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so I finally bit the bullet on black friday and went with the tuner from MPT, and I've read people really love their tunes so i decided to go with them over BAMA. anyone have any advice for a newb doing this stuff?

off the bat, i'm NOT doing any premium 93 octane tunes...wtih the gas tax of 23+ cents just happening in NJ, I'm not dealing with that BS, so I'm looking to fill out the form when I get my tuner for 87 tunes that MPT has. i'm hoping that i'll still notice a bit of a difference, but for black friday it was 3 tunes for no extra cost, so the entire thing cost just 399.

i'm hoping that the tune will fix the dumb annoying hesitation when you floor it after a shift (mines a manual, not auto) and the car just sounds really loud but hovers in the same RPM's until it just shoots off and you go flying. it's VERY annoying..and i recall someone once saying a tune will help. so we'll see.

so anyone else here deal with just the 87 regular tunes, and how did you like them?
 

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Congrats you should enjoy it. Sadly even with my bama tune I would still get that hesitation when flooring it (have an auto though), but just put on my MPT street tune, just recently got 3 tunes from them as well, and so far I've really enjoyed it. Haven't noticed the hesitation yet but I was being mild on it for the first 30 miles or so while the car was adapting to the new tune. Will update later in the week once I have more miles with it.
 

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nice, thanks! for autos apparently you can pull a fuse to get rid of the hesitation... no such luck on stick ?
 

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You'll love your tunes. Back when I could return to stock and drive around for a few days, I never realized how 'slow' my Mustang was from the factory :(
 

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You don't have to pull fuse #47 with an MPT tune.

MPT handles that somehow and it has become a none issue with their tunes. I've been running my MPT 91 street tune for 2 years with absolutely no problems with hesitation. You'll love the tune and the customer service :thumb:
 

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Bama Tunes

I use a Bama 91 Octane Performance tune, on my 2011 GT (manual) and it has been great. Make sure to datalog your car and send it to Bama so they can dial in the tune for your car. Takes several days & passes but well worth the time.
 

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I too bought my first tuner Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner from AM on Black Friday to take advantage of the offered discount. I have heard good and bad about BAMA's tunes, hopefully I did not make a mistake. Good luck with your change in driving experience with the MPT tuner. Keep us or at least me up to date and I will do the same.
 

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well mine aren't bama, i went with MPT.

i'm going to get the 87/89 Performance for manual, 87/89 Economy for manual, and i think the 91 Performance for manual. i'm not going 93 because it's expensive as hell here and I'll never be buying 93...never be buying 91 for that matter, but i got 3 tunes with it so i might as well. don't wanna blow out my cats with a ghostcam tune either. plus i only have the touring on now, so it wouldn't sound as loud as the atak's
 

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hey did anyone who got this with a manual experience engine knocking? upon driving for the first time it knocked like crazy starting off and shifting into every gear. at about 10 miles it stopped the constant hard knocking but when giving gas in low rpms it knocks a bit, especially if you give it gas, get going, hear the initial knock, then it'll stop, then you hear another short knock around 1500rpm. I'm on the 87 performance tune and yeh I've got 87 regular in the car. any ideas?
 

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I would be checking to see if they sent you a 91 or 93 octane tune by accident.

Don't run the tune until you find out what's wrong :(
 

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****, I'm still in it. at work now. I emailed them last night and it's 1pm and haven't heard back. but it says 87 performance and that's the one I flashed.
 

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Mistakes happen...I would take the tune off immediately, that can't be healthy for the engine. Definitely sounds...like its starving more octane.


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so just to reiterate, the only time i get knocks is when i'm giving it gas after i shift SOMETIMES , when it's at lower rpms. it doesn't knock the rest of the time at all. you all really think this could be another tune put on there that isn't 87? weird. MPT wrote back saying it doesn't sound right, and to datalog. i have to find a laptop somewhere though and do it on another night when it's not crappy out.
 

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so just to reiterate, the only time i get knocks is when i'm giving it gas after i shift SOMETIMES , when it's at lower rpms. it doesn't knock the rest of the time at all. you all really think this could be another tune put on there that isn't 87? weird. MPT wrote back saying it doesn't sound right, and to datalog. i have to find a laptop somewhere though and do it on another night when it's not crappy out.
You can datalog from the device. You just need to create the datalog parameter file on the computer and transfer it to your device.
 

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Also, understand there is a difference between like shell or chevron, exxon, etc 87 and wal-mart 87... Where are you filling up? Also, how are you confirming that the engine is knocking? Are you seeing it on the device, are you hearing it, etc... more (specific) details, please.
 

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sure. I just filled up at wawa 87 prior to the tune. when I first started the car and took off out of the driveway, I was bucking like crazy and it knocked upon takeoff because I had to get used to that crazy new low end torque. as I drove every time I shifted, when I let off clutch and gave it gas, I heard a knock. so starting off and shifting into atleast 3rd. and if I'm in 6th for example and around 50 cruising and I give it slightly more gas than cruising gas, I'll hear a bunch of little lower knocks.

also random, but my compass was messed up for like 24 hours and didn't work after I did the flash.

but yeah the car has never really knocked before. the knock sounds like when you're driving stick and take off and don't give it enough gas, so it knocks a bit. it's always that sound, but I'm not driving it any different. plus I mean I've been driving stick since my permit, so like 15 years lol so I'm pretty sure it's not me.
the hardcore knocking everytime I took off and shifted gears stopped for the most part but it still randomly does it. 40 miles on the tune now.
 

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ok well my POS laptop doesn't last 2 minutes unplugged, so how can i datalog without a laptop?
 
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