Joined: Jun 2014
Location: The Bluegrass State
I used Bama tunes for about a year and a half or so, and while it is nice to get "free tunes for life" and all that, I found that getting the car set up the way I liked was a pain in the ***. I'd either have detonation/pinging, or the transmission shifting would be garbage, or sometimes both.
Last month I decided to say screw it and paid $350 for a custom dyno tune at my local performance shop, done by a guy who is well know across many states for his knowledge of Mustangs. The difference is night and day. Transmission shifting is PERFECT and dialed in like I wanted it with the very first attempt. Car makes 261 HP at the wheels on 89 octane fuel and has NO pinging or detonation. There's no telling what the car would have done on high octane. I kind of wished I'd tuned it with at least 93 octane in the tank now. I might have gone beyond 310 flywheel horsepower. If you can afford it, I suggest going the dyno tune route.
2003 Mach 1 - TR3650 - Ford Performance aluminum shaft - Mac O/R H-pipe - Airbox modification - 17% tint
Gone but not forgotten:
2001 GT auto in Zinc Yellow-Flowmaster mufflers - Pypes O/R H pipe-Eibach Sportline springs/Koni STR.T shocks-AMR wheels w/ 315/35 MT Street Comps-FR 3.73s-Blankenship Performance tuning-Steeda Under-drive pulleys-BBK CAI-AcuFab 70mm TB