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Old 02-19-2016, 04:33 PM   #1
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What tune should I get?

Bama xf, Lund, steeda, roush or VMP?

What else is there?

I'm looking to get a big whp gain for a better 1/4 time..car is so slow and it's a auto with select shift.


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What tune should I get?

Lund or VMP. Put a better converter in it too.


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Bama xf, Lund, steeda, roush or VMP?

What else is there?

I'm looking to get a big whp gain for a better 1/4 time..car is so slow and it's a auto with select shift.


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Mike roush is said to be the best when it comes to the autos.
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I have 2 Bama tunes and 1 MPT tune. Can't speak for the other's, but from my opinion, MPT was a pain to deal with. I'd look into others before I decided on them.
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I have 2 Bama tunes and 1 MPT tune. Can't speak for the other's, but from my opinion, MPT was a pain to deal with. I'd look into others before I decided on them.
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I'm auto too and Lund has done a great job with it. It pulls hard.


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Roush, only downside is he seems to be a busy man and sometimes hard to get a hold of, although I have gotten him every time within a few days most of the time. When he knows you are tuning and doing logs he is usually within a day and good response time. Also heard that if you call and give heads up he is quick to respond. My auto with his tune is deadly now, I used to drive with no traction control on and be pretty hard on it. Now I have to be careful with the response and power. Im sure all the tuners above will be really close though, Bama seems to be least liked but I havent tried them
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Brenspeed is very good, look them up, they have 2 shops and do very good work
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Old 02-21-2016, 02:37 AM   #10
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If your looking for power reliability and fuel economy go with steeda. I contacted them before I purchased tunes and did tons of research and I'm so happy I went with them. I average 24 mpg on my 91 octane tune, I ran it for a summer and winter already with zero issues. The car feels so powerful with this tune. Compared to my bama tunes it's night and day. Steeda also doesn't mess with certain parameters of mess with the knock sensor sensitivity like other tuners have a reputation with in the past. I'm not saying it's the most powerful tune, but if you want your motor to last 100k+ miles and beat the balls off it is say steeda is a safe bet.


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[QUOTE=94gtconvert;2338657]If your looking for power reliability and fuel economy go with steeda. I contacted them before I purchased tunes and did tons of research and I'm so happy I went with them. I average 24 mpg on my 91 octane tune, I ran it for a summer and winter already with zero issues. The car feels so powerful with this tune. Compared to my bama tunes it's night and day. Steeda also doesn't mess with certain parameters of mess with the knock sensor sensitivity like other tuners have a reputation with in the past. I'm not saying it's the most powerful tune, but if you want your motor to last 100k+ miles and beat the balls off it is say steeda is a safe bet.

I have a Steeda tune in my '16 GT and can agree with everything in this post. If you (OP), want to squeeze out more power, maybe another tune would be best for you. I can say however that my Steeda tune has worked perfect for me so far. NO surging, running lean, hesitation, or running rough at any rpm range. Just more torque and more (safe) power.
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He says very clear he is looking for "big whp gains" so why would steeda even be mentioned here.
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He says very clear he is looking for "big whp gains" so why would steeda even be mentioned here.

Then he should go with a real tune, if he wants "big" gains canned tunes are not the answer. Go to a dyno tuner and get a real tune. The only gains you'll get from Lund or mpt are going to be half of what a dyno tuner can get. Plus you'll have peace of mind that it's not running lean. I'd buy all the performance parts you plan on buying in the future early so you don't waste $600 on a tune session.


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I think it's a big of exaggeration to say a canned tune on an otherwise unmodified Mustang will be 1/2 of what a dyno tune will get. Not likely. Dyno tunes are best for power adder applications or extreme bolt ons, that's where it's really better. It's pretty easy to get the majority of what you can get out of just a tune with a canned one.

I have VMP on my otherwise stock auto; it's really sharp and pulls hard.
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Then he should go with a real tune, if he wants "big" gains canned tunes are not the answer. Go to a dyno tuner and get a real tune. The only gains you'll get from Lund or mpt are going to be half of what a dyno tuner can get. Plus you'll have peace of mind that it's not running lean. I'd buy all the performance parts you plan on buying in the future early so you don't waste $600 on a tune session.
For a bolt on car a dyno tune is waste and really isn't as good as logging on the street. Logging your own car on the street will give you "peace of mind".

VMP would be an excellent choice as well. Heck Justin Starkey from VMP is actually tuning some for Bama now.
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Brenspeed has a Dyno in both of there shops, I belive Comp cams makes cams just for Brenspeed, look on there website for info, they may be one of the top 10 Mustang turners in the country, but I'm no expert I just know they did and still do some very good upgrades to my 05 and I've been very happy with there work, I'm almost 60, started working on muscle cars when I was 15, so I know a good shop when I see one, just my 2 cents
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This is really interesting and informative discussion. Although I haven't made decision go to tune or not, I will keep on tracking this thread.

Thanks everyone.
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AED or Lund.
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I think it's a big of exaggeration to say a canned tune on an otherwise unmodified Mustang will be 1/2 of what a dyno tune will get. Not likely. Dyno tunes are best for power adder applications or extreme bolt ons, that's where it's really better. It's pretty easy to get the majority of what you can get out of just a tune with a canned one.

I have VMP on my otherwise stock auto; it's really sharp and pulls hard.

Maybe not 2x as much as a canned tune but a good amount more. My buddy has a 2014 gt and he had bama tunes with a off road x, mufflers, cai. He made 395 ish on the dyno. He then had it dyno tuned the same day same mods and made 410. Both on 93 octane gas. Now is it worth $600 in my op? No that's why I have steeda. But this thread said big gains. And is say that's quite a jump


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...and otoh, I had a canned tune on my last 5.0 that claimed 16 horse, that gained, in my case, 27 horse.

It's down to the individual car, driver and tuner. You can, as you say, sometimes find additional hidden power with the dyno but you can also chase your tail sometimes. Cost - benefit wise, a custom tune is a lot to chase maybe 10 horse in a 400+ application, IMHO.

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My buddy has a 2014 gt and he had bama tunes with a off road x, mufflers, cai. He made 395 ish on the dyno. He then had it dyno tuned the same day same mods and made 410. Both on 93 octane gas. Now is it worth $600 in my op? No that's why I have steeda. But this thread said big gains. And is say that's quite a jump
Perhaps his gains were due more from the Bama tune? A little common sense goes a long way.
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Perhaps his gains were due more from the Bama tune? A little common sense goes a long way.
Agreed. Theres countless people who had bama then changed and say its a huge difference. I dont mind having my car tuned on the street with how I drive and how the car reacts in real scenarios, and not just sitting inside on a dyno. But hey I never had bama or a dyno tune just going off my tune and thoughts and a little knowledge of what others have said. Max horsepower also isnt everything

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