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Old 11-25-2012, 08:50 PM   #1
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Decisions, Decisions! - CAI Combo?

I need some quick help. I want a CAI and tuner for my 2013 GT. Right now I can get the package deal from Steeda with a 20% discount and save a good chunk of change but my decision is here... How is the Steeda tune vs. a BAMA tune? I usually get all my parts through AM but they dont have this combo on sale tight now.
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Not to be rude but If you'd just type it in the search bar or google. You'd probably find your answer.
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I need some quick help. I want a CAI and tuner for my 2013 GT. Right now I can get the package deal from Steeda with a 20% discount and save a good chunk of change but my decision is here... How is the Steeda tune vs. a BAMA tune? I usually get all my parts through AM but they dont have this combo on sale tight now.
I don't think steeda does tunes for life so idk if that's a deal breaker for you
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I don't see how you could go wrong with steeda... Great products!
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Bama tunes are great and they have free tunes for life even if you don't buy the parts from them. That's a win.
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Bama tunes are great and they have free tunes for life even if you don't buy the parts from them. That's a win.
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Steeda does free tunes as long as the updated tune is for a part purchased from them.
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I am happy with my Steeda CAI and their tune so far, but have not used anyone else's tune to compare.

Steeda doesn't have like "Race" and "Performance" tunes, and their 93 and 91 octane tunes are essentially the same. The way they explained to me is that the 91 tune will add timing when you use 93 octane fuel.

So, I am not sure what they do different from Bama and the other tuners, but the tune seems to work well. I have had some rough idle issues ... I cleaned the MAF and checked all the CAI connections yesterday and did the idle re-learn ... seemed to help but I'll drive it more today.
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The Steeda CAI is second to none! I will say that their tunes are safe and yield more power than stock but when compared to others feel a little weak. Not trying to bash them in the least, just giving you my .02

From everything I hear the Bama hybrid tune is the bees knees
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I really want to try the Bama tunes soon just for comparison sake. I will say that my car with the Steeda intake and tune will break the rears loose from a roll in second gear with 3.31 gears ... not sure if that's typical of a non-tuned car or not, but it seems pretty impressive to me.
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I really want to try the Bama tunes soon just for comparison sake. I will say that my car with the Steeda intake and tune will break the rears loose from a roll in second gear with 3.31 gears ... not sure if that's typical of a non-tuned car or not, but it seems pretty impressive to me.
I just got their new Hybrid tune man and I'm LOVING my stang. I have no use for my street tune now. I'm on Hybrid or Race!
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I need some quick help. I want a CAI and tuner for my 2013 GT. Right now I can get the package deal from Steeda with a 20% discount and save a good chunk of change but my decision is here... How is the Steeda tune vs. a BAMA tune? I usually get all my parts through AM but they dont have this combo on sale tight now.
nitrous2v,

We do have some Cyber Monday sales going on today for a bunch of different products, including Bama/CAI packages! Check out our JLT CAI/SF3 package that is only on sale today for Cyber Monday.

We've seen some of our biggest increases in performance with the JLT CAI's. I think you'll be very impressed with the overall power band increase your Mustang will have. Tons of forum members on here already have this setup and are more than happy with results to say the least!

Let me know if you have any questions or if there's anything else I can do!

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I went with a Steeda CAI With the Bama 93 "Race" tune. I love the idea of tunes for life and although it isn't the same as a dyno tune it is satisfying and you can feel the difference. I also have the magnaflow competition cat back full exhaust system and I LOVE the sound. I vote for the Bama tune!

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I just got their new Hybrid tune man and I'm LOVING my stang. I have no use for my street tune now. I'm on Hybrid or Race!
What do you mean by "hybrid"? Is that the 91 octane tune?
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nitrous2v,

We do have some Cyber Monday sales going on today for a bunch of different products, including Bama/CAI packages! Check out our JLT CAI/SF3 package that is only on sale today for Cyber Monday.

We've seen some of our biggest increases in performance with the JLT CAI's. I think you'll be very impressed with the overall power band increase your Mustang will have. Tons of forum members on here already have this setup and are more than happy with results to say the least!

Let me know if you have any questions or if there's anything else I can do!

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Can some one tell me if you do the tune does it void the warranty? I have seen where you can put the OEM program back in and the warranty is still good but would like to know 100 percent. Because I only have 5k on her and really want the tune.
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Can some one tell me if you do the tune does it void the warranty? I have seen where you can put the OEM program back in and the warranty is still good but would like to know 100 percent. Because I only have 5k on her and really want the tune.
Yes, the tune is "legal". But here is the gray area. If your engine were to explode and you had a tune on it, Ford motor company would balk at paying out for a new engine. The problem is you would have to bring your witnesses that state it is a safe tune an they would bring theirs that state otherwise. It all comes down to money. That being said, I have a 2011 GT/CS that I have the tune on and I have brought it into the dealership several times for warranty work without them making a big deal. In fact, the pain of a tune is you often throw benign diagnostic codes (of which you can clear with your SCT tuner) and you HAVE to return it to stock before taking to the dealership (this is because if they have to update the car's computer it will cause the SCT Tuner to NOT be recognized an you will have to send it to SCT along with a $75 check begging for them to unlock it again-learned that from experience). In addition, if you have a CAI, you will have to reflash the tune when you get it back from the dealership otherwise you will run lean on your air to fuel ratio and mess up your car. Point is, you will be very happy with your tune and CAI but it isn't a "set and forget" scenario. You will have to be conscious of certain things to prevent the hassles of a dealership not wanting to accept a low reimbursement for warranty work or rape you on price for an out of pocket repair. In the end, it will always be about the money.
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I went with a Steeda CAI With the Bama 93 "Race" tune. I love the idea of tunes for life and although it isn't the same as a dyno tune it is satisfying and you can feel the difference. I also have the magnaflow competition cat back full exhaust system and I LOVE the sound. I vote for the Bama tune!

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What do you mean by "hybrid"? Is that the 91 octane tune?
The hybrid tune is a combination of the low end grunt of the street tune combined with th high end scream of the race tune
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The hybrid tune is a combination of the low end grunt of the street tune combined with th high end scream of the race tune
Couldn't have said it any better myself!!
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Can some one tell me if you do the tune does it void the warranty? I have seen where you can put the OEM program back in and the warranty is still good but would like to know 100 percent. Because I only have 5k on her and really want the tune.
Voiding the warranty is completely up to how mod friendly your local Ford Dealer is. The best thing to do is talk to your Ford Dealer's Service Manager before you buy a tune, if you're worried about the warranty. At the very least, they'll give you a yes or no answer.

This is the best way to play it safe, IMO. I hope it helps!

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Voiding the warranty is completely up to how mod friendly your local Ford Dealer is. The best thing to do is talk to your Ford Dealer's Service Manager before you buy a tune, if you're worried about the warranty. At the very least, they'll give you a yes or no answer.

This is the best way to play it safe, IMO. I hope it helps!

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Thanks I will talk to them. I feel pretty comfortable doing a mild tune for a cai and maybe a few other things but I am not taking it to a race tune.
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Thanks I will talk to them. I feel pretty comfortable doing a mild tune for a cai and maybe a few other things but I am not taking it to a race tune.
No mater which tune you choose it still voids the warranty
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No mater which tune you choose it still voids the warranty
Can't you pull the tune and go back stock tune and if need be put the factory cai on and get past it? Or can they tell it had been turned?
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Can't you pull the tune and go back stock tune and if need be put the factory cai on and get past it? Or can they tell it had been turned?
Our new ECU can actually tell ford if it was messed with a aftermarket tuner or just got its codes cleared by autozone. It's very smart in this way so if they wanted they can just plug it in and check
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Our new ECU can actually tell ford if it was messed with a aftermarket tuner or just got its codes cleared by autozone. It's very smart in this way so if they wanted they can just plug it in and check
Is there a tune ford can do if I puchased a roush cai or something that ford sells?
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Is there a tune ford can do if I puchased a roush cai or something that ford sells?
Lol ford will sell you Roush parts but they aren't ford parts so they will void ur warranty you can buy a ford racing CAI and they will warranty it and your car! You can ONLY buy Ford racing parts and your warranty will stay in tact. So if your worried about your warranty then buy ford only.

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Is there a tune ford can do if I puchased a roush cai or something that ford sells?
Also has to be installed by ford too
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Lol ford will sell you Roush parts but they aren't ford parts so they will void ur warranty you can buy a ford racing CAI and they will warranty it and your car! You can ONLY buy Ford racing parts and your warranty will stay in tact. So if your worried about your warranty then buy ford only.

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Also has to be installed by ford too
Thanks that maybe what I will do at least for a little while longe. I just have 5k on it so just want to make sure she is not going to have problems. Thanks for the helpful advice.
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Thanks that maybe what I will do at least for a little while longe. I just have 5k on it so just want to make sure she is not going to have problems. Thanks for the helpful advice.
Yea mine is still under warranty but I have mods up the ass!! Look into the magnuson warranty act if your able to prove to the court your parts won't hurt your car you can retain your warranty. I've done it. Just a pain in the ass.
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Well I went with a Steeda CAI and Tuner. Hope I made a good decision, thanks for all the input. Is there anything in particular I need to let Steeda know prior to getting the Tuner?
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Well I went with a Steeda CAI and Tuner. Hope I made a good decision, thanks for all the input. Is there anything in particular I need to let Steeda know prior to getting the Tuner?
They will ask you the appropriate questions man. Mention any other mods you have if they don't ask bro.
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Lol ford will sell you Roush parts but they aren't ford parts so they will void ur warranty you can buy a ford racing CAI and they will warranty it and your car! You can ONLY buy Ford racing parts and your warranty will stay in tact. So if your worried about your warranty then buy ford only.

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Also has to be installed by ford too
FRPP warranties the FRPP tune, not ford. And most dealers will tell you that you must let them install the FRPP parts in order to keep warranty, so keep that in mind to when budgeting costs
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FRPP warranties the FRPP tune, not ford. And most dealers will tell you that you must let them install the FRPP parts in order to keep warranty, so keep that in mind to when budgeting costs
Ah just saw that you added that at the bottom
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FRPP warranties the FRPP tune, not ford. And most dealers will tell you that you must let them install the FRPP parts in order to keep warranty, so keep that in mind to when budgeting costs
FRPP and Ford, same difference lol but yea they handle all the warranty and stuff. Just trying to get the point across that it CAN be done but will cost a but load more then do it via aftermarket suppliers and installers.
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FRPP and Ford, same difference lol but yea they handle all the warranty and stuff. Just trying to get the point across that it CAN be done but will cost a but load more then do it via aftermarket suppliers and installers.
FRPP is not the same as ford corporate nor is it the same as the dealer. FRPP is its own entity, when you use their tuner you lose factory warranty and pick up a warranty from FRPP, however long they stated it is, 12/12 or 3/36 or something like that
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FRPP is not the same as ford corporate nor is it the same as the dealer. FRPP is its own entity, when you use their tuner you lose factory warranty and pick up a warranty from FRPP, however long they stated it is, 12/12 or 3/36 or something like that
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