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Old 04-25-2012, 04:31 PM   #1
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exhaust (x pipe and flowmasters) or tune?

Right now I can do one or the other. What should I do first, what gain will be most notable? What will I notice?
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Do exhaust first....then tune because if you do a tune first you will have to do a tune after otherswise you will have a check engine light
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Do exhaust first....then tune because if you do a tune first you will have to do a tune after otherswise you will have a check engine light
Tuning it again wouldn't really be a problem. What's going to be the most noticeable gain?
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Tuning it again wouldn't really be a problem. What's going to be the most noticeable gain?
Eh...probably the tune by feel....the pipes will def let you know by sound
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Eh...probably the tune by feel....the pipes will def let you know by sound
Hmm, ok. I hope to do one or the other this weekend!
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Hmm, ok. I hope to do one or the other this weekend!
If you have the money for the tuner and are anything like me, grab the tuner while you have the $....you can find x/h pipes on Craigslist for 50-100 which is easier to come up with.
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If you have the money for the tuner and are anything like me, grab the tuner while you have the $....you can find x/h pipes on Craigslist for 50-100 which is easier to come up with.
Well there's a mustang shop right down the road and he said $250 for the tune and any mod I do after that he'll tune for free. I think I'm going to go with that to start, my car is going to be quicker?
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Well there's a mustang shop right down the road and he said $250 for the tune and any mod I do after that he'll tune for free. I think I'm going to go with that to start, my car is going to be quicker?
A little bit yeah
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Get the exhaust first! Tht was the very first thing I did. Make it sound like monster
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I would get my own handheld tuner first if I were you. No need to pay someone else to do the tuning for small boltons like the exhaust you're getting.

Yea that shop may be giving you free tunes with every mod but what about when they're closed or when that one guy quits?
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I would get my own handheld tuner first if I were you. No need to pay someone else to do the tuning for small boltons like the exhaust you're getting.

Yea that shop may be giving you free tunes with every mod but what about when they're closed or when that one guy quits?
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I would get my own handheld tuner first if I were you. No need to pay someone else to do the tuning for small boltons like the exhaust you're getting.

Yea that shop may be giving you free tunes with every mod but what about when they're closed or when that one guy quits?
I see you point but he owns it and has been there forever. And I don't plan on doing any mods after exhaust until its paid off in 4 years. Right now I'm looking for what I'm going to get the most out of, then I'll do the other.

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I would get my own handheld tuner first if I were you. No need to pay someone else to do the tuning for small boltons like the exhaust you're getting.

Yea that shop may be giving you free tunes with every mod but what about when they're closed or when that one guy quits?
Also, how do the hand held ones work?
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Simply plug it into the OBDII port and just start tuning. Very simple. Recommend strategy tune NOT custom tune. Leave that for the experts.

Fair enough, he owns it so he'll be there a while but if you buy your own handheld you can do it at your convenience and not his
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Simply plug it into the OBDII port and just start tuning. Very simple. Recommend strategy tune NOT custom tune. Leave that for the experts.

Fair enough, he owns it so he'll be there a while but if you buy your own handheld you can do it at your convenience and not his
Custom tune is just the tune written by BAMA...it's no harder or confusing than the strategy tune...
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Damn, so its as easy as telling bama what I want out of my car, they'll send tuner, and I just plug it in? Then later down the line if I get other mods that tuner will work also? Does it have to be re programmed?
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Damn, so its as easy as telling bama what I want out of my car, they'll send tuner, and I just plug it in? Then later down the line if I get other mods that tuner will work also? Does it have to be re programmed?
Yeah, when you order your tuner they will see you a email. It will as for some of the sales info then take you to another page where it will ask you about mods....cai/gears/tire ratio/tb/exhaust/intake/ all kinds of stuff. Fill it out and they will ship your first tunes already in it. All you have to do is plug in an tune.

When you get more mods you either call up BAMA or go to AM and buy a tune ($0.00 free for life tune) and they will send you the email again and you fill it out again!

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Custom tune is just the tune written by BAMA...it's no harder or confusing than the strategy tune...
I was more referring to him messing with the parameters of the custom tune. I would definitely stay away from that

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I was more referring to him messing with the parameters of the custom tune. I would definitely stay away from that
Def, of you don't know what you are doing...I was playing with mine tryin to set a launch rev limiter and even though I only set the idle rev limiter it limited rev even in gear...
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Thanks for the input guys, I'll let you know what I decide to do.
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Might b a dumb question but I'm thinking of doing my exhaust. Magnaflow magnapack cat back with magnaflow o/r x pipe. Is there anything at the end of the exhaust that I need or does this just connect to the exhaust tips??

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Does it go headers to x pipe to cat back exhaust to tips or do u need mufflers before the tips? Super confused
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Might b a dumb question but I'm thinking of doing my exhaust. Magnaflow magnapack cat back with magnaflow o/r x pipe. Is there anything at the end of the exhaust that I need or does this just connect to the exhaust tips??

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Does it go headers to x pipe to cat back exhaust to tips or do u need mufflers before the tips? Super confused
Car back should come with tips I would think...everything should bolt right up to your headers/manifolds.
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Ok that's what I thought, so the cat back goes right to the tips? There's no other piece needed? Where would mufflers go?
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Ok that's what I thought, so the cat back goes right to the tips? There's no other piece needed? Where would mufflers go?
Cat back is a full exhaust system from the stock hpipe back to tips from what I've seen when looking, including muffs and tips...

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See these car backs include the tips mufflers and all from the hpipe back...of installing a x/h as well u would remove the h with cats and install that then install these directly to the new x/h
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Ok so here it is. Went to the mustang shop and spoke with my dude. Off road h pipe, flowmasters, and tune. $500 total! He's taking the cats off, anyone riding with no cats, what's it sounds like?
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Ok so here it is. Went to the mustang shop and spoke with my dude. Off road h pipe, flowmasters, and tune. $500 total! He's taking the cats off, anyone riding with no cats, what's it sounds like?
Good! As long as he retuned for free for life
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Good! As long as he retuned for free for life
Oh yea, he made that clear.
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Oh yea, he made that clear.
Lol I'd don't know man, see the thing is man has this word in vocabulary that they can't really commit to... And that word is commit, so don't just take his word for it... If ya go Bama at least they are bind to a contract
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Custom race tune, and o/r x pipe with flowmasters. Love it!!
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Re: exhaust (x pipe and flowmasters) or tune?

The first thing I did to my GT was an X-Pipe withe a set of Flowmasters Super 10 mufflers. I had the pipes opened up to 2.5in and put on 4in rolled tips. the car sounds so mean.
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The first thing I did to my GT was an X-Pipe withe a set of Flowmasters Super 10 mufflers. I had the pipes opened up to 2.5in and put on 4in rolled tips. the car sounds so mean.
He I was being nosy because I like to look at peps rides and notice you had a engine bay pic with a nitrous set up. I was gonna ask how do you like that? Or did like?
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He I was being nosy because I like to look at peps rides and notice you had a engine bay pic with a nitrous set up. I was gonna ask how do you like that? Or did like?
I ran Nitrous for years. Mainly on my Saturn before I switch it over to my V6 Mustang. It worked great. I ran a 75 wet shot. Sadly after i totaled the V6 I was unable to retrieve all the parts from the nitrous kit. I am not sure if I am going to run Nitrous on my GT. if i do I will let you guys know.
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I ran Nitrous for years. Mainly on my Saturn before I switch it over to my V6 Mustang. It worked great. I ran a 75 wet shot. Sadly after i totaled the V6 I was unable to retrieve all the parts from the nitrous kit. I am not sure if I am going to run Nitrous on my GT. if i do I will let you guys know.
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