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Old 12-30-2014, 02:46 PM   #1
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Which tune is right for me?

I'm thinking about getting a 91 tune for my '14 GT/CS
I have no mods other than a whitline mount and blowfish bracket (which shouldnt matter) but i only use Shell 91 for my Mustang and wondered if its worth spending 400 dollars for a 91 tune?

any suggestions? I do plan on getting an SLP LM1 exhaust sometime soon.

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also should i consider a tune+intake package?
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Do you plan to mod further? Are you unsatisfied with current performance?

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I'm not going to make any suggestions because I'm new to the Coyote motor. I purchased a 14 GT some months ago and it came with a Airaid CAI and SCT tuner. It had 2700 miles on it and the car was/is great. It's a TrackPak/Brembo/Recaro with 6spd and 3.73's.
I had to take it into the dealer so I decided to bring the tune back to stock. Although I had a little trouble doing this the guys at SCT were a tremendous help.........anyway, I brought it back to stock tune. The car had really lost a lot, a lot more than I thought it would having the CAI on it, and compared to having the tune it just felt sluggish, no real throttle responsiveness, and just like it was down 20/30hp.
So, I'm bringing it back from the dealer and get out onto a 50mph road.........mash the throttle in 2nd (with the tune it would have just spun the tires) and hit 6k+ rpm and did the same in 3rd, then came to a stop at a light. I happened to look down and saw the check engine light on. I drove the mile or so back home, put it into the garage and turned it off. I got the tuner and plugged it in and read the code, the code was RO171 and said it was lean on bank #1. When I talked to SCT this morning they said this can happen when you install a CAI on a stock motor. Anyway I put the tune back in this morning and the car is back it's normal tire spinning self.............throttle response is so much better and the drivability is back to putting a smile on my face.
So, to answer your question, I'd run not walk to the phone and order one, which one, I can't really give you an answer, but I'm sure others can. Let us know how it goes.

I need to take this space to apologize to Grabber Blue5.0, you were correct about the CAI on the Coyote and I'd hesitate a guess and say by itself without a tune..........it's a waste of money, and you were right. This just goes against any experience I have had with CAI's.
I guess I just had to learn the hard way.
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I'm thinking about getting a 91 tune for my '14 GT/CS
I have no mods other than a whitline mount and blowfish bracket (which shouldnt matter) but i only use Shell 91 for my Mustang and wondered if its worth spending 400 dollars for a 91 tune?

any suggestions? I do plan on getting an SLP LM1 exhaust sometime soon.

thanks

Where are u looking to pay $400 for a tune? If ur talking about a dyno tune I would rather look into one of the good coyote email tuners out there make sure u do ur HW & know the good tuners form the ok tuners! Most u will pay for a good email tune is $250!
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If you want a email tune, go with John lund, datalog and send it back then you will be :thumbup:

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I think thats what i meant was an email tune (sorry new mustang owner, also new car owner) but the Bama/JLT ive seen are about 350-400 dollars and i dont mind spedning the money but id like to know if i would atleast get a 10HP/TQ kick from running a 91 race tune.
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i do plan on modding it a bit further and by that i mean headers/exhaust and intake with tune and thats it for now. was thinking of an underdrive pulley but ill hold off on that for now.
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olerodder, thanks for the insight on that. fact that they were quick and responsive makes feel a bit better.
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olerodder, thanks for the insight on that. fact that they were quick and responsive makes feel a bit better.
Whichever tuner/tune you get I'm sure it will put a smile on your face also.
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I'm thinking about getting a 91 tune for my '14 GT/CS
I have no mods other than a whitline mount and blowfish bracket (which shouldnt matter) but i only use Shell 91 for my Mustang and wondered if its worth spending 400 dollars for a 91 tune?

any suggestions? I do plan on getting an SLP LM1 exhaust sometime soon.

thanks

also should i consider a tune+intake package?

Hey Devil,


The easiest answer to your question is yes, yes, and yes! An intake/ tune combo is an absolute great first mod and I would highly recommend it.


I personally am a huge fan of the Airaid Race CAI and BAMA X4 Tuner Combo Kit and it is a great bang for your buck.


The Bama performance team can definitely write you a sick tune for 91 octane and it will really wake the car up.

I did an intake/tune kit on my 2014 Track Pack GT as it's first mods and I could not believe the night and day difference. You will not be disappointed.


Check this video out! It goes into details about what the tune really does for your car but keep in mind, the video is about a year old and the new upgraded handheld is even better!



I hope this helps and feel free to reach out if you have any questions!


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Similar to AMWill I installed a CIA (Steeda) and 91 BAMA Street Tune (via SCT). The car certainly woke up on this tune and it is the mildest of the three recieved. I purchased the lifetime tunes and have since done a couple other mods which required a fresh tune. I can vouch for the BAMA tunes and only advise you which ever product you decide to go with I recommend the lifetime updates. It will come in handy and there is no pressure to do all your mods at once.
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I need to take this space to apologize to Grabber Blue5.0, you were correct about the CAI on the Coyote and I'd hesitate a guess and say by itself without a tune..........it's a waste of money, and you were right. This just goes against any experience I have had with CAI's.
I guess I just had to learn the hard way.

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If you want a email tune, go with John lund, datalog and send it back then you will be :thumbup:
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I will post opinion based solely on my own experience with my own car. I got a 93 oct tune, with the stock airbox, and it made a huge difference. While I cannot for certain say that it can compare to a tune/CAI combo, I can say that from what I've seen at the track, and on the dyno with others using the CAI/tuner combo, Dare I say, that you can get the same results from a tune alone, then going the tuner/CAI combo, as I feel the stock airbox, works just as well if not better than any aftermarket CAI.
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Somehow, it makes me a little xxssed off that we can't get 93 octane here and haven't over 14 years. I suppose I could cut 91 with 101 unleaded race gas, but at over $12 per gallon for the 101 it gets expensive for a DD. I'd sure love to see if the 93 tune is that much better than the 91.
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Similar to AMWill I installed a CIA (Steeda) and 91 BAMA Street Tune (via SCT). The car certainly woke up on this tune and it is the mildest of the three recieved. I purchased the lifetime tunes and have since done a couple other mods which required a fresh tune. I can vouch for the BAMA tunes and only advise you which ever product you decide to go with I recommend the lifetime updates. It will come in handy and there is no pressure to do all your mods at once.

Thank you for the kind words Sterling!


I'm glad to see that you are enjoying the BAMA tune as much as I am mine!

What are your next plans with the car?


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Devils advocate.

Although I'm a big fan of AM,

Lund only does 1 tune and it's basically all the car safely has - and he does free revisions so if you add parts he will retune. I think a lot of ppl don't realize most do free revisions just like AM - AM just offers you mild to wild.


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If you want a email tune, go with John lund, datalog and send it back then you will be :thumbup:

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I would say to definitely get the tune. I have a 14 GT/CS M6 with a JLT CAI and Bama 93R tune. It's a lot of fun to say the least


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Devils advocate.

AM just offers you mild to wild.
Having that "mild" tune is actually interesting to me too b/c my wife might occasionally drive my car & I wouldn't want her spinning the tires just b/c she was trying to pull out fast in traffic or something, getting nervous, overreacting, loosing control, etc.
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Hi Will, sorry i didnt reply to you last year () thanks for that link thats along the lines of what I wanted to do and its within my budget too.

Question: once i get the tuner, will there be tunes already on it?

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Hey Devil,


The easiest answer to your question is yes, yes, and yes! An intake/ tune combo is an absolute great first mod and I would highly recommend it.


I personally am a huge fan of the Airaid Race CAI and BAMA X4 Tuner Combo Kit and it is a great bang for your buck.


The Bama performance team can definitely write you a sick tune for 91 octane and it will really wake the car up.

I did an intake/tune kit on my 2014 Track Pack GT as it's first mods and I could not believe the night and day difference. You will not be disappointed.


Check this video out! It goes into details about what the tune really does for your car but keep in mind, the video is about a year old and the new upgraded handheld is even better!



I hope this helps and feel free to reach out if you have any questions!


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thanks thats good insight for when i do future mods that i can keep getting custom tunes.


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Similar to AMWill I installed a CIA (Steeda) and 91 BAMA Street Tune (via SCT). The car certainly woke up on this tune and it is the mildest of the three recieved. I purchased the lifetime tunes and have since done a couple other mods which required a fresh tune. I can vouch for the BAMA tunes and only advise you which ever product you decide to go with I recommend the lifetime updates. It will come in handy and there is no pressure to do all your mods at once.
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problem is i cant run 93, so i wanted to tune day lights out of my 5.0 with 91 as best as i could.

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I would say to definitely get the tune. I have a 14 GT/CS M6 with a JLT CAI and Bama 93R tune. It's a lot of fun to say the least


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Thanks for the insight everyone! much better help than Reddit (/r/Mustangs ) wouldve been.
will keep you guys updated as i move along but i think its safe to say i will be going with the kit that Will suggested.

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Hi Will, sorry i didnt reply to you last year () thanks for that link thats along the lines of what I wanted to do and its within my budget too.

Question: once i get the tuner, will there be tunes already on it?

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Devil,

I left you hanging for way too long, but hey, at least I am still answering you within the same year .

Sorry about the delay, but you are correct.

The Bama performance team will load the custom tunes onto the tuner for you prior to shipping so when you get the tuner in the mail, all you have to do is plug it in!

Let me know if you have any other questions!

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