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Old 10-09-2014, 08:41 PM   #1
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Tuning advice and estimates?

Hey guys, so I bought my 'Stang mostly pre-modded (unfortunatly it's "bought, not built", but it was a deal I wouldn't pass up). I'm looking to get a custom tune for my car, and my question is, what kind of power gain should I anticipate, and who should I go to? I'm currently looking at a custom tune from American Muscle (Bama). Also, are there any other good bolt-on mods that would be good before I tune it all up? Below is my list of mods:

K&N plastic-Tube Cold Air Intake
BBK 78 mm Throttle body
BBK long tube headers
Catted X-pipe(company unknown)
MAC Exhaust system

I currently have an SCT tuner, but it's only being used to run 93 octane, nothing else is tuned at the moment.

Thanks in advance!
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How heavy is it modded? If it's really heavily modded you want a dyno tune.

MPT is the fan favorite ATM on these forums, and has seemed to take bama's spot.


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Do not use bama or any canned tune like mpt or whatever that crap is. When I started data logging for Ortiz on a bana tune my a/f was way off, I was running so rich it could of potentially hurt something. Just get Ortiz to tune your car.


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Hey guys, so I bought my 'Stang mostly pre-modded (unfortunatly it's "bought, not built", but it was a deal I wouldn't pass up). I'm looking to get a custom tune for my car, and my question is, what kind of power gain should I anticipate, and who should I go to? I'm currently looking at a custom tune from American Muscle (Bama). Also, are there any other good bolt-on mods that would be good before I tune it all up? Below is my list of mods:

K&N plastic-Tube Cold Air Intake
BBK 78 mm Throttle body
BBK long tube headers
Catted X-pipe(company unknown)
MAC Exhaust system

I currently have an SCT tuner, but it's only being used to run 93 octane, nothing else is tuned at the moment.

Thanks in advance!

Hey Cameron-Welcome to MustangEvolution! Good question and I had a '01 Bullitt with roughly the same mods and I think you would be blown away with what Bama can do for your 2V. One of our fleet GT's in the video below was able make some pretty substantial gains with almost the same mods (Throttle Intake, O/R X, Catback, CAI) and put down 249hp/295tq which equates to around 35 hp throughout the curve. They've been in business for quite some time and they're the largest Mustang Tuning group in the world!



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I'll probably end up with a dyno tune, all of my parts are from American Muscle. For a 1/4 mile race, would you guys say an H-Pipe or an X-pipe is best.
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I'll probably end up with a dyno tune, all of my parts are from American Muscle. For a 1/4 mile race, would you guys say an H-Pipe or an X-pipe is best.
Understood! The X is going to flow slightly better but it's going to come down to your taste on the sound. H is going to be a lot beefier while the x will be a little more high-pitched and metallic sounding.

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I meant to say Bama tune, oops. All my parts are from AM, so Bama should be able to do a good tune.
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I'll probably end up with a dyno tune, all of my parts are from American Muscle. For a 1/4 mile race, would you guys say an H-Pipe or an X-pipe is best.
The difference between an h and x pipe isn't gonna be enough to make a difference in a drag race at your power levels so I would just go with whichever you think sounds better
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You only see a difference in H and X pipe powers at like the 800+ horsepower mark lol. Just get what sounds better


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It gained me a .17 seconds, and I all ways had the same times before and after installed over and over again.


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