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My experience with DiabloSport and the Intune.

So I purchased a Diablo Intune a couple months ago and about 3 weeks ago I had a chance to finally install it. I like it. The touch screen is cool and it has just about every option you would want to adjust on the car (within reason). You can change the tire revs per mile, gear ratio, and pretty much everything you can do with a SCT X3. They are very similar in that respect. The Intune has built-in profiles for most cold air intakes as well. There are several things like fuel trims that you can adjust, but I didn't mess with them. Things like that can get you in to trouble if you don't know what you are doing.

I first installed the Diablo 91 tune. I don't have an intake so I was riding on just the tune. I like it. The car runs good, idles good and has good power. Like most tunes, you don't really feel it until you mash the gas and hit 4K RPM or so. But it pulls hard to redline and feels smooth. My only issue is Diablo sets the rev limiter to something like 7600 RPM. Personally, I think this is just a bit too high. Bama on the other hand sets theirs at about 7300. I think that is the sweet spot. Although I will say I have set my best 1/4 mile times shifting @ 6500 and riding 4th past 7000 to avoid shifting to 5th. I actually would like Diablo to explain why they set the rev limiter so high. The car runs out of steam long before that. Other than crossing the 1/4 mile without shifting to 5th I see no reason for it to be set that high.

I purchased a Lethal ORH pipe and also ordered some tunes from Bama. I want to clear this up now. Bama can tune for the Intune. All I did was tell them I had a Trinity (to avoid any confusion) and the tunes they sent me work fine. Loading custom tunes and updating the Intune couldn't be easier. You plug it in to your USB port and it will load drivers for your computer and create a drive under "My Computer". The Intune software will load on it's own and connect to the internet and update itself. So after the unit has updated itself and you want to load custom tunes all you do is open the drive inder my computer and open the tunes folder on the device. Copy and paste the custom tunes in to the tune folder. Watch them copy and then watch the Intune's screen. The intune device will tell you that you loaded a "Bama 91 race Tune" or whatever it may be. That's it! When I loaded the Bama tune on the car I didn't have to return the car to stock or anything like that. I just chose "Custom Tune" and the unit did its thing. It really works well and it's WAY easier and more stable than SCT's crap software. A+ for DiabloSport. The Bama tune doesn't feel much different than the DiabloTune, but I needed a custom tune for my ORH pipe plus I would like to data log for Bama at some point soon to make sure my car is running tip top.

So everything is good, but I did run in to an issue. I ended up bending the pins on the Intune device and smoking the unit's OBDII connector and the cable. (The OBD cable is removable). Not sure how I did it. I'm a computer nerd and normally the last guy to slay a cable and pins on something. Fact is, it happended and DiabloSport took good care of me. I filled out the RMA form online and mailed it back ASAP. I contacted DiabloSport Dan from the forums here and he made sure the RMA department expedited my return. I didn't ask, he just did it for me! Nice guy for sure. Diablo turned my broken unit around in a matter of only a few days and UPS'ed it right back to me. No charge, although I did have to pay for shipping to them which is no problem. Fact is, they handle returns well and it's easy and trouble free. I couldn't have asked for me.

Bottom line is. I love the intune and I am VERY happy with Diablo's service. They stand by their products and they don't mess around. If you are thinking of buying an Intune just do it.


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I want to clear this up now. Bama can tune for the Intune. All I did was tell them I had a Trinity (to avoid any confusion) and the tunes they sent me work fine.
great review and very interesting bout the Bama tunes working


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MustangChris,

Thanks for taking the time to write up this very informative article. There are number of us in the forum who are looking to purchase the InTune, but would prefer to have the option of Bama tunes included (like the Trinity offer from AM). Thus far AM has not come through with such an offer and we are wondering why?? Anyway, seeing how satisfied you are with the product and how well you were treated by Diablosport further convinces me that purchasing the InTune is the way to go.

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Thanks for taking the time to write up this very informative article. There are number of us in the forum who are looking to purchase the InTune, but would prefer to have the option of Bama tunes included (like the Trinity offer from AM). Thus far AM has not come through with such an offer and we are wondering why?? Anyway, seeing how satisfied you are with the product and how well you were treated by Diablosport further convinces me that purchasing the InTune is the way to go.
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Hey Chris, thanks for the nice article. We do our best to support our customers however we can!

If any one here has any questions or ever needs help I'm only a PM or email away!
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Watch them copy and then watch the Intune's screen. The intune device will tell you that you loaded a "Bama 91 race Tune" or whatever it may be. That's it! When I loaded the Bama tune on the car I didn't have to return the car to stock or anything like that. I just chose "Custom Tune" and the unit did its thing. It really works well and it's WAY easier and more stable than SCT's crap software. A+ for DiabloSport. The Bama tune doesn't feel much different than the DiabloTune, but I needed a custom tune for my ORH pipe plus I would like to data log for Bama at some point soon to make sure my car is running tip top.

Chris thanks for the write up! Bama are you listening???

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I installed the 93 octane tune that's available on the intune. It is hands down the best tune I've had. It feels much faster/more torque than the steeda 93 octane tune (for the steeda cai) that I previously had. Their customer service is top-notch and email back super fast to answer any questions. I got rid of my sct tuner because I was one of the unlucky few that ended up with a bricked mustang after trying to return to stock. Scared me so bad that I never used it again. The intune is MUCH easier to use and tunes the mustang way faster than the sct tuner. My only concern is that I don't know how safe the canned 93 tune is compared to tunes by Steeda, Bama, etc. Any inputs on how safe the intune canned tunes are? I am planning to datalog the 93 octane tune today and possibly installing my steeda cai and run the intune canned tune for the steeda cai and datalog that as well.

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My friend loves his intune. It's easy to use and the 93oct tune seems to really open it up, especially past 3kRPMs. It pulls hard well into the triple digits. He ran a 6.0 modded GTO and 'only' lost by a car length.

Only complaint is that you can't change the speedometer read out to miles. The unit is all in metric.
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[QUOTE=dcaicedo91;3266764]Any inputs on how safe the intune canned tunes are?

They are totally safe for your car, you should not experience any detonation or issues with drivability. We leave the Knock Sensors alone so they still function even if you get bad gas in your car you're safe.
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Dan, does the intune have a custom tune for an off road xpipe? (Getting rid of CEL and for the increase air flow)
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Dan, does the intune have a custom tune for an off road xpipe? (Getting rid of CEL and for the increase air flow)
No it does not. That is something you have to get with a custom tune.

I really like the Intune. It's easy to use and works well. I mean really, I can't ask for more. Not to mention, Diablo has great service. It's a win win.

Let's not forget this either. When you go to sell your car and you load it back to stock, you can reset the Intune and it will work with all the vehicles they have listed on their website. To me it makes the unit worth more. They have one SKU for the entire Intune product. So if a guy with a Chevy wants your Intune, he can buy it and go to town.

Fact is, there are so many good things about the Intune that make it better than SCT that I see no reason to have an X3. Diablo has won me over.

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MustangChris,

Thanks for taking the time to write up this very informative article. There are number of us in the forum who are looking to purchase the InTune, but would prefer to have the option of Bama tunes included (like the Trinity offer from AM). Thus far AM has not come through with such an offer and we are wondering why?? Anyway, seeing how satisfied you are with the product and how well you were treated by Diablosport further convinces me that purchasing the InTune is the way to go.
Not sure about Bama. I wonder the same thing. As I said before, I'm running a Diablo Bama Race tune and it works great! I'll be adding an intake soon and I'll have to order new tunes from Bama for that. I think I'm going to go with a 93 tune when I add the intake as well. I need all the power I can get with all the new 5.0's popping up around Shreveport.

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Great writeup Chris. Thanks!

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When you go to sell your car and you load it back to stock, you can reset the Intune and it will work with all the vehicles they have listed on their website. To me it makes the unit worth more. They have one SKU for the entire Intune product. So if a guy with a Chevy wants your Intune, he can buy it and go to town.
^ This part I really like. I had one in my inbox and then backed out. I just may reconsider.

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Great review! I'm glad to hear your enjoying the Bama tunes and your car is running good.

Let me know if you ever have any questions! Our Bama Performance tuning specialists are here in the building Monday-Friday from 9AM-5:30PM EST and Saturday 9AM-5:30PM EST. You can hit them up directly at 888.226.9764 and they'll get you squared away!

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