My new 2021 F150 XLT Supercrew

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Just got back from a round trip to Poughkeepsie NY for a wedding. Truck got 23.5mpg over the 620+ miles of the weekend. Not a single issue other than the dead bug population on my windshield is beyond ridiculous.
 

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22,000 miles as of this week. Truck is running great. Average of 22.6mpg.
 

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Waiting on my 2022 2.7 I ordered. Thanks for all this info. Glad to see it's getting some pretty good mpg too. It was my main reason going with the 2.7

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I have been running 91/93 octane and so far between 22mpg up to 23.6mpg mostly highway(to work and back w/ traffic) along with some long trips.

While towing it has also been excellent. Straight highway going down to VIR in tow/haul mode and it will hover around 18mpg. Getting into the mountains and it will drop to 15mpg on the way to Summit Point in tow/haul mode.
 

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Awesome truck. Quite an upgrade over a Colorado.
The reliability alone is worth it. Add in the power/torque increase, the towing capacity, infotainment, NVH mitigation(very apparent compared to the Colorado) along with just the basic touch surfaces is much better.
 

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Starting to look into tuning this more and really dont understand why its taken this long for a tuning solution that works with the OTA updates along with not being a piggyback system.

Livernois has the plug in device but ive heard disables the OTA updates?

Anyone used a JB4 on anything and have good/bad experiences?

Or should i just wait until the warranty is up and see whats available at that point.

Ill be up and over 36k within the next 6-10 months so i do have time.
 

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Starting to look into tuning this more and really dont understand why its taken this long for a tuning solution that works with the OTA updates along with not being a piggyback system.

Livernois has the plug in device but ive heard disables the OTA updates?

Anyone used a JB4 on anything and have good/bad experiences?

Or should i just wait until the warranty is up and see whats available at that point.

Ill be up and over 36k within the next 6-10 months so i do have time.

I keep hearing that HP Tuners is close to a solution.
 

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I keep hearing that HP Tuners is close to a solution.
That would be excellent.

Do you happen to know if the Livernois tune is OTA compliant or if they disable it?

I saw a dyno of a 21+ F150 2.7 and it seems right around 300whp to start which is quite good for a crank HP number of 325. Im guessing they are a bit underrated.
 

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That would be excellent.

Do you happen to know if the Livernois tune is OTA compliant or if they disable it?

I saw a dyno of a 21+ F150 2.7 and it seems right around 300whp to start which is quite good for a crank HP number of 325. Im guessing they are a bit underrated.

I don't know.
 

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Truck is going in for its 25,000 mile service next week. Beyond happy with this truck. Ford really knocked it out of the park with the 2021 MY.
 

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Just got the news from Whipple that they have released the 2021 F150 2.7L Ecoboost Stage 1 tune. $950 is a bit steep though.
 

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Just got the news from Whipple that they have released the 2021 F150 2.7L Ecoboost Stage 1 tune. $950 is a bit steep though.
I think Livernois with the tuning device is in that same ballpark, maybe a little cheaper but not a ton
 

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maybe a little cheaper but
IIRC it was around $200 cheaper than the Whipple one. The install instructions seem like its just plug into the OBD port and flash but i have heard differently that you need to go at the PCM instead.

Was hoping Livernois would chime in on this forum but havent seen anything yet.

I really want to keep the OTA QOL updates that Ford pushes through. Keep hearing stories and want to confirm what is disabled/stopped by flashing the truck.
 

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IIRC it was around $200 cheaper than the Whipple one. The install instructions seem like its just plug into the OBD port and flash but i have heard differently that you need to go at the PCM instead.

Was hoping Livernois would chime in on this forum but havent seen anything yet.

I really want to keep the OTA QOL updates that Ford pushes through. Keep hearing stories and want to confirm what is disabled/stopped by flashing the truck.
and here I am....

We have done alot of trucks and have been tuning the 21+ for over a year now.
The Ota that Ford rolls out does not change our tune. They do not over the air update the ECM or TCM.
 

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and here I am....

We have done alot of trucks and have been tuning the 21+ for over a year now.
The Ota that Ford rolls out does not change our tune. They do not over the air update the ECM or TCM.
Excellent news. I am at 28k miles as of this morning. Will be purchasing the tune in the next month or so. Are they in stock or still on backorder?
 

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30k miles is fast approaching.

Oil and filter scheduled for next week. Truck has been fantastic.
 

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