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Hey everyone, so I just placed an order for a Roush AB exhaust for my 2011 Mustang V6 which I am stoked about, but now its time to move on to the next mod, the CAI and Tuner, now I probably will be looking at a combo pack for the two and I have seen some on AM but I just wanted everyone elses feedback on what they have and how well it works for them.

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Consider this package, you won't be disappointed...

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That looks like one of the best packs I have seen so far definitley worth considering I also have read on the forums that the tuner really unlocks the stangs true potential, is it really that noticeable?
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That looks like one of the best packs I have seen so far definitley worth considering I also have read on the forums that the tuner really unlocks the stangs true potential, is it really that noticeable?
Very much so, but its the pairing of the intake and tune together that really make the difference. The tuner also allows you to calibrate for future mods, read dtc's, calibrate for gears, etc.

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Alright so new info was related to me tonight by a couple of guys I was talking to, number one the tuner can potentially hurt the car and make the engine explode if you aren't careful the other is that it voids warranty, but I thought that if you revert it back to factory tune to take it in there would be no problem


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If your looking at getting a tuner with tunes from Steeda or American Muscle Bama, I'd be inclined to say you shouldn't have anything to worry about. You won't be blowing your engine anytime soon.

You also can be potentially causing some warranty issues, but you can always take the tune off before you go to the dealership. I've heard and read lots about how dealerships can still see you were tuned, unless you unplug the battery for such a time, or drive 50 miles, etc etc. I don't know what's true there honestly. I'm not a person who's too concerned with my warranty. I know that when I swap things out it can cause issues, and that's on me if the part causes a failure.

As for what to pick for CAI...this is asked every week. I and most others probably have Airaid. It works well and sounds good. JLT is probably #2 for popularity. Steeda is awesome too, just some people are nervous to buy it at first because its the only "tune required" intake.

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im really loving my afe power CAI. best sounding intake ive found and i really do believe they make the best filters in the business (which is why they made TRD's filters for years).

tunes, for mail order you cant go wrong with steeda or bama for mail in tunes due to the tunes for life thing.

that said, guys are really loving mpt tunes as well

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if you can afford a proper dyno tune, nothing and i mean nothing you can get via email will be anywhere near as good.

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Thanks guys that really puts my mind at ease as far as the tunes go. As good info on steeda I would rather get a cai that doesn't need a tune. And about this dyno tune, not too familiar with dynos but I got a co worker that has a friend and he will do 3 pulls for 60 bucks which I thought was really good but how would I go about getting a dyno tune from that?


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