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Old 10-06-2011, 06:54 PM   #1
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For those that have programers my question is how big of a performance diffrence is there for like an 98 mustang v6
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My car has off road exhaust, CAI, and MSD ignition parts. I have an SCT tuner and the car runs better with out it. Two dyno tuning speed shops both told me that with out alot more mods, a blower, or bigger motor there would be no need to use it, because w/o more mods I'd see no real gains. These two shops use a dyno to program, not Canned tunes. I have a v8, someone with a 6 may tell you differently
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Re: Programer performance

you wont see much with an off the shelf one size fits all tune file, even with a custom tune file you wont see a ton. I would expect 5rwhp-12rwhp and about the same on TQ depending on your modifications. Its not just about peak power though, its about shift points, shift firmness, and how much power is gained under the curve not just at its peak.
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I just got the SCT Livewire tuner for my 98 V6 and I have a CAI and a cat back exhaust and I can notice a big difference in throttle response and mainly in 2nd and 3rd gears there would be a little lag when I was accelerating in high rpms and now that lag is gone. I'm very excited to get more performance parts for my car and see the better hp gains.
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Re: Programer performance

A dyno tune is huge. Makes all the difference in the world, trust me, call some Mustang shops, Google it, what ever- It is an essential mod.
When I got mine, I had under drive pulley's, CAI, and catback exhaust. That got me 22+ HP gain, plus the pleasure of being able to drive with a 87 octane tune and a 93 octane tune, both very fun to use.
I have a single port V6. My car gets around quite good. I have never stopped working on. Never will.
Get a X-Cal SCT, You'll love it!
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I would never settle for a off the shelf tune, because even with the same mods two identical cars will want two different tunes. Cars are like people they are all different and like different tunes, and mods. They will also react different. Except maybe cars that are hand built and tuned at the factory like a 911 Porsche.

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Perfect example is 'most' pushrod 5.0L like timing at 12 degrees, but some like it as high as 14..
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