to 6th Gen Bronco owners in 2022 alone---and All of them enjoy the product!! :)

Old NT AUTO SBV3 Thread:
https://thebronconation.com/bronco-...curity-performance-wont-void-warranty-t.9080/

-Tiffany

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Rank V

Jan 28, 2023

#28
Are you supposed to uninstall the tune when your Bronco goes to the dealer for service? I have an Accessport tune on my MINI and they recommend uninstalling prior to bringing the car to the dealer for service. They said if they flash the ECU it may erase the tune permanently. I'm wondering if this applies to the FP tune as well?

Rank V

Sun at 1:03 am

#29
Anyone know if the Ford tune has been certified for 2023 models yet? Not sure there are any differences in the 2.7 YoY, but don’t want to void warranty either.

Rank V

Sun at 9:53 pm

#30
Anyone know if the Ford tune has been certified for 2023 models yet? Not sure there are any differences in the 2.7 YoY, but don’t want to void warranty either.
Not yet, someone mentioned waiting for it to be carb compliant in CA..
Noble27

Rank V

Sun at 10:24 pm

#31
Not yet, someone mentioned waiting for it to be carb compliant in CA..
Thank you!

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