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Old 05-12-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
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Any harm in tuning a new car?

Considering purchasing a new 2014 since prices are pretty good right now. I currently have a tune on my 2011. Any harm in tuning a brand new car?
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except for possible wtty concerns. I would wait till it's broken in on the off chance you have any problems.
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:00 PM   #3
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I have a new GT it now has 500 miles I already bought a tuner longtubes off road H and catback. I thought about waiting till I hit 1,000 miles but couldn't resist plus my family owns repair shops and my dad worked for Ford usually if I have any problems the dealer still warrantees my car
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I have a new GT it now has 500 miles I already bought a tuner longtubes off road H and catback. I thought about waiting till I hit 1,000 miles but couldn't resist plus my family owns repair shops and my dad worked for Ford usually if I have any problems the dealer still warrantees my car
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There are so many theories about this, some of breaking in with agressive handling, others till (x) amount of millage and etc. What have always worked for me is I do a oil/filter change between 1000-1500 miles and then screw the warranty and let the modding begin!

On my old cars (subaru) I did noticed that the engine oil that came with it had a special addictive to help seal engine components. Dunno if it applies with Stangs.
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Tuned and modded at 64 miles.
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Tune away!
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I was tuned at about 600 miles. The car will run better than factory with a good tune.
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I'm with justin81. With am emphasis on GOOD Tune. If you do decide to tune stick with the reputable tuners.
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go with a reputable tuner and you'll be fine, many to choose from

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Old 05-13-2014, 01:47 PM   #11
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I would wait for at least 1000 or so miles. You can buy the tune, but in case there is something wrong from the factory with the car the last thing you want to do is tune it and then the dealership use it as an excuse to not cover something.
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We've built up and tuned all of our AM Project Cars when they were brand new right from the Dealership. I don't think there is a single AM company car that wasn't tuned before it hit the first 100miles!

Needless to say, there's nothing wrong with tuning your Mustang right from the start. Just understand there may be drivetrain warranty issues if there was a problem. As others have stated above.

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So what is considered the best tunes out there?
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Old 05-22-2014, 11:25 AM   #14
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If you're really worried you can perform a compression test. If you've got a strong, tight, healthy motor i'd say let her rip.
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