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Old 12-27-2012, 08:25 AM   #1
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I got a SCT BAMA tuner for Christmas. Running the 93 tune right now with 93 octane. For the driving I do its too much I think. Would it hurt anything to run the 87 or 91 tune with the 93 in the car?

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If your running with a 87 tune but have 93 octane in your car, no it will not hurt anything at all!.. You can run as high a octane in your car as you want, so long as the tune is at that level or lower.
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Just to toss another question in. It's not safe to run lower octane with higher tune? Correct?
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Just to toss another question in. It's not safe to run lower octane with higher tune? Correct?
Exactly!.. If your running a 93 tune then you need to have at least 93 octane in the tank.
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You must pay at the pump for performance..lol
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I got a SCT BAMA tuner for Christmas. Running the 93 tune right now with 93 octane. For the driving I do its too much I think. Would it hurt anything to run the 87 or 91 tune with the 93 in the car?

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That's an awesome Christmas present! If you feel that the Race tune is a little to much for you then you can run the Street or Performance file.

You can always run more octane then the tune requires, but never less octane! I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions or need some assistance!

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Is it a big deal to run the 93 tune with 92 octane fuel? I ask because a few places around me only offer 92 as the highest, which is kind of odd.
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Is it a big deal to run the 93 tune with 92 octane fuel? I ask because a few places around me only offer 92 as the highest, which is kind of odd.
It's like that around me too. The octane rating on the pump is the minimum that particular gas has so it shouldn't make a difference at all. But personally I still hit the places that say 93 just to be on the safer side of things.
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I got a SCT BAMA tuner for Christmas. Running the 93 tune right now with 93 octane. For the driving I do its too much I think. Would it hurt anything to run the 87 or 91 tune with the 93 in the car?

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Eturner nailed it! You can always run tunes designed for lower octane when you have a higher octane in the tank, but never the other way around. If you feel the 93octane tune is too much, then switching to the 87octane tune is no problem!

Have you considered getting a Bama tune designed for 89octane? This way it will be something in the middle if you feel you want more power than the 87octane tune. Give Bama call @ 888.226.9764 and they'll be happy to hook you up with a new tune!

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Eturner nailed it! You can always run tunes designed for lower octane when you have a higher octane in the tank, but never the other way around. If you feel the 93octane tune is too much, then switching to the 87octane tune is no problem!

Have you considered getting a Bama tune designed for 89octane? This way it will be something in the middle if you feel you want more power than the 87octane tune. Give Bama call @ 888.226.9764 and they'll be happy to hook you up with a new tune!

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Hi AMShaneLesky;
would you still recommend the Bama for a maximum hi-way mileage tune, low end torq; or just for street+ performance tunes only?
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Hi AMShaneLesky;
would you still recommend the Bama for a maximum hi-way mileage tune, low end torq; or just for street+ performance tunes only?
For the best mpg I suggest running the Bama Street tune or the Bama Performance tune. Both of these tunes have economy in mind and usually pick up 1-2mpg on a stock Mustang. We've also seen as much as 3-4mpg when paired with a CAI. The Bama Race tune leaves nothing on the table for performance and regards economy, so I would avoid this tune if you're not racing and only looking for better mpg.

Hope this answers you questions!

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I've never had a tuner before so I need to ask. Will the tuner tell me an approximate HP/torque output at the flywheel?
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I've never had a tuner before so I need to ask. Will the tuner tell me an approximate HP/torque output at the flywheel?
The Bama tuner doesn't have any sort of horsepower reading software. If you're looking for some base numbers, I'd suggest taking it over to a Dyno for a few pulls!

We do a ton of testing at our Facility on your 14 project cars, So we may have some numbers on file that will give you a ball park horsepower number! Give the Bama team a call and see what they can dig up for you.

Our Bama Performance tuning specialists are here in the building Monday-Friday from 9AM-5:30PM EST and Saturday 9AM-5:30PM EST. You can hit them up directly at 888.226.9764 and they'll get you squared away!

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Is it normal to have to keep clearing a code? The code is p1000.
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Is it normal to have to keep clearing a code? The code is p1000.
What mustang do you have. This code mean that the monitor testing is incomplete. You will need to complete a drive cycle to reset your sensors. Just look up your model and how to complete a drive cycle and just follow the directions.
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What mustang do you have. This code mean that the monitor testing is incomplete. You will need to complete a drive cycle to reset your sensors. Just look up your model and how to complete a drive cycle and just follow the directions.
Redbeast is correct. The P1000 code isn't harmful to the car, it's just a readiness code. After completing a drive cycle this should go away. If it doesn't, feel free to give the Bama team a call and they can walk you through a few steps!

I hope this helps. Our Bama Performance tuning specialists are here in the building Monday-Friday from 9AM-5:30PM EST and Saturday 9AM-5:30PM EST. You can hit them up directly at 888.226.9764 and they'll get you squared away!

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When you first get the tuner is it ready to go or do you have to get a tune before you use it?
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When you first get the tuner is it ready to go or do you have to get a tune before you use it?
Im sure Dan from AM will tell you this but once you buy a tuner from AM it come preloaded with the tunes they customize for you. Once you make a purchase they will have you fill out a form with a number of questions about your car. Also once you buy any bama tuner they will also give you free tunes for life so if you change mods on your car they will design a tune for you that will support the mods you get.

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I just got one and love it.
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Im sure Dan from AM will tell you this but once you buy a tuner from AM it come preloaded with the tunes they customize for you. Once you make a purchase they will have you fill out a form with a number of questions about your car. Also once you buy any bama tuner they will also give you free tunes for life so if you change mods on your car they will design a tune for you that will support the mods you get.

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I just got one and love it.
Yes. The tuner comes Pre Loaded and ready to go! Redbeast explained it perfectly, I Couldn't have said it better myself.

Let me know if you have any questions or need some assistance! Our Bama Performance tuning specialists are here in the building Monday-Friday from 9AM-5:30PM EST and Saturday 9AM-5:30PM EST. You can hit them up directly at 888.226.9764 and they'll get you squared away!

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