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Old 07-14-2014, 05:54 PM   #1
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Opinions: Tune or Lowering springs ?

So I have $400 to spend, however I can't decide between the new sct tuner with bama tunes for life, or lowering springs. The springs I would buy would be SR springs(1.5 inch drop), or H&R super sport springs (1.4 in front, 2.4 inch drop in rear) both I would buy with a panhard. I eventually plan on buying long tubes and 3.73 gears. Can you guys help me make a decision? I have been indecisive for quite some time lol.


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Old 07-14-2014, 06:06 PM   #2
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Tune hands down.. I don't like the lowering kit cause I bottom out already with stock springs lol.. And the tune will give some noticeable hp.. If I could do it again I would do the tune first.. Since it will compliment every bolt on mod you put on the car.. With out a tune most bolt ons are paper weights.. Don't get me wrong they give some gains but with a tune you will get more bang for your buck
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Both. Buy a cheap used tuner for 75-100, a tune from MPT for 75 (which is way better IMO than bama) going to review it at the track to see the comparison in times and sr springs for 160-170 which I also just recently purchased. Now you have some $$ left over for a panhard bar.
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Tune. Everyone in their right mind's first mind.

As for just springs and panhard bar, f*ck the bullsh*t. Save up a grand or two and do a full suspension build and do it right. If you do any suspension work first, it'll need to be lower/upper control arms... That tune is really gonna make them wheels spin.
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I wouldn't recommend going that low with the super sport springs and only a panhard bar. You will basically need a full suspension revamp if you buy those. But my vote goes for a tune. It will be the most noticeable and completely changes your whole driving experience.
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So I have $400 to spend, however I can't decide between the new sct tuner with bama tunes for life, or lowering springs. The springs I would buy would be SR springs(1.5 inch drop), or H&R super sport springs (1.4 in front, 2.4 inch drop in rear) both I would buy with a panhard. I eventually plan on buying long tubes and 3.73 gears. Can you guys help me make a decision? I have been indecisive for quite some time lol.
This is a tough choice! I think all of these mods are going to be great on your Mustang. However, I would personally go with a Bama custom Tune and tuner to start. You'll notice huge gains in power, torque, acceleration, driveability, gas mileage, throttle response and much more!

After that's all set up I'd go with the 3.73's and then some suspension!

This is just my personal opinion. Hope this helps! 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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Currently awaiting my trial tuner from Bama and doing a comprehensive write-up on the entire experience and the tunes they provide compared to other tuners such as MPT. OP, if you would like to check it out or if it will help your purchase decision in any way, I ordered it yesterday and will hopefully have delivery by Thursday or Friday the latest so I can start a weekend review and datalogging. It will help a lot for people who are on the fence about getting a tuner.
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Wow thank you all for your responses! Looks like you guys really think a tune is the best option. I trust you guys, so it looks like I'll be getting a tune in the near future


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Currently awaiting my trial tuner from Bama and doing a comprehensive write-up on the entire experience and the tunes they provide compared to other tuners such as MPT. OP, if you would like to check it out or if it will help your purchase decision in any way, I ordered it yesterday and will hopefully have delivery by Thursday or Friday the latest so I can start a weekend review and datalogging. It will help a lot for people who are on the fence about getting a tuner.

I would love to check out your write up once you are complete. Thanks for letting me know!


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