Tag Archives: Tuning

Tech: VMP Gen2 TVS Coyote F-150 Install

Picking Up Power

VMP Performance boosts the performance of its truck with a better blower

By Steve Turner
Photos by Steve Turner and courtesy of VMP Performance

When we last climbed aboard VMP Performance’s 2016 F-150 project truck it had put down over 566 horsepower and 521 lb-ft of torque to the wheels with a TVS supercharger and a VMP custom calibration (check out that story  here). The full-weight, otherwise-stock truck charged out of the gate with 12.06-second e.t.’s at over 113 mph and eventually dipped into the 11-second zone. Continue reading

Tech: 2016 Focus RS Downpipe Test

Get Down

ID Motorsports picks up power with a high-flow downpipe and a hot tune

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of ID Motorsports

When we last left ID Motorsports’ 2016 Focus RS project, the hot hatch had picked up over 30 horsepower and 46 lb-ft of torque courtesy of a custom tune and a Mountune cold-air intake. Since then, the company has opened up the exhaust and dialed in a more aggressive calibration with SCT Performance hardware and software.
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News: Tuned 2016 Focus RS

Turning up the Heat

ID Motorsports tests SCT tuning and a Mountune CAI on Ford’s hot hatch

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of ID Motorsports

We are still waiting to steal some seat time in Ford’s 350-horsepower, all-wheel-drive Focus, but lucky owners are already out there enjoying them. Of course that means that industrious aftermarket types are already busy modifying them. Case in point is ID Motorsports, which recently acquired a new Focus RS project and jumped right into modding it.
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New Product: 2.7-liter EcoBoost Tuner

Pickup Tune

Livernois expands its MyCalibrator line to tune Ford’s 2.7 truck

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of Livernois Motorsports

Looking for more oomph from your 2.7-liter EcoBoost, well the tuning gurus at Livernois Motorsports have something for you. The company recently expanded its line of MyCalibrator handheld tuners to include the potent little engine option in Ford’s modern trucks.
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Feature: Coyote-Powered Factory Five

Five by Five

This Cobra replica is powered by a modern 5.0 and tuned by VMP

By Steve Turner
Photos courtesy of VMP Performance

Cobra. This slithery snake packs an insane combination of lightweight and big power in a short-wheelbase roadster. The original Shelby-built machines are worth huge money, but if you want one of your own, there are several companies offering built-it-yourself roadsters that embody the spirit of the originals but offers the opportunity to inject them with modern muscle.
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