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Old 10-22-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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use the sct excalibur 2 on a 2012 mustang?

Ok, this might be a dumb question to those of you who are in the loop with tuning mods so don't eat me alive...

My buddy had an sct excalibur 2 for his old ford focus that he recently sold. He likes to burn rice so he bought a new honda and offered to give me his sct excalibur 2 for ford vehicles. Im not about to hook this thing up to my mustang just to see what happens but I was reading up on the sct excalibur 2 and was thinking......... the sct excalibur 2 wont have the 2012 mustang on it because it is to old BUT, I have herd about being able to load a custom tune into it and then loading that tune. Could I possibly load, say, the bama tune onto this and then run it on my car? has anyone tried?
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There are a few things to know when dealing with used tuners.

1. If the car it was previously used to tune was never returned to stock, the tuner will be locked out and can only be used on the original vehicle. You would have to pay SCT to unlock it.

2. Since it's an older model tuner, it may need to have it's software updated to be used on a 2012. You can do this yourself pretty easily.

As long as the tuner is unlocked and the software is up-to-date, you should have no problem loading a custom tune to it and then tuning your mustang. One of our AM guys on here should be able to help you out in more detail.
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I did some research and was able to unlock the tuner with instructions I found on the SCT site. However, I was notified via e-mail by the SCT tech department that Ford changed there ECU on the 2011+ model mustangs and because of that the SCT Excalibrator 2 will not work on the newer mustangs.

Thanks for the advice FL3.7..... If your around Central FL (Orlando) shoot me a PM, we should get together at a local car night or something.


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Ok, this might be a dumb question to those of you who are in the loop with tuning mods so don't eat me alive...

My buddy had an sct excalibur 2 for his old ford focus that he recently sold. He likes to burn rice so he bought a new honda and offered to give me his sct excalibur 2 for ford vehicles. Im not about to hook this thing up to my mustang just to see what happens but I was reading up on the sct excalibur 2 and was thinking......... the sct excalibur 2 wont have the 2012 mustang on it because it is to old BUT, I have herd about being able to load a custom tune into it and then loading that tune. Could I possibly load, say, the bama tune onto this and then run it on my car? has anyone tried?
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I did some research and was able to unlock the tuner with instructions I found on the SCT site. However, I was notified via e-mail by the SCT tech department that Ford changed there ECU on the 2011+ model mustangs and because of that the SCT Excalibrator 2 will not work on the newer mustangs.
Rebeltx,

Unfortunately you couldn't use this device on your Stang. SCT has pointed you in the right direction. The Xcal 2's can only be used on mid 2007 and down. However I definitely still recommend getting a tune on your car, it will really wake that beast up!

Let me know if I can be of any 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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Thanks Dan, I am definitely still interested in a tune. A big thing that I would like to see change is the speed of shifts. I have been a manual guy most of my life but went with an auto mustang this time. I love the car but there is no point in trying to drive "spirited" when you loose 2 seconds to change gears. I hate to say it but my little brothers chevy cobalt is an auto and he is changing gears faster than I am... granted, that is the only thing he can do faster but still, its annoying... for daily driving I would be interested in a stock tune on the engine and just have the transmission livened up... I'll talk to the tech department about it, im sure they are plenty capable of doing that.
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Thanks Dan, I am definitely still interested in a tune. A big thing that I would like to see change is the speed of shifts. I have been a manual guy most of my life but went with an auto mustang this time. I love the car but there is no point in trying to drive "spirited" when you loose 2 seconds to change gears. I hate to say it but my little brothers chevy cobalt is an auto and he is changing gears faster than I am... granted, that is the only thing he can do faster but still, its annoying... for daily driving I would be interested in a stock tune on the engine and just have the transmission livened up... I'll talk to the tech department about it, im sure they are plenty capable of doing that.
Yeah the Auto Mustang's actually benefit more then a manual when it comes to tuning. You'll see the same power gains, but since we have access to the shift points tables to adjust the shift points, firmness etc.. you really benefit!

Give my Bama team a call and they'll answer any of your questions! 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.

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