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Understanding Ford PCM ignition correction logic

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Understanding Ford PCM ignition correction logic

What are ignitions corrections and why do people tell me anything over -2.00 is bad? The Cobb Ford ignition correction logic (cobb defined parameter) is an offset to the final ignition timing curve (base borderline timing + temperature compensations + KOM/OAR BL compensations + KOM/OAR closed loop compensations).   The ignition correction logic is a real time function of keeping track of spark advance and spark retard offset of the final ignition timing.  The max allowed spark advance is configurable in the sense that you can limit how far the car can advance timing at a given load and rpm (see...

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Understanding Monster Tuned Stage X Calibrations

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Understanding Monster Tuned Stage X Calibrations

If you are reading this, you're probably asking yourself "what the heck is OEM+ Stage X ?". I've had lot of questions regarding our different approach to tuning, so I wanted to take the time to write this article to explain the benefits of OEM+ over the competition.Let's start with the basic pros/cons: Pros: No revisions needed Fast tune delivery Change parts at any time with out tune changes Maximum performance in all conditions Cons: None   So now that we got that out of the way let's explain how it works with out giving away too many secrets. Modern day...

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Fiesta ST "Big" Turbo Upgrade guide

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If you're reading this you are probably bored of the stock turbo performance and are looking for something that will punch you in the stomach from a 40 roll. We've all been there.  I myself have had 4 fiesta ST's and two of them were upgraded turbo.  I've been in the Fiesta and Focus scene since 2013 and have seen it all.  "So we get it, you're a fiesta dinosaur" you may be saying, well today are the golden days for the Fiesta ST MK7.5 (14-19 USDM) as the options have never been broader. Here are some of the options...

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