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Old 12-10-2012, 10:57 PM   #1
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can a tune negatively affect the engine?

i just saw that somewhere and ive never heard that before
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I don't think so. They usually help the engine and drivetrain a great deal. If you don't revert back to a stock tune before switching tunes then it can mess it up. But as far as durability it's all positives
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i just saw that somewhere and ive never heard that before
Great Id name!! Classic.

Any tune can potentially damage the engine if not written properly (or pushing the engine to its limit). Some have had their tuners lock/crash while uploading a tune. Thus bricking the car. But the risk is very small. Just go through someone reputable.
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It's one of those tricky yes and no things. The parts from your car are designed with a life expectancy of a certain time. If your car is processing a lot more fuel than is intended in the stick set up it will make that life shorter. It's not going to break it, but it Could affect it. But according to a dealership, it's 110% going to F some stuff up
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In the 5.0s, the #8 cylinder runs hotter than the others. Some tuners advance timing too much and overheated that piston and popped them.

A tune can change anything on an engine. If you don't do it right, you can either make it run worse or possibly even destroy it.
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Great Id name!! Classic.

Any tune can potentially damage the engine if not written properly (or pushing the engine to its limit). Some have had their tuners lock/crash while uploading a tune. Thus bricking the car. But the risk is very small. Just go through someone reputable.
haha thanks a friend of mine made a joke to me with that the first day i got the car and it just stuck. and yeah i was planning on going with bama when the time comes
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haha thanks a friend of mine made a joke to me with that the first day i got the car and it just stuck. and yeah i was planning on going with bama when the time comes
Bamma is great!! I had a rough idle problem, they told me to do a data log and send it to them, the next morning I got a revised tune from mike that fixed the issue!! I stand behind bamma 110%
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Most people here will stand by Bama and for a good reason. The Bama and AM team take good care of us here on ME with answering questions and making suggestions. I wouldn't be surprised to see an AM rep show up in this thread at some point. You also can't deny that Bama is on the leading edge of tuning for the mustang. And if you consider all the people that use there tunes and send in data logs, Bama probably has one of the largest databases to pull info from in the industry.

It's also worth mentioning that if you worried about hurting your car with a tune then Bama can build you a more mild tune if you wish.
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howsit stangin,

If a tune is put in the wrong hands or done by someone without experience you could, in theory cause damage to your engine. However, that's not the case with our tunes. Our Head tuning Specialist Mike Wilson has been tuning Mustang's for 15+ Years and definitely has every aspect of these engines figured out!

For every Bama Tune we ask you 19 questions about your specific Mustang, including your unique mods and style of driving. This info helps us write custom tunes from the ground-up for your Mustang's mods that will give you the most horsepower that we can safely deliver. We're also constantly developing our tunes! Between our 14 different Project Mustangs and tons of street/track and dyno testing (on our in-house Dynojet 224xLC), we're looking for any minor tweaks to be made that can benefit you guys. We're also part of Fords Technology Transfer Program & Work very closely with Ford to insure that all of our tunes are perfect!

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