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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-01-2018 Thread Starter
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Are people still running the bama 93 race tune daily?

So after many nights of looking and going back and forth in my mind, I finally upgraded to a 5.0! A neighbor was selling the car and it had gotten to the point of he even let me test drive the car and gave me a solid deal but I still walked away. Finally, he came to me with a deal that I couldnt refuse (and not to mention finance wise it was the right time) and I took it off his hands. The car itself is an automatic with only 22k miles and with the exception of the exterior mods (the only piece Im missing is the hood for it to be a full GT500 replica but I actually prefer the stock GT hood), the only performance mods done to the car is corsa extremes, jlt cai, and a bama tune. When I bought the car from him, he said that the tune on the car is the 93P tune and he had never tried the race tune so curiousity got the best of me and I loaded up the race tune and instantly fell in love!

This is seriously how the car should have came from the factory. The shift points seems to be "pushed back" (for lack of words) and the shifts are nice and firm (I've read some complaints about the shifts being too firm but I prefer the firmer shifts on a sports car. Didnt buy a muscle car and expect it to drive like a cadillac lol.) But my question is, I've read on various forums where Bama recommends the tune for track use only. On the flip side, it seems like everyone (especially the auto guys and gals) seems to run the race tune as their daily. Has anyone had any long term ill effects/issues with this? Some of these threads are back from 2014 so Im sure many have put many miles on their race tunes by now. It may be a mental thing but to me, the car seems stronger all the way around. With the performance tune, it seemed like the car kind of fell flat on its face at times and there was a serious delay but with the race tune all of that is gone. This is a car I plan to keep for some time and dont want to sacrifice reliability. Honestly I dont plan on racing the car much except occasional highway pulls if someone pulls up beside me but just makes the car more fun to drive because I can feel a difference between the two (again, maybe its just me, can anyone comment on that as well?)

I know there are other tunes out there that apparently are much better than Bama but being that the car is already tuned and not going to be a race car, Im just going to stick with one of the bama tunes. I doubt I will do much else to the car except maybe change to a different set up exhaust, just want to enjoy it. Always have liked this body style.

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If you like Bama you will love a Lund tune.

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You just have to be careful with mail order tunes to be honest. Some quick searches and you will read more info on that than you have time for.

I personally had a bad experience and never could get BAMA tunes to work for me and I gave up so that is when I did all the searching/reading I mentioned above and came to the conclusion moving forward I would do only in person dyno tunes. Now of course some people have no issues and great things to say so who knows.

Either way from what I understand running the race or any of the tunes on a daily basis are fine as long as you follow what it calls for like the exact or higher gas for it.

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