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Old 01-11-2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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Sct tuner question

Do you need to buy the special (green) sct flash tuner to put a gas saving tune on the mustang? I know that they have a tune for the v6 that is suppost to help quite a bit with mpg. Or can I just get the regular (orange) sct handheld and use that for performance and mpg tunes?
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The handheld will provide three specialty tunes and the fourth being your stock tune. The handheld is $379 for the most part. A dyno tune will give you best results because they will be utilizing real world numbers when creating the files for you. That usually cost $500 total for the handheld and the dyno runs to create the files. All of the tune files will be more fuel efficient. The 93 tune will obviously need 93 octane gas, and will give you greater performance all the way around. The 87 tune will give you better performance and be much more economical at the gas pump. I had a couple of bolt-ons and a catback exhaust when I got mine. Ended up gaining 23 HP. Thats a huge number for our cars when looking at it as a total percentage increase in power. Something like 33% more HP for a singleport V6, maybe.?.?
Anyway, you can go to your best area Mustang shop. You can get one from VMP (Justin). Or you can get one from American Muscle (Free tunes for life).
A tuner plus a set of new gears will transform your car to something respectable. Good luck, have fun!
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:17 AM   #3
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Sounds good, thanks for all the info man
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Re: Sct tuner question

Hey, what "rob15033", said was accurate. But keep in mind, that the words: Performance and MPG's, do Not really go together. Just being Honest. You may be able to get a little somethin, somethin out of it, but in whole, not really. I look at it this way: What do I want? Performance or MPG's? It's a Mustang, so PERFORMANCE.
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Yeah I agree with you there, I always tell people you have to choose performance or mpg
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lol yeah the comment on about getting gears and a tuner when the OP wants mpg is no bueno lol

And the V6's usually dont get **** for mpg anyways ... best is goingto be a 5speed. auto's really suck the gas down ...

Most GT's 5.0 or 4.6 get better mpg then the 6ers ... sad day ..
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Yeah I have a 5 speed and I get around 15 mpg
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hope your talking atleast city if not somethings wrong with your **** or you just dont put it into 5th on the highway.
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I'm talking in traffic and I really don't use 5th to be honest unless I'm on the interstate.
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I'm talking in traffic and I really don't use 5th to be honest unless I'm on the interstate.
lol in my 94 I got in 5th whenever I could ... even meant driving 35 in a 30
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I've always thought about doing that.... does it really save that much gas?
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I've always thought about doing that.... does it really save that much gas?
driving around w/ less rpm can save gas yes.
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Our generation is getting 26mpg highway.
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Our generation is getting 26mpg highway.
damn 2.73s ...
Lower your gears to a 3.73 and you tell me how that works out

And they get that in both single/split port 3.8s w/ 5 speeds.
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Me, lower gears? My cars been built up a bit for a while. Couple of years ago, I tore the rear out, installed FRPP gears, trans, clutch and flywheel, all at the same time. I run my 93 oct tune file equally as much as I run the 87 tune file. I'm commuting most times I'm driving, and conservative with the gas pedal. The cars been tweaked and running pristine, haven't calculated gas mileage lately but it's in great shape getting a ton of miles per tank full.
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So a dyno tune can make your car faster? What's this about?
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I get about 21-22 on the hwy with my car.
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So a dyno tune can make your car faster? What's this about?
in over simplified terms...

Stock computers are programmed rather conservatively. They make the car start and run. They are not written for maximum performance or economy.

A canned tune from Bama or similar will have operating parameters widened to allow for more "range" thus resulting in a better running engine which produces more power and economy.

A dyno tune is custom tailored for your car, setting and parameters are adjusted so that your computer provides the absolute maximum horsepower that your engine is capable of...

Just my 2 cents...
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in over simplified terms...

Stock computers are programmed rather conservatively. They make the car start and run. They are not written for maximum performance or economy.

A canned tune from Bama or similar will have operating parameters widened to allow for more "range" thus resulting in a better running engine which produces more power and economy.

A dyno tune is custom tailored for your car, setting and parameters are adjusted so that your computer provides the absolute maximum horsepower that your engine is capable of...

Just my 2 cents...
Where could I get a dyno tune?
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Google search speed shops in your local area. One of them has a chassis dyno. They run your car and tweak timing and fuel curves and squeeze out every available horsepower.

Cost varies GREATLY so shop around. Here, where I live there is one dyno within 100 miles and he charges a lot. 3 pulls plus adjustments is a little over $250. He reprograms the computer, not your tuner.
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Where could I get a dyno tune?
ALSO- If you Google "Mustang dyno tune" and the name of the city or town you live in, you should find info regarding peoples opinion of quite a few of them. Or contact your local Mustang club.
The dyno tune will always out perform the canned tunes because they are using your cars real world numbers and data to set up all the paramiters pushing performance to the very max and still insuring that air/fuel mixture is set perfect ect... NO GUESSING- That's a brief discription, I think.

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Alo, I forgot. In this area, like most others, it will cost you $100.00 for the dyno tunes if you buy the handheld from them. Seperatly, like Just_John said above its gonna cost more.
My car ran 5 dyno pulls while creating my files.(Just FYI)
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I agree.
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