UPFORD - Ford V10 UltraPower Custom Tuning Power Upgrade

UPFORD - Ford V10 UltraPower Custom Tuning Power Upgrade

Part# UPFORD - V10 Power Upgrade


UltraPower Custom Programming is the most cost effective modification you can make to your Ford RV 6.8L V10 for both performance and fuel economy. From the factory, the V10 engine is detuned and the transmission shifting schedule leaves a lot to be desired. One of the most noticeable differences from stock will be the elimination of the annoying downshifts that occur at even the slightest of hills. Because of the changes made to both the engine and transmission, you will be able to maintain higher gears for much longer and under a higher load...this alone makes a great deal of difference in driving comfort. Throttle response is greatly improved and merging onto the freeway will be much less stressful. UltraPower Custom Programming also works very well in conjunction with aftermarket headers, exhaust and intake, such as the Banks PowerPack. 


  • 1997-2018 Ford 6.8L V10 Engine
  • Tailored specifically to RV's
  • Ford F53
  • Ford E-Series SuperDuty
  • Ford F-Series SuperDuty: F250, F350, F450, F550

UltraPower Benefits:

  • 97-05 2v V10 Gains of 43 HP and 47 ft-lb Torque
  • 06-15 3v V10 Gains of 52 HP and 61 ft-lb Torque
  • 16+ 3v V10 Gains of 56 HP and 73 ft-lb Torque
  • Gains of up to 1/2 MPG (Not Guaranteed)
  • Drastically reduces annoying downshifts at slightest grade
  • Maintains speeds and higher gears longer when climbing hills

SCT X4 Benefits:

  • Stock file is saved and can be reloaded at anytime
  • Reads and clears diagnostic trouble codes
  • Displays numerous real-time engine and transmission data in custom layouts
  • Data logs engine and transmission data for later review
  • Transferrable to other Ford vehicles once original vehicle is returned to stock. If you buy a new Ford chassis motorhome you can reuse the device and only have to pay for the new custom program


While some tuners rely on "preloaded" tune files, all of our tunes are tailored specifically to YOUR RV. Because of this, there are a few more steps involved in order to truly custom program your RV. Once purchased, we will send you a blank SCT X4 device so that you can plug in to the vehicles OBD2 port and provide us with the "Strategy Code." This is the personal identification code assigned to your vehicle by Ford. We use this exact template to maximize gains and ensure no vehicle issues once programmed. If you aren't comfortable with using a computer, our tech's are more than happy to assist over the phone and via remote connection provided by www.teamviewer.com. *Please note that the software required is only compatible with PC. *

1) Does this have an adverse effect on emissions? In other words, are you "Pulling a Volkswagon?"
2) My primary need is fuel efficiency. Don't need more power. Can you taylor a program to conserve fuel by (a) allowing slight slowdown on climbs and (b) allowing slight speedup before engine braking on descents?
( Geoff Wilson, 10/12/2018 )

1.) We have not had any issues with our customers (even CA customers) passing emissions testing. We DO recommend returning the PCM to stock just to be sure as it's a quick, simple process.

2.) We can't guarantee fuel mileage improvement on an RV. We can guarantee much improved shifting performance and power. The things you are asking about would not really be a programming feature, you'd have to still control those things with your right foot ;)

( Support )
are the improvements noticeable with the stock air intake and a stock headers / exhausted. Will you ship to CA. Do I need to have a mechanic install this program ?

Thank you,
( Fred, 09/30/2018 )
Fred, the improvements are very noticeable with all the factory components installed. We do recommend the Banks headers to get the most out of the engine, but not needed for a great power gain from just the programming. ( Support )
Just purchased a 2018 Forest River Sunseeker RV Ford E450 and V10 engine. What performance options are available for this unit. I`ve only driven a few hundred miles and am not impressed by the stock unit. Also are there any monitors available for engine read outs including fuel consumption? ( Jack S Williams ? , 09/13/2018 )
We recommend our UltraPower Custom Tuning  ( Support )
How much on the average will this improve my mileage? ( Steven Andrews , 09/07/2018 )
While we don't guarantee any fuel mileage increase, most of our customers will see a slight improvement. I wouldn't say much more than maybe 1/2 MPG increase. ( Support )
Is the Ford V-10 ultra power custom turner legal in Ca.? ( Bobby Guthmiler, 09/03/2018 )
Technically this is not legal in California. They do not like any changes AT ALL. However, regardless of where you live, you can return to stock, or load the custom tune anytime you want. ( Support )
Reading your published info and notice a reference to needing a PC.. Is this correct? I only use MacBook or iMac systems and do not have access to a PC Windows based system. ( Michael , 08/20/2018 )
Yes a PC is required. ( Support )
I have a 97 FORD E-SUPER DUTY cut-a-way 6.8 V10.

Frist will this tuner work on my RV?

What gains would I see in hp and torque?

Second what else do I need to install to get the max out of the motor safely?

We have 4.63 gear but it is gutless on hills... and we want to pull a small trailer but with way it is now it would be imposable to go over 40 in the hills
( Steven Tice, 08/06/2018 )

Yes our tuner will work on any V10, you just have an early one :)

The gains on your engine would be approximately 43 horsepower and 47 ft-lb torque.

Really the only other modifications you can make would be the Banks TorqueTubes and exhaust.

( Support )
We are looking at your performance chip for our 2016 Class C Forester with a V-10 engine. the problem has been there since we purchased the unit new. under increased throttle applications the engine downshifts and the engine surges and very slugging. We are presently on a road trip in British Columbia Canada and in the mountains its really bad. My question is will your performance chip help correct this problem hope to hear from you asap before we head back to Ontario at the end of August. ( Harvey Brillant, 07/29/2018 )
Our UltraPower Custom Tuning will help quite a bit with your complaints. Not only will it have more power to climb the hills but it will shift more intuitively and not downshift nearly as often on grades. ( Support )
I have a 2018 f450 with 6.8 liter v10. Will this tuner allow me to remove the top speed limiter? ( Chris Alderson, 07/20/2018 )
Yes we can modify the limiter. ( Support )
I have a question about this item is this suitebel for Ford Excursion 2001 mod. 6,8l V 10 313 hp
And is it posible to use this to tuning of the engine.
I red one place that this engine could be put up to 350 hp.
( Henning Bendixen-Berge, 07/09/2018 )
Yes we can tune the Excursion. Gains will be about what you are looking for :) ( Support )
Is this similar to what 5-Star provides? If it is, what are the differences? ( George Shyavitz, 05/05/2018 )
5-Star Tuning uses the same tuning platform, SCT, but we both write our own custom tunes. We both fix a lot of the common issues that people complain about with engine and transmission so you really can't go wrong with either of us :) ( Support )
Will this work on my motorhome and is it ligal in california? ( Leroy caldwell, 04/12/2018 )
Yes this product will work for your 2006 Ford F53 V10. We are not "legal" in California but the vehicle can easily be returned to stock for smogging purposes. We have also never had anyone fail smog with the program installed. ( Support )
I have a scan guage attached and I love it. Now with your unit does it have to be attached all the time and if so will it show my mpg, average mpg, rpm, voltage and all that ( John D Maag, 03/10/2018 )
No it does not need to be plugged in all the time. Once you have programmed the vehicle you can unplug and use the ScanGauge just like normal. The SCT X4 device does offer data monitoring but it is not as “simple” to use as the ScanGauge.  ( Support )
Hi: This is our first venture into a class a motorhome. I have always used a tuner in previous class c M/H one a 7.3 2002 and the second a v-10 2011 two valve. The first was a5 star tuner and the second banks. I agree with your comment that the 5 star was better than banks. So my question is as I still have the banks tuner and you said you use the same type thus can you send me the program once I send all info required etc via computer which I can upload to my programmer. This would avoid a lot of issues as I am in canada thus being much easier for me. This would be after payment for your custom tune to my specific unit. I can go and get the vin and anything else you need to start the process if this will work. Thanks Blair ( Blair Bourchier, 02/26/2018 )
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I have a 2017 F550 with the 6.8 v10 and 6 speed auto and I am looking to get more towing power. Will the performance tune you have work just as well on my truck as an RV? ( Ryan, 01/15/2018 )
Yes our tuning will work very well on any 6.8L V10's, no matter what application they are in. Gains will be on par with what we achieve from the RV's. ( Support )
I have a 2017 Thor motor coach (30.2 model) with 3,500 miles; will this product work for my motorhome and, what is the recommended mileage to get this done? Thanks! ( Claude R Cognian, 07/27/2017 )
Yes this will work for your motorhome and there is no minimum or maximum mileage that we recommend it at. I've had customers with as low as 800 miles and as high as 95K miles install our tuning with no issues. ( Support )
2008 Four Winds 31p. Purchased used a year ago, nice ride no power when it comes to any incline. No flexability for down or up shifting the transmission. What will your system do for me, beside the hype being advertised? ( John Ferdig, 06/08/2017 )


The tuning greatly improves the shifting of the transmission. Not only does the added power help it maintain gears, we also are able to calibrate the transmission shift points to more suit the RV application.

( Support )
i have a 2006 ford f53 i just ordered some parts from you but have a different question. i have purchased the banks sct 7015 and am very dissatisfied with it. i am not noticing any power dif or mpg dif. i have put on over 3000 miles since i install it and nothing seems to have changed. i called banks and they said this system really does not do much for my v10. am i doing something wrong and or can you suggest doing something.
thanks joel
( joel sindelar, 07/17/2016 )


Unfortunately Banks is not too interested in putting much R&D into their Gas RV programming. We use the same device but tune with settings we have found work very well and improve performance, shifting and fuel economy. I would see if you can return the product and switch over to ours which I'm sure you will be very satisfied with.

( Support )

I own a 2014, Forest River, Georgetown XL . It is 37' 11'' long and has a ford V10, 3 valve engine, on an F53 chassis. Its clear the performance improvements in the 2 valve engine are substantial. But what could I expect in my engine? Also, if down the road I were to do mods like headers and Intake, would I have to buy additional software ?

( Ron Melanson, 03/10/2016 )


Performance gains on the 3 valve V10 are just as impressive as on the 2 valve and the transmission tuning alone makes a great deal of difference. We offer free updates so if you ever do install any additional hardware just let us know and we will make you a revision. 

( Support )

I have 1 2014 Thor Windsport 35E motorhome on the F-53 chassis. Will this tuner fix the radical 5-3 shift on hills and hold it in a higher gear longer when in cruise control approaching hills? Quite a few RV owners have gone with the 5 Star Tuner, what benefits are there to using your product?

( Ben, 01/09/2016 )


Yes, the UltraPower Tuning will greatly reduce the downshifting characteristics of the transmission. Engine performance, throttle response and transmission control will be much improved overall. As a rule we do not compare ourselves to our competitors as what we do is geared specifically to RV's only whereas everyone else focuses on automotive but offers RV support.

( Support )

Purchased a 2016 CLASS a F53 chassis with 6.8L V10 6 speed trans. Does Ultra Power have a tuner yet for this unit. If not when is the anticipated projected date?

( john, 11/25/2015 )


As of right now we do not have support for the 2016 models (10th digit of VIN "G"). We are expecting to have support after the first of the year.


( Support )

What kind of fuel and performance upgrades could I expect on my Winnebago Minnie Winnie 31KP if I purchased this unit?

( Steven Richards, 10/15/2015 )


On your V10 you will gain between 45-50 horsepower and 55-60 ft. lb torque. The fuel mileage increase can vary but typically we see an average gain of .5 to 1 MPG increase.

( Support )

i have a 2005 coachmen concord will this unit help with power issues v10 motor f 450 chassis other upgrades you suggest IE muffler

( Robert Applebee, 09/01/2015 )


Yes it will absolutely help with the power on your V10. It is also the most "bang-for-your-buck" upgrade you can do on it. I would definitely start there before doing any other upgrades.

( Support )

National Sea Breeze 2005, on a 2004 F53 Duraframe chassis, F53 V-10. Has Banks Trans Command module and cat back Banks exhaust, stock air intake. Will the Ultra Power V10 Custom Programmer work w/o disabling the Banks unit?

( steve, 08/28/2015 )


Yes we can do it without disconnecting the Banks unit. We would just need to know that information at time of purchase.

( Support )

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