Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > 6.2L V8
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


6.2L V8 Discuss the 6.2L V8

Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-22-2012, 02:23 PM
davalt75's Avatar
davalt75 davalt75 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 88
davalt75 is starting off with a positive reputation.
SCT by 5 Star Tuning for the 6.2?

Thinking about buying an SCT tuner programmed by 5 Star Tuning for my 2011 F250 with the 6.2. I have an Edge Evo CS and while Edge finally got it working with my 6.2, I have been less than impressed so far. Saw great results with my 08 F150, but not much of a noticeable difference with the 6.2. Before I ask this, I know fuel mileage isn't the primary reason anyone should spend money on a tuner, but this truck is my everyday driver, so if I could squeeze a few more miles out of a tank, that would be great. Anyone out there have the 87 octane economy tune, and if so have you seen any noticeable difference in mpg when using it? I do also use the truck to pull a 20 ft. pontoon boat and trailer, which doesn't weigh all that much, but I was just wondering how much of a difference people are seeing with the towing tune by 5 Star.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-22-2012, 05:47 PM
biz4two's Avatar
biz4two biz4two is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Albuquerque
Posts: 5,237
biz4two has a great reputation on FTE.biz4two has a great reputation on FTE.biz4two has a great reputation on FTE.biz4two has a great reputation on FTE.
Arrow

What kind of mpg are you getting with your Edge Evo CS in the 87 oct tune?

Just curious...


biz
__________________

2012 FORD F250 SD CC 156" Lariat FX4 6.2L BOSS 4x4 4.30s
2003 F250 SD SC 142" XLT FX4 V10 Auto 4x4 3.73s -- Traded
1976 F150 LWB Custom 4x4 390FE NP435 3.50s
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-22-2012, 06:14 PM
davalt75's Avatar
davalt75 davalt75 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 88
davalt75 is starting off with a positive reputation.
It's too soon to tell, really. The CS wouldn't work with my truck at all to begin with. Edge just released an update Thursday that fixed the problem I was having. But for the couple of days I've driven it, it seems to be averaging around 12.5 combination town and highway. I've been getting around 13 running straight stock programming, so I'm not really seeing any improvement at all in mpg. I have used the level 2 towing tune and really don't seem to see any noticeable difference in HP either. The Evo really woke up my 08 F150 and I got about 1 to 1.5 mpg better mileage. I don't expect to see a huge difference in mileage with any tuner, and being a big, heavy truck, I know it isn't going to be a gas sipper. I've read a lot of good things about Mike at 5 Star Tuning and thought I might let him take a crack at it. I just discovered the other day that I actually live in the same county he does, so I can just drive my truck right over and have him tune it.

Last edited by davalt75; 07-22-2012 at 06:16 PM. Reason: misspelling
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-23-2012, 07:45 AM
kmonty2's Avatar
kmonty2 kmonty2 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Posts: 1,311
kmonty2 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.kmonty2 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
kmonty
I mainly use the Economy tune and I get 12.5-13 while driving in the city. I drive 9 miles each way to and from work and will hit about 9 lights during each way. While using the tow tune in the city I will barley get 11. On the highway I can upwards near 17. Have been driving 95% highway the last few day and I am avg. 15.1 mpg for about 200 miles using the economy tune. I do have the 3.73 rear end though, not sure what you have. I can't tell you how much improvement over stock since I have been using the tuner for the last year. The truck just feels better then stock.
__________________


Kevin
2011 F-250 CC, 6.2 Gas, 3.73, 4x4 w/FX4, Tuxedo Black, Steel Cloth interior,Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac's, Air Aid Intake, Bilstein 5100 shocks, Hellwig adjustable sway bar, 5 Star Tuned, Line X bed liner, X Tang Tri-Fold bed cover.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-23-2012, 08:09 AM
davalt75's Avatar
davalt75 davalt75 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 88
davalt75 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Quote:
Originally Posted by kmonty2 View Post
I mainly use the Economy tune and I get 12.5-13 while driving in the city. I drive 9 miles each way to and from work and will hit about 9 lights during each way. While using the tow tune in the city I will barley get 11. On the highway I can upwards near 17. Have been driving 95% highway the last few day and I am avg. 15.1 mpg for about 200 miles using the economy tune. I do have the 3.73 rear end though, not sure what you have. I can't tell you how much improvement over stock since I have been using the tuner for the last year. The truck just feels better then stock.
Thanks. That's helpful information. From what I've read, I think around 13and is average around town economy on these trucks. I was really just curious about the fuel mileage with the tuner. I figured it would be a nice plus if it allowed me to squeeze out a few extra miles. Hoping it will help with acceleration from a dead stop. Mine seems a little slow on take off. A little eager to get into 6th gear also, at low speed. I also have the 3.73 gear by the way.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-23-2012, 11:43 AM
kmonty2's Avatar
kmonty2 kmonty2 is offline
Posting Guru
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Sterling Heights, MI
Posts: 1,311
kmonty2 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.kmonty2 is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
kmonty
The tuner will help on take off and with the early shift into 6th. With the economy tune it gets into 6th around 40 mph, but not hesitate to downshift when more power is needed either.
__________________


Kevin
2011 F-250 CC, 6.2 Gas, 3.73, 4x4 w/FX4, Tuxedo Black, Steel Cloth interior,Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac's, Air Aid Intake, Bilstein 5100 shocks, Hellwig adjustable sway bar, 5 Star Tuned, Line X bed liner, X Tang Tri-Fold bed cover.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2012, 11:43 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > 6.2L V8

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tune for 6.2? 2012 F-350 jez 6.2L V8 11 07-19-2014 08:11 PM
"Unmarried" SCT 3000 Tuner with 5-Star Tunes for 6.2L F250 Jettix2 Ford Truck Parts for Sale 1 12-04-2013 10:25 AM
5 Star tuner For superduty dieseltodd Ford Truck Parts for Sale 5 11-19-2012 02:10 PM
Time for mods... Sno-x139 6.2L V8 5 09-06-2012 10:29 AM
After market... devongarver 6.2L V8 18 12-13-2010 11:53 AM



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup