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Old 05-21-2014, 08:17 PM   #1
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Best kind of Tune out there?

looking to get my 04 GT tuned. there's a lot of different tuners you can go through. opinions on the best? worst?
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The best that you can do is a dyno tune by a knowledgeable tuner.
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Old 05-22-2014, 12:23 AM   #3
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Dyno is the best but like 800+$$ and that's only for that one tune.. Will need to be tunes again after another mod. Bama tunes is the most popular because of AM and bama's excellent customer service. You can get the tuner an free tunes for life for like 379 plus we have a discount for being on these forums.
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Dyno is the best but like 800+$$ and that's only for that one tune.. Will need to be tunes again after another mod. Bama tunes is the most popular because of AM and bama's excellent customer service. You can get the tuner an free tunes for life for like 379 plus we have a discount for being on these forums.

how do we get the discount?
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The best that you can do is a dyno tune by a knowledgeable tuner.

I have considers this but what difference will a dyno tune make as opposed to a bama tune? I only have a 3.73, CAI, and Flowamster cats
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I have considers this but what difference will a dyno tune make as opposed to a bama tune? I only have a 3.73, CAI, and Flowamster cats

Bama tune is a canned tune that works for the masses. Dyno is tuning yours specifically, in person. Most people only use dynos after adding serious mods like a sc or some power adder of that sort. Bama tunes have been known to make people run rich though.. And so people like Scotty really think that you should get a wideband to see if your running efficiently. Dynos will squeeze a few extra hp out of the tune also compared to a canned bama tune. Bama tunes are popular and cheap compared to dynos, which is why they are used more. They normally do a good job and leave people very happy. It's hard to tell if the tune is running effecienty though tbh...

To get the discount, you need either 20 or 50 posts (I can't remember which) and then you'll need to message Shane and he'll shoot the code over.
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Dyno Tunes are not $800+ normally lol. That is the high end.
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A tune is not all about the HP you bout down. Take a email tune car making 450 another identical car with a dunk tune making 420. I promise you the dyno tuned car will beat it.
So many of y'all get caught up in #'s #'s on here.

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A tune is not all about the HP you bout down. Take a email tune car making 450 another identical car with a dunk tune making 420. I promise you the dyno tuned car will beat it.
So many of y'all get caught up in #'s #'s on here.

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Regardless, dyno tunes are better which was the point that I was saying.

I figured a knowledgable and experienced tuner would be higher grade pay.
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I really want a dyno tune, but the only speed shop in my area is very expensive, and mainly caters to high class sports cars. If I got the bama tuner and used it until I was finished with my build, could they use the bama tuner to make a dyno tune?
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I really want a dyno tune, but the only speed shop in my area is very expensive, and mainly caters to high class sports cars. If I got the bama tuner and used it until I was finished with my build, could they use the bama tuner to make a dyno tune?

I can't personally answer that, but I can say that the bama tune will be just fine most likely until you get serious about your power. It fine for bolt ons.
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A tune is not all about the HP you bout down. Take a email tune car making 450 another identical car with a dunk tune making 420. I promise you the dyno tuned car will beat it.
So many of y'all get caught up in #'s #'s on here.

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Especially at high speed.

Back to back dyno tune vs bama tune after cams and Ford Manifold for me was .4 and 3MPH

The tunes felt great and similar but top of 3rd and 4th was definitely weaker.

Dyno difference was also 11hp peak and 20 hp and 25 lb/ft of torque of the entire powerband. Held peak longer as well.
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As mentioned in several posts, a dyno tune is generally going to be the best tune money can buy. When the car is on the dyno, the tuner can see exactly what the car is doing and make modifications accordingly. The downside to this is that they can be very expensive for what they are, and unless you have some major engine work, the cost usually doesn't warrant the benefits over an emailed or Bama tune.

Bama currently tunes more Mustang than any one else in the world. Particularly for bolt on cars their customers find them to be effective and a great value when compared to dyno tuning. I would say if you are like most of us and have a car with some bolt ons and mild mods a Bama or email tune will do you quite well. If you have a heavily modified car with forced induction or internal engine work you probably should consider a dyno tuning.

I hope this information helps and if you have any other questions, feel free to get in touch with myself or our Bama team listed below my signature. Best of luck!

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As mentioned in several posts, a dyno tune is generally going to be the best tune money can buy. When the car is on the dyno, the tuner can see exactly what the car is doing and make modifications accordingly. The downside to this is that they can be very expensive for what they are, and unless you have some major engine work, the cost usually doesn't warrant the benefits over an emailed or Bama tune.

Bama currently tunes more Mustang than any one else in the world. Particularly for bolt on cars their customers find them to be effective and a great value when compared to dyno tuning. I would say if you are like most of us and have a car with some bolt ons and mild mods a Bama or email tune will do you quite well. If you have a heavily modified car with forced induction or internal engine work you probably should consider a dyno tuning.

I hope this information helps and if you have any other questions, feel free to get in touch with myself or our Bama team listed below my signature. Best of luck!

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Agreed.

Intake, catless exhaust on street tires and 4.10 with bama tune I was able to run 12.80s with 1.85 60' times. at 108-108.80
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I'm leaning more towards a Bama Tune. I got a tune+ dyno price for $600. is that a normal price?
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For initial tune so so but see if their follow up tune adjustments are cheaper. like 100-150 plus.
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I'm leaning more towards a Bama Tune. I got a tune+ dyno price for $600. is that a normal price?
Going rate for a dyno tune is $500-$800 for the initial tune and then $150-$200 for each follow up tune. If its $600 each time then find another tuner.
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man you alls prices is so high. One of the best tuners out here just quoted my tune for a V3 install at 450!!
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$$$ amount doesn't always stipulate quality in tuning. Two of our local tuners in SoCal charge 400 for 3 pulls and a/f. These tuners will even throw in a couple to a few more pulls if they think they can squeak a better result out of it. BTW not always does tuning on a dyno "yield" the best results, everyone is going to think I'm crazy for saying it, but a little known thing called "street tuning" comes to mind. In an extremely safe and controlled environment that is.

By best I mean, a realistic drag coefficient/bumps/resistance on wheels/proper air. Ya sure you won't have that nifty graph looking dead into your eyes, but there are plenty of programs out there that will virtually impose a graph and powerband for you on any computer with the correct input information.
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