Ordered the complete kit for my 5.7 FFV late last year during the Black Friday Sale and finally found the time to do the install last week.
First...it took two full days by myself and having a couple of friends drop by simply to help with the heavy step of lifting and setting the unit in the engine bay. Could I have done it quicker...yes, but I am pretty methodical and double/triple check every thing when doing jobs similar to this.
Second...Every component in this kit is quality down to the nuts, bolts, zip ties and nylon sleeves for the hoses etc...and the instructions are comprehensive and complete covering every step along the way.
Third...The Bully Dog while not my tuner of choice, updated and installed the ECU tune with no issues and the truck runs great. Using the Gauges feature on the BD and my racing buddies LM-2 for AFR ratio's everything looks Happy fuel and timing related.
As i drive the truck more, I will pay more attention to how the transmission shifts under different circumstances and report back. My first impression is that the truck drives much like it did stock, until it starts to make boost and puts you back into the seat
I Added the SC mostly to enhance the already impressive towing ability of the truck, as this is primarily my tow rig(see sig). The added performance and ability to surprise a few cars is just a bonus. That said, if I really want to get out and raise a little hell I pull the Shelby out of the garage
I would purchase and install this again without a second thought.
EDIT 4/20/2017 Took her out Test driving again last night. In town, on the highway using cruise and not using cruise. Did a few 3/4 throttle pulls with Auto LSD On. Focusing mostly on how it drove and shifted under different circumstances. The transmission drives and shifted between gears much like it did stock. Auto LSD On and Tow/Haul mode engaged seem to provide the most satisfying strait line performance so far.
EDIT 4/21/2017 My 17 year old son picked me up on the other side of town with the truck last night and I had the chance to ride shotgun and listen and feel the way the truck drove from a different perspective. Strong and smooth power during normal driving with just a hint of SC whine before the boost actually comes on. The transmission shifted normally doing nothing unexpected. My son says..."I really like the way the truck drives now dad"...Imagine That!
EDIT 4/23/2017 Over the weekend I got a chance to put some more miles on the truck and do a couple of WOT Pulls. The truck runs and drives great, and the BD tune seems spot on. My review is complete, and I am a satisfied Magnuson customer.
EDIT 5/29/2017 Finally got to take the Toyhauler and loaded rig out for a long weekend. 300 miles up in NE Iowa. Shifter in D and Tow Haul mode engaged. Mostly rolling terrain and some 6-8% grade hills. 55-60mph average speed. On the steep hills the truck will downshift to fourth gear and simply pull. The whine the supercharger makes pulling a hill at 2700rpm/60mph and not even breaking a sweat is awesome. Had a diesel Ford following me through the steep stuff to get to the campground, and he was real interested in what that half ton Toyota had under the hood afterwards. I played innocent and told him it was stock
EDIT 6/5/2017 Yet an even longer trip across northeast Iowa and across the driftless area of Wisconsin and all the way up to Elk Hart Lake for the MotoAmerica Superbike races and a track day for myself. This thing continues to amaze me in the hills...it just pulls and when you get to the steep stuff it simply shifts down into 4th and proceeds to not even work hard doing it. Honestly I find myself having to gradually lift off the fuel pedal when it pulls a 6-8% grade as the rig just keeps accelerating, and I'm already holding my speed if I want to. I find there is a sweet spot around 2000-2200rpm in 5th gear it pulls almost all of the rolling hills with ease. My MPG for this trip included 5 tanks of fuel with a low of 7.4mpg and a high of 8.1mpg running at 60-65mph. The truck computer was a bit lower seeing 7.1mpg and 7.6mpg