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Old 11-28-2012, 09:24 AM   #1
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Is it alright to go with a 93 octane race tune for a daily driver? Too much for the streets? Is it a good idea? Go big or go home!!
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:25 AM   #2
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Run it! I run street tune, but ive seen many people onhere run it as a DD
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Is it alright to go with a 93 octane race tune for a daily driver? Too much for the streets? Is it a good idea? Go big or go home!!
I run the race tune everyday!
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Second guessin wat i told ya? Lol
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Is it alright to go with a 93 octane race tune for a daily driver? Too much for the streets? Is it a good idea? Go big or go home!!
I ran each tune on a tank of gas to see what the gas mileage difference was, I had no problem with running it but it burns alot of gas. I run the 87 street it's great performance and it gets great gas mileage.
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I run a BAMA 93 octane race tune, and Im happy with it. My car is my DD, but only gets driven about a mile a day, I also Auto-x and it performs well for both duties.
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Second guessin wat i told ya? Lol
Haha nope cause that's the only vehicle I have and you got three lol. I'm definitely gonna run the 93 octane and put it on race tune!!
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I wish I could run my 93 race tune, but the highest octane available in my area in 92. Unless I want to pay $4.40 for 100 oc.
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I was offered a Bama tuner for my V6. Problem is idk how or exactly what to use it for. Or if its an appropriate tuner and what not. Its a Bama SF3 PowerFlash Tuner Part number 3015. New condition comes with USB cable and device serial starts with XP with 5 unlocks. And its unlocked
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I was offered a Bama tuner for my V6. Problem is idk how or exactly what to use it for. Or if its an appropriate tuner and what not. Its a Bama SF3 PowerFlash Tuner Part number 3015. New condition comes with USB cable and device serial starts with XP with 5 unlocks. And its unlocked
Go for it man. It'll work with your V6 and you won't regret it man. You'll love it!! I got mine for free too and you got to buy Bama tunes for life on AM for $150 and they'll send you tunes and just put them on your tuner and go to your car and it takes about 5 minutes and you're good!
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How exactly does it work? I don't think it'll come with instructions or info or anything.
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How exactly does it work? I don't think it'll come with instructions or info or anything.
First off, you gotta go AM and buy that $150 Bama tunes and then they'll email you a code to get in to where you can personalize everything for example like if you have exhaust, CAI, what size tires you're running, gasoline, etc. Then you send those into Bama and within 24-48 hours they'll send your personalized tunes back and you have to download a SCT thing on their website (they'll inform you all about it) and you download those tunes Bama sent to you through email onto your computer and on your SCT thing on your computer you'll upload all three tunes and transfer them to your tuner and once you're done with that then you take it to your car and put it on and you're set. You can always call AM and talk to the Bama guys and they'll help you out. That's what I did cause I was in your shoes when my buddy gave me his unlocked one. But you'll love it!
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And there's tunes to better my performance and mileage correct?
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And there's tunes to better my performance and mileage correct?
That's what all tunes do.
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And there's tunes to better my performance and mileage correct?
Yes! I got mine on performance tune cause I prefer speed over mpg which prolly isn't a good idea but I didn't get my car for the mpg. Otherwise I would've got a bad *** Prius hahaha! But all in all SCT says "More Power, Less Fuel" so in your car I would set it on the street tune so have a little power while also saving some gas.
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I run a BAMA 93 octane race tune, and Im happy with it. My car is my DD, but only gets driven about a mile a day, I also Auto-x and it performs well for both duties.
What's auto x?
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You have to watch that "More power, Less fuel" Bull Crap because they had my car running lean i had to up my fuel myself on my tuner!
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So those 5 tunes that are already in ghe tuner wont work or only if I decide to use them?
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I wish I could run my 93 race tune, but the highest octane available in my area in 92. Unless I want to pay $4.40 for 100 oc.
What's .25 more (compared to 93 here)? Id take that all day! If my car was setup for it, that is.

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So those 5 tunes that are already in ghe tuner wont work or only if I decide to use them?
5 vehicle limit on the tuner (the "unlocks" previously mentioned), not 5 tunes in the tuner already
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SCT tuners aren't legal in California?
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:35 PM   #22
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SCT tuners aren't legal in California?
What they don't know won't hurt em!!
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Is it alright to go with a 93 octane race tune for a daily driver? Too much for the streets? Is it a good idea? Go big or go home!!
Ha I run my 99 cobra with ONLY race tune.
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:51 PM   #24
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Ha I run my 99 cobra with ONLY race tune.
That's what I'm going for next time I fill up. Go big or go home! I'm gonna get 93 octane and set it on race tune FTW!
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SCT tuners aren't legal in California?
Just put the stock tune back on and they'll never know for emissions. Plus there's next to no way for a cop to know you have a tune or even prove you have a tune.
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Just put the stock tune back on and they'll never know for emissions. Plus there's next to no way for a cop to know you have a tune or even prove you have a tune.
Lol unless he shines that light in the back seat and sees a act tuner sittig there lmao
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Im running BAMAs 91 octane race tune in my DD. I drive about 10 miles a day all city under 40 mph and Im getting 13.5 mpg (keep in mind I have a 5 speed and 4.10s) I can really tell the difference from the 87 street tune I used to run. Go for it IMO
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Im running BAMAs 91 octane race tune in my DD. I drive about 10 miles a day all city under 40 mph and Im getting 13.5 mpg (keep in mind I have a 5 speed and 4.10s) I can really tell the difference from the 87 street tune I used to run. Go for it IMO
I travel about 20-30 miles a day and have stock gears and a 5 speed so I think I'll be alright on mpg. I'm gonna try the 93 octane race tune.
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Is it alright to go with a 93 octane race tune for a daily driver? Too much for the streets? Is it a good idea? Go big or go home!!
I've been running a DiabloSport Performance tune (93 octane tune) in my '04 GT and no problems!.. 5 years and 90,000 miles later and no problems!..
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I ran race tune a lot with my bama tune on my bolt on 2v, then it blew up. Bama swears it wasn't their tune, but it had detonation and broke a piston. I will never recommend a Bama tune. Go to a local shop and get a dyno tune if you like your car. And always run the appropriate octane gas.
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I ran race tune a lot with my bama tune on my bolt on 2v, then it blew up. Bama swears it wasn't their tune, but it had detonation and broke a piston. I will never recommend a Bama tune. Go to a local shop and get a dyno tune if you like your car. And always run the appropriate octane gas.
Oh damn that makes me kinda scared then. That's the last thing I wanna do. So it's not a good idea to run a 93 octane race tune on it all the time as my daily driver?
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Oh damn that makes me kinda scared then. That's the last thing I wanna do. So it's not a good idea to run a 93 octane race tune on it all the time as my daily driver?
I've got 5 years and 90,000 miles on my performance tune and no problems!.. He could have had a full on race tune that required a higher octane than 93, or could have been something else altogether!..
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I've got 5 years and 90,000 miles on my performance tune and no problems!.. He could have had a full on race tune that required a higher octane than 93, or could have been something else altogether!..
I've been running my performance tune since I got the tuner and was judging to run the 93 octane race tune all the time to just have a little more power but I don't want my car to blow up either..
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01mineralgray - did you ever datalog and send back in your results to get ur tune more fine tuned? I'm curious cuz I use BAMA and stories like that scare me!! Especially since BAMA blamed it on you. Did they try to work with you at all to get it fixed??

Eturner - what octane do you run your performance tune on?
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01mineralgray - did you ever datalog and send back in your results to get ur tune more fine tuned? I'm curious cuz I use BAMA and stories like that scare me!! Especially since BAMA blamed it on you. Did they try to work with you at all to get it fixed??

Eturner - what octane do you run your performance tune on?
93 is what I use!.. Unless I can find/afford something higher!.. But my tune is also for 93!..
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