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Old 11-03-2012, 11:23 PM   #1
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Bama tune or lund tune or steeda tune

Looking to get sct but don't know what way to go? Any suggestions?
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I went the Bama route through AM. I don't have much experience with tunes and it was fairly easy. I'm about to do exhaust work and this is the first time I'll have to update my tune.
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Bama tunes are pretty safe and you get 3 tunes plus free tunes for life.

Lund is $200 per tune (worth it) and will be pretty aggressive.

Steeda........I have no experience with.

This topic has been discussed many times. Use the search feature to find some more info/threads.
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Bama tunes are pretty safe and you get 3 tunes plus free tunes for life.

Lund is $200 per tune (worth it) and will be pretty aggressive.

Steeda........I have no experience with.

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You using a lund tune ?
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I went the Bama route through AM. I don't have much experience with tunes and it was fairly easy. I'm about to do exhaust work and this is the first time I'll have to update my tune.
I saw a ton of threads about people having major issues with their SCT but I had no problems whatsoever. People were saying when they changed tunes they had issues and had to be on the phone for hours with SCT. Just remember to return the car to stock before you load your tunes off the computer. RETURN TO STOCK BEFORE LOADING TUNES FROM COMPUTER.
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:49 PM   #6
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I'm using Bama. I will not use a Lund tune because of the cost per tune and he is hard to communicate with from what I've heard. I will be getting a dyno tune soon. I've heard nothing but good things about the Lund tunes from friends though.

FYI,if you choose to get a Cammed tune from Lund you will get your regular tune and that same tune with the cam for $200.
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I'm using Bama. I will not use a Lund tune because of the cost per tune and he is hard to communicate with from what I've heard. I will be getting a dyno tune soon. I've heard nothing but good things about the Lund tunes from friends though.

FYI,if you choose to get a Cammed tune from Lund you will get your regular tune and that same tune with the cam for $200.
$200 is steep for a tune lol I'm sure they are great but this is my daily driver not my weekend race car so I think I'll just go with bama then... I just want a little more pep
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I've got Bama tunes, run all 3 and never had a problem with it. Like said return car to stock before updating new tunes. I've not updated yet but when I do I know the tuner has to be updated as well.
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I've got Bama tunes, run all 3 and never had a problem with it. Like said return car to stock before updating new tunes. I've not updated yet but when I do I know the tuner has to be updated as well.
You run a street tune or race tune around town? Does it make a difference ?
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I've run performance the most and on race right now. I'm gonna put it back on performance since I can't tell much difference between the two. The thing I noticed first was idle(stick shift) after take off my car idles at @1200 rpm when I come to complete stop it goes down to 800. Throttle response is better as well. Hard to go wrong with tuner. Easy to setup, I was worried at first but just follow on screen directions and your done.
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I saw a ton of threads about people having major issues with their SCT but I had no problems whatsoever. People were saying when they changed tunes they had issues and had to be on the phone for hours with SCT. Just remember to return the car to stock before you load your tunes off the computer. RETURN TO STOCK BEFORE LOADING TUNES FROM COMPUTER.
Yeah, I've heard the horror stories too. I plan to keep using Bama until I go supercharged, then I'll have it Dyno tuned.
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I saw a ton of threads about people having major issues with their SCT but I had no problems whatsoever. People were saying when they changed tunes they had issues and had to be on the phone for hours with SCT. Just remember to return the car to stock before you load your tunes off the computer. RETURN TO STOCK BEFORE LOADING TUNES FROM COMPUTER.
Very important!! I did this wrong and my car was out of comission for like a week until i could get my tuner redone.
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I need one ASAP I have a steeda cai and cat deletes just sitting in my basement lol
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Yeah, I've heard the horror stories too. I plan to keep using Bama until I go supercharged, then I'll have it Dyno tuned.
I think almost all the horror stories were on 13's.

11-12 never had any such issues. I also think that SCT and bama have solved those "brick" situations.

I run bama 93 race as dd.
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I need one ASAP I have a steeda cai and cat deletes just sitting in my basement lol
Do you have some kind of mental malfunction? Get that tune you wanker!
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I need one ASAP I have a steeda cai and cat deletes just sitting in my basement lol
You could put the cat deletes on bud. Your CEL might come on tho but nothing will hirt your car.
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I think almost all the horror stories were on 13's.

11-12 never had any such issues. I also think that SCT and bama have solved those "brick" situations.

I run bama 93 race as dd.
Damn don't say that I have a 13 lol but how different does the tune make your car feel? And your auto too right? Because that's what I have

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Do you have some kind of mental malfunction? Get that tune you wanker!
Lol I planned on getting a tuner first but deals on eBay I couldn't resist so I went backwards aha
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Damn don't say that I have a 13 lol but how different does the tune make your car feel? And your auto too right? Because that's what I have
Yea i heard that the 13's had a little something different (compression wise) if i remember someone on here said that Bama didnt take into account which caused problems with the 13's. Hopefully those problems are fixed by now. And a tune will make a pretty big differencw. Especially if you have a auto. Because your shift points are perfect.
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You could put the cat deletes on bud. Your CEL might come on tho but nothing will hirt your car.
I heard some 13 going into limp mode without a tuner... Don't know if its true but didn't wanna chance it lol
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I think almost all the horror stories were on 13's.

11-12 never had any such issues. I also think that SCT and bama have solved those "brick" situations.

I run bama 93 race as dd.
Ah, that's good to hear. I've been using the 93 Street tune.

Personally, I only want the tune so that I can modify my car safely and not risk damaging my engine. I'm not trying to get the most out of tune just yet.
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Damn don't say that I have a 13 lol but how different does the tune make your car feel? And your auto too right? Because that's what I have
Ha. Primer said wanker.

I've got an auto... Night and day. This thing explodes at WOT. Even with really...really...really good street tires (pilot super sports), I spin/chirp at launch, chirp through second... And third... Sometimes 4th. (I ***** you not).

A bit scary at the track without better drag tires.
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Ha. Primer said wanker.

I've got an auto... Night and day. This thing explodes at WOT. Even with really...really...really good street tires (pilot super sports), I spin/chirp at launch, chirp through second... And third... Sometimes 4th. (I ***** you not).

A bit scary at the track without better drag tires.
You run the cam tune too?
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I believe the tuners were not saving the stock setup.
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You run the cam tune too?
I think the cam tune is only available for off road exhausts and manual trans.

Sooooo.... No .
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I think the cam tune is only available for off road exhausts and manual trans.

Sooooo.... No .
I think they have one for autos now but yeah no cats
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I believe the tuners were not saving the stock setup.
Could be the case but I think people weren't returning it to stock at all.
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Do you have some kind of mental malfunction? Get that tune you wanker!
Wanker. Haven't heard that since middle school (94.) We use to call people that all the time lol. Good one primer
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I think the cam tune is only available for off road exhausts and manual trans.

Sooooo.... No .
Talked to AM about needing o/r exhaust. I was told it is not completely necessary. The tune will work with cats on. However over time it will damage the cats.

What do u have to do to have the stock tune loaded on the programmer? How often do u have to update and how do u know its time to do it?
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Wanker. Haven't heard that since middle school (94.) We use to call people that all the time lol. Good one primer
It's still common slang across the pond.
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Talked to AM about needing o/r exhaust. I was told it is not completely necessary. The tune will work with cats on. However over time it will damage the cats.

What do u have to do to have the stock tune loaded on the programmer? How often do u have to update and how do u know its time to do it?
When you load your tune for the first time, the tuner automatically saves your stock tune for you. The next time you go to load a tune, the stock tune will be listed. You don't have to update very often. But the times when you should update are right when you receive your tuner just to make sure it's all up to date. Then update when you get new tunes emailed to you. Because the new tunes will have been made to work with the latest update. But if you're not getting new tunes emailed there is no reason to update. But it doesn't hurt to check from time to time about updates.
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I think the cam tune is only available for off road exhausts and manual trans.

Sooooo.... No .
What is a 'cam tune'? Hows it different from the regular tune from BAMA.
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I have '13 GT auto with Steeda CAI and run 93 race tune as my dd. Haven't had any issues a
and the tune made a huge difference to the performance and gas mileage. This baby screams now.
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It's still common slang across the pond.
I'm going to bring it back. Thanks for refreshing my memory.
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What is a 'cam tune'? Hows it different from the regular tune from BAMA.
Cam tunes (ghost cam tunes technically) make your exhaust simulate at idle the sound of an engine running cams... Lopey gurgle sound common on modified cars... But without actually installing cams.

Same performance as the equivalent non-cam tune. (93 octane race for example).
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Cam tunes (ghost cam tunes technically) make your exhaust simulate at idle the sound of an engine running cams... Lopey gurgle sound common on modified cars... But without actually installing cams.

Same performance as the equivalent non-cam tune. (93 octane race for example).
That's awesome. The sound of a cam, without a cam.

Does bama do that?
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