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Old 11-18-2013, 01:00 PM   #1
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which tune would you prefer ?

Bama tune, Steeda tune, or professional shop tune on a stock 2014 GT automatic and why ?
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Well obviously the custom tune over the canned/mail order tunes. The mail order tunes are pretty much personal preference. I choose bama because they go through AM and have worked just fine. Custom is better but more expensive.
"Your car's engine computer measures a variety of variables (inlet air flow and temperature, throttle position, engine rpm, etc.) and makes adjustments to fuel flow and valve timing etc to provide smooth, safe, efficent power based on a program or "tune" that is to some extent specific to the combination of parts that it was designed for. When you changeout some parts (cold air kit, exhaust system, supercharger pulley) the tune needs to be updated so that the computer can make the appropriate adjustments for the new hardware.

There are at lease two levels of "custom tunes". The first level is a canned tune that you get that is not specific to your individual car but has been prepared to be close to optimum for cars like yours (ie with the same modifications). The second level is a true custom tune which is prepared by a tuner specialist with your car on a dynamometer. Typically a canned tune will be loaded onto your car's computer and then over successively higher RPM passes, the tune is adjusted and reloaded onto the computer until it is confirmed appropriate for the specific combination of components and operating parameters of your vehicle.

Typically a tune is loaded (or flashed) into the computer using a handheld flash device (XCAL, Diablo, etc). Normally you will make a copy of your base tune from the computer to the flash device and then load the new tune from the flash device into the computer. The port for connecting the flash device to the computer is under the dash by the steering wheel. The instructions are pretty simple for loading a canned tune and can easily be handled by a novice. For a true custom tune you need to book time with a professional tuner with a dyno."
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:27 PM   #3
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On a deeper level.. what is the best custom tune for a stock mustang? I'm an aggressive driver at times and want to buy bama, but am i going to take off from a stop any faster?
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:34 PM   #4
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The mail order tunes from stock are a night and day feel. The more mods the more of a benefit. Their race tune is fun but eats gas. Street isnt enough and performance is in between imo. Im currently dding the race tune though. Id have fun per gallon than mpg lol
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:55 PM   #5
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We just got 3 tunes from MPT and have had other tunes that we weren't near as happy with.
More Power Tuning did an awesome job.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:08 PM   #6
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I would go with Steeda for the simple fact of ther customer support. If a dealer denies your warranty do to it being tuned, Steeda will personally work with Ford on your behalf . They will test the fuel etc to prove the tune did not cause it. If it was bad fuel, you'll have your documentation to go after the service station. Not sure, but I think they cover it if the tune was at fault.

Steeda has a thread on here explaining it all. It's by tj@steeda, I believe it was called steeda now offers tunes for life.

What ever route you go, a tune will be the best mod out there.
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:42 PM   #7
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No shop tune is needed on these cars. Just pick one of the reputable mail order tuners out there and be done with it. Data logging yourself is much better than having it on a dyno. For an auto I would also look at VMP. Justin does a good job with them.
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Bama tune, Steeda tune, or professional shop tune on a stock 2014 GT automatic and why ?
You really can't go wrong with any of the above options. We can definitely write you a powerful and safe tune for your Mustang, though! We've tuned more Mustangs than anyone in the world and definitely have every aspect of this car figured out.

For every Bama Tune we ask you 19 questions about your specific Mustang, including your unique mods and style of driving. This info helps us write custom tunes from the ground-up for your Mustang's mods that will give you the most horsepower that we can safely deliver. We're also constantly developing our tunes! Between our 14 different Project Mustangs and tons of street/track and dyno testing (on our in-house Dynojet 224xLC), we're looking for any minor tweaks to be made that can benefit you guys. We're also part of Fords Technology Transfer Program & Work very closely with Ford to insure that all of our tunes are perfect!

We also offer free tunes for life. Anytime you add a modification, need a new tune, want a new tune or just want some quick revisions just let the Bama team know and we'll hook you up!

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll be glad to help you out! 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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