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Old 08-23-2011, 12:40 PM   #1
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To tune or not to tune?

Hello, my name is Adam an I just purchased my new 2012 Kona blue mca edition stang. I love this car! I have added a set of side window louvers and Borla Atak exhaust. My car has 3:31 gears and a mt. I'm debating hard on a sct tuner and a carbon fiber cai from American Muscle. So.. Is it worth it?
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I think yes. People say exhaust, cai, and tuner are all good starting mods. If i had the money, I'd do it. When I'm done with the exterior, that's what's next.
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I think yes. People say exhaust, cai, and tuner are all good starting mods. If i had the money, I'd do it. When I'm done with the exterior, that's what's next.
Thanks for your advise. Seems like that is the way to go. What all have you done to yours?
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I have a 2007. Once I get rims, I'm getting the frpp power pack for v6 from am. I don't have anything performance wise, it just looks cool :s. The power pack consists of dual exhaust, a ford Cai, and a tuner. Here's my car...
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I have a 2007. Once I get rims, I'm getting the frpp power pack for v6 from am. I don't have anything performance wise, it just looks cool :s. The power pack consists of dual exhaust, a ford Cai, and a tuner. Here's my car...
That's a slick ride. Let me know how things go when you get the frpp.
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Thanks, and will do.
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Do I think it's worth the power? Yes. Do I think it's worth voiding the warranty on a brand new car? No. Get an after market exhaust for the sound and be happy you have a safe durable and still quick car that will never give you problems. Reason I'm saying this is because I retuned my car and went to get my rotors changed (under warranty). I was denied though cause they always check your CPU too see if the car is modded and can blame ANYTHING on it mechanical wise.

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Ps,had to pay 645$ for brand new rotors out of pocket
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Can't he get Frpp stuff installed by the dealer to maintain warranty?
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Do I think it's worth the power? Yes. Do I think it's worth voiding the warranty on a brand new car? No. Get an after market exhaust for the sound and be happy you have a safe durable and still quick car that will never give you problems. Reason I'm saying this is because I retuned my car and went to get my rotors changed (under warranty). I was denied though cause they always check your CPU too see if the car is modded and can blame ANYTHING on it mechanical wise.

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Ps,had to pay 645$ for brand new rotors out of pocket
You do have a point about the warranty. I guess I could wait till after my warranty expires and then do it. Who knows? By then I may not even want to tune it.
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Ya see, my warranty was up a while ago, so I dont have that problem :p
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Re: To tune or not to tune?

Call your dealership and ask them about their policy towards modifications. The service manager will more than likely be anal, but you'll get more leniency with some places over others.

Can't see how a tune would've voided warranty on rotors...?
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