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Old 04-06-2010, 01:03 AM   #1
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does anybody here have an sct or predetor installed on ur 2000+ v6 3.8 stang and if yes did it make a difference and what were the options it gives u plz any info would be appreciated wanna get one but dont know wich one thank you
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Re: sct or diablosport

I have the SCT tuner and it works great. Really user friendly.
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Yah I've heard good things about SCT. Is your car auto or manual? The tuner will do wonders on an auto...changing the shift points and firmness makes it feel like a different car.
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Re: sct or diablosport

SCT to me has far more options and far more support vs diablo.
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How exactly do you use the SCT and/or the diablo? what do you plug it into?! and hwo do you change stuff around?!?! and like what?! haha sorry im still pretty new to this modding but loving every bit of it... i spent 2500 in less than a year on my car this past year and im only 18 :-X
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Re: sct or diablosport

Should plug into the OBDII port under your steering column. Whenever you plug it in, it walks you through everything, so it's really easy to use. You can change anything from shift points to turning off your rear O2 sensors.
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thanks guys yea mine is auto
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wow thats pretty sweet.. should i bother getting one since i have a standard? and can it clear check engine light? i heard you can change like fuel to air ratios n **** too!...
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Re: sct or diablosport

You can. I have a manual and I have one. If you plan on modding your car any little bit at all you'll need one. After you do a CAI and an exhaust, you'll need a tune to get the most out of it.
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oh damn ive got a CAI and exhaust... guess i need to get one... it sucks AM doesnt have the 3.73 with TLOK and a tuner all in 1 package.. so its way more expensive
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They used to have a packaged deal. Can't remember how long ago that was, though. It does suck buying the parts individually, but, they're a must.
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I thought they did too but their only pakage deal is for the gt's.. 8.8in rearend.. But yes sirrr thats true
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Re: sct or diablosport

I got a SCT livewire recently and it kicks ***.
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Re: sct or diablosport

also no matter how good the tuner is... without the correct software it is not going to matter... like a PC with no software... not very useful.
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Re: sct or diablosport

Tis why i got mine from american muscle and custom tuned by Bamachips or you can try VMP tuning.
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Re: sct or diablosport

WOWWWW thats soo confusing.. I need to have a computer to plug into the tuner as well, while its plugged into the car?! i dont even have a laptop... Thanks for all the help guys.
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Re: sct or diablosport

You don't have to. If you want to datalog you have to use a computer, but not if you just want to tune something.
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Re: sct or diablosport

you can datalog right on the tuner and transfer it to a computer or email it later~

its easier for me to plug it into my laptop hit "go" and do my thing and hit "stop" and send that file~ but there is more than one way to do it.
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Re: sct or diablosport

I'm borrowing the wifes laptop i got her for christmas.
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Re: sct or diablosport

so i talked to my mechanic today who owns his own shop and ive known him all my life, he said that he bought a tuner for his 95 3.8 and it didnt do a damn thing.. so :-/ and he also said that i shouldnt bother getting a cam for it bc it throws of the computer and it thinks that the timing is always wrong so it doesnt run right... any experiance guys?! any remedies?!?! I love the input
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Re: sct or diablosport

Find a new mechanic. What did he buy an ebay chip? Fixing the computer to work with things like cams, new exhaust, intakes ETC is what the tuner is for.
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Re: sct or diablosport

haha idk what to say to that! No offense but idk who to believe! lol ive heard so many good things about the tuners, but he said it had no effect on his.. and he owns his own, well known, and respected shop.. so idk lmao
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Re: sct or diablosport

Well, he did tune a pre 99 v6 No offense to those who own one...but you are basically driving a 1.8L cavalier with a mustang shell (in stock form of course). Plus, he may not have adjusted enough parameters or stepped up to a higher octane fuel. An aggressive tune with higher octane fuel is going to net you the most gains.

Who knows, maybe he bought a locked tuner and didn't realize it.
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Re: sct or diablosport

I bet he got an ebay chip(resistor)
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Re: sct or diablosport

I'm leaning towards that too, those things are garbage, plain and simple.
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Agreed.
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so i talked to my mechanic today who owns his own shop and ive known him all my life, he said that he bought a tuner for his 95 3.8 and it didnt do a damn thing.. so :-/ and he also said that i shouldnt bother getting a cam for it bc it throws of the computer and it thinks that the timing is always wrong so it doesnt run right... any experiance guys?! any remedies?!?! I love the input
Then he's doesn't know what he's doing
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Re: sct or diablosport

what do you guys think of Superchips flash programer? I used to sell them when i helped ran a shop. i had lots of good feed back on the product howver i mainly sold them for trucks. I was thinking about getting one for my stang as well.
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Re: sct or diablosport

I haven't heard too much about them...it seems like they cost about the same as SCT or Diablo products. If you get a livewire like ninethourpm did, you get the real time data readouts like the superchips programmer.
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Re: sct or diablosport

You might want to play it safe and get a tuner thats proven itself on the 3.8, Diablo or SCT. Ive seen some random brand tuners at advance and autozone on the cheap. If you wanna be the test mule that blows an engine if it doesnt work out.
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I have sold the Superchips before when I ran a shop. Agian it was mainly for trucks. I was just wondering if anyone had used them on their stangs
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Re: sct or diablosport

So AM has gear tuner combos and it says you can add "free tunes".. What does that mean?! i thought once you bought the tuner you can tune it yourself..
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You can, but Bamachips is now a partners with them. Bamachips is one of the best people to get tunes from, if not the best.
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you can if you know what your doing so unless you know what your doing its best to leave it to those who do. the free tunes for life means when you add something to your car theyll send you new tunes to take advantage of it.
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Whatever you do don't buy the pre-loaded tuner, also known as the "canned" tune. They are no good and aren't custom to your car, they're basically a general tune that does basic things. Get the tuner with custom tunes that you specifically set up with the vendor. You'll gain the most and get the best results that way. The custom tuner also includes free tunes thru American Muscle.
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