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Old 11-29-2011, 05:50 AM   #1
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2012 V6 tuner?

Hey everyone, i was thinking of getting a tuner for the new steed. Got about 1,500 miles A/T now. It hauls *** but missing that little well yall know! Any thoughts on tuners and what tune? Thanks!
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:08 PM   #2
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I have a 2011 v6 auto and a month ago I purchased a bama sct tuner from American Musscle online for 379.00 dollars . I currently have loaded a 91 performance tune. Dude, it f ing rocks. The best $ 379.00 spent. Huge difference. The tune makes all the difference. It transforms your pony into a stallion.
I was leery about it when I was reading up on it. I finnaly decided to pull the trigger and buy one. So worth it. The stang pulls way harder. No more delay from the throttle when you juice it and give it go baby. No more speed rev limit. 145 is gonna happen on open road. No more skipping over gears when accelerating slowly. Dude, so worth it. If you lived near me, I would tune your pony up for free just to show you how sweet it is.
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Old 11-30-2011, 09:58 PM   #3
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Ill take the free tune jaja. Does it waste more gas? What is the average mpg it is giving you?
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Im getting 30 mph highway still. Around 24 to 25 non highway. Ill admit now with the tune i find myself going deeper down on the peddle to feel the stallion take off. I can't help myself. Lol
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Nice. Im getting around 20_22 avg thats why i was worried. Tuning the car makes you loose the warranty though doesnt it?
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I have a 2011 v6 auto and a month ago I purchased a bama sct tuner from American Musscle online for 379.00 dollars . I currently have loaded a 91 performance tune. Dude, it f ing rocks. The best $ 379.00 spent. Huge difference. The tune makes all the difference. It transforms your pony into a stallion.
I was leery about it when I was reading up on it. I finnaly decided to pull the trigger and buy one. So worth it. The stang pulls way harder. No more delay from the throttle when you juice it and give it go baby. No more speed rev limit. 145 is gonna happen on open road. No more skipping over gears when accelerating slowly. Dude, so worth it. If you lived near me, I would tune your pony up for free just to show you how sweet it is.
You can't use a tuner from one car on another without unlocking it. A practice our forums main sponsor would not like... The bama tunes are great. Can't wait for my Mach 1 tune.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:04 AM   #7
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I have no clue about tuning another car. It was just a friendly jester. Lol

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Love the tuner

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Nice. Im getting around 20_22 avg thats why i was worried. Tuning the car makes you loose the warranty though doesnt it?
Yes, but my understanding of that is if the dealer can show proof the issue was caused as a direct result of the Tune. If not, I think you have a case against them and they should fix the warranty issue. I called American Musscle and asked them. They guarantee and stand behind there product will not cause issues with your engine and other parts. They told me if a dealer wont fix the issue with your warranty work because the dealer claims the damage was caused by the tune then American Musscle will pay to fix the problem. So they told me when I asked them the same question as you gave about voiding the warranty.
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Old 12-01-2011, 11:21 AM   #8
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It is nothing for a dealer to have probable cause that a tuner caused an engine malfunction. The reason is that everything is controlled by the computer. By going in and changing the factory "Safe" tune, it's easy for them to say that a combination of change to the timing, fuel load, shift points, air monitoring ALL led to the failure. If you engine fails after a tune, regardless of what caused it, they can and most likely void your warranty, which can and will most likely include the entire power train (motor, trans, rearend).
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It is nothing for a dealer to have probable cause that a tuner caused an engine malfunction. The reason is that everything is controlled by the computer. By going in and changing the factory "Safe" tune, it's easy for them to say that a combination of change to the timing, fuel load, shift points, air monitoring ALL led to the failure. If you engine fails after a tune, regardless of what caused it, they can and most likely void your warranty, which can and will most likely include the entire power train (motor, trans, rearend).
Yeah and its bs... how is the rear end affected by the tune lol? I guess it may shift harder
... total bs.
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Yeah and its bs... how is the rear end affected by the tune lol? I guess it may shift harder
... total bs.
I agree totally. They find any excuse to void warranties. I had a jeep dealer try an tell me that they wouldn't cover the navigation system in my wrangler cause there was dried up mud on the under-carriage therefore I was off roading and made a wire come loose. There argument was toasted when I showed them the factory brochure of a jeep offroading.
Unless your dealer is an authorized FRPP dealer, we ain't gonna get to much leeway, and even then it ain't much.
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:46 AM   #11
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Hey thanks Kona for the thought!
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:53 AM   #12
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Anytime, glad I could help. Reality you could have an issue with your dealership when it comes to warranty work if you use a tuner on the car. For me I'm glad I got to tuner and my car is just a year old. With that said hopefully I will not have any engine failures during the warranty or even long after that.

If there is an issue and the dealership will not take care of the problem that I will be calling american muscle for help.
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:16 AM   #13
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You can't use a tuner from one car on another without unlocking it. A practice our forums main sponsor would not like... The bama tunes are great. Can't wait for my Mach 1 tune.
Which mach 1 tune? For v6?
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Which mach 1 tune? For v6?
What? This confused me.
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:51 AM   #15
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So how exactly do you tune a car or how does it work? I dont understand what is meant by 91 &96 tunes. Im new to this jaja.
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So how exactly do you tune a car or how does it work? I dont understand what is meant by 91 &96 tunes. Im new to this jaja.
I did some googling and found some good info just type how to tune a mustang and read up. Lots of gains to be had but your risking your warranty, sucks...
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So how exactly do you tune a car or how does it work? I dont understand what is meant by 91 &96 tunes. Im new to this jaja.
91 and 93 refer to the octane rating in your gas. You can tune a car by adjusting the air/fuel maps and a wholr bunch of other parameters. Tunes also sharpen up throttle reaponse a lot and that is largely what people feel. A good tune will go a long wayd to optimising everything. Stock tunes leave a lot on the table.
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Did you get it with the cold intake?
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Did you get it with the cold intake?
Im planing in getting tge combo. Any suggestions?
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Im planing in getting tge combo. Any suggestions?
Go with the airaid combo pack.
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It's worth it!! I've had no problems with my tune, installed it around 3k and now I have 10k. I also have Airaid intake... Intake and tuner makes the car a beast!!! I have a MT with delete mufflers.. No more lag... Really good response and after 4k it really goes. Hope this helps..... DO IT!!
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:56 AM   #22
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Ok ill take moron to a new level with this question. How do you get the remaining 87 out once you tune it before adding the 91 or 93? Mix and run the tank out?
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^ I got the same question ^
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Ok ill take moron to a new level with this question. How do you get the remaining 87 out once you tune it before adding the 91 or 93? Mix and run the tank out?
No dumb question bro. I just waited until the car was down to like 30 miles empty then just filled tank with the 91 or 93. Then plugged the tuner back in and uploaded the 91 tune in. Takes like three minutes to re-tune. So darn easy. I was using regular 87 before the tune so I tried my 87 street tune first. Drove around on that for a few miles until the car needed more fuel. You can get a 87 performance tune from Bama however you know the higher octane, the cleaner it burns and better the acceleration. American Musscle said I could add 91 to my tank that already had 87 just as long as I was like down to 1/10 or so of fuel. No biggie. Just use the 87 street tune until you fill up again. The street tune is good. You will see and feel a difference as well.
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Thanks bro, now I just gotta figure out which gas stations have what fuel...not many 93's around me at least the ones I have seen lol
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Thanks bro, now I just gotta figure out which gas stations have what fuel...not many 93's around me at least the ones I have seen lol
Exactly, That's why american muscle recommended the 91 octane tune. Because every gas station should have at least 91 maybe 92 and 93
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Once again Kona thanks for the countless responses with great info!
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Once again Kona thanks for the countless responses with great info!
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