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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-04-2012 Thread Starter
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E-mail tune for supercharged application?

So I'm about to make the committment and buy a procharger.... I think... but where I am currently stationed (Abilene,TX) There seems to be no performance shops in the area that I would trust with my car. My question is, can I safely drive my car after installing the procharger, with an e-mail tune about 120-180 miles to Dallas to get a dyno tune? Or alternatively.... I plan on using Bama/AM for my tuner, are his e-mail tunes good enough and safe enough to use for the long run? I realize I will get more power from a dyno tune but I'm going to be keeping it tame at about 7-9 PSI.

I just don't want to ruin my motor.... already went through 2 4.0's.... I want to hold on to my 4.6

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Yes you'll be fine doing that.

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RWHP/RWTQ is adequate
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You should be fine driving it to a dyno on a canned tune. Just stay out of boost as much as possible and drive it gently, no mashing on the peddle as tempting as it may be. That being said, if Bama does remote tuning I would feel safe with that as well. Might be a bit more time consuming but certainly a good option.

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Nothing against Bama or American Muscle, I think they are doing a great job as the Wal-mart of Mustang parts (not a knock considering the ize of Wal-mart), but I would not trust them to remote tune my rc car. Contact Lito from this site if you decide on an email tune. He has always taken time to help me and tons of guys have used him to remote tune their cars. Crownaviation just used him to get his DOB setup and is pushing around 600 to the tires. You may also want to get his opinion.
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doesn't the procharger come with a tune?

I'm not sure about that one, but I do know that most of the big name supercharger kits come with a tune, which might not be the "best" but should work OK

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I have used Chris Rose's email tune from AM for 2 years now on my EForce and no problems. we did some datalogging. The tune has been looked at by 3 tuners in the area and deemed safe but power efficient (471 RWHP).

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