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Old 12-20-2012, 02:16 PM   #1
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Tuning question?

I have the itsx tuner, I plugged it in yesterday to the laptop and it says there is an update available. I know I will need to update the tuner before I load any new tunes, my question is if I download the new update, will that make my previous tune files not work?
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I have the itsx tuner, I plugged it in yesterday to the laptop and it says there is an update available. I know I will need to update the tuner before I load any new tunes, my question is if I download the new update, will that make my previous tune files not work?
Your previous tunes will work, just make sure your car is stock before you update the tuner.
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Your previous tunes will work, just make sure your car is stock before you update the tuner.


Awesome! Thanks for the quick reply!
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Awesome! Thanks for the quick reply!
No problem.
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nosympathy is 100% correct. The most important thing to do is upload your stock tune file before updating. This way if you have any issues with your current Bama files, we can easily write you updated ones. Again, you shouldn't need updated tunes, but it's a easy precaution to take.

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Old 12-20-2012, 05:11 PM   #6
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nosympathy is 100% correct. The most important thing to do is upload your stock tune file before updating. This way if you have any issues with your current Bama files, we can easily write you updated ones. Again, you shouldn't need updated tunes, but it's a easy precaution to take.

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I'm downloading the Hybrid tune for the 1st time as we speak... Can I back up my stock file on my computer? Just in case?
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I'm downloading the Hybrid tune for the 1st time as we speak... Can I back up my stock file on my computer? Just in case?
after you tune your car, if you take the tuner back inside and plug it into the computer and open up the SCT program, on the main page it has an option to download your stock file.

I did it from day one, because you never know when you might need it.

example, I had the car completely brick once, wouldn't start, wouldn't accept a tune, wouldn't do anything but flash every light on the dash. I called SCT and they had me send them my stock file I backed up, along with reformat and reset my tuner, then loaded that file on my device and I flashed it to the car and recovered perfectly.

Had I not had that file, they said I "may" have had to take it to a Ford dealer to have the PCM manually reflashed.
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after you tune your car, if you take the tuner back inside and plug it into the computer and open up the SCT program, on the main page it has an option to download your stock file.

I did it from day one, because you never know when you might need it.

example, I had the car completely brick once, wouldn't start, wouldn't accept a tune, wouldn't do anything but flash every light on the dash. I called SCT and they had me send them my stock file I backed up, along with reformat and reset my tuner, then loaded that file on my device and I flashed it to the car and recovered perfectly.

Had I not had that file, they said I "may" have had to take it to a Ford dealer to have the PCM manually reflashed.
Yea I was thinking of that, I hate taking my car to the dealer so I wanna avoid that. Thanks for the tip I will try it tonight. Just tried out the tune, took it out for a little run and so far, so good it feels peppier than before especially on low to mids. It was rush hour so I got caught in traffic a few times :-/ gotta give it a good run next time with less traffic I was a little over zealous cuz it's gonna pour in a few and probably won't stop till Saturday
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Yea I was thinking of that, I hate taking my car to the dealer so I wanna avoid that. Thanks for the tip I will try it tonight. Just tried out the tune, took it out for a little run and so far, so good it feels peppier than before especially on low to mids. It was rush hour so I got caught in traffic a few times :-/ gotta give it a good run next time with less traffic I was a little over zealous cuz it's gonna pour in a few and probably won't stop till Saturday
Well not just that you would have to take it to the dealer, there would be some kind of rediculous fee involved.

Yeah I love the hybrid tune. By far the most solid tune I have driven.

We have been getting rain non stop here and I've been breaking the back end out every day driving in city traffic. I cannot wait for spring.
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I just downloaded my stock tune to to my computer tonight, have a special folder for my mustang.... Plan to keep all my tunes in there too that I get from places...


Gtstyles2 do you have the itsx tuner as well or do you have something else?

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nosympathy is 100% correct. The most important thing to do is upload your stock tune file before updating. This way if you have any issues with your current Bama files, we can easily write you updated ones. Again, you shouldn't need updated tunes, but it's a easy precaution to take.

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Shane,

I hear a lot about this hybrid tune.i need to get enrolled in your tunes for life program...
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I just downloaded my stock tune to to my computer tonight, have a special folder for my mustang.... Plan to keep all my tunes in there too that I get from places...

Gtstyles2 do you have the itsx tuner as well or do you have something else?

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Shane,

I hear a lot about this hybrid tune.i need to get enrolled in your tunes for life program...
I have the basic Bama SF3 tuner, running the Hybrid tune now, was running the 93R tune before so hopefully this new tune is as good as I hear
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:28 AM   #12
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What is a hybrid tune?
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I just downloaded my stock tune to to my computer tonight, have a special folder for my mustang.... Plan to keep all my tunes in there too that I get from places...


Gtstyles2 do you have the itsx tuner as well or do you have something else?

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Shane,

I hear a lot about this hybrid tune.i need to get enrolled in your tunes for life program...
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What is a hybrid tune?

The Hybrid tune is pretty cool. The easiest way to explain- the Hybrid tune is a mix your torquey Street tune and the high end power of your Race tune. Needless to say, this tune really rips! It's also exclusive for our forum guys too, so you have to ask for it when you talk to the Bama Team.

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Is the hybrid tune only available for 10-13' stangs?
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Another issue I ran into with iTSX is if the app is up to date. I lost Bluetooth connectivity with the dongle because I was unaware that the iTSX has recently been updated ( early November ) to 1.7 version for ipads. I had to delete app and reinstall new version. All is good again.
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Another issue I ran into with iTSX is if the app is up to date. I lost Bluetooth connectivity with the dongle because I was unaware that the iTSX has recently been updated ( early November ) to 1.7 version for ipads. I had to delete app and reinstall new version. All is good again.
Nosboss,
You do not have to update the new app though do you? I know I get a notice saying what App is needing updated.

Also, since you have the itsx also, have you learned anything about it that would be interesting to pass on?
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What is a hybrid tune?
I saw u asked on another thread about the hybrid tune, didn't wanna derail the subject by answering u there... It was about the hybrid of street and performance, what are u running now? I just got the hybrid put in and it's pretty much performance and race mix... And I gotta say that it's pretty good, I was running the 93R before and I feel a substantial difference now
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I saw u asked on another thread about the hybrid tune, didn't wanna derail the subject by answering u there... It was about the hybrid of street and performance, what are u running now? I just got the hybrid put in and it's pretty much performance and race mix... And I gotta say that it's pretty good, I was running the 93R before and I feel a substantial difference now
I was running the 91 performance tune but just switched to the 89 street tune i had. I was wondering is there a street/performance hybrid tune that i could get.
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Yes, update app if prompted to do so. As far as I understand, there are 3 things to stay up to date on, 1. firmware, 2. software, and 3. app version.

Only other thing is don't leave dongle plugged in to diagnostic port ! if its not a daily driver, it will drain your battery with in a week or so. I was mislead, and told the draw by the dongle with car off would be no different than a flashing mobile alarm light, and that it would take a long time to discharge battery. Dead battery after car sat for 10 days.
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