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looking at adding a performance enhancement chip for my Ford V10-30 valve engine in Class A motorhome. Found a company in South Carolina that does this. The company name is "5 Star Tuning". Has anyone had experiences with this company.

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There are many firms selling V10 chips, while I don't watch the market closely I've never heard of this firm.

If I was looking for advise on the V10 Chipping, I would go over to the Ford-Trucks Superduty forum and ask (it's the same engine)
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A chip on it's own won't do much to the V10 without first correcting the horribly designed exhaust, including the "Y" pipe. I know they are expensive but check into the Banks Power Pack System.


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Most chips for a gas engine require the use of premium fuel for very little gain in HP or torque. Check before you buy. It will also void any power train warranty you may have.


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On another forum, the owner of one of the firms that sells V10 chips plan says that if all you do is chip, you will not be happy. He will sell you one anyway, but warns buyers.

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Ford has squeezed about all it can from the 362 HP, 30 valve, V10. The only real improvement would be to get rid of that STUPID, extremely hot exhaust, Y junction near the engine. If its a Motorhome, u may be able to get rid of the Cat.Converter in states without emissions tests. If U do these 2 things and add a BIG breathing intake filter a chip probably won't do any better.


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I have the 5 star tuning on my 2005 f53 20 valve. I also have the new y pipe that removes the restriction. I average 8.3 mpg towing a 3200 lb hhr. I recommend that you call Mike at 5 star tuning and talk to him. He is a straight shooter and very knowledgeable.I have the 87 performance tune. I donot have to use higher octane gas. Mike has many different tunes for rv's. You do not need to use the higher octane unless you want to. If you go to the ford heavy duty site you will read many accolades about 5 star tuning.

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