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Old 04-29-2014, 02:39 PM   #1
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Tuning my lease !!! yes / no ?

I only have a year left with my Musty 2014 V6, I really want to try the bama tune. Unfortunately I won't be buying my new Mustang until next year. I was thinking that being that I am returning this car I can tune it and when it's time to return it I'll just put it back to stock. I did some research and it seems Ford can tell if the car was flashed. In my defense being that the car is out of my hands can they still fine me even though I already returned the car to Ford?
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I tuned my lease and still get warranty work lol. Don't buy MPT tunes they are horrible. Too many problems. I might try BAMA because I want the x4 for data logging
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AED or Lund, they are both good tunes
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I tuned my lease and still get warranty work lol. Don't buy MPT tunes they are horrible. Too many problems. I might try BAMA because I want the x4 for data logging
Oh wow, I am looking to get the Bama tuner from American Muscle.
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I would go for Lund but it seams AM and BAMA will work with you to make sure your happy. Only thing from MPT is my tires chirped and I loved it . After I got headers from American muscle now they don't. I do have 285 in rear now though . Idk. Wondering if American muscle will get me back to destroying those 09 gets with a correct tune.
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And Bama has lifetime tuning can't beat that.
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And Bama has lifetime tuning can't beat that.

Yes, but only for the vehicle it's registered to. You buy another mustang, that's another $150 spent for the program
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Most places have lifetime tunes, they just promote theirs extra so that it sells. I have a BAMA tune, but I will admit they left a lot on the table.
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Lol, just because you had a problem with a MPT tune doesn't mean they are "horrible." I like my MPT significantly better than my Bama tunes and have never had a problem with it, same with alot of other people. However if mine was a lease i wouldn't tune it.. Read thru your paperwork, i would almost bet money theres something in there warning you not to do this or you'll be held liable. However i may be wrong. BUT if you still do i'd go with Bama or Steeda due to the fact their tunes are a bit more conservative than other companies, which gives you a better safety cushion.
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AED or Lund, they are both good tunes
I do not think that AED is tuning the V6's.
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I only have a year left with my Musty 2014 V6, I really want to try the bama tune. Unfortunately I won't be buying my new Mustang until next year. I was thinking that being that I am returning this car I can tune it and when it's time to return it I'll just put it back to stock. I did some research and it seems Ford can tell if the car was flashed. In my defense being that the car is out of my hands can they still fine me even though I already returned the car to Ford?
Ford would look at the date it was flashed and since it was in your possession, you could be financially liable. It depends on how lucky you feel.
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Ask the company you leased the car from first and see what they say?
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Ask the company you leased the car from first and see what they say?
It's leased through Ford credit.
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I've never leased a vehicle, I do not know what that means.
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I'm buying my stang at the end though. Going to keep through college.
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I'm buying my stang at the end though. Going to keep through college.
Better to buy it now. Buying a lease later on they will screw you. And tuning a lease can be risky. The car is technically theirs. So you will be liable for any damages done to it.

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My mom worked for ford for 25 years and the gm of the local ford used to work for my mom.. So we got a little leeway with me modding it.
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If you decide to buy your car at the end of the lease then flashing the car at that point would not be an issue.

The problem is, currently it's not your car. I would look over your lease agreement, I'm sure there is something that states you cannot modify the car.

Worst case scenario, your lease runs up, you go in looking to buy the car or move on to something else. They give the car a look over, hook it up first to verify the condition of the car, they notice it's been tuned, you are liable to pay $xxxx because you broke your lease agreement and the car is not in the expected condition that you agreed to keep the car in.


I wouldn't chance it.
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Basically a leased car is a long term rental. If you think of it that way, then you have your answer. . . You wouldn't mod a rental would you? Absolute correct safe answer is - No!
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I am thinking about buying out the lease but the 2015 is calling my name.

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I tuned my lease and still get warranty work lol. Don't buy MPT tunes they are horrible. Too many problems. I might try BAMA because I want the x4 for data logging
MPT is horrible? Your kidding right? You clearly have no idea on what your talking about. You claim MPT is HORRIBLE and this is because your car no longer chirps.
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I tuned my lease and still get warranty work lol. Don't buy MPT tunes they are horrible. Too many problems. I might try BAMA because I want the x4 for data logging


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I only have a year left with my Musty 2014 V6, I really want to try the bama tune. Unfortunately I won't be buying my new Mustang until next year. I was thinking that being that I am returning this car I can tune it and when it's time to return it I'll just put it back to stock. I did some research and it seems Ford can tell if the car was flashed. In my defense being that the car is out of my hands can they still fine me even though I already returned the car to Ford?
I think it's fairly common for people to tune their Lease. I've seen this question pop up on the forums a bunch of times and from what I understand it's not really a big issue. They can't really void the warranty because it's a lease. I'm not 100% on the policy here, though.

I wish I had a better answer for you. You may want to give a local dealership a call and see what they think!

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Would you want to buy a used car that had been previously tuned?
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Would you want to buy a used car that had been previously tuned?
I wouldn't ever ever ever ever ever buy a used mustang that was leased tuned or not tuned. Your just asking for trouble and crazy to do so. A leased mustang is most likely beat the ball snot out if because its a lease. The lessee is not the owner and doesn't care about the longevity reliability of the car. They are under warranty and your lucky if people even change the oil in the three years of the lease.

OP, tune that lease and beat the bloody ball snot out of it. That's what majority will do to a leased mustang regardless if it tuned or not.

Never buy a used lease mustang unless your the sole one leased it and you plan to buy it out after the lease is over.
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I tuned my lease and still get warranty work lol. Don't buy MPT tunes they are horrible. Too many problems. I might try BAMA because I want the x4 for data logging
Where, oh where did you come up with this?

My MPT 91 octane tune is great. I plan to up it to their 93 octane in a week or so. I've been running the 91 for over a year; absolutely no problems, and lots of fun with it.

They are extremely aggressive with their tunes, and if you have an automatic, they provide great shift points to really wake it up.
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Where, oh where did you come up with this?

My MPT 91 octane tune is great. I plan to up it to their 93 octane in a week or so. I've been running the 91 for over a year; absolutely no problems, and lots of fun with it.

They are extremely aggressive with their tunes, and if you have an automatic, they provide great shift points to really wake it up.
Aggressive but safe! Lol
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I tuned my lease and still get warranty work lol. Don't buy MPT tunes they are horrible. Too many problems. I might try BAMA because I want the x4 for data logging
Well you know what they say about opinions......
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Decided to get the x4 and have them datalog it.
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Decided to get the x4 and have them datalog it.
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I am thinking about buying out the lease but the 2015 is calling my name.

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A couple of questions.
1) How long is your lease?
2) How much per month?
3) What will be your pay off at the end of your lease?
4) How many miles are they allowing you? 25,000 or three years?
5) How much per mile when you go over the allowed mileage for your lease?
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If i were leasing a Mustang, i wouldn't care one bit about a warranty. I would keep it nice and clean but run the poo poo out of it. Just saying......
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If i were leasing a Mustang, i wouldn't care one bit about a warranty. I would keep it nice and clean but run the poo poo out of it. Just saying......
There's poo poo in Mustangs? Holy crap!
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If i were leasing a Mustang, i wouldn't care one bit about a warranty. I would keep it nice and clean but run the poo poo out of it. Just saying......
Exactly, if I too had a leased stang, I would keep it clean but run the ball snot out of it. I would dog that b otch and beat that sucker like Chris Brown on Rhianna. After all, its a lease and not my car. Its all under warranty should something break. I would never ever buy a lease, its right there with rental cars. Never.

OP, tune that sucker.
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