Csbassplayer, thanks for the excellent write-up, it brought back memories that's for sure! Right after I got my '12 vert I installed an Airraid kit and the Bama tune using an SCT I bought from Bama. I remember feeling the same way; I loved my little ole V-6 when it was stock but man oh man, adding a CAI and a Tune was amazing.
Then I upgraded to a MGW shifter and 3.73 gears, satisfaction level went up again!
Bottom line: this 3.7 V-6 is an amazing engine but Ford has used a relatively mild stock tune and once you go custom tune (and a CAI kit) it really wakes up. :yelpleased: