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Old 03-17-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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Experience with the bama tune and cai

Hello all, does anyone have any experience with the bama tune and cai combo with over 3k miles on the combo? Any comments concerns reviews? I couldnt find any similar threads im sure they are out there can someone post a link? Thanks Also is there a link to the #8 cylinder warranty? Im about to pull the trigger for the tune and cai. Does the oil seperator really prevent detonation? Thank you. Currently tunning the car for topspeed and the limiter is in the way so i need to tune to unlock regardless
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I went with Steeda....Boss Intake mani and tune to be installed today.
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I've been Bama tuned (93 race) since 40miles with no issues. The tune puts that extra snap you need in it.
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I've been Bama tuned (93 race) since 40miles with no issues. The tune puts that extra snap you need in it.
I finally pulled the trigger as well... been running the Bama 91 performance tune for the past 3 weeks, cuz I figured its safer... but I'm assuming Bama has their tunes in check at this point?? Just wondering if u recommended I start running the 93 race tune without worries? This isn't my DD so I guess its ok
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I finally pulled the trigger as well... been running the Bama 91 performance tune for the past 3 weeks, cuz I figured its safer... but I'm assuming Bama has their tunes in check at this point?? Just wondering if u recommended I start running the 93 race tune without worries? This isn't my DD so I guess its ok

DD or not it's ok to run the race tune,it's just better throttle response. Run that 93 race tune and you will never go back,trust me. I've never even used the other tunes I have.
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Hello all, does anyone have any experience with the bama tune and cai combo with over 3k miles on the combo? Any comments concerns reviews? I couldnt find any similar threads im sure they are out there can someone post a link? Thanks Also is there a link to the #8 cylinder warranty? Im about to pull the trigger for the tune and cai. Does the oil seperator really prevent detonation? Thank you. Currently tunning the car for topspeed and the limiter is in the way so i need to tune to unlock regardless
The oil seperator has nothing to do with preventing detonation.


Next is you are tuning for top speed why woud you want a email tune? Why would you not take it and have it put on a dyno or least a street tune where they can double check everything and make it perfect as they tune it?
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So i can always have a stock tune i can load on if i ever need to. I also figured the bama tuner is safer
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Hello all, does anyone have any experience with the bama tune and cai combo with over 3k miles on the combo? Any comments concerns reviews? I couldnt find any similar threads im sure they are out there can someone post a link? Thanks Also is there a link to the #8 cylinder warranty? Im about to pull the trigger for the tune and cai. Does the oil seperator really prevent detonation? Thank you. Currently tunning the car for topspeed and the limiter is in the way so i need to tune to unlock regardless
Hey man I installed my bama tune and Steeda CAI with 2000 miles on it and now have 6300 miles. Haven't had a SINGLE issue. Cars runs perfect and everything is great. Every time you do a new mod bama will send you new tune files and they are very easy to load. I love it and would recommend it to anyone. Gas mileage is about the same. I run a 91 octane street tune. Mid range power is amazing. With my SLP headers and full system with a race tune and 305s in the rear with my 3:73s I'll break 11s. I was thinking about doing the oil separator as well, haven't yet and haven't had any problems
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Another plus with the bama is the #8 cylinder warranty that a pro dyno tune doesnt include. Thank you for the comments i appreciate it. Cant wait for my next paycheck
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Hey man I installed my bama tune and Steeda CAI with 2000 miles on it and now have 6300 miles. Haven't had a SINGLE issue. Cars runs perfect and everything is great. Every time you do a new mod bama will send you new tune files and they are very easy to load. I love it and would recommend it to anyone. Gas mileage is about the same. I run a 91 octane street tune. Mid range power is amazing. With my SLP headers and full system with a race tune and 305s in the rear with my 3:73s I'll break 11s. I was thinking about doing the oil separator as well, haven't yet and haven't had any problems
Hope you have better luck then me!!

I ran a 12.8 stock.



I have the Bama tune, JLT CAI, Boss Intake Manifold, Stype catbacks, 3.73 gears and ran a personal best or 12.60 @ 112 with a 1.70 60' hitting shifts perfect.

funny thing is i ran a 12.6 in race and performance tune.
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Hope you have better luck then me!!

I ran a 12.8 stock.

I have the Bama tune, JLT CAI, Boss Intake Manifold, Stype catbacks, 3.73 gears and ran a personal best or 12.60 @ 112 with a 1.70 60' hitting shifts perfect.

funny thing is i ran a 12.6 in race and performance tune.
What are you shifting at? With the boss intake you need to shift around 7700 to take advantage of it. Not to mention launch at 5000+ rpms.
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What are you shifting at? With the boss intake you need to shift around 7700 to take advantage of it. Not to mention launch at 5000+ rpms.
I have been shifting at 7600-7700 and launching at the recommended 5k+ up to about 6500. Honestly when i launch above 5500 the car bogs bad then picks back up. Im just assuming thats the boss intake making low end go bye bye. I hear the throttle body is the fix? I ran a 12.7 on the stock tires with a 2.1 60' and a 12.7 with the Drag Radials with a 1.7 60 i know the difference was prob air temp because the day with streets was 45 day with DR was 65.'......im beyond confused seeing cars with CAI and tune with 3.73 doing high 11's
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I have been shifting at 7600-7700 and launching at the recommended 5k+ up to about 6500. Honestly when i launch above 5500 the car bogs bad then picks back up. Im just assuming thats the boss intake making low end go bye bye. I hear the throttle body is the fix? I ran a 12.7 on the stock tires with a 2.1 60' and a 12.7 with the Drag Radials with a 1.7 60 i know the difference was prob air temp because the day with streets was 45 day with DR was 65.'......im beyond confused seeing cars with CAI and tune with 3.73 doing high 11's
With my boss anything below 5500 on launch it would bog off the line. 6000 launch it would not bog. Same thing happened with my buddy and his manual car. 45 to 65 can be a huge difference specially if muggy or humid one day.

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Also what size DR you running?
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With my boss anything below 5500 on launch it would bog off the line. 6000 launch it would not bog. Same thing happened with my buddy and his manual car. 45 to 65 can be a huge difference specially if muggy or humid one day.

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Also what size DR you running?
What should you launch at with street tires? Cause 5k launch on street tires would go up in smoke
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What should you launch at with street tires? Cause 5k launch on street tires would go up in smoke
Really depends on track prep. I would start at 1500 slipping clutch a little. If no spin go higher. If spin go lower.
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Will the 85mm throttle body help with the bog? Iv heard some positive things about it working with the boss intake
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Will the 85mm throttle body help with the bog? Iv heard some positive things about it working with the boss intake
I've heard nothing positive about any aftermarket throttle body for these cars.. Zero-very minimal gains.. Worthless
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I've heard nothing positive about any aftermarket throttle body for these cars.. Zero-very minimal gains.. Worthless
You said it.


The bog is from one of two things. Either not launching hard enough with the boss intake or its in the tune.
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Hope you have better luck then me!!

I ran a 12.8 stock.

I have the Bama tune, JLT CAI, Boss Intake Manifold, Stype catbacks, 3.73 gears and ran a personal best or 12.60 @ 112 with a 1.70 60' hitting shifts perfect.

funny thing is i ran a 12.6 in race and performance tune.


After all those mods you only gained 2 tenths? Seems like alot for a small gain.
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After all those mods you only gained 2 tenths? Seems like alot for a small gain.
seems like we think the same huh? haha density alt was around 1500 ft, 11 runs with the best one at 12.6. Experience with Bama and american muscle has been nothing but amazing though.
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The tune can be an amazing thing. They are not all equal
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Have a 2014 GT with a Bama tune, the fan is always on once up to temp, is this common??? I cannot get through to them to ask so I figured this is the best place to ask!
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My 2012 fan is also always on so yes I'm sure it's part of the tune.

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Holy sh*t talk about grave dig right here, haha.

Yeah, the fan was the first thing I noticed with the Bama and Steeda tunes as well. A Steeda rep on here confirmed that it's intentional and said something along the lines of it shouldn't considerably shorten the life of the fan either.
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Fan stays on with both my MPT tunes also. Proactively keeping things cooled as the motor is working harder/efficiently is what I understand.


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Mine has been BAMA tuned since 140miles (along with a JLT intake). I'm now at 19,500.

The first few thousand were with the 93 Race, and I started on 93 Hybrid around 5k. I updated to the new 93H this last spring.

The car runs absolutely fine, and the revision to the hybrid tune felt like it opened it up a bit more than before. Not much, but noticeable.

I'm meticulous with my maintenance and with checking for potential problems...to the best of my knowledge, my 5.0 is running very well currently on this tune.

That said, once I do a bit more engine work on mine (boss mani & offroad H) I'm going to swap over to a Lund or AED tune. I hear much more good things about them, and I want to see what sort of difference I can find.

Once I eventually go V3 Vortech, it'll be on a Lund or Brenspeed tune.[COLOR="Silver"]

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double post. Fixed.

Also I did a few datalogs with my revised 93H. My AFRs were right on target, and everything looked exactly like it should - according to BAMA's specs for that tune.
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The bog isn't the throttle body it's the torque management /clutch protection system has to to be tuned out it won't do it with traction and stability disabled but you need slicks to launch at 5k
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