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Old 04-01-2014, 04:46 PM   #1
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I've had my car for about a month now and I've noticed that my car takes awhile before it takes off after pressing on the gas. Even around turns it seems like I have to press on the gas more than I should. Also feels kinda like I'm towing something... I have a 2013 V6 Premium with performance package which has the 3.31 gears. When I bought it at 19k miles it did already have Magnaflow axel-back's installed. Could it be that it needs a tuner? I'll be buying the Bama Tuner with Steeda CAI within the coming month, but if it it doesn't fix it I may hold off... Thanks!
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I've had my car for about a month now and I've noticed that my car takes awhile before it takes off after pressing on the gas. Even around turns it seems like I have to press on the gas more than I should. Also feels kinda like I'm towing something... I have a 2013 V6 Premium with performance package which has the 3.31 gears. When I bought it at 19k miles it did already have Magnaflow axel-back's installed. Could it be that it needs a tuner? I'll be buying the Bama Tuner with Steeda CAI within the coming month, but if it it doesn't fix it I may hold off... Thanks!

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Is it automatic or manual? Anther thing to consider is people look at peak HP/TQ numbers but you have to look at the overall power curve. Based on the cars I've owned in the past my V6 mustang acts like like a honda with VTEC opposed to a V8. Meaning that all the power is in the upper RPM's and lacks the low end torque of a V8. And to really use the advertised power for these cars you have to get into the upper RPM's
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For a possible quick fix, research the fuse pull, I believe it's fuse 44 or 47 I don't remember. I'd give a link if this forum would let me but it won't. If that doesn't fix it a tuner should. Also, I recommend researching who you purchase your tunes from as you might end up spending more in the long run from being dissatisfied like I was.
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Yeah the 3.7 lacks low end torque and the CAI and Tune should even out the curve.
Steeda =good CAI but tune is necessary.
BBK+ Airaid = most common CAIs some perfer JLT others perfer Airaid.
Roush= Same as airaid, save your money.

Steeda Tune= Safe (Free tune with tuner)
Bama= Safe + more agressive than Steeda (Free tune with tuner)
MPT= Pulls hard and a good tune ~$75/tune (Free tune with tuner)
Lund=Best tune but expensive ($100/tune w/ tuner, $200/tune w/o tuner)

Just based off the research (on forums) I have done. There are other tunes out there and of course a Dyno tune from someone good will be the best but will be expensive.

I pulled the trigger and ordered the SCT X4 with Bama and I'll let you know how I like it. Might go MPT later if I want harder pulls and maybe Lund if I go Turbo in the future.

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When I first bought my 2011 V6, it did not have any mods, and it did not have any sluggish issues at all. Is it still under warranty? If it is, take it in and have it checked. If it is no longer under warranty, then try this: disconnect the negative cable at the battery. Leave it unplugged for about 5 minutes, enough time for the PCM to clear itself. Re-connect the battery cable and go for a ride. The pcm will now "re-learn", and perhaps clear itself of any learned shift points (if its an automatic).

Again, I would only try the disconnecting of the battery if the warranty has expired. It may not resolve your sluggish problem, but its a freebie type try. Automatic transmission shift points are learned and kept in the pcm/ecu, and if you did a lot of stop go driving recently, these can be annoying when you do go out for a "sprited" run.

Depending on the gas you have been running, you may have some carbon build up on the throttle plate; this can cause a poor idle, and sluggish off idle acceleration.

But before you go and buy a CAI, a tuner, or any other mod, utilize your warranty and get the problem repaired. A stock 3.7 V6 runs very good on it's own, without mods. With them, yes, it runs better, but they should not be required to correct your symptoms.
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I've had my car for about a month now and I've noticed that my car takes awhile before it takes off after pressing on the gas. Even around turns it seems like I have to press on the gas more than I should. Also feels kinda like I'm towing something... I have a 2013 V6 Premium with performance package which has the 3.31 gears. When I bought it at 19k miles it did already have Magnaflow axel-back's installed. Could it be that it needs a tuner? I'll be buying the Bama Tuner with Steeda CAI within the coming month, but if it it doesn't fix it I may hold off... Thanks!
Your CAI and Custom tune will definitely help with this problem. There is a lot of delay from the factory. A Bama custom tune will definitely straighten that out for you!

Just give the Bama team a call with any questions or concerns and we'll gladly help you out! 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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I've had my car for about a month now and I've noticed that my car takes awhile before it takes off after pressing on the gas. Even around turns it seems like I have to press on the gas more than I should. Also feels kinda like I'm towing something... I have a 2013 V6 Premium with performance package which has the 3.31 gears. When I bought it at 19k miles it did already have Magnaflow axel-back's installed. Could it be that it needs a tuner? I'll be buying the Bama Tuner with Steeda CAI within the coming month, but if it it doesn't fix it I may hold off... Thanks!
Being a used car with Magnaflow axel-back's already installed, who knows what the previous owner may have done. I say back to dealer under warranty should be your first move. At the very least you'll get another opinion on its performance.
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Sorry for late response, been busy at work. It's an automatic.
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Yes it's still under warranty. It drives smooth and everything it's just when I take off from a dead stop it has a late response sometimes. I may just have to take it in. Definitely before I throw on a CAI and Tuner. If they can't find anything then it may just be me...
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Open the fuse box on the passenger side under the hood. Find Fuse marked 47 , its a middle fuse between two others. Use a needle nose or fuse puller to pull it. Drink a power drink for 15 mins. Put fuse back in. Drive around and see if its better. Believe me, before a tune this was necessary every Friday Afternoon for me.

If not, then off to the dealer under warranty to check out. That way you don't get them muckin' around for nuttin'

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Get better gears, cai, and a tune!
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Try Arts suggestion as well as look in your manual on how to calibrate your throttle. I believe you turn the key to the on position press the pedal to the floor, release it and shut the key off. Then start the car. Once you have done these two take the car out and give it a few full throttle runs.
I've had no complaints in 14 k miles since doing so. But then I'm more used to how to drive the car too. Like getting it to down shift without having to press the pedal all the way to the floor.
My weekend driving is up and down a mountain in grade assist so it's used to some more aggressive driving also. Mine is a stock automatic.
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I was experiencing the same thing.. I have a 2014 V6 Premium and noticed that my take off was a little iffy.. Like if it takes a second for the cars power to respond and take off.. I then put the CIA and axel backs on and it got a little worse.. Pulled fuse 47 and it improved for a couple days.. Just recently got my tune from AM / Bama and can feel a huge difference.. My car goes through the gears and kicks like a horse lol.. But if you have warranty take it in you might as well have it checked before you void ur warranty with a tune.. I'm happy with my set up and tune
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Yeah the 3.7 lacks low end torque and the CAI and Tune should even out the curve.
Steeda =good CAI but tune is necessary.
BBK+ Airaid = most common CAIs some perfer JLT others perfer Airaid.
Roush= Same as airaid, save your money.

Steeda Tune= Safe (Free tune with tuner)
Bama= Safe + more agressive than Steeda (Free tune with tuner)
MPT= Pulls hard and a good tune ~$75/tune (Free tune with tuner)
Lund=Best tune but expensive ($100/tune w/ tuner, $200/tune w/o tuner)

Just based off the research (on forums) I have done. There are other tunes out there and of course a Dyno tune from someone good will be the best but will be expensive.

I pulled the trigger and ordered the SCT X4 with Bama and I'll let you know how I like it. Might go MPT later if I want harder pulls and maybe Lund if I go Turbo in the future.

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Yeah the 3.7 lacks low end torque and the CAI and Tune should even out the curve.
Steeda =good CAI but tune is necessary.
BBK+ Airaid = most common CAIs some perfer JLT others perfer Airaid.
Roush= Same as airaid, save your money.

Steeda Tune= Safe (Free tune with tuner)
Bama= Safe + more agressive than Steeda (Free tune with tuner)
MPT= Pulls hard and a good tune ~$75/tune (Free tune with tuner)
Lund=Best tune but expensive ($100/tune w/ tuner, $200/tune w/o tuner)

Just based off the research (on forums) I have done. There are other tunes out there and of course a Dyno tune from someone good will be the best but will be expensive.

I pulled the trigger and ordered the SCT X4 with Bama and I'll let you know how I like it. Might go MPT later if I want harder pulls and maybe Lund if I go Turbo in the future.

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I've heard that steeda a tunes are more aggressive than bamas
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What is Lund i have never heard of this does it offer a ghost cam
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Pull fuse 47 for 15 minutes then report back.
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I've heard that steeda a tunes are more aggressive than bamas
Steeda tunes are not more powerful than bama tunes but the power numbers are close. Both Steeda and Bama are great but I'm more partial to AM and bama because of all the years of amazing products and customer service.

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Yeah the 3.7 lacks low end torque and the CAI and Tune should even out the curve.
Steeda =good CAI but tune is necessary.
BBK+ Airaid = most common CAIs some perfer JLT others perfer Airaid.
Roush= Same as airaid, save your money.

Steeda Tune= Safe (Free tune with tuner)
Bama= Safe + more agressive than Steeda (Free tune with tuner)
MPT= Pulls hard and a good tune ~$75/tune (Free tune with tuner)
Lund=Best tune but expensive ($100/tune w/ tuner, $200/tune w/o tuner)

Just based off the research (on forums) I have done. There are other tunes out there and of course a Dyno tune from someone good will be the best but will be expensive.

I pulled the trigger and ordered the SCT X4 with Bama and I'll let you know how I like it. Might go MPT later if I want harder pulls and maybe Lund if I go Turbo in the future.

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I know for a fact that MPT is way better then Lund for automatic equipped cars. As does another member on a different forum that has both tunes. Don't believe everything you read online like we did.
I do want to make sure you understand I'm talking about tuning automatic cars, manuals could be a different story.
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Steeda tunes are not more powerful than bama tunes but the power numbers are close. Both Steeda and Bama are great but I'm more partial to AM and bama because of all the years of amazing products and customer service.

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I know you've dynoed them but I would rather go off of drag times and ets. Shorter shift timing can play into this and could make a difference. a Dyno can't show that. But I've heard steeda is close to mpt and both trump bama at the track
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