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2013-2014 Mustang GT Ford Performance Track Cal - Install & Dyno
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Published on 2018-06-26
Stock Dyno Pull: 379HP/375TQ at SAE
- 93 Octane
- 6 Speed Manual (5th Gear Pull at 1:1)
- 19" Rear Wheels
- Roush Axle Back Exhaust
After Dyno Pull: 394HP/388TQ at SAE
- +30TQ @ 2100rpm
- Ford Performance Track Cal
- 93 Octane
- 6 Speed Manual (5th Gear Pull at 1:1)
- 19" Rear Wheels
- Roush Axle Back Exhaust
Ford Performance Track Cal.
Looking to add a little horsepower but afraid of losing your warranty on your brand new car? FRPP has you covered with their 13-14 Mustang Track Cal. The Track Cal contains exclusive calibration features designed for track use and derived from the same software algorithms and features employed in Ford Racing turn-key race cars such as the Boss 302R, Boss 302S, and Cobra Jet.
Driver adjustable Launch Control, or "2-step engine speed limiting"
Driver adjustable Pit Lane Speed Control
Improved engine performance- Up to 60lb-ft at 1500rpm & peak increases of 16 hp and 7 lb-ft on 93 octane fuel
How It All Works.
With the Pro Cal handheld, it is set with exclusive calibration features designed for track use that is found in Ford Racing's turn-key race cars such as the Boss 302R, Boss 302S, and Cobra Jet. Every item that requires the use of the Pro Cal tuning device is shipped with a voucher that must be filled out and returned to Ford Racing. Once Ford Racing receives your voucher, they will ship your Pro Cal device to you with the proper tune already uploaded to the device.
- Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing (TiVCT)
- Engine braking
- Ignition timing
- Wide-Open Throttle fueling
- Accelerator pedal mapping
- Idle speed
- Throttle response
Application: 2013-2014 Mustang GT's w/ Manual Transmission
Item # M14204MGTTC
MPN # M-14204-MGTTC
What's happening guys? Landan here with LMR.com! In this video, I'll be installing the Ford Performance Track Cal for the 2013 to 2014 Mustang GTs as well as dynoing the car to see how much power we can make with this kit.
As far as aftermarket tuning is concerned, the biggest back and forth debate is peak power and drivability.
Well, this Track Cal from Ford Performance provides the best of both worlds.
The expert engineers at Ford have put together a simple tuning package that includes a drop-in high flow air filter and calibration.
Their Track Cal provides an increase in both horsepower and torque all while sustaining excellent drivability.
Characteristics of the calibration include ignition timing, wide-open throttle fuel mapping, increased throttle response, accelerator pedal mapping, and cooling fan activation temps.
Not only does the Track Cal add power and torque, but it also contains exclusive calibration features designed for track use and are derived from the same software algorithms and features employed in Ford Performance turn-key race cars such as the Boss 302R, Boss 302S, and the Cobra Jet.
Those features include a driver-adjustable pit lane speed control, driver-adjustable 2-step rev limiter, and the lopey idle we've all come to appreciate from the twin independent variable cam timing.
Ford engineers recorded upwards of 60 ft-lbs of torque at 1500 rpms and peak gains of 16HP and 7 ft-lbs of torque on 93 octane fuel.
Now those results were based off of average testing and on an engine dyno.
Whenever you order your Track Cal package, you'll receive the high-flow filter and voucher number.
Once you setup an online account and redeem the voucher, Ford Performance will then mail you the Pro Cal tuner.
As far as fitment is concerned, the Track Cal kit will only work with 2013 and 2014 Mustang GTs equipped with a manual transmission.
This 2013 manual GT is equipped with 3.73 rear end gears and 19” Brembo wheels.
It’s bone stock all the way down to the paper filter and it even has 123,000 miles on the clock.
What do you say we turn the rollers and see what numbers we can put down in stock trim…!
Our baseline pull was made in 5th gear for a one to one ratio and the car did have 93 octane fuel in the tank
This car made 379 horsepower at 6200 hundred rpms and 375 ft-lbs of torque at 4200 rpms.
Now that we have a solid baseline, it’s time to install the high flow filter and flash the PCM with the Pro Cal tool.
First things first, follow the instructions on the Voucher ID to register your unique ID.
Once you complete the online registration, your ProCal tool should arrive within one to two business days.
When it does arrive and you open the box, you’ll find the ProCal tool, SD card, OBD II connector and detailed instructions.
Pop the hood and locate the factory air box.
Release the small red tab on the mass air flow sensor connection and then depress the clip to release it from the sensor.
Remove the sound tube grommet from the air box.
Release both plastic retainers on the top of the air box lid.
Carefully lift up on the lid and remove the paper filter.
Install the high flow filter into the air box.
Reposition the lid and then engage each retaining clip.
Reinstall the sound tube grommet.
Reconnect the mass air flow connection and engage the red locking clip.
You can now close the hood.
Roll back the rubber boot from the lower portion of Pro Cal to expose the memory card socket.
Insert the memory card into the socket with the face of the card facing the same direction as the display screen on the Pro Cal.
Reposition the rubber boot.
Insert the OBD II connector into the top of the Pro Cal.
Ensure that it is fully seated and then finger tighten the thumb screws.
From inside of the vehicle, locate the DLC or diagnostic link connector beneath the driver side dashboard.
Hold down the “Enter” button on the Pro Cal while inserting the OBD II connector in the DLC, then let go of the “Enter” button.
At this time the tool will update itself with the software from the memory card.
Do not continue to the next step until the red error light goes out and a menu appears reading “Programming/Diagnostics/Setup”.
Now you can insert the key and turn it to the “On” position, but do not start the car.
Use the down arrow button to highlight “Diagnostics” and press “Enter”.
Then highlight “Read DTCs” and press “Enter”
Any existing trouble codes must be resolved prior to proceeding with the installation of your performance calibration.
If codes are present, write down the code numbers and contact Ford Performance for assistance with a resolution.
Press the “Escape” button to return to the previous menu.
From the main screen, select “Programming” then “Performance Cal”.
Read the message on the screen and then press “Enter”.
The Pro Cal will prompt for key off, do so, and then press “Enter”.
Turn the key to the on position again, but do not start the car.
At this time a voltage warning will appear.
It is in your best interest to plug in a battery charger as the programming process can take upwards of 20 minutes to complete.
Once the programming begins, the dash will go dark and several alarms will go off; this is normal.
Do not disconnect the tool or turn the key off while the car is being programmed.
Once the display shows “Update Complete” turn the key to the “Off” position as prompted.
Wait at least 15 seconds, then turn the key back to the “On” position; of course without starting the car.
A DTC clearing menu will appear; press “Enter” to begin.
Wait for “Process Complete” to show on the screen and press “Enter” one more time.
The Pro Cal screen should return to the main menu and the dash should appear as normal.
Programming is now complete.
Reference the instructions to change rear end gear ratio, tire size and to adjust octane.
Our car is bone stock so there is no need to adjust any of these parameters.
To adjust the Launch control set-point, the engine must be running, the vehicle must be stationary, and the brake pedal must be depressed.
Hold down the “+ Set” speed control button for 2 seconds to enter set mode.
The tach will sweep and then return to the current set-point to indicate the set mode has been entered.
Use the “+ Set” and “- Set” buttons to select the desired launch speed in increments of 100 rpm.
Once the desired launch speed is shown on the tach, press the “On” button to the store the new value.
The tach will sweep and pause briefly at the set-point before returning to normal operation.
To completely disable launch control, reenter the set mode and adjust the set-point to its maximum value.
Before using this feature, ensure that traction control is off to avoid bogging the engine.
Never use this feature in any other gear other than first.
To adjust the speed set-point for the Pit Lane Speed Control feature, the engine must be running, the vehicle must be stationary, and the brake pedal must be depressed.
Hold down the “- Set” speed control button for 2 seconds to enter the set mode.
The speedo will sweep to indicate that set mode has been entered.
Use the “+ Set” and “- Set” buttons to select the desired speed limit, from 28mph to 85mph.
Once the desired speed limit is shown on the speedo, press the “On” button to store the new value.
The speedo will sweep and pause briefly at the set-point before returning to normal operation.
To activate the Pit Lane Speed Control feature, press the “RSM” button twice within 1 second.
The speed control indicator light on the dash will flash green to indicate that the Pit Lane Speed Control has been activated.
To deactivate the Pit Lane Speed Control, press the “RSM” button once.
Be aware, if the accelerator pedal is near wide open when this feature is deactivated, the vehicle can accelerate rapidly.
For lopey idle to be enabled, three conditions must first be met.
130 seconds must have elapsed since the engine coolant temperature reached 170 degrees Fahrenheit while the engine is running, there must not be any detected failures of engine control related sensors or actuators, and finally the engine must not currently be idling; this simply means to rev it up in neutral or drive away once the other conditions have been met.
To disable all of the Track Cal features including lopey idle, hold down the “Off” button while starting the engine, and continue to hold it down for at least 5 seconds after the engine starts running.
The tach will sweep indicating that Track Cal features are now disabled.
This is required every time you start the vehicle if you would like the features to be disabled.
Alright guys! Now that we have all of the cool features covered… let’s spin the dyno over one more time and see what it makes.
With the Track Cal tune and 93 octane fuel, this 2013 GT ended up making 394 horsepower at 6300 rpms and 388 ft-lbs of torque at 4200 rpms.
That’s good for peak gains of 15 horsepower and 13 ft-lbs of torque.
There was even a curve increase of 30 plus ft-lbs of torque in the lower rpm range which is where you will really feel the difference between the Track Cal tune and a stock car.
Wrapping everything up here fellas, this kit is absolutely money well spent!
The drivability, features and performance that you get from this kit is well worth cash.
Visiting both the drag strip and the road courses, the Track Cal features are really going to be a nice touch… especially with the added horsepower and torque.
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