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Old 09-02-2011, 04:06 PM   #1
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So i purchased my tuner today (EXCITED) and i sent my info in to get it programmed. When i sent it in though, i was able to choose the launch limiter for it and set it to 3k. I own a 2000 V6 and was wondering if this should be changed. I wasnt sure if 3k would give me enough power off the line.
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Go call American muscle bc I did. And they said that rev limiter is only for the 2005 on up...
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Now that I think about it makes sense since I'm assuming things became electronically controlled right around then. Oh well, I'll call in the morning, thanks for the heads up!
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Re: SCT tuner

Now here is the damndest thing, i was going driving the other day and when i went to rev the engine it actually held it around the limit i set it at, so you may wanna contact them about that.
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Now heres a quick question, maybe one of you guys can help me out with. I've been looking at the V6 tuners on AM, and my mustang has around 111,500 mileson it. Dunno if putting a tune on it would affect the engine or trans on it. What d'you guys think?
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Old 09-10-2011, 12:40 PM   #6
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Won't hurt anything if that's what your asking. Now was 120,000 miles when I put my tuner on
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121,600 miles on my 01 V6 5 spd when I bought my SCT X3 tuner from AM... been running mostly on 91P, ran 2 tanks set at 93R, and a few on 87S... car is fine as can be. I seem to prefer the feel and the economy that I get from 91P the most.
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121,600 miles on my 01 V6 5 spd when I bought my SCT X3 tuner from AM... been running mostly on 91P, ran 2 tanks set at 93R, and a few on 87S... car is fine as can be. I seem to prefer the feel and the economy that I get from 91P the most.
So it didnt mess with the trans or anything? Im just worried about it being over 100k and then suddenly the trans starts working differently, and it wants to crap out haha. Thanks for the info
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I travel highway to work so I run 87s there, and when around town 93R. Mostly because I run around with a camaro and some kid who thinks his civic is faster than good ole American muscle. The tuner provides the convinience of switching to meet needs.
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What kindof mods do you have on your stang? Did the tuner make that much of an improvement? Im trying to decide if i should go for the tuner now (only have CAI on it) or wait until i get a new set of exhaust. I also have an auto trans which i hear the tuner greatly improves. So many options to way in this decision! Haha
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What kindof mods do you have on your stang? Did the tuner make that much of an improvement? Im trying to decide if i should go for the tuner now (only have CAI on it) or wait until i get a new set of exhaust. I also have an auto trans which i hear the tuner greatly improves. So many options to way in this decision! Haha
go for the tuner. completely worth it.
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What kindof mods do you have on your stang? Did the tuner make that much of an improvement? Im trying to decide if i should go for the tuner now (only have CAI on it) or wait until i get a new set of exhaust. I also have an auto trans which i hear the tuner greatly improves. So many options to way in this decision! Haha
I've got a CAI, new distributor, and am running a manual transmission. For you auto guys, it improves shift points over stock to either conserve gas, or to make the shifts more performance oriented. I can now hear the whistle from the CAI more clearly and I live having the launch limiter on my manual
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So it didnt mess with the trans or anything? Im just worried about it being over 100k and then suddenly the trans starts working differently, and it wants to crap out haha. Thanks for the info
I have a manual trans, so I can't "personally" comment with any accuracy on what a tuner will do to your automatic. That being said........ I did talk to my neighbor about your post, he is the "transmission guy" in a small diesel shop that specializes in high performance pickups and he told me THIS:

The only thing that a tuner does to an automatic transmission is
A) change the RPM that the transmission shifts, and
B) changes the speed at which the solenoids open/close when it shifts gears.

Part A) will have no effect on the durability or the longevity of your transmission.

However B) will cause quicker and firmer shifts which will/might/should increase trans fluid pressure. I can envision this being tough on old clutch plates and seals, however I honestly have no clue. I just mention this in order to give you something to think about...

...just trying to be helpful. If my information is incorrect I hope that someone will correct me.
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Make sure also to check how high they set the rev limiter, them messed it up on my part and instead of advancing the limiter they completely took it off, and I'm a frequent victim of power shifting, nothing like floating valves cracking connecting rods and flying pieces of oil pans
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Make sure also to check how high they set the rev limiter, them messed it up on my part and instead of advancing the limiter they completely took it off, and I'm a frequent victim of power shifting, nothing like floating valves cracking connecting rods and flying pieces of oil pans
Eww that's no fun. Tell me this, have you messed with any of the timing yourself? I've heard they set it pretty conservatively first off but can be timed to pull a bit more out of the tune
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No I have not but they do mess with the limiter so check it an make sure you don't over rev
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My friend had a 98 v6 mustang with 300k miles. His still runs like a champ hes looking into getting a tuner. Or did they make a module that year?

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And one of my friends on Facebook has a mustang. And his has like 500k miles. It all depends on how you take care of a car.
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His is odb ii so he can use a tuner

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My friend had a 98 v6 mustang with 300k miles. His still runs like a champ hes looking into getting a tuner. Or did they make a module that year?

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And one of my friends on Facebook has a mustang. And his has like 500k miles. It all depends on how you take care of a car.
The car Gods have shined down upon them.
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It was on his Facebook photos and I questioned him about it. Damn that's a lot of driving if you think about it.

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That's like 3,000 miles a month. When u can say normally it takes 3 months to get 3000 miles. And 3000 miles that's like an oil change every month. O.o
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Grandfathers got a work truck that has 500k on it. God bless the ford triton v10
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