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Old 11-09-2013, 11:55 AM   #1
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$400 to spend on Bama Tune or 3.55 gears?

Just want honest opinion. 2013 AT 2.73 gears w/ Airaid CAI. Would you go w/ Tune or Gears? Just want honest opinion on what's a better option? 29,000 miles on the Stang. 0-60 time 5.9.

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Pretty sure you'll have to tune your car if you change gears. So get the tune first. Then save up for gears. Correct me if I'm wrong tho.
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Pretty sure you'll have to tune your car if you change gears. So get the tune first. Then save up for gears. Correct me if I'm wrong tho.
Yeah you're correct. You'll need a tune to correct the speedometer and so the AT will shift at the right time.
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Thanks. I actually have a Ford Dealership that will install gears and flash ecu w/o a tune. I question it being a v6 (only 3.31 available) and they said I could still go w/ 3.55 or 3.73 w/ no issues. They also sell Steeda CAI & Tune in house. Yes, a major Ford dealer.
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I need to find a dealer like that!
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Tune, that way your speedo is still correct when you get gears. Tune is an awesome mod also.
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Just want honest opinion. 2013 AT 2.73 gears w/ Airaid CAI. Would you go w/ Tune or Gears? Just want honest opinion on what's a better option? 29,000 miles on the Stang. 0-60 time 5.9.

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In my opinion, these are the top two mods you can do for your Sixxer. Especially since it's Automatic! A tune is going to give you more power, acceleration, drive ability, gas mileage, throttle response, shift points and much more. & the Gears are going to get you off the line harder, provide faster acceleration and torque! When paired together, you're going to completely re-fall in love with the car.

Like these guys said, your speedo and shift points are going to be off once you install a set of gears. However we can adjust for whatever gears you go with, within the tune! I would recommend going with either a set of 3.73's or 4.10's for the largest gains.

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any questions or need some assistance in the near future!

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Old 11-11-2013, 09:57 AM   #8
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In my opinion, these are the top two mods you can do for your Sixxer. Especially since it's Automatic! A tune is going to give you more power, acceleration, drive ability, gas mileage, throttle response, shift points and much more. & the Gears are going to get you off the line harder, provide faster acceleration and torque! When paired together, you're going to completely re-fall in love with the car.

Like these guys said, your speedo and shift points are going to be off once you install a set of gears. However we can adjust for whatever gears you go with, within the tune! I would recommend going with either a set of 3.73's or 4.10's for the largest gains.

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any questions or need some assistance in the near future!

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Dan,

Truly appreciate your recommendations along w/ other Stang owners. I will most likely go w/ Bama tune and then decide on gears later. Just need to decide what tunes I should get? Leaning towards 93 S, 93 R &87 P. Which would increase 0-60 the most?

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Dan,

One other question for you. Do you think a Bama tune on 2.73 gear would beat a stock AT w/ 3.31 gear 0-60? Just your opinion since you guys ran the 11 project car w/ the tune & CAi in stage 1.

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Dan, Truly appreciate your recommendations along w/ other Stang owners. I will most likely go w/ Bama tune and then decide on gears later. Just need to decide what tunes I should get? Leaning towards 93 S, 93 R &87 P. Which would increase 0-60 the most? Thanks, Rick
Should keep all the same octane so its easier to switch when you want from tune to tune. I run 93 on all mine. Use street for a gas tune, performance for daily driving, and race for fun but right now as my daily tune lol

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Dan, One other question for you. Do you think a Bama tune on 2.73 gear would beat a stock AT w/ 3.31 gear 0-60? Just your opinion since you guys ran the 11 project car w/ the tune & CAi in stage 1. Thanks, Rick
Are those the only two mods? And you only want 0-60 times?
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Yes. I wish I would have researched more when I order this car. Just want that "out of your seat" feel and don't want to invest $1000 just yet. Seems like the tune is the best bet for the money.
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Plus the tune will allow you to correct the speedo whenever you do get gears. Tuner is a great mod
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Yes. I wish I would have researched more when I order this car. Just want that "out of your seat" feel and don't want to invest $1000 just yet. Seems like the tune is the best bet for the money.
What do you mean researched more before you got the car? What would you have done different?
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I would have spent the $300 on the optional 3.31 gears from the factory.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:15 PM   #15
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I would have spent the $300 on the optional 3.31 gears from the factory.
I have tune and 3.73 gears with a few other not to major things done and my 0-60 is 4.7-4.8. It will be a little better once I get some suspension upgrades soon
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Wow! That's pretty amazing for the 3.7. Did you tune before you replaced the gears? Thanks for sharing.
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Dan,

Truly appreciate your recommendations along w/ other Stang owners. I will most likely go w/ Bama tune and then decide on gears later. Just need to decide what tunes I should get? Leaning towards 93 S, 93 R &87 P. Which would increase 0-60 the most?

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One other question for you. Do you think a Bama tune on 2.73 gear would beat a stock AT w/ 3.31 gear 0-60? Just your opinion since you guys ran the 11 project car w/ the tune & CAi in stage 1.

Thanks,
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I would probably go with 93 Octane for all of our tunes. With the added octane we can make the tune a little more aggressive! However, if you only have 87 octane available, you'll still notice a huge difference. The 93 Race tune is going to be the most aggressive and show the largest gains. If you're looking to really improve your 0-60 time, you may want to think about the 93 Hybrid tune. The Hybrid tune has the low end grunt of the Street tune but the top end of the Race tune.

In my personal experience, I think your Bama tuned V6 with a 2.73 gear ration will definitely beat a V6 with a 3.31 gear and stock gear ratio. Wait until you get a set of 3.73's and pair it together with your Bama tune, you're going to completely fall in love with the car again! You will definitely be able to brake into the 4.xx's (0-60).

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions or need some assistance.

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Old 11-12-2013, 09:53 AM   #18
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Dan,

Thanks for honest opinion. After buying my Airaid CAI from you guys I'll never look elsewhere. I had some minor issues installing the grommets but you guys made some great recommendations and never felt "bothered" with helping me out. So many others out there are only concerned about the sale but you guys really take care of your customers. Thanks American Muscle!

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Wow! That's pretty amazing for the 3.7. Did you tune before you replaced the gears? Thanks for sharing.
Yeah but I had to update the tune after I got new gears. Im running the 93 bama hybrid tune right now I like it and here is a video of 0-60. Not my best vid but I think this one is like 4.8

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I recently contacted a local place for gears/tune modification and I was given an estimate for 1200...does that sound right?
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That's quick! Auto?

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I've received quotes for $600 gears from Ford Dealer.
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I recently contacted a local place for gears/tune modification and I was given an estimate for 1200...does that sound right?
That's pretty high, I was quoted 625 gears/install/taxes/and tuned but that's before I got my tuner. I suggest you get a tuner before you do your gears that way you'll always have the factory tune in case you need to set it back to stock and also you'll know exactly what tune is going in.
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Mine cost 425 for labor. Plus a little more because I has my entire rear end built at the same time. And there were some things wrong with it that I didn't know about
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I recently contacted a local place for gears/tune modification and I was given an estimate for 1200...does that sound right?
American muscle sells a combo kit for 675 that comes with gears, gear install kit, and bama sct tuner, that's what I got plus the 600 for install so 1200 is about right if that's what all you get. 600 is high alittle high install but I got a true performance shop to do it that has done thousands of gear swaps. They did it in about 6 hours and a perfect job most places take like 10 hours or even keep it 2 days

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Yes it's auto
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Dan,

Thanks for honest opinion. After buying my Airaid CAI from you guys I'll never look elsewhere. I had some minor issues installing the grommets but you guys made some great recommendations and never felt "bothered" with helping me out. So many others out there are only concerned about the sale but you guys really take care of your customers. Thanks American Muscle!

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Old 01-02-2014, 01:45 PM   #26
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Which tune did you use?
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The gear choice might depend on the tire your currently running and the tire you might eventually be running. The diameter will change the gear ratio. Stock 27.6" tires, I would go to a 3.55 gear. With 26" performance tires it becomes 3.75. The gear makes the car a blast to drive. No question. The tuner will enable you to modify engine and drive line parameters. A must have to compensate for tire sizes, gears, and performance tunes.
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I'll be interested to see how you like the gears/tune. I'm looking at doing the same with my v6 in a few months when the weather improves. Right now I'm pretty set on going with the 3.73, along with the BAMA tuner and install kit from AM.
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I got the tune and 3.55 gears later as the Ford dealer recommended for the type of driving I do. I tested RPM ranges out first by driving in lower gears on the freeway. I do drive 600-1000 mile trips sometimes and the 3.73 would have been too much RPM on the motor running for that long a time. If I never took road trips, I would have got the 3.73.

Ironically I originally asked the dealer for 3.31 cause of no tune issues, and they told me I would be disappointed with the 3.31 and they could feather the revs per miles on tire sizes with the ford tune to get speedo very close.

I noticed the new 2015 V6 comes stock with 3.15s and 3.55 are now factory options. Same gear choices with the 2015 Turbo4 engine.

However it was the 3.55 gear swap is what put back the seat into the car and makes it a blast. The tune helps make the throttle response and shift points better and its nice to change things as needed.

If I were to do it over again, I would get the gears first and then the tuner as I find its better to spring for the higher cost items first as its easier to save up for the lower priced item next. But that all depends you your cash flow situations and everyones is different. Right now I need to sell some non-car toys to get more stuff for the car.

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Bama 93 hybrid tune is possibly the best thing to have happened to my stang
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Tune first gears later.
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I'm wondering if Bondes Maumee can change gears and reset ecu w/o needing a tune? I'll have to check w/ Mike on this.
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My bama tunes made a world of difference.
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4.10's and a BAMA Tune. You won't notice any loss in mpg.. Unless you can't resist mashing the pedal...
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