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This is a discussion on Tuning Pricing within the Focus RS Performance forums, part of the Focus RS Garage category; The next mod for the car is going to be a tune. I was looking at Mountune for the tune with the Cobb AP. When ...

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    The next mod for the car is going to be a tune. I was looking at Mountune for the tune with the Cobb AP. When I was going through the options though with certain mods it bumps the price up to nearly $1,200. I assume even if you don't start with said options, but add them within the retune period that they will charge extra for that as well. After that period you have to pay for a whole new tune.
    I also looked at Tune+ and theirs is 675+ assuming 350 for the unlimited tunes with 50 every tune after your original 30 day period.
    I have also seen mention of reputable tuners that offer lifetime tunes, but haven't been able to find the references on this site again. I was wondering which is the most economical to go with and how many times people have actually used the retune features on their cars. Also I have seen people mention that once tuned the computer doesn't like to work with other systems. Is that true? Thanks.
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    The Mountune Accessport is limited to their tunes only and I understand it cannot be uninstalled from the customers car and sold. Also the number of gauges available to display is very limited to circa 10. Tune+ and Stratified allow full access to all gauges and support multiple tunes from all Cobb Protuners. You can also uninstall the AccessPort and sell it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Warriormonx View Post
    The Mountune Accessport is limited to their tunes only and I understand it cannot be uninstalled from the customers car and sold. Also the number of gauges available to display is very limited to circa 10. Tune+ and Stratified allow full access to all gauges and support multiple tunes from all Cobb Protuners. You can also uninstall the AccessPort and sell it.


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    This isnt true at all. Only the m380 kit is locked. All the other mountune tuners are the same Cobb accessport as everybody else. You can put whatever you want on it.

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    Sorry, so you are saying that the Mountune AccessPort with the M375 package is unlocked and can hold other tuners tunes? It can be uninstalled from the car and sold to another RS owner? And it allows all OEM gauges to be displayed if selected?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Warriormonx View Post
    Sorry, so you are saying that the Mountune AccessPort with the M375 package is unlocked and can hold other tuners tunes? It can be uninstalled from the car and sold to another RS owner? And it allows all OEM gauges to be displayed if selected?


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    No he is saying that only THAT(M packages) package is locked, if you buy the regular accessport with their custom tune or any of the "B" packages, you can put any tune you want on there
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    Quote Originally Posted by RSnitro View Post
    The next mod for the car is going to be a tune. I was looking at Mountune for the tune with the Cobb AP. When I was going through the options though with certain mods it bumps the price up to nearly $1,200. I assume even if you don't start with said options, but add them within the retune period that they will charge extra for that as well. After that period you have to pay for a whole new tune.
    I also looked at Tune+ and theirs is 675+ assuming 350 for the unlimited tunes with 50 every tune after your original 30 day period.
    I have also seen mention of reputable tuners that offer lifetime tunes, but haven't been able to find the references on this site again. I was wondering which is the most economical to go with and how many times people have actually used the retune features on their cars. Also I have seen people mention that once tuned the computer doesn't like to work with other systems. Is that true? Thanks.
    The only tuner i'm aware of that offers lifetime free tunes for this car is Livernois. Cobb you technically get their OTS tunes free as well, but their OTS tunes are very conservative.

    Most of the tuners using Accessport will charge you for updates beyond the tuning period. Although I can't really recommend Stratified anymore as their business model has gotten insane. They will charge you for updates that they make to their OTS tune, which is absurd to me. I could see charging for fueling changes/requests, but to charge for an update, presumably something that is correcting an issue in their own tune, is not good business practice in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RSnitro View Post
    The next mod for the car is going to be a tune. I was looking at Mountune for the tune with the Cobb AP. When I was going through the options though with certain mods it bumps the price up to nearly $1,200. I assume even if you don't start with said options, but add them within the retune period that they will charge extra for that as well. After that period you have to pay for a whole new tune.
    I also looked at Tune+ and theirs is 675+ assuming 350 for the unlimited tunes with 50 every tune after your original 30 day period.
    I have also seen mention of reputable tuners that offer lifetime tunes, but haven't been able to find the references on this site again. I was wondering which is the most economical to go with and how many times people have actually used the retune features on their cars. Also I have seen people mention that once tuned the computer doesn't like to work with other systems. Is that true? Thanks.
    PD tuning offers lifetime tunes I believe for $300. I have it and Ryan is very easy to work with. Got both the pump gas and E30 for that price.
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    Livernois is indeed free upgrades for life. I’ve never had to pay for an update. Plus if I sell the car I can take the tuner with me and if they support the car I buy next I get those tunes also. So you are buying the tuner itself not the tunes. Works good for me because all my stuff ends up being ecoboost so I just drag the programmer for car to car.

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    Tune+ offers single time tune and lifetime tune. The only caveat is if you go with aux port fuel, which makes total sense considering you're adding another computer to the car.

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    I’ve worked with a few tuners since owning the ecoboost platforms from mountune to Dizzy, tune+, JST, Panda, and CP-E. I’ll soon be working with tuned by Nishan. Most of the tuners offer updates and lifetime tuning options, provided you don’t change any modifications most update tunes are free. If your going to be adding a new part like a downpipe or intercooler then they charge you an upgrade fee for the retune to better utilize the new component. I know going form pump to ethanol blends they will charge you an up charge because they have to now create a whole new file to start from the beginning again. If you plan on upgrading parts while tuning I would suggest you talk to the tuners to see who works best for you. All of them are pretty friendly and can answer your questions some can seem like ****head but they also have a rep as a great tuner.


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