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Old 08-04-2010, 10:17 PM   #1
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hey im trying to convince my dad to let me buy a tuner for my 05 v6. iv read some about them, but i was wondering what the major pro/cons were...
also, how much can i expect to get out of a tune with a stock stang?
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Re: tuner help

They work by backing up the stock tune files and loading in new tune files, the backed up file is "mated" to the tuner so if you ever wish to sell the tuner you have to "unlock" it by reloading the stock tune.

You can read your own trouble codes and do diagnostics in the form of data logging to check parameters and such if you wish. I think you can clear codes as well.

You can read other compatible vehicles trouble codes as well.

The bad is a mail order tune wont give you any gain really unless its from someone that knows the car and writes a custom tune for it. You can find a tuner in your area or somewhere that has a good reputation that can get you better numbers than just ordering the "can" tune as they call it.

I would expect 5rwhp-10rwhp from a can off the shelf crappy tune and 10-20rwhp from a better custom tune, its not all rwhp/tq that you gain you can modify shift points and such (great for autos)

You can modify your rear ratio/tires if you ever change that with the tune

If you ever lose the hand held or it dies you can get ford to reflash if you wanted

you void your warranty if you load a tune on your car, if you had one still

tunes are always best when done with mods, if you change/add mods you may need a retune to make best use of it, some mods REQUIRE a retune.
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ok thx...my car is an auto so the shift point modification would be nice...the tuner i want is the sct sf3...comes with custom bama tunes. from what iv read the bama tunes are some of the best you can get without actually goin to a dyno. is that true?
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are you getting a handheld tuner or the chip? i would take it to a pro and get it dynod
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hopefully im getting a handheld tuner, and the closest dyno is 2 1/2 hours away...
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Re: tuner help

bamachips makes great tunes for 05+ GTs and most any cars, no idea how they come out on V6's but I am sure they will work with you. You may get better results from a tuner that KNOWS your car and the v6 market and what they like tune wise~ but if you go with bamachips it will be a good tune most likely.

Also, its always (ALWAYS) a great idea to get a dyno done to ensure the car is running right. You can download SCT's software and data log (based on a simple input file to the software form the tuner to set what params the tuner wishes to record) and they can upadate the tune as need so you know your car is safe.

You can do before/after if you wish (use same dyno, same day if possible) to see what gains you get peak and over the range.
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