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Old 12-29-2010, 12:10 AM   #1
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Just ordered the SCT Tuner from americanmuscle.com today. How many days should it take to receive it?
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I do believe depending where you are it is 3 days to the farthest point but add 2 days for bama tuning to write your tune.
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expect the tuner next Wed or Thursday.
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Ok cool thanks
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They are located in Pennsylvania, depending on where you live you could possibly have it by Friday or Monday. You will be happy.
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Could be longer because of the holiday. My shocks are taking over a week to get here.
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True forgot about that! D'oh
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thats a good tuner. good luck!
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I have a sct livewire tuner for my 05 gt love the tuner and live only 10 min away from the sct company in Florida. Though they were quick to respond to questions I had they weren't to helpful about questions I had about tunes for my car. I was promptly told I should take it to a performance shop. I do all my wrenching on my cars and all I wanted to do was figure out how use the tuner to add the proper advance in timing when I activated the nitrous setup in my car. Still love the tuner but wouldn't trust any of the horsepower meter crap they add to it. I've had it tell me I'm putting out 200 hp to 800 hp lol it can't read wheel spin anyways good luck with your new toy
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Can you really feel the difference in the shifting of an auto on the 91 octane race tune with this tuner?
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should, if the tune is good (as thats what will matter) autos show a good bit of difference with a good tune.
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Ohh ok cool
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dont install the tune expecting it to pull the tires off the ground but it should feel better overall
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Can you really feel the difference in the shifting of an auto on the 91 octane race tune with this tuner?
because your having it sent to you, im sure itll make a diffrence but it wont be chirping gears.
for that you need a nice dyno tune, there is alot in the program that can be adjusted but you need to adjust while seeing the diffrence its making, so while your driving the car.

a SCT certified tunner has diffrent levels as well. When your highly certified you have access to part of the programing that others do not. Its cool stuff.
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Ok so how do I get a dyno tune? And how do I get certified. I bought it from americanmuscle. And also I didn't know you can have it plugged in while running the car..
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Ok so how do I get a dyno tune? And how do I get certified. I bought it from americanmuscle. And also I didn't know you can have it plugged in while running the car..
hmm ok i want to try to explain this the best way. there was a time not too long ago i knew NOTHING lol

so the tuner they are sending you has been tuned using the most general settings. they put in your car, year, engine size, auto or man and octane levels and it gives them a computer program that will replace the programed setting that exsist in your cars ecu currently. So you plug that in, upload it and your done. It WILL make a diffrence.

A dyno tune is when you take your car down to a shop that has a dyno for cars. The people at the shop are the ones who are certified, they are the ones who program theses tunners like the one you got. So what you got from american muscle .com was programmed by one of these certified guys. So depending on where you live im sure you can find a shop that does mustang dyno tunes using the SCT programing. You would take it there, the guy would put it on the dyno, give it 1/4 throttle, 1/2 throttle and full throttle and when hes doing this he has a laptop pluged into your computer where you would plug in the tunner. It gives him or her feed back about how the cars engine is behaving. So he or she can modify that slightly to get a better responce. like maybe he or she feels that your car should shift from 1-2nd gear at a hight rpm, with that program he or she is able to do that.

Basically when dyno tunning the person is spending a large amount of time, custom writing you a program designed specifically for your car and the way it performs. once he finishes doing everything he or she needs with their laptop, they then put that program on the tunnner like the one your getting and use that to upload that program.

I hope that was helpful. Keep in mind a good dyno tune is NOT the same cost as a tunner with a tune. my dyno tune cost me like 1500 bucks and thats after i already had the tunner!
so where do you live?
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Oh that helps a lot but wow 1500 I don't have that much money. I'm in the sf valley in California but is the dyno tune really that much better than the specific tune that they are going to give me?
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Oh that helps a lot but wow 1500 I don't have that much money. I'm in the sf valley in California but is the dyno tune really that much better than the specific tune that they are going to give me?
bro im SURE theres somthing near you. maybe somone here would know a place.
they dyno tune is that much better depending on how many mods you have. my car has ALOT of mods done to it. So if you dont have that many mods done, then you might want to hold off on a custom dyno tune. But yeah man 1500 bucks. they guy spend 10 hours on my car, hes a perfectionist so he was just never satisfied lol the last 2 hours i sat in the car holding the laptop lol
by the way a big mod is like cams, supercharger, somthing that is going to change the profile of your engine significantly. Not like a CAI.

so anyone know any shops in San Fran CAli?????????
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Ok that makes sense. There should be some shops hopefully someone knows. Cuz I have performance chips right now and they aren't very good and I've been told that they suck so I hope this tuner is a lot better
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americanmuscle.com purchased all the bamachips.com tunes which are known to be some of the BEST for 05+ mustang GT's out there. I am not sure how they work on V6's, I would load the tune and test it out, have it dynoed (cheaper than having it dynoed AND tuned, a dyno will just tell you what you have).

You will see where you are at and you can see if compared to others you have room for improvement or if you are good to go. I think you will be happy with their tune, but make sure its a tune thats not just a generic one, but an actual bamachips tune.

I paid 100 bucks for 3 custom tunes written just for my car by someone that knew my car and what to do, I data logged (recorded the car's computer diagnostics while driving and on the dyno) and sent back to him for tweeking, and now its good. Thats how I did it. I know VMP does great tunes for V6's.. but regardless you still have to have the hand held. American muscle gives you free tunes for life I think dont they?
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Ok that makes sense. There should be some shops hopefully someone knows. Cuz I have performance chips right now and they aren't very good and I've been told that they suck so I hope this tuner is a lot better
oh yeah tuner is MUCH better then a chip from what ive been told. I was advised from THIS forum to NOT go that route lol so i didnt.
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Ya I wish I would have been advised not to as well because I spent about 250 on the chips which was pretty much a waste of money lol
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Ya I wish I would have been advised not to as well because I spent about 250 on the chips which was pretty much a waste of money lol
well now u know and with your other post i told you where to go when you need that "custom tune". but yeah, we learn by trial and error. This forum can save you lots of time and money lol
im glad i found it lol
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Ya I'm glad I found it too. It's great and you learn a lot on here
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And I just received the tuner in the mail 
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Just ordered the SCT Tuner from americanmuscle.com today. How many days should it take to receive it?
Only took them a couple to get mine. Have fun!
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Can you really feel the difference in the shifting of an auto on the 91 octane race tune with this tuner?
I sure did! The shift points seem tighter like a shift kit was added to the tranny. Also noticed when I was playing with the reg tune, the tires chirped going into 2nd. Stock tune was lazy shifting into 2nd.

You'll have fun with it, just be careful whatever you do.
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Ya I already have a shift kit in it so I wonder what it will be like with the tuner added
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Ya I already have a shift kit in it so I wonder what it will be like with the tuner added
you have a shift kit in...let me know how it drives after you upload
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Ya I do. But I'll let you know how it is
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The SCT tuner is amazing. I love it and the shifting is awesome. Definitely worth the money.
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My friend has an sct tuner and I was wondering if I can use his for my mustang when I get mine. Both GT 05-09. Or is it true once a tuner is used on a car it can only be used on that car?
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Ya you can't use it on another car cuz it's specifically programed for that car
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