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Old 07-01-2014, 06:58 AM   #1
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Tuners

Hey just wanted to ask... Is there really a significant gain w the tuners? I have a cai and exhaust already installed. Have not switched gears nor throttle body. I'm hesitant to do anything that'll void the warranty.
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Throttle body is a waste of money unless you have forced induction. Get a tune and forget about the warranty. 95% chance you won't need it anyway.
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it is the most cost effective way to get power short of the V8 option. However you MAY void alot of your wtty. I'm paranoid and wouldn't but LOTS of folks have and are happy.
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it is the most cost effective way to get power short of the V8 option. However you MAY void alot of your wtty. I'm paranoid and wouldn't but LOTS of folks have and are happy.
Just an FYI, but here's a couple quotes from another forum on the tune/warranty issue:

"For the millionth time, by law they can't and they don't void your warranty because you have a tune. There needs to be a demonstratable cause and effect between a modification (i.e. the tune) and the issue with the car. Only then are they not obligated to provide warranty coverage."

"Its the law, look up the Magnussen Moss Warranty Act. Specifically that's the law that states this. If they void your warranty and sue, you'll have a good case and an attorney that specializes in warranty cases will at that point take your case pro bono (if you have no case, they wont take it. trust me, they know you probably dont have retainer money). If you win, your attorney will just ask for attorney's fees as part of the judgement and they'll get them too. No need for a petition like this. Uncle Sam already has us covered."

Hope this help a bit
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yep...that is the truth.

However, in the real world Ford may deny wtty service till you win in court. I for one am not willing to wait that long. Key word is may and I tell folks to talk to their dealer to how they are with mods. Also although your dealer may be mod friendly I doubt they will put anything in writing saying tunes are allowed.
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Big time bro you can't really do anything worth doing without the Tuner ... It's a must have if you really want to get into modifications of your ride ...

"My apologies OP"

But since we are talking about tuners, I saw someone selling a locked one for $50 should I go for it? or buy an unlocked so I don't have to worry bout sending it to Sct


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Big time bro you can't really do anything worth doing without the Tuner ... It's a must have if you really want to get into modifications of your ride ...

"My apologies OP"

But since we are talking about tuners, I saw someone selling a locked one for $50 should I go for it? or buy an unlocked so I don't have to worry bout sending it to Sct


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$50 for locked tuner +
$150 to SCT to unlock it +
$100 to $150 for tunes = $400 to $450.
Advice = buy a new one for $380 to $400 including tune
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$50 for locked tuner +
$150 to SCT to unlock it +
$100 to $150 for tunes = $400 to $450.
Advice = buy a new one for $380 to $400 including tune
Your math is off by $100. 50+150+150=350
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We have had 0 issues to date when our tunes have been installed.

The same tunes we write for our customers are the same tunes that we write for our serialized vehicle program.

You can email me at tim@steeda.com if you have any questions about tuning or if you would like to look at new tuning devices.

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just go on youtube and look at dyno or 1/4 and tell me its not worth it? Its not that hard to at least do a little research... A basically bone stock auto goes from 14.8 @ 94 to 14.1 @ 99 in the 1/4 with just a tune, 4 mph is a massive gain with no hard parts.
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Your math is off by $100. 50+150+150=350
My bad, either way, get a new tuner.
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just go on youtube and look at dyno or 1/4 and tell me its not worth it? Its not that hard to at least do a little research... A basically bone stock auto goes from 14.8 @ 94 to 14.1 @ 99 in the 1/4 with just a tune, 4 mph is a massive gain with no hard parts.
Post up that video.
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You're going to have to look around and compare several videos, its not rocket science, but there isn't just one video to spoon feed you. However, i'm also speaking from experience putting a tune on my gf's A6 v6, but sorry, i don't have any videos of that for you.
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