LOL wow guys, you’re going to scare this kid away from the forum completely.
Going back to the original question, first and foremost gocats, both of these guys are a lot smarter about this stuff than Iam so I am not entering that debate.
Personally I do not think your lack of cats is causing the issue. One of the most common mods mustang owners do is swapping out the mid pipe with an off road H or X and experience no issues. Even with out a tune, most will still run fine (and just have a CEL on). Having a canned tune from places like BAMA or others, turn off the CEL and should leave you with ZERO drivability issues.
I am leaning more towards your cams and lack of tune. I have been strongly considering swapping the cams and have been trying to learn as much as I can about the process.
Cams determine the entire engine's behavior.
I know almost every "stage 1" cam out there states no tune required, but despite the fact the ECU can"learn/adjust" a little, I would think that any cams that truly do not need a tune would have to be close enough to "stock" spec that any performance enhancement would be almost non-existent. I know there are some success stories of guys who have done it, but as a general rule, getting a tune would be best for not only performance, but drivability and engine safety.
I am also learning about how important it is to make sure the cams are properly degreed.
(Again not just for maximum gains, but also thatthey are running correctly and not damaging anything). I know some places like MHS and Cushman offer degree services when the cams are purchased to help make sure everything goes easy and smooth.
Do you know what series Anderson Cams you are running(i.e. N/A-12, N/A-22, etc.)?
I know Anderson does not list their cam specs, but they do show their powerband/RPM range,which do seem to place things higher (even on their stage 1), which would suggest they like grinds with large duration.
Last edited by SonicBlue02; 08-19-2019 at 10:50 AM.