Bama SCT Tuning 2011 V6 - Best Tune for Daily Driver
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Given your needs, I would say the Perf tune. If you are doing mostly freeway driving of course the race tune could suit you as well, but... i am assuming you spend a certain amount of freeway time in bumper to bumper traffic. I think the perf tune will give you better stop and go mpg than the race tune, especially with the differences in low end throttle and the fact that the race tune holds shifts much longer, even at a crawl.
...of course you could always have the race shifts softened up - thats what I did since I do more around town / short highway runs
2011 Mustang 3.7L V6 Premium ∙ MCA (203A) #34 of 195 Ingot Silver ∙ Charcoal Black ∙ Auto ∙ 3.31 HIDs ∙ Security ∙ Comfort Package ∙ Remote Start Airaid CAI ∙ Steeda 93 Octane ∙ Magnaflow Street ∙ Roush DUB springs
My bad, just re-did my numbers for last month. I spent $181 on 93 octane gas, it would have cost me $194 using 87 octane.
That's pretty awesome.
So since all of you are saying the performance tune is the best for daily driving, then what's the deal with the street tunes? Without researching at all it would seem you'd want a street tune if you intending on driving it all the time.
2012 Mustang V6 Premium| Black on Black Options:6-speed automatic | pony package | HID headlamps | security package | reverse sensing system | comfort package Build date: 5/12/2011 | Purchased: 6/7/2011 Mods: tape stripe delete | 20% tint | Dynomax SS cat-back exhaust (39507) | smoked side markers | Injen intake (PF9022WB)
Any of our 3 tunes will get very slight economy gains on 2011+ vehicles (the 10's and down had more of a margin for us to improve). The Race tune, we don't say for economy, simply because most people drive that tune really hard!
At part throttle cruising on the highway at a constant or similar throttle position, all 3 of our tunes should have the same air/fuel ratio, variable cam timing, spark advance. It's when you go moderate-full throttle that the tunes differentiate.
All of that being said, if you have the will power (I know I dont!) to keep that right foot from pressing too hard, you should see a nice MPG increase!
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RickyTeddy, Chris from AM has said the peak numbers for each of their tunes are within 1-2hp of one another, so you aren't losing anything by chosing one over the other two options. I think it all comes down to personal prefence on how you want the car to respond. I have tried out the Street tune, but I prefer the more linear gas pedal response from the Race tune.
Ironically, the 93 race tune seems to be the most fuel efficient for me if I am not driving it hard. I average 29.7MPG in 70highway / 30 city driving using it.
Do you really get 30mpg with 3.31's? I've got 3.73's and I only probably get 24/25mpg. I didnt think that I'd lose THAT much going to 3.73's. I should be closer to 26/27 if you get 30. When cruising @ 80mph, im at about 2500rpm.