I cant decide to get the track key activated or go aftermarket tune and CAI such as AED. I hear such differences of opinion. Any help would be appreciated.
Hermes said:I've noticed something interesting about how Trackey improves throttle response. I have an Aeroforce gauge and while driving around on the street [which I very rarely do with Trackey] I noticed off throttle mass air flow is much higher with Trackey than with the silver key. Ignition timing is way retarded with Trackey [can't remember right now but I think around 10 deg ATDC]. So since ignition advance response much faster air flow response [inertia effect of air], when you tip in with Trackey, you get quicker response. Kind of like a Navy jet shooting an approach with air brakes extended, if you need to get going those brakes come in like right now, engine spool up, not so fast.
I haven't seen that much increase from just a tune on these cars. Ford stretched it pretty far for a factory tune....black key or red key. Most of the gains coming from tuned cars are those with LTs and an o/r x pipe. That said, if you want more hp and aren't putting the car on a road course, you might be better off with an after-market tune. I don't use TK on the street anymore because the drivability just isn't that great. On the track it's more fun than the black key though.dale5150 said:I mainly use the car for back road driving and of course want all the power I can get for the occasional stop light encounter LOL. Will never be on a track. I have heard the tunes really wake up the power and also heard goo things about TK as far as the way it feels. Lots of different opinions.
cobra said:I have a Steeda CAI 93 Octane Tune.
Stock was 384 RWHP
After was 410 RWHP
Call and talk to Shaun at AED. AFAIK nobody has been able to replicate the throttle mapping of TK yet although I think Shaun is getting close.dale5150 said:Who has the best tunes for these cars? I have heard all kinds of different reports and some saying they had problems with theirs. Want to do it right the first time. I want as close to TK operation with the added power.
dale5150 said:I cant decide to get the track key activated or go aftermarket tune and CAI such as AED. I hear such differences of opinion. Any help would be appreciated.