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2014 MUSTANG GT TRACK KEY -- M-14204-MGTTKA

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Old 04-18-2014, 08:42 AM   #21
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My 2014 Brembo GT was built in 6 of 2013 so I believe I wont be able to get the key, just the tune which is controlled via the instrument cluster? ....I'm very interested! Also, it mentions better full-throttle fuel control so one would think it would actually gain better hp numbers?
The Ford Racing Parts tech folks told me back in January that there would be no increase in horsepower.
Correct on no actual key for your car. The tune is installed and runs that way all the time.
Folks that get the key can turn the tune on and off by changing from the red key back to the stock key.
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The Ford Racing Parts tech folks told me back in January that there would be no increase in horsepower.
Correct on no actual key for your car. The tune is installed and runs that way all the time.
Folks that get the key can turn the tune on and off by changing from the red key back to the stock key.


The way I read it the tune will always be there but the options will be controlled through the instrument cluster? I can see how this can be misinterpreted. I would imagine that the accessibility through the cluster would allow to turn on/off or change the aggressiveness of the tune? ..hmmm. I would also bet that peak horsepower is increased at full throttle and throughout the rpm band. I would like to see before and after dyno numbers.



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How do I purchase and activate the Track Key Software?
Purchase this item for the software license on our website.
We will send the Procal Voucher to you.
You will use the Procal Voucher form to register at www.fordracingparts.com and supply Ford Racing with your address, VIN, and PCM part number. Ford Racing will send you a pre-programmed Procal Tool with the Trackey software via UPS Next Day Air to your address.
Complete installation by following the instructions included with the Procal Tool. For warranty compliance, this step must be done by any local Ford dealer. If warranty compliance is not a concern then you can do this yourself.
Ford recommends that you be charged about 1 hour for labor but some dealers charge for more time than others. The dealer is instructed in the paperwork to contact the Tech Center to register the installation with Ford for your vehicle's warranty records.
The various Trackey features are controlled through your instrument cluster. To make this work on all 2013-2014 Mustang GT manual transmission cars, you will not be receiving keys. The trackey software will always be in the PCM and will always be working regardless of the key you are using. The 2013 and early 2014 cars have instrument clusters that are not compatible with the Trackey switching so Ford Racing did a workaround using the Procal tool.
Track Key Warranty Details
Track Key Warranty Details
INSTALLATION AND USAGE SPECIFICALLY DOES NOT VOID THE ORIGINAL WARRANTY


NOTE: THE TRACKEY SOFTWARE IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH ANY AFTERMARKET SOFTWARE OR THE FORD RACING M-9603-MGTB/M-FR1-MGTB PROCAL TUNE!
IF YOU HAVE PARTS ON YOUR CAR THAT REQUIRE AN AFTERMARKET TUNE OR A SUPERCHARGER OR TURBO KIT THIS TRACKEY TUNE WILL NOT OVERLAY OR BE INSTALLED CONCURRENTLY ON THE PCM. INSTALLING THE TRACKEY SOFTWARE WILL REPLACE WHATEVER WAS ON THE PCM BEFORE.

Track Key is a 50 state emission legal aftermarket engine performance software upgrade for the 2013-2014 Mustang GT. It is not compatible with any other model year vehicle.

Recommended Installation/Labor Time: 1 hour. (Some dealers charge more than others)

Track Key has been designed to optimize your 2013-2014 Mustang GT Manual Transmission car for track use and uses many of the same software algorithms and features employed in some of our Ford Racing turn-key race cars, such as the Boss 302R, Boss 302S, and Cobra Jet. In addition, Track Key also allows you to maintain the smooth driveability of the production car just by switching ignition keys.

After the Trackey software is installed using the Procal Tool, many engine control characteristics are changed to be more suitable for track use. These include:

Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing (TiVCT)
Engine braking
Ignition timing
Wide-Open Throttle fueling
Accelerator pedal map
Idle speed
Throttle response
In addition, the following Ford Racing unique features are added to the vehicle abilities:

Driver adjustable Launch Control, or "2-step engine speed limiting"
Driver adjustable Pit Lane Speed Control
Lopey idle (idle is as lopey as possible while still being 50 state emissions legal)
"From an engine management standpoint, Ford Racing has done just about everything possible to give Track Key users a full race car experience," explains Jeff Seaman, Mustang powertrain engineer. "Its not intended for use on the street for example, the deceleration is set up to preserve the brakes, and the throttle response is very aggressive. A skilled driver on a closed course will really appreciate the benefits."

As part of the Track Key software package, Ford engineers also devised a launch control feature similar to that used on the Cobra Jet race car. Using a combination of steering wheel buttons, drivers can set the tachometer needle to a desired launch rpm. Floor the throttle and the engine will rev to the preset rpm until the clutch is released, helping aid acceleration and vehicle control from a standing start.

Hundreds of changes
The Track Key PCM software, adjusts variable cam timing, spark maps, engine braking, fuel control, throttle response and other engine parameters more than 600 in total to provide a complete race car calibration. The result is an aggressive, race-bred driving experience all the way down to the lopey idle rumbling the exhaust. It is not compatible to any other model year Mustang.

"Anything that could possibly affect all-out performance is deleted from the Track Key calibration," said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. "Throttle limiting and torque management and any daily drivability enhancements are removed and replaced with a pure Ford Racing competition calibration."

NOTE: THE TRACKEY SOFTWARE IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH ANY AFTERMARKET SOFTWARE OR THE FORD RACING M-9603-MGTB/M-FR1-MGTB PROCAL TUNE!
IF YOU HAVE PARTS ON YOUR CAR THAT REQUIRE AN AFTERMARKET TUNE OR A SUPERCHARGER OR TURBO KIT THIS TRACKEY TUNE WILL NOT OVERLAY OR BE INSTALLED CONCURRENTLY ON THE PCM. INSTALLING THE TRACKEY SOFTWARE WILL REPLACE WHATEVER WAS ON THE PCM BEFORE.

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Old 04-18-2014, 11:32 PM   #23
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Anyone know how it will work with the "MyKey" option if at all?
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Old 04-19-2014, 07:30 AM   #24
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All I know is what was copied and pasted above. Plus the comment when I called the tech folks at Ford Racing Parts, in January, that there will not be a horsepower increase from the stock 420. I hope that changed as they worked on this more as back in January they also told me there would not be a track tune for the earlier cars and clearly they found a way to allow the earlier cars to install the tune. Note though that it is clear to me from this literature that the tune cannot be turned off and on unless you have the later car with the red key.
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Any news?????
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Any news?????
Not shipping yet as of last Thursday. Neither the dealer nor the folks at Ford Racing Parts could confirm a shipping date. They could only confirm the part number.
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First post and letting everyone know I have just ordered the Track Key from FRPP for my newly ordered 2014 GT premium with Track Package. Hope this gets shipped by the 19th of May when I go pick up the car. Zero miles and already modding
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Question: I have a 2014 GT Track Pack and I want to purchase the Track Key.
How do I know what date my car was built? I'm hoping it was after 7/1/2014 so I can get the red key...
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Old 05-18-2014, 08:44 AM   #29
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Your build date is inside the drivers door next to the tire pressures. FRRP confirmed my car via the serial number when I ordered my ProCal and I imagine they will do the same for the Track Key.
Mine is 8/13.
If your date is earlier you can still install the tune but will not be able to turn it on and off with the keys.
I ordered mine on April 7. Someone on another site said their key has shipped but no one has yet posted that they have one in hand yet.

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Old 05-24-2014, 10:41 PM   #30
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I have been waiting also for one of these keys, but have been told thru my sources that it my not actually be shipped until mid to late summer. So not sure if Ford is holding it back so some of the parts houses are just jumping the gun and collecting money months early??
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FINALLY! Some answers and a summarized description of the 2 different options, directly from Ford's website.... (Not sure on availability yet) YOU HAVE THE ABILITY TO TURN THE LOPEY IDLE OFF on the "Trac Cal" tune for the earlier models built before 7/13. ALSO, THIS CALIBRATION ADDS HORSEPOWER AND TORQUE!

They also compare it to one of the common Pro-Cal tunes.

...I'm still torn on whether or not to do buy a later cluster and recalibrate my "as-built" data so that I can have the key instead of the Trac Cal tune. One benefit of the tune versus the key would be the on-demand readiness versus needing to insert another key. (What if you left the key at home or found yourself in a situation where you wanted the extra horsepower on the street, and the stock key was currently in the ignition? Kindof a hassle to stop the car and swap keys, right?) The benefit of just the key would be the ability to have the stock tune when going on a trip or whatever. ...Makes me curious if fuel mileage or drivability will be negatively affected during normal driving.

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http://www.fordracingparts.com/annou...ent_2014v3.pdf
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Wouldn't you still need to reload the stock tune using the procal handheld just like any other tuner? You can adjust some things, like lope idle if I understand correctly, via the dash but I'm not sure about absolutely everything being able to be swapped to stock via the dash. Maybe I'm misunderstanding your concern?

A key is easy. I do have a concern about a spare key being able to be made though it's likely unwarranted concern. I'd just keep the track key in the console if I needed a quick change.
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People have been receiving shipments. I ordered mine today through Auto Nation. Nice guys and I was impressed with their customer service. Paid $380 for the Track Cal and filter, they should arrive in the next day or 2.
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Received the Track Cal with voucher and K&N filter next day air from Auto Nation, registered myself and the car with Ford Racing this afternoon. Called Ford Racing to verify all is well and they are overnighting my Pro Cal tuner so I should have it tomorrow assuming they got it out the door in time. Now I just need to set my appointment with the dealer to have it installed. ~Also in the picture is a track key that they also shipped in the same bundle for a friend's 2013. He did the cluster swap on his.

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Pro Cal tuner, Trac Cal SIM card and EO Decal arrived today. I have a tentative appointment for next Tuesday at the dealer for installation.

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Enjoying my Track Cal. I drove all through the Sierra/Nevada mountains for the majority of last 3 days, burned through 3-4 tanks of fuel while still getting over 20MPG like before. It did obtain a check engine light with the Cat Efficiency codes on day 1, cleared them and they have not come back after 2 days and 2-3 tanks of gas. The car performs much better in all aspects, especially engine braking and throttle response. My only complaint is how long it takes for the lopey idle to activate. I also noticed if you "nearly stall" the car with the clutch as I did today on my way into the garage, it WILL shut off the lopey idle and require you to wait the 130 seconds before it kicks back in. There must be a minimum rpm requirement, or it must have thought I actually stalled the car. I'm sure this tune will have a few bugs and in my case I have plenty of warranty left to deal with it since I'm at 6k miles. I would think Ford Racing will eventually patch any issues if part failures arise, or if severe drivability issues come up. So far a few codes and no other issues and I'm definitely happy. I have not yet tried the launch control or pit speed limiter.

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So I take it the track key tune and FRPP tune are basically the same except you get option of lopey idle and 2 step launch ability with the key and you can switch between stock and the tune with the track key obviously? Is there any difference in prices to have the dealership set up or install these?
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So I take it the track key tune and FRPP tune are basically the same except you get option of lopey idle and 2 step launch ability with the key and you can switch between stock and the tune with the track key obviously? Is there any difference in prices to have the dealership set up or install these?
Tunes are identical, one has a key and one will be in the PCM at all times. The Track Cal is beneficial (and a little more expensive) in the fact that you receive a Pro Cal tuner as part of the deal. Easier to download updates as they happen and troubleshoot, clear codes, etc. Doesn't hold the "wow" factor that the key does however, but "wow" tends to wear out over time.

Dealership will cut the key on the Track Key and charge about an hour for install. Just the hour install on the Track Cal with tuner.

There is a bunch of info on the various forums and on FRPP's website.
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Just in...

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Trackey for manual 2014 GT's manufactured after 7/1/2013 - Page 14 - The Mustang Source - Ford Mustang Forums

Ray from the Ford Racing Tech Line has chimed in on the link above regarding the catalyst efficiency codes and Check Engine light. Sounds like FRPP has it figured out.

Cats should be fine, there is an issue with the software that is causing a "false positive" during catalyst monitoring. I talked with him in depth over the phone and it all makes sense.

They are issuing a revised tune in the next week or so for those of us that have the problem. Nothing should change in terms of the lopey idle and other performance + everything will still remain smog legal.

Not everyone will have these problems either, just a handful. Good to hear they are fixing it.
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As per Ray's permission, here is a snipit of his post with his contact info for anyone that has the Track Key/Track Cal...


"There will be an updated calibration that will take care of the false codes for cats. The cats are not being damaged.

Please send me an email with full name, VIN and shipping address, when the new cal is released I wil make sure everyone receives it. Not everyone will see these codes but we want everyone to get the new cal to make sure you dont ever have these codes.

My direct email is rherron9@ford.com

Thanks, Ray"
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