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I will be getting my car lowered soon and was just considering another mod for it. I am very much considering a tune. The one I am leaning toward is the SCT SF4 tuner with the bama tunes. Do you guys recommend the bama tunes? I have a 2014 Gt so the #8 cylinder problem I think is resolved. Any of you guys out there with the bama tune? Or anyone that used them and didn't like it? Any other recommendations? Thanks!
 

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You are starting a thread before you have done a search. There are years of responses to this question.

Sorry, I'm not trying to be rude.
 

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You are starting a thread before you have done a search. There are years of responses to this question.

Sorry, I'm not trying to be rude.
It's perfectly fine. Trust me man, I have been doing a lot of research for this. It's just that I haven't gotten answer from my point of view. I would just like some more information.
 

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It's perfectly fine. Trust me man, I have been doing a lot of research for this. It's just that I haven't gotten answer from my point of view. I would just like some more information.
Not sure what you are looking for? I would say bama tunes and any other remote tuning done for a car with no power adders should be fairly safe by now. I personally would never load a bama tune on my car. You are going to get a lot of variety when asking which one people recommend. If you were looking at the mainstream remote tuners I would say AED would be a good place to start. From what I see on the forums Shaun is active and will take the time to explain what is being done to your tune and why you may or may not see specific behavior.

*quick edit* I see you're in SFL, I used to live in Delray. There is a shop near you, Billet Design. Go there for dyno tuning, ask for Marco, he mainly does porsches and mustangs. He knows his stuff.
 

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Not sure what you are looking for? I would say bama tunes and any other remote tuning done for a car with no power adders should be fairly safe by now. I personally would never load a bama tune on my car. You are going to get a lot of variety when asking which one people recommend. If you were looking at the mainstream remote tuners I would say AED would be a good place to start. From what I see on the forums Shaun is active and will take the time to explain what is being done to your tune and why you may or may not see specific behavior.

*quick edit* I see you're in SFL, I used to live in Delray. There is a shop near you, Billet Design. Go there for dyno tuning, ask for Marco, he mainly does porsches and mustangs. He knows his stuff.
Forgot to say that this car is my DD so any really agressive tune I might stay away from for now. But two questions, why you would never load a bama tune in your car, and how much is it for a dyno tune? Thanks.
 

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Is your car an auto? If so, I'm running the Bama V2 tune and I'm happy with it.

You didn't say what you want from the car and what you are doing with it.
 

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More questions that could be answered by searching this forum.

To tune or not to tune.

It's up to you. A search will reveal the risks.

I tuned my 2014 at 5000 miles. I had a 2012 that I Bama tuned. Both my DD cars. No problems for a DD.
 

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Is your car an auto? If so, I'm running the Bama V2 tune and I'm happy with it.

You didn't say what you want from the car and what you are doing with it.
No, it is a M6. I would like what people expect from a tune, better throttle response and just a overall quicker car. I won't be doing much too the car, headers not in a long time or anything else really. Maybe just a cai later on.
 

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No, it is a M6. I would like what people expect from a tune, better throttle response and just a overall quicker car. I won't be doing much too the car, headers not in a long time or anything else really. Maybe just a cai later on.
Throttle response will depend on what is changed. Part throttle and throttle response is relative and as a result take a while to dial in perfectly. Most of the tunes for an N/A car with no power adders will simply modify low end torque and maybe give you 1-4 degrees of timing up top.

To answer your other questions, I've posted before in a couple other threads. But in my own research, early on bama tunes and AED tunes did pop cylinder #8. What is unclear because of the situation(s) and well.. its the internet, was what mods exactly each car had and what was the scenario in which the motor gave up. These companies have since solved their issues in the tunes (whether it be they disabled or altered the knock sensors, or just plain added too much timing etc) In my own personal opinion I do not like that these tuners had to learn on customer cars. Especially if the car is your DD and you may or may not be making payments on it. Of course you tune at your own risk, but assuming whomever is tuning the car does it correctly and carefully. You should not have to worry about cyl #8.

Lastly, its been a while since I've been by Marco's shop. Give him a call monday and ask him what he will charge you.
 

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Ford Racing Pro-Cal tune is fairly mild and really wakes up the engine responsiveness. I don't know that it would add noticeably quicker 1/4 mile times. The best part about it is that, though you only get an extra 9 ft.lb. of total torque, I adds 60 ft. lb. at 1500 RPM, which for a daily driver is perfect. Also if you get it done at a Ford dealer it preserves your warranty.
 

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I ran bama tunes for 2 months, they were fine but I would have to get them revised a lot. Now that I am done modding the car, I decided to take it to aed and get a dyno tune. AED is the way to go...shaun is real nice and explains what he is doing. And his tune is stupidly smooth, gained a lot of low end and some high end from his tune. Best way to explain it is that the power band is a lot smoother now. It is perfect for daily driving, even gained me +2mpg. Bama isn't very safe in my opinion since they turn off there knock sensors in the race tune, but I did not have a problem yet.
 

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I ran bama tunes for 2 months, they were fine but I would have to get them revised a lot. Now that I am done modding the car, I decided to take it to aed and get a dyno tune. AED is the way to go...shaun is real nice and explains what he is doing. And his tune is stupidly smooth, gained a lot of low end and some high end from his tune. Best way to explain it is that the power band is a lot smoother now. It is perfect for daily driving, even gained me +2mpg. Bama isn't very safe in my opinion since they turn off there knock sensors in the race tune, but I did not have a problem yet.
I thought in their v2 they turned them back on? If it's true they turn off the knock sensors. That's incredibly bad and exactly why you want to avoid them.

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I agree with WJBertrand. I had the Ford Racing tune on my 2012 (manual). If you want a warranty after that tune, you need to have the dealer install it.

Later I installed a Bama tune in the 2012. No comparison. Bama tune butt dynoed better. Daily driver.

My 2014 GT (auto), I installed a Bama tune. It was better than the stock tune but did nothing to the trans.

After about 10000 miles with the auto, I got the Bama V2 tune. Great for an auto. Was a slug before before. The shift points are changed like an old school shift kit. I'm very happy with it.

There are a lot of smart people in the history here. If you have an S197 Mustang it's still all good. Especially a coyote.

My $.02
 

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Ford Racing Pro-Cal tune is fairly mild and really wakes up the engine responsiveness. I don't know that it would add noticeably quicker 1/4 mile times. The best part about it is that, though you only get an extra 9 ft.lb. of total torque, I adds 60 ft. lb. at 1500 RPM, which for a daily driver is perfect. Also if you get it done at a Ford dealer it preserves your warranty.
I was in fact looking at the pro cal for a while. Then I read more and more and didn't want to risk the pinging that is causes. A lot of people went from the pro cal to the bama tune and were a lot happier with the bama. And they are around the same price, so why not go with the bama tuner. Also, I'm pretty sure bama has a 3yr/36k warranty when you get a tune from them.
 

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I agree with WJBertrand. I had the Ford Racing tune on my 2012 (manual). If you want a warranty after that tune, you need to have the dealer install it.

Later I installed a Bama tune in the 2012. No comparison. Bama tune butt dynoed better. Daily driver.

My 2014 GT (auto), I installed a Bama tune. It was better than the stock tune but did nothing to the trans.

After about 10000 miles with the auto, I got the Bama V2 tune. Great for an auto. Was a slug before before. The shift points are changed like an old school shift kit. I'm very happy with it.

There are a lot of smart people in the history here. If you have an S197 Mustang it's still all good. Especially a coyote.

My $.02
Did you get run the street,performance, or race tune?

---------- Post added at 10:03 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:02 PM ----------

Bama does not have a warranty except on the #8 cylinder.
Ahh ok, that cleared things up :p
 
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