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Old 08-14-2014, 06:52 PM   #1
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Lowering springs or a bama tuner?

I have a 2001 V6 and I really want my car lowered with new springs, camber plates, and of course the 1.5 inch drop. But I also want the bama tuner just as bad....:/ I have a sr cold air intake with dual flow master super 44's.. And I'm ready for the upgrade in hp and faster shift points etc, but which should I do first? Will the tuner hurt my car? I just want to know what's best. Thanks! Click image for larger version

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Old 08-14-2014, 10:41 PM   #2
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Tune it. Tune it now....you have no idea how big of a difference it is lol. Noooooo idea. Its just ridiculous. Just tune it with a 93 race tune and ull **** urself
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Tune might help your stang. It didn't do anything noticeable to my 13 manual 5.0


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Quick question op. Does that sr intake make a difference? HP?


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@joe_117 yes in a little way the sr intake helps. It does of course make the engine breath easier etc.. But I'm hoping with the tuner it'll improve like crazy.


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@joe_117 yes in a little way the sr intake helps. It does of course make the engine breath easier etc.. But I'm hoping with the tuner it'll improve like crazy.


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It does man dont think other wise. Believe in the hype lol. My car was trasnformed with the tuner and sr performance intake. Dropped 1.5 seconds on my 0-60. Low end power, very firm shifts, mid range torque, 2nd gear chirp, 3rd gear chirp. It even is supposed to help your transmission last longer lol. Its the greatest thing. You have to use the 93 race tune tho, thats the best of the best. Dont use anything less
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Lolz^

OP I would lower the car forsy, you got it looking pretty on the outside so might as well finish it off.
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The car won't be a rocket with the tune, unfortunately. You'll pick up afew horsepower, but nothing too earth shattering. The best thing it'll do for you is probably get it running smoother, and maybe if you're lucky net you a few mpgs.

I'd vote for the lowering springs. You've got a nice looking sixxer, why not finish it off in the looks department first? Whichever choice you make, you can't really go wrong with either option. You'll enjoy both.


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1.5 secound drop. 0-60 from a tune lmfao.
Some dumb ***** in this thread.

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Old 08-15-2014, 06:18 PM   #11
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I'll link a video of mine to show you idiots what I really mean lol. Absolutely huge improvement, of course not a rocket but over stock its crazy better. A different car. Enjoy
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Tunes the best. It will allow you to get every possible HP out of your engine and mods


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Do the springs also help with steering or is it just for look?


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It helps reduce body roll in turns by giving you a higher spring rate and lower center of gravity. They also makes the car look a lot better. The SR springs aren't exactly the greatest example of that though
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Are you trying to take the car to some shows cause if you are the springs are better
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Lmao at that video, you won't be playing with GT's with just a tune and traction, not in a 3.8 anyways..




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Lmao at that video, you won't be playing with GT's with just a tune and traction, not in a 3.8 anyways..




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Ooo wont be playing but just showing how close u can be with a couple simple mods hehe. Now with 4.10s, a t lok and exhaust I'm right there with the mighty and powerful GTs
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Ill just say, go to the track and try that out


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Ill just say, go to the track and try that out


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Yeah maybe later on. Im already faster in 0-60 compared to an automatic GT that I know. I didnt make that video or mod my car in order to beat a GT, i can care less. I mod my car to make it fun to drive which it really is. It just blows my mind at how literally everyone thinks the GT is that much faster than a V6, its absolutely ridiculous at how ignorant everyone is.
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Tune it


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Lowering springs or a bama tuner?

From the perspective of someone who has actually built a 3.8 (now a 4.2) you have no idea how ignorant you are sounding..


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From the perspective of someone who has actually built a 3.8 (now a 4.2) you have no idea how ignorant you are sounding..


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Wasn't saying u were ignorant, you seem quite open and respectful. But most people I know that a car enthusiasts seem to never give a V6 a chance no matter what even though my car is almost as fast or as fast, as a GT. But most people don't dwell that deep into cars so their judgement is a bit clouded
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Agreed^^^^^


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Not almost as fast as a GT. Even with those 4.10s and a tune...... The guys you know just can't drive for their life. And watching the seconds on a video is nowhere near accurate to an actual 0-60 time and your gains. David knows the 3.8s inside and out. He knows what he is talking about.
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Not almost as fast as a GT. Even with those 4.10s and a tune...... The guys you know just can't drive for their life. And watching the seconds on a video is nowhere near accurate to an actual 0-60 time and your gains. David knows the 3.8s inside and out. He knows what he is talking about.

Wait it takes skill to drive an automatic? Because every stock 0-60 automatic GT on youtube (even american muscles video) but the GT at a mid to high 6 0-60. thats about where Im at. And really you saw my 0-60 before the tune and you saw my 0-60 after the tune, yet you still say my 1+ second gain doesnt show!?
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Guessing acceleration from a video is pointless, track settles all BS without speculation.




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Lowering springs or a bama tuner?

Get an actual 0-60 gauge or sensor. At the track or something. So much error can be made in trying to do it through a video.

And yea it takes skill to drive anything.

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This isnt to show who is faster, its to show what gains I have from the 2 most important mods (tune and gears) and comparing them to a GT to see how close I am. With just a tune and cold air intake I managed around a 7 second 0-60 in that video, now with 4.10s and a t lok, im about a mid 6. GT territory from what I learned
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The old GT's mid 6's new edge ones are 5's >_>


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Dudeee I think I've said it like 4 times in my statements, THESE ARE FOR AUTOMATICS. they are a full second slower! If my car was manual with a pro driver It could be in the high 5s -_-
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A tuned auto, will shift faster than a lot of manual drivers, just sayin'. The GT in your video posted had to have some issues, because Mine pulls a hell of a lot harder than that one. Plus his shifts seem a little slow. For comparison sake, my 2000 v6 couldn't get out of it's own way. Let alone dream of touching a 7 second 0-60. And it was an auto. My 2002 gt with a few mods has no trouble hitting a 6 sub second 0-60, and I'm by no means an expert with the manual trans. While There is no doubt the tune does give mild performance gains to the v6, I've been down the road of trying to get my ole sixxer to be quick. It just won't happen without fat pockets. That's why I still say the springs are a slightly better option for the OP.


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Loll this isnt about making a car fast! I dont care if another car is faster than mine in a straight line. this whole conversation started because these guys didnt know what a tune did to these cars. Enough of this
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Lowering springs or a bama tuner?

Tune if you want to see performance gains. Lowering if you want appearance and handling. It's really that simple. They're both good mods and I'd recommend you buying both eventually. But picking one first is going to have to be decided on wether you want it to have an inch in wheel gap or if you wanna have a little extra fun off the line. I got my tuner first and I wouldn't think of doing it any other way. I'm not beating a GT or anything like that, but it definetly made the car more alive and it's always fun to have a little extra power. Sixxer or GT it doesn't matter it's always fun seeing a couple extra horses


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Lowering springs or a bama tuner?

And honestly if I were you I wouldn't recommend springs unless you buy camber plates, tower brace, and shock and strut packages. But that's just me. If I were going to touch my suspension I would just redo everything while I was under there.


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