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Old 07-20-2014, 10:35 AM   #1
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Tune preference - AED or Lund?

Hey folks - been doing a lot of research on various tune vendors, specifically Lund, AED, and Bama. I have not modded my car yet, but will be ordering all of the following this week for my 2014 GT:
-ARH LT headers
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Question: based on reviews, I am leaning toward AED, but whose tune will produce the best street performance on 93 octane? Who has the best response time for email tunes, and will data logging be required?

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Old 07-20-2014, 11:43 AM   #2
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AED would be my first choice but Lund is also an excellent tuner. Make Bama your last choice.

Data logging is required with AED, not with Lund.
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+1 on AED, they've got a shop local to me so I will eventually bring it to them and put it on the roller for tuning.


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So I understand... If I go with AED, I notify Shaun of my mods, and he sends me a tune. The data logging occurs afterward to tweak the initial tune, correct?
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Shaun will only send you a base tune to start and after you send him a log or two he will send you a final tune. It's pretty easy.
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AED, Shaun goes above and beyond, Lund eh not so much
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:31 PM   #7
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Yeah, that's what I have heard.

Dumb question, but how much time will I need on the base tune before I will have enough data for the first data log?
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You should try a Hypermotive tune Just a little example right here!

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Yeah, that's what I have heard.

Dumb question, but how much time will I need on the base tune before I will have enough data for the first data log?
when you contact Shaun initially, he'll reply with a list of PID's he wants data logged and instructions the particular logs he wants, when the logs are complete email them back to him and he'll write you a base tune, youll then data log again using the same PID's and log types, send them to Shaun again and he'll check the logs and make any needed adjustments
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You should try a Hypermotive tune Just a little example right here!

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Wow that speaks leaps and bounds for you and your costumer service!

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Thanks scott_0.
What do you mean by "PID"?
Will all mods need to be installed prior to the base tune being created? I'm concerned about getting the COT tuned out ASAP due to the offroad x.
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While I can't define PID's they are basically a list of points he specifically wants you to log. There are probably 150 in the list but he only wants to look at certain ones so you go down the list and check them off. Simply email Shaun pay for the tune and tell him your exact mods. He will email the base tune, install the mods flash the car and start it up. Take it out, datalog it and send those to Shaun. He will make adjustments based on the initial datalogs and send you the final revised tuned.


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Wow that speaks leaps and bounds for you and your costumer service!

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Thank you sir

Some tuners will ask you to datalog your existing setup before they tune to check if there are any current issues with the car. Its smart actually and covers their end or allows them to decide if they even want to tune.
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Blue Cyclone 3.7

Yep, I had to send my "stock tune" to my tuner motorvationefi before he could write my pony a custom tune. Now I have a new pony so I'll have to start over again.
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I just got my tunes done with Shaun about 3 weeks ago. Shaun is real easy to work with. He gives you the option to do the data logging on the street or dyno. I got a deal on dyno time, so i chose that, plus i was able to see my HP. Once my datalog was sent to shaun, i had my revised tunes within a couple hours.

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I haven't heard of Shaun requiring a data log before providing a base tune, but I'll have the means to do so if needed. Really looking forward to seeing how the car reacts.
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Hey folks - been doing a lot of research on various tune vendors, specifically Lund, AED, and Bama. I have not modded my car yet, but will be ordering all of the following this week for my 2014 GT:
-ARH LT headers
-ARH offroad x pipe
-Flowmaster Outlaw catback
-Steeda CAI
-SCT X4 tuner
Question: based on reviews, I am leaning toward AED, but whose tune will produce the best street performance on 93 octane? Who has the best response time for email tunes, and will data logging be required?

Thanks for your help!
Hey,

I'm confident that you'll be happy with any of the above tuning companies. These are some of the best tuners in the world when it comes to Mustang's!

We'd be happy to help you out and get you taken care of. You'll notice huge gains in power, torque, driveability, gas mileage, throttle response, shift points and much more with a Bama tune! The Bama team is constantly on the rollers, on the street and at the track testing their tunes. This is to ensure that they can always bring you the latest and greatest for your Mustang!

Feel free to hit the Bama team up with any questions you may have. 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!

The Bama team is also extremely fast to respond to emails. You'll have a response within 24 hours any time you email in!

Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions or need some assistance in the near future! I'd be happy to help.

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Thanks Dan. The folks on this forum have been a great help, and I'll be ordering most, if not all, of the items in my initial post from AM. I think I will go with AED for the tune. So many positive reviews of Shaun's work.
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Thanks Dan. The folks on this forum have been a great help, and I'll be ordering most, if not all, of the items in my initial post from AM. I think I will go with AED for the tune. So many positive reviews of Shaun's work.
Sounds good. We really do appreciate your business and loyalty. Let me know if I can be of any assistance at all!

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Thanks again, Dan. I sent you a PM regarding the discount.
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I haven't heard of Shaun requiring a data log before providing a base tune, but I'll have the means to do so if needed. Really looking forward to seeing how the car reacts.
he always has you log before sending a base map, it's in the best interest of both parties involved

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Makes sense. Does AED offer free follow-up tunes after the initial fee is paid for the base tune? I know Lund and Bama offer something like this, excluding new tunes for major upgrades like forced induction or nitrous.
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Does AED offer free follow-up tunes after the initial fee is paid for the base tune?
yes Shaun will make any necassary changes with new mods
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+1 Got a Tune from Hypermotive. Big change car runs great now
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I went this route, very happy with the customer service, and the tune.
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I want to tune my car as well.. Anyone in South florida ever try power by the hour? I think lund tuning works out of there. I'm kind of scared to try mail order tuning again because of a previous experience but the only one I would give a shot at would be AED.. I only have axle backs, x pipe and cai so I kind of feel like that isn't enough to take to a dyno when looking at the price difference between the dyno tune and mail order from AED, but I will feel safer going to a dyno but I'm just wondering if anyone has experience with these guys.
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I want to tune my car as well.. Anyone in South florida ever try power by the hour? I think lund tuning works out of there. I'm kind of scared to try mail order tuning again because of a previous experience but the only one I would give a shot at would be AED.. I only have axle backs, x pipe and cai so I kind of feel like that isn't enough to take to a dyno when looking at the price difference between the dyno tune and mail order from AED, but I will feel safer going to a dyno but I'm just wondering if anyone has experience with these guys.
You realize you can get a hypermotive tune for $100? That's what a mail tune should cost aed charges too much for mail tunes imo. Hypermotive will also tweak off a data log if you want.

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You realize you can get a hypermotive tune for $100? That's what a mail tune should cost aed charges too much for mail tunes imo. Hypermotive will also tweak off a data log if you want.

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Yes, but I've heard nothing but good things from AED and well I honestly don't want to try another mail order company unless its them because of a bad experience I had with a tune ruining my motor... That's why I'm leaning towards a more expensive dyno tune with only having an x pipe and cai as my mods.
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Yes, but I've heard nothing but good things from AED and well I honestly don't want to try another mail order company unless its them because of a bad experience I had with a tune ruining my motor... That's why I'm leaning towards a more expensive dyno tune with only having an x pipe and cai as my mods.
I wouldn't waste ur money on a dyno tune for a couple bolt ons. Someone like Hypermotive, AED, or Lund would be just about as good for a fraction of the cost. None of those 3 are going to have any risk to your engine. Idk about Lund but I know for sure AED and Hypermotive tweak off your data log so everything gets reviewed. Your pony will be safe lol

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Jayman, I have a stock '13 6 speed with American thunder axle backs. Does a tune make much of a difference in a stock car. Also, what do I need to tune with you. I guess I would need to buy a tuner, like sct or something. I can get a roush cai and a sct sx3 for $400 used. I was going to do this a while back but I didn't know about buying a used tuner because it may be locked or have to buy tunes. In your opinion, what is the best tuning device. Also, can you do the launch control in your tunes, or the lopey idle like the track cal? Thanks.
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