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Old 09-13-2013, 11:12 PM   #1
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Is a tune really worth it?

Ok so I have a 2003 mustang gt with magnaflow catback and throttle intake and a k&n CAI will a tune really make a difference or is there a better mod?
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Tune will make a huge difference , and from your mods you need a tune
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Sure does
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Ok so I have a 2003 mustang gt with magnaflow catback and throttle intake and a k&n CAI will a tune really make a difference or is there a better mod?
You need a tuner.. Lol it is a night and day difference.
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Def makes a difference ad ur next mod could possibly be gears!!!!
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Get both at the same time ^. Feels so much faster
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it does help out. it brings all those parts to life with the tune. maybe get a new plenum too
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Awesome!!! Looks like ima go with the bama tuner from Americanmuscle.com . Or do u guys have any other suggestions?
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Awesome!!! Looks like ima go with the bama tuner from Americanmuscle.com . Or do u guys have any other suggestions?
Defiantly get the sct sf3/x3 bama performance and you can get 3 free custom tunes and hold 15 tunes maybe from a dyno tune.
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Ok cool looks like I will hopefully get it in about a week and will look foward to it
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Ok so I have a 2003 mustang gt with magnaflow catback and throttle intake and a k&n CAI will a tune really make a difference or is there a better mod?
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Awesome!!! Looks like ima go with the bama tuner from Americanmuscle.com . Or do u guys have any other suggestions?
It looks like these guys have already helped you make a decision! Just to confirm, the answer is Yes. A Custom tune will make a night and day difference over your stock set up. You'll notice large gains in power, torque, acceleration, drive ability, gas mileage, throttle response and much more!

Feel free to hit me up if you have any questions or need some assistance in the near future!

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AGREED get a tuner. I was skeptical as well, I am now a believer.
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Tune is worth it for sure. Best bet is a custom dyno tune but that is a bit overkill for a bolt on car. The AM tunes are a good bang for the buck. You can also teach yourself to do it via a Moates QH as well.
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Aha look like everyone agrees that it's worth it i just wanted to make sure to not waste my money But from the sounds of it it really is worth it! Ill be Ordering it next week thanks guys !!
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Tune is worth it for sure. Best bet is a custom dyno tune but that is a bit overkill for a bolt on car. The AM tunes are a good bang for the buck. You can also teach yourself to do it via a Moates QH as well.
^ agreed ... Custom tune if your going all out, but a tuner is good fun for the average enthusiast
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Aha look like everyone agrees that it's worth it i just wanted to make sure to not waste my money But from the sounds of it it really is worth it! Ill be Ordering it next week thanks guys !!
You're welcome! You won't be disappointed.

Hit me up next week if you have any questions or need some assistance with your purchase!

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Old 09-18-2013, 12:45 PM   #17
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Ok so I have a 2003 mustang gt with magnaflow catback and throttle intake and a k&n CAI will a tune really make a difference or is there a better mod?
Wow missed this part...

GEARS. Get gears first, THEN worry about the tune for two reasons.

1 - Is that the gears will make a much bigger difference in performance.

2 - Is that they can throw your gear ratio into the tune when they do it so you aren't dicking with a speedcal to get your speedometer properly set.
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:02 PM   #18
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Wow missed this part... GEARS. Get gears first, THEN worry about the tune for two reasons. 1 - Is that the gears will make a much bigger difference in performance. 2 - Is that they can throw your gear ratio into the tune when they do it so you aren't dicking with a speedcal to get your speedometer properly set.
Gears just help the acceleration right? And what are the down sides to it?
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Affects top speed too.

Negatives are less mpg depending on your driving habits or which set you go and the speedo being off which is easily corrected by a handheld tuner or recalibration tool

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But mpg's arent bad I actually got a few mpg better with gears and a tuner over stock
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I have to disagree with everyone else on this thread unless your car is an automatic.

I don't believe a very, very minor bolt-on 2v will pick up over 10 rwhp with a mail order tune.
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Gears and tuner make a big difference. Worth the money.
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I'm with Lowflyn on this one. My car dyno'd at 233whp 272wtq on a Bama performance tune with a CAI. The 2V GTs tend to dyno close to those numbers from the factory. I have no clue what it would do for the OPs Mach though.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:26 PM   #23
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Tuner is def good for the first mod. It makes shifting TONS better (if ur auto) makes ur car more driveable n if I'm not mistaken it even increases your MPG! Happy modding!
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