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Old 08-30-2013, 04:06 PM   #1
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this is crazy!

Okay I've had a bama tuner for about 6 months, but never put a tune in until today. I was afraid of messing up the warranty. Wow, it's a night and day difference. I've only tried the 87 street so far, but this is incredible. It makes me feel bad that I drove 23k miles without it. Also, what was ford thinking of with the tune they had in there? I've just fallen in love with my car all over again.
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Do the dealer know if i load a tune? I can return it to stock when gonna to the dealer, i want to keep my warranty
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Do the dealer know if i load a tune? I can return it to stock when gonna to the dealer, i want to keep my warranty
Whenever you change the computer on the car (ie. upload a tune) they will be able to see it. Returning it back to stock and driving 1,000,000 miles will still leave that trace.
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bad news, i was thinking to buy the sct, but are you sure than i lost my warranty if i load a tune?
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bad news, i was thinking to buy the sct, but are you sure than i lost my warranty if i load a tune?
Not necessarily bad news, talk to you dealer, They might be o.k with it. This topic has been discussed numerous times.
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Okay I've had a bama tuner for about 6 months, but never put a tune in until today. I was afraid of messing up the warranty. Wow, it's a night and day difference. I've only tried the 87 street so far, but this is incredible. It makes me feel bad that I drove 23k miles without it. Also, what was ford thinking of with the tune they had in there? I've just fallen in love with my car all over again.
I'm glad you're enjoying it man! It's always fun seeing a customer's first reaction to our Bama tunes haha. I felt the same way the first time I experienced a custom tune and remember thinking "why didn't I do this earlier?". Just wait until you upload the 93 Race tune...

FYI - this is how addictions start you know!

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bad news, i was thinking to buy the sct, but are you sure than i lost my warranty if i load a tune?
Not quite! If you load a custom tune to your Mustang, your warranty is not voided automatically. There's more depth to it than that.

If for some reason you were to have drivetrain issues, a dealership has to prove the modification or tune caused the failure. If they can't or find the failure was caused by something else, you'll still get the warranty service.

Keep in mind - this is only if the dealership checks your PCM for a custom tune. If you were to have an alternator failure under warranty, there would be no reason for them to even check the PCM to begin with. Thus, you would be covered by the warranty again. As you can see it's not a cut and dry process. It truly depends on the situation before your warranty is considered voided or not.

I hope this helps clarify things for you. Let me know if you have anymore questions!

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bad news, i was thinking to buy the sct, but are you sure than i lost my warranty if i load a tune?
I had my car tuned and had to go in for warranty work for my front control arms. And Shane is correct. They wouldn't have a reason to check the PCM for something like that.

I've had my tuned for almost a year and never had a single problem!!
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Thanks guys, I'm trying to fight the addiction but I'm already thinking about the next mod I should do. I'm not really worried about the warranty. It only really voids the power train part and i haven't seen many people having problems with the v6 automatics. I think I'm going to need new tires sooner than I thought. It's just too much fun.

On a side note, it looks as though I can get better gas mileage if i keep my foot off the gas. So I'm still trying to figure out what ford was trying to do.
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Thanks guys, I'm trying to fight the addiction but I'm already thinking about the next mod I should do. I'm not really worried about the warranty. It only really voids the power train part and i haven't seen many people having problems with the v6 automatics. I think I'm going to need new tires sooner than I thought. It's just too much fun.

On a side note, it looks as though I can get better gas mileage if i keep my foot off the gas. So I'm still trying to figure out what ford was trying to do.
Just hope you don't have engine issues. They will most likely blame the tune for that.
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Well, it's only guaranteed for 60k miles anyway. If i have engine problems before then I'm just going to fix it then sell it. It's a risk. One I consider low
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Thanks guys, I'm trying to fight the addiction but I'm already thinking about the next mod I should do. I'm not really worried about the warranty. It only really voids the power train part and i haven't seen many people having problems with the v6 automatics. I think I'm going to need new tires sooner than I thought. It's just too much fun.

On a side note, it looks as though I can get better gas mileage if i keep my foot off the gas. So I'm still trying to figure out what ford was trying to do.
Dude just talk to your dealer, it might give you piece of mind. That's the first thing I did and was pleasantly surprised. Before you jump to conclusions see what they say about you wanting to tune. Then decide what u want to do. If you think about it if you break something in the drive line and you drive your car like most people do who have a stang they could deny you warranty work also! It depends of your dealing with a holes or not.
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