Tuning the 2.3L Ecoboost Engine (Pro Cal & Cobb).

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it will affect the warranty. the tune may be covered by ford but the aftermarket parts are not part of their calculations for durability on the other factory parts when you add beyond what they offer from either factory or Ford accessories from their parts department

Keep in mind - they need to be able to prove that what you've done (modifications) either directly or indirectly caused a failure. For example, if you have your engine tuned and your water pump bearing fails - that would be really hard for them to decline a warranty claim. However, if you're tuned on E85 and running Meth injection and Nitrous, and end up blowing up a transmission - they could say the failure was related to all the extra power you're now making.
I had an intercooler, upgraded waste gate actuator, intake/exhaust - and had an engine failure (head gasket failure between cylinders 2 and 3 - not an uncommon issue on the 2.3 eco) - They covered a new replacement engine - and that was under the extended warranty (3.5 yrs old with 62k miles) - it just cost me the $100 deductible
 

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I think I've heard that PA is tough on emissions and things. I know that there are some tuners out there though that should be familiar with the 2.3L. Or you could reference Calgecko's post above about his tuner that can do some data logging and things to customize a tune for you, even if you aren't near there. One thing I haven't brought up yet here in this thread is that the new Bronco will have over-the-air (OTA) updates. That may or may not make things that much more difficult for tuners since they need to unlock the ECU in order to update the maps. Have to wait and see. Maybe some other Fords are like that too and have already been figured out? I'm betting the Raptor and maybe the new stangs are that way too?

Worst case, you could always do a canned tune. They're not the best, but plenty of people do run them as well. The numbers I referenced above are canned tunes from COBB and Ford. I'd trust the Ford ones much more. I ran the Cobb ones on a WRX and had zero issues but I was at 17ft above sea level in Jacksonville, FL and Miami when I did that. So running the 93 there didn't concern me too much. Hope this helps!
Regulations differ county to county. The county i live in does not have emissions inspections. (inspections are only $17 yay!) As long as it looks like you have a cat on your pipe, your good to go. (most people gut their cats, run a pipe through it, and weld the pipe and shell back on.

I dont want to screw up my warranty, so Ford will have to install the parts and do the tune. Hence why i've only been looking at the Ford Performance and Roush packages. Or at least, waiting for them. I assume the ranger kit would be plug and play with the Bronco, except maybe for the ECU.
 
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2019-2020 RANGER ECOBOOST POWER PACK PERFORMANCE CALIBRATION (Retail $825)

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This is what I would do, it gives you a nice torque increase down low where you want it.
I liked this one as well!
 

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Keep in mind - they need to be able to prove that what you've done (modifications) either directly or indirectly caused a failure. For example, if you have your engine tuned and your water pump bearing fails - that would be really hard for them to decline a warranty claim. However, if you're tuned on E85 and running Meth injection and Nitrous, and end up blowing up a transmission - they could say the failure was related to all the extra power you're now making.
I had an intercooler, upgraded waste gate actuator, intake/exhaust - and had an engine failure (head gasket failure between cylinders 2 and 3 - not an uncommon issue on the 2.3 eco) - They covered a new replacement engine - and that was under the extended warranty (3.5 yrs old with 62k miles) - it just cost me the $100 deductible
That’s really good! I’ve always heard that they have to prove the mod was the cause but never knew anyone that had to deal with a claim.
 

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Regulations differ county to county. The county i live in does not have emissions inspections. (inspections are only $17 yay!) As long as it looks like you have a cat on your pipe, your good to go. (most people gut their cats, run a pipe through it, and weld the pipe and shell back on.

I dont want to screw up my warranty, so Ford will have to install the parts and do the tune. Hence why i've only been looking at the Ford Performance and Roush packages. Or at least, waiting for them. I assume the ranger kit would be plug and play with the Bronco, except maybe for the ECU.
Hard to say, but the engine has been tuned before so I’m sure it’s only a matter of time!
 

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Yet, they don't know to do it yet.

They will, how many undefeatable modules and ecu's have they made in the past that have been cracked?
Well I get that someone will, sometime and some day, but until the corvette, tuners had tunes within like 1 month of deliveries... how many 2021 f150 have been tuned ???? It could be a year or so.. who knows. I hope im.wrong!!
I dont need the extra power, I need the dbw and the sluggish shift points refined.
 

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Well I get that someone will, sometime and some day, but until the corvette, tuners had tunes within like 1 month of deliveries... how many 2021 f150 have been tuned ???? It could be a year or so.. who knows. I hope im.wrong!!
I dont need the extra power, I need the dbw and the sluggish shift points refined.
I need more power in the 0-3000 range.There is a tune for the ranger that does that, just have to see if it works with the Bronco.