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Old 01-23-2014, 02:16 PM   #1
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Ok, a guy I know had a 11 gt and sold it. He had the combo of the steeda cold air and the sct tuner. He took the tune off his car and put it back to stock when he sold it. He said he would sell it for $400. Is that a good deal and would it even work on my 13gt? I am completely stock and so was he except for the steeda intake. He has a tune loaded in the tuner for the intake but I don't know whether or not it will work on the 13. Should I just go with a new tuner and get free tunes for life. If I buy this used tuner, I guess that is the only tune I will get unless I buy more tunes, right? Thanks guys.
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$400 for the tuner alone or with the intake as well? If u buy the tuner just make sure it's unmarried (which he said it is) & u would have to buy ur own tune his won't work with ur car.
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Sorry, I forgot to say that it is with the steeda intake too. How much are tunes? It is definitely not married, he made sure to tell me that. I just found the tunes are 150 for 3 custom tunes from bama. There are so many things for these cars, its overwhelming.
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Sorry, I forgot to say that it is with the steeda intake too. How much are tunes? It is definitely not married, he made sure to tell me that. I just found the tunes are 150 for 3 custom tunes from bama. There are so many things for these cars, its overwhelming.
I think $400 is a good deal! It goes for $700 new! Yea bama tunes for life is $150 & Steeda tunes for life is $150 too!
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I guess I could go ahead and pick it up in the morning. So, I need to buy NEW tunes for my engine right. The one for the 11 that's in the tuner wont work?
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I guess I could go ahead and pick it up in the morning. So, I need to buy NEW tunes for my engine right. The one for the 11 that's in the tuner wont work?
It MIGHT "work" but I wouldn't recommended it! Each ECU has different codes & the tunes are written to ur specific ECU & ECU code! I would rather spend the extra $ than run a the chance of ruining my engine or ECU!
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True, I don't know anything about tuners or tunes. I have never had one. I just missed one heck of a deal on a Full exhaust with the o/r pipe with flowmaster cat backs, cai and tune for $600. It all came off a 13 gt that was done at Fastlane motorsports. The guy that works at the ford dealer traded the car in and took all the aftermarket stuff off. He also had a GHIH boss intake, I don't know what that went for.
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The tunes for a 2011 to 2014 will be the same, as long as the engine itself is the same between your Mustang and his and transmission type (I.E. if his Mustang was a 5.0, and your's is a 5.0, his was a standard, yours is a standard), then the basic tunes are good. Now if they were "custom tunes" that could be different, but you stated he only had the CAI as a mod. Install that (CAI) on yours, and install the tune on the tuner, and you'd be good to go. If his Mustang was a 5.0 and an automatic, and yours is a 3.7 and an automatic or standard, then yes, the tunes are not compatible (or vice versa).

As far as the ECU, this would not make a difference. The tuner locks to the vehicle VIN, and not to the ECU per say. The VIN is stored in the ECU.
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What if he had an auto? Mine is a 6speed, I don't know what his was but I will find out in the morning.
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the tunes he has in the tuner will only work on your car IF and only if you share the same ecm code, even then I'd call SCT and verify before shelling out $400, if it's locked, you'll be on the hook for $150 to unlock it

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[QUOTE=scott_0;1930609]the tunes he has in the tuner will only work on your car IF and only if you share the same ecm code, even then I'd call SCT and verify before shelling out $400, if it's locked, you'll be on the hook for $150 to unlock it

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He took the tune off his car and put it back to stock so the tuner is not married to his car. Is that what you are talking about?
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He took the tune off his car and put it back to stock so the tuner is not married to his car. Is that what you are talking about?
yes sir, if that's the case then it is unlocked and you can use it. but as I said, the tune(s) will only work on your car if the ecm codes on both cars are the same. I'd just start out with your own tunes. good luck

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yes sir, if that's the case then it is unlocked and you can use it. but as I said, the tune(s) will only work on your car if the ecm codes on both cars are the same. I'd just start out with your own tunes. good luck

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That's what I am going to do, I would feel much better knowing for sure. I mean I wouldn't even put it on my car if I didn't know for sure. I am going to do full exhaust at on point also so I will get the free tunes for life.
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That's what I am going to do, I would feel much better knowing for sure. I mean I wouldn't even put it on my car if I didn't know for sure. I am going to do full exhaust at on point also so I will get the free tunes for life.
All the tuners give free revisions whether it be Lund, VMP, BBR, AED, etc etc. Don't get hung up on the companies that advertise "free tunes for life" as it is just a marketing gimmick.
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All the tuners give free revisions whether it be Lund, VMP, BBR, AED, etc etc. Don't get hung up on the companies that advertise "free tunes for life" as it is just a marketing gimmick.
Yeah I knew that but I just want to go bama.
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Keep in mind the intake for a manual vs an auto are different part numbers!
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Yeah I knew that but I just want to go bama.

Just but a new tuner from SCT. I tried to buy others Bama tuner and it turned my car into a brick because of Different E cM code. We were able to return it back to stock. :faceslap:
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Just but a new tuner from SCT. I tried to buy others Bama tuner and it turned my car into a brick because of Different E cM code. We were able to return it back to stock. :faceslap:
Did u use the previous owners tune?
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Steeda tunes for life ... 105.00 ... currently on sale!

Let me know if i can help assist you with anything? For more information on your tuning device ... you can check out sct's website.

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Did u use the previous owners tune?

I think so but the owner thought the tuner was unmarried. :/
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Ok, for the tune, his is not going to work in your car so don't waste you time with that. First of all the tune has nothing to do with the vin its sometime done by pcm code and if its been flashed it goes by the strategy code. His pcm is most likely different and they may have even used a strategy code to tune it. To many variables. If you get it just enroll in a tunes for life program, ours is currently 30% off. The inlet tube for the stick to automatic is is slightly different. The automatic has an extra vacuum hole in it that will need to be plugged.
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Ok, for the tune, his is not going to work in your car so don't waste you time with that. First of all the tune has nothing to do with the vin its sometime done by pcm code and if its been flashed it goes by the strategy code. His pcm is most likely different and they may have even used a strategy code to tune it. To many variables. If you get it just enroll in a tunes for life program, ours is currently 30% off. The inlet tube for the stick to automatic is is slightly different. The automatic has an extra vacuum hole in it that will need to be plugged.
Thanks matt. Do you guys think the steeda intake is that much better than stock? I have read many different opinions on our stock air box. I didn't pick the tuner and intake up yet, I am thinking of maybe just buying a tuner and do exhaust. I really don't think I need the cold air intake. Anyones opinions on who has used the intake or anyone else? thanks.
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Well for starters our intake takes in so much extra air a tune is required because the computer can't compensate for it. The car would run super lean and you're gonna have a bad time! With just our tune you will get around 20 horsepower. With the tune and the cold air you're going to get up to 44 horsepower. That over 20 by changing the cold air. Yes, there is a significant difference from the cold air swap.
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I think so but the owner thought the tuner was unmarried. :/
I mean did u but a tune specifically for ur car of did u use the tune that was made for the PO's car?
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