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Old 06-03-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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Does a 93 tune really help

I'm looking to get a cai and a tuner and I was going to get the bama one and put a 93 over te 87 will there be a big difference and is it worth switching to premium fuel can someone give me a pros and com or just some info I have a 2013 with the performance package
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From what I've heard there's a huge difference from the tune an no regrets.
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From what I've heard there's a huge difference from the tune an no regrets.
So going with premium fuel is better do you get better gas mileage
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Should. Thats an ongoing debate. I believe you do but a lot say little to no gain.
Also helps you're car run better.
But it depends what tune you get street performance or race as well.
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I heard only good things about those tune, I can't wait to get my car tune.
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Should. Thats an ongoing debate. I believe you do but a lot say little to no gain.
Also helps you're car run better.
But it depends what tune you get street performance or race as well.
well i would only be using it for street i never go to a track is there a certain thing i should buy i was going to get the cai and bama tuner package from am and get custom uses made is that the right path you think?
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:48 PM   #7
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Running the 93 race tune now in my daily driver. I love the power increase it provides. I just did a road trip and actually got less fuel mileage than pre-tune. I averaged about 32 highway for the trip; used to average 33-34. My normal daily mileage stayed the same.
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All three are now safe to run dd but for best fuel economy go street or performance.
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Yes. I ran the 87 tunes for a week before switching to the 93 tunes. There is a noticeable difference.

That being set I am getting my best mpgs with the 93. Though it doesn't matter as my cost per mile went up a little under a penny. So for $100 more bucks every 10k driven I get to enjoy the car a lot more.

I have tracked and logged every fill up with fuelly. So I can see exactly what it is costing.

Just had my best tank going to Chattanooga. 27.5 total avg after having some fun around town and doing the normal drive but I was pulling 29 on the highway going 77-80 with the 93h. Best I could do bone stock was 27.8 and 26.6/tank before this last one.

I say 93 is worth it. For me $100 over 10k driven is skipping fast food twice per month for a year.
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Yes. I ran the 87 tunes for a week before switching to the 93 tunes. There is a noticeable difference.

That being set I am getting my best mpgs with the 93. Though it doesn't matter as my cost per mile went up a little under a penny. So for $100 more bucks every 10k driven I get to enjoy the car a lot more.

I have tracked and logged every fill up with fuelly. So I can see exactly what it is costing.

Just had my best tank going to Chattanooga. 27.5 total avg after having some fun around town and doing the normal drive but I was pulling 29 on the highway going 77-80 with the 93h. Best I could do bone stock was 27.8 and 26.6/tank before this last one.

I say 93 is worth it. For me $100 over 10k driven is skipping fast food twice per month for a year.
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Yes. I ran the 87 tunes for a week before switching to the 93 tunes. There is a noticeable difference.

That being set I am getting my best mpgs with the 93. Though it doesn't matter as my cost per mile went up a little under a penny. So for $100 more bucks every 10k driven I get to enjoy the car a lot more.

I have tracked and logged every fill up with fuelly. So I can see exactly what it is costing.

Just had my best tank going to Chattanooga. 27.5 total avg after having some fun around town and doing the normal drive but I was pulling 29 on the highway going 77-80 with the 93h. Best I could do bone stock was 27.8 and 26.6/tank before this last one.

I say 93 is worth it. For me $100 over 10k driven is skipping fast food twice per month for a year.
When you switch to premium fuel is it ok to wait to get to empty the. Full up with premium or do I have to drain my tank first
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Go to empty and then fill up with premium. Run at least 1/2 tank out, top off and then you will be fine.
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Go to empty and then fill up with premium. Run at least 1/2 tank out, top off and then you will be fine.
Ok thanks and should I tune the 93 tune on before or after I fill up with premium
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After, so your gas is 92.89 octane instead of 88.99 octane. (Figures are completely BS but it illustrates why he suggests you fill up, run out half the tank and then fill up again.
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After, so your gas is 92.89 octane instead of 88.99 octane. (Figures are completely BS but it illustrates why he suggests you fill up, run out half the tank and then fill up again.
hey running 93 with a 93 tune wont hurt my engine or anything right?
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exactly

If you're running 93 octane gas, and your tune is based on 93 octane gas, you will be doing the right thing. You should be safe : )
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If you're running 93 octane gas, and your tune is based on 93 octane gas, you will be doing the right thing. You should be safe : )
Would it cause any knvoking or tapping
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Knocks

If it was improperly tuned, perhaps... But it you get a Bama tune or any of the commonly sold tunes I wouldn't think you'd experience any knocking. Now if you had a 93 octane tune... but were using 87, you could probably find yourself in some engine trouble there, but if you get a good reputable tune, and use the right gas (so long as there isn't a problem with your engine already) you'll be fine.
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If it was improperly tuned, perhaps... But it you get a Bama tune or any of the commonly sold tunes I wouldn't think you'd experience any knocking. Now if you had a 93 octane tune... but were using 87, you could probably find yourself in some engine trouble there, but if you get a good reputable tune, and use the right gas (so long as there isn't a problem with your engine already) you'll be fine.
It's a brand new car 600 miles on it I had it sense 4 miles I went to empty it said 3 miles to empty filled up with 93 drop about 2 miles to my house then installed 93 race tune and I have driven about 40 miles and I feel like the car isn't how it should be could it be the tune or my car and its a bama tune
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It's a brand new car 600 miles on it I had it sense 4 miles I went to empty it said 3 miles to empty filled up with 93 drop about 2 miles to my house then installed 93 race tune and I have driven about 40 miles and I feel like the car isn't how it should be could it be the tune or my car and its a bama tune
Your car has a reserve tank full of your previous gas aka 87 octane. That's probably you're issue. Always run it til half a tank after your fresh refill and refill again before adding the tune.
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Your car has a reserve tank full of your previous gas aka 87 octane. That's probably you're issue. Always run it til half a tank after your fresh refill and refill again before adding the tune.
Oh I didn't know that so I should take the tune off and drive it for a bit
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Oh I didn't know that so I should take the tune off and drive it for a bit
Yes I highly recommend it.
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Ok thanks for the heads up so to a half a tank ?
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Ok thanks for the heads up so to a half a tank ?
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