Ford Power Stroke Nation banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I have a 01 7.3 powerstroke and just recently had to install a new engine. ( long story )


So in the install, I did some minor upgrades or had some existing items.
1. AFE intercooler pipes
2. AFE Momentum cold air intake
3. Wicked wheel 2
4. Complete 4 inch exhaust, with muffler
5. KT performance BELLOWED stainless up pipes
6. Diesel site intercooler boots
7. Riffraff stainless steel cross over pipe
8. The down pipe and bellowed up pipes have been wrapped with DEI titanium shield
9. DEI titanium turbo blanket
10. Turbo master mechanical waste gate controller
11. Edge CTS2 evolution 85401 edition. Which come to find out, it only has: STOCK, TOW, RACE AND EXTREME. Not very happy with this. It does not have an economy setting.
12. 4R100 “HD” TRANSMISISON
13. 6 inch deaver lift with 35x17 bfg

So the reason for my post or question:
Unfortunately the CTS2 does not come with an economy setting.
I have loaded the tow setting and the shifting is very strange. I used the race setting and it has a real HARD shift. Which I don’t like.
Which I don’t like nor do I think it will be good for the long term life of the transmission.

I am pleased with the performance of the race setting, but feel as if this is not good for the transmission, for just normal daily driving.
The tow setting does not seem to provide any significate improvements, in normal/daily driving.

Seeings that I have 4R100 “HD” transmission, would this be the reason I am experience such an erratic shift?
Can I create customer settings in the edge CTS2, based on the 4R100 HD trans?

Or would you suggest to use the SCT X4 Performance Programmer, instead of the CTS2 programmer and only use it for monitoring purposes?
( SCTX4 which is not for sale in California )

Any input or suggestions would be helpful.

thank you
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
8,341 Posts
welcome to PSN..

almost all of us use chips, or custom written tunes instead of edge tunes.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,690 Posts
Being a 7.3, you don't need a x4. Get a hydra, or see if someone can do custom tunes for the cts2.
Hydra always gets my vote.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Discussion Starter #4
Sorry if I don't get this correctly. Newbe here.
I guess the question still remains. Since I have a 4r100 HD. With different line pressure and 20 other changes, versus a stock 4r100. Could that be the reason I have such erratic shifts? CTS2… not programmed for the HD transmission?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,690 Posts
It's all in the tuning.
The days of harsh shifting from shift kits/valve bodies are bygones.
Edge is trash for autos.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
71 Posts
Agreed with all the others. You might have a slight difference with the HD 4R100, but Edge tuning is known to be junk for the 7.3 as far as the trans is concerned. You also cannot make any tweaks to the evolution that I know of. Your best bet would have been the Hydra chip and Edge Insight CTS2 just for monitoring. It may be worth hawking the evolution on ebay and replacing with Hydra/Insight CTS2. .02
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
EDGE CTS2 WITH 4R100 HD transmission

Thanks for the info. I looked online and so far the Hydra chip, is "not for sale or use" in California, per the website. Maybe a phone call would be better.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top