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View Poll Results: Which tune do you prefer?
Bama tunes 64 54.70%
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Last time I had a car tuned, it was my '03 Marauder, and most aspects of that tune were aimed at correcting the mush in the slushbox.

I prefer sticks as daily drivers, so would a manual gear-box car benefit as much as someone saddled with 2 fans blowing syrup at each other?

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Can't speak for the Brenspeed tunes but have always heard good things about the company in general and also their tunes. I just installed Bama's Street tune and also have their Performance and Race tunes in my handheld waiting for their turn. I have free tunes for life from American Muscle and Bama just joined froces with them so I got Bama's tunes for free. And American Muscle will update your tune free whenever you need one due to mods, and doesn't matter if you bought their mods or someone elses, or their own updates.

The Bama Street tune was noticeably stronger then stock and also better then my previous 93 octane steeda sct tune. You'll be happy either way. But not sure if Brenspeed provides free tunes if you bought mods from somewhere else? Ask them!

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In less than 2 days I received the new race tune and Chris basically upgraded my 89 tq to a 91 performance.

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i voted for bama because thats what i have and all i have ever had love it.mine is auto
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Put my vote in, for obvious reasons, LOL! Thanks for all of the great feedback, everyone!

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Ok I have been out of the loop Chris you are with American Muscle now? What is going on? Doug is with AM I heard awile back. I can not say who`s tune is better,I am willing to put it to the test at the drag strip however. I have Dougs 91 Octane Nitrous tune now.I just need Brenspeeds tune to put them to the test.
Oh by the way I did not vote. I like testing things out before I go and open my big mouth.

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Originally Posted by Brenspeed View Post
I placed our vote but it may be a little biased.:

Our tunes have been developed on the dyno, at the track, and on the streets for maximum satisfaction. Your throttle response will be instant, drivability is increased when compared to stock, and the low end torque and top end hp is increased. Most customers report that MPG increased as long as the could stay out of the throttle. You will also receive free tune updates for life on tune required purchases made through Brenspeed. Plus you get the customer service many members on here love.
My car was already tuned when I first bought it. But after Brenspeed tuned it, the driveability was like night and day. Throttle is so much more progressive than my previous all power or no power tune. Highway mileage went from 24 mpg to 26 mpg according to onboard computer. And just because the throttle is more progressive, it doesn't mean some torque got lost on the bottom end. They're there and even more. The horses were just more refined, which means I have better command on how much wheel spin I want whenever and wherever I want them.

When I first got my car before Brenspeed tune, my left calf muscle was always a bit sore after stop and go driving in the city from constantly feathering the clutch. I got 500 horses, and them were rowdy horses.

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I too have used both for parts and tunes. Great tunes and service. Just flip a coin and you will be happy with either outcome.
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I started out with the Brenspeed tunes that came with the tuner I bought from them. Shortly thereafter I noticed a really bad dead spot from 2,000 to 2,500 rpm under light throttle (at least a 60% drop in power through that entire range). After an inquiry to them about this I was told it was the opening of the CMCVs. I replied that my '97 Cobra had a very different feel when its plates opened at 3,200 rpm, just a quick flutter with no dead spot. I was then told that they have sent this tune out hundreds of times and never had a problem before. That was resolution, no suggestions, no offer to look at the tune. Due to their lack of customer support I gave Bama a shot.

The Bama tunes are great throughout the entire rpm range and make plenty of power, and I like having the different styles of tune...torque, performance and race, each with a unique feel. Since I have an Airaid intake that works fine with the stock tune, I don't have to "waste" a slot on the tuner for an 87 octane tune. If I'm traveling and can only find 87, it's just temporarily back to stock. Also makes smog checks a breeze.

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my vote broke the 50/50 breenspeed +1. these tunes are all very close if you loaded the bama race tune then the breen tune you proably couldnt even tell the difference.

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My vote goes to Bama Tunes. Hat's off to Mike, Ryan, Dan, and Chris. Great guys!!

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I just wish Bama-tuning could tune my STi too!
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Originally Posted by theGURU View Post
I just wish Bama-tuning could tune my STi too!
I believe there only tuning for mustangs right now. They did a sick tune for my 1990 Lx 5.0!

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Reason why i voted Brenspeed:

I ran Bamachip's tunes for nearly 3 years on my car, I just recently switched to Brenspeed out of curiosity, I went from Doug’s 91 Race tune to Brenspeed's 87 performance tune, and I felt like there was a significant power increase throughout the power band. Best i can explain it is, the Bamachips tune gave me the feeling of a lot of power in the mid rpms, but Brenspeed's tune actually kept pulling and gave me that smile at 6200 rpms.

I'm sure results could vary depending on your particular car, but it feels like my car is faster with a 87 performance tune vs. the 91 bamachips race tune.... unfortunately my xcal2 broke the day I got my tunes so I am unable to try out there 91 performance, but I could only image the way there 87 performance tune is. X3 is on the way from Brenspeed.

Only thing i miss was the way Doug had that auto tranny setup... Nothing beats his Race tune when you have a auto... but i felt like the power increase, and smile at 2-3 shift when it churps the tires on heavy 20" rims in 75 degree weather was more important for now.

I don’t think anyone should vote on these types of things unless they have used both to give the other a fair chance. Both great tuners, but right now I’m loving Brenspeed’s tunes. +1 for them.

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Looks like Bama has dropped the 1 tune for $50.00 and you can only go with the 3 for $150.00 now.

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