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Old 01-22-2018, 11:21 PM   #1
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No mods — what tune would be best?

I know that a Cold Air Intake along with a tune can provide gains —- but with the rest of the engine being completely stock, which tuner would be the best to use?
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Lund/AED/VMP. Cold air does nothing except looks and noise, the gains are all in the tune.
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Lund/AED/VMP. Cold air does nothing except looks and noise, the gains are all in the tune.
Are the gains they quote accurate? Do you still have the option of having a bit more HP, but leaving the stock transmission settings (which I like).
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Depends on the company and what they are advertising. Call one of the well known Coyote tuners (not bama) and see what you want to do.
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Why not BAMA?
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Why not BAMA?
I do know that many here have posted about having problems with BAMA tunes.
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Just wondering. It seems they're popular. Bought my 2010 used. Love it the way it is.
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I am selling my Bama tuner. Preloaded with 3 great tunes. PM me if interested. Sold the car. No longer need it.
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I am selling my Bama tuner. Preloaded with 3 great tunes. PM me if interested. Sold the car. No longer need it.
Which car did you sell?

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I personally am of the belief that a CAI can help with throttle response, but as far as actual power to the road, you'll be hard pressed to see any gains over the stock airbox.
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I personally am of the belief that a CAI can help with throttle response, but as far as actual power to the road, you'll be hard pressed to see any gains over the stock airbox.
That is kind of why I asked the original question. If I could save hundreds of $$’s NOT buying the (useless) CAI, I’d more likely consider doing so for a decent tune.
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Why not BAMA?
They aren't real tuners. They are customer service reps who give you the "closest" tune to your mod list from a database. A real tuner sends you a baseline and you go through multiple logging sessions to tweak it till its as perfect as they can get it.
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I bought a araid jr mit instead of a full cai looks much better the the stock intake tube and cheaper than a cai.Also i just got tunes from vmp what they do is they send you one tune and you have to datalog it so they make sure the tune is right and safe before they send the other ones.. .Very happy with them .
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Which car did you sell?

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Neither. That just sounded better than saying I’m selling it because it sucks.
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Tbth... Guard you are overthinking this. I know because I'm the king of overthinking ****.

Call Lund, get a nGauge and get them to set you up. Done, stick a fork in it.

Then concentrate on suspension, wheels/tires and a nice steak dinner.
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Neither. That just sounded better than saying I’m selling it because it sucks.
That's hilarious.

I'm keeping my Bama labelled X4, but I will be dumping their tunes for Steeda as soon as I can.

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Guard, I'm surprised you hoon enough to want a tune.

yeah I know it's not really a useful post

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Guard, I'm surprised you hoon enough to want a tune.

yeah I know it's not really a useful post

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Just one of those things to keep me from wanting a 2018 or 2019 Bullitt. Once the warranty is gone, I am either going to tune or supercharge....just because I want to.
And yes, I know that one is 20 times more expensive than the other.......
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Just one of those things to keep me from wanting a 2018 or 2019 Bullitt. Once the warranty is gone, I am either going to tune or supercharge....just because I want to.
And yes, I know that one is 20 times more expensive than the other.......


Don’t kid yourself. Everyone needs a Bullitt.
I’ve searched for one in almost all the South.
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Don’t kid yourself. Everyone needs a Bullitt.
I’ve searched for one in almost all the South.
We own our 2015, and I just don’t think that I’d enjoy a Bullitt to the tune of $600++ a month car payments....besides, my car is dark green anyway!!!.....AND a convertible, which I have not seen the Bullitt being available (and it should NOT be!!)......nope......
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Steeda has safe, reliable & powerful tunes - a great trio for success!

https://www.steeda.com/steeda-certif...stom-tune.html

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Steeda has safe, reliable & powerful tunes - a great trio for success!

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Looks like some for your tunes are off road only? Will they pass emissions testing here in Washington? All of our new vehicles here must conform to California emissions equipment and exhaust standards.
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Lund N Gauge. Thats the route I'm going when I get my S550.
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Cool SCT 3 tuner unmarried, 1 pony

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I am selling my Bama tuner. Preloaded with 3 great tunes. PM me if interested. Sold the car. No longer need it.
I too have an SCT 3 with SCT tunes I wish to sell. Any takers PM me.
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Looks like some for your tunes are off road only? Will they pass emissions testing here in Washington? All of our new vehicles here must conform to California emissions equipment and exhaust standards.
Other than the Ford Performance Stage 1 tunes that have EPA and CARB certification all tunes are off road only.

Just because you can pass a tail pipe sniff test or do not trip codes does not make the tune legal for road use. The outfits creating tunes would have to submit every tune variation for certification (assuming they actually meet the requirements) which is a huge expense and very time consuming. That is why they all hide behind the "For Off-road Use Only" banner.

It's because of the proliferation of off road use parts being sold and used on the road the EPA tried last year to push through regulations that would outlaw making any modifications even for off road use to a vehicle originally certified for road use. If this had passed the entire aftermarket performance industry would have disappeared. We all have SEMA to thank for this not happening.

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For a completely stock motor, consider the Ford Racing Performance Pro-Cal tunes. They are designed for your specific VIN and are California emissions legal.


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Other than the Ford Performance Stage 1 tunes that have EPA and CARB certification all tunes are off road only.

Just because you can pass a tail pipe sniff test or do not trip codes does not make the tune legal for road use. The outfits creating tunes would have to submit every tune variation for certification (assuming they actually meet the requirements) which is a huge expense and very time consuming. That is why they all hide behind the "For Off-road Use Only" banner.

It's because of the proliferation of off road use parts being sold and used on the road the EPA tried last year to push through regulations that would outlaw making any modifications even for off road use to a vehicle originally certified for road use. If this had passed the entire aftermarket performance industry would have disappeared. We all have SEMA to thank for this not happening.

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Yep I was watching this like a hawk. And sadly I think its going to pass within the next 10-15 years if not sooner... I mean... everything made before the law passes will (SHOULD) be grandfathered. Not to mention there are so many cars now that come with "race keys" or "multi tunes" that we very well soon might not need the aftermarket. I mean "NEED" (we'll always want it).

I guess I'm just trying to get myself ready for middle aged years where most ppl do not have cars or most cars are self driving. Which is also coming... I think it was the head of GM who said that in 20 years 50% of the cars on the road will be self driving and a LOT of ppl will not even own cars when they can just call a self driving uber/lyft.

Makes sense tbth. I mean if Joe Schmuck who is not exactly a driving fan can just hit a button his smartphone and 5-10 minutes later an automated car pulls up and will take him anywhere for a lot cheaper than a car payment/gas/insurance then why own a car for those sort of ppl?
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Last year California had a bill before the legislature that would ban all internal combustion engines on California roads by 2040. It didn't pass but it is scary that it even got proposed.

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Why? It's coming eventually. Electric performance cars are crazy bat**** fast and instant torque. Laws like that have passed in Europe already and cities are banning any vehicles except public transit and delivery vehicles at certain times. Makes sense to be tbth... Not saying cars should go away or anything but the next 10-25 years will be massive change to the point many ppl will just summon automated taxis vs having their own car.

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I will be switching to Steeda as soon as possible. My X4 needs to be dumped of the Bama crap.

It would be nice to chance the logo and remove Bama from the tuner completely.

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