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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-17-2016 Thread Starter
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Believe it or not, I just got the V2 tunes for my 2001 Mustang GT. I've been running the race tune for the last few days and I must say it's definitely different from the other race tune I've been running.
My experience with the V2 race tune, the idle is a smooth 600 rpm at a stop sign. Taking off with moderate power the shift from 1st to 2nd is quick and smooth around 2500rpm. But second gear it comes to life and wants to rev out to 4500 rpm. Taking it easy it will shift at 3500 and if you let off the gas a little it will shift at 2000rpm. Needless to say after 2nd gear your already doing 55-60mph if you love hearing the exhaust growl a little. If you don't let off you'll be doing 80 by the time you realize the big smile on your face.
Personally I think I'm going back to the other race tune, V1. With that first gear usually doesn't shift until 3000rpm and it will snap your neck first thing in the morning. Second gear usually doesn't go past 3500-4000rpm but another nice hard shift.
I like the hard shifts because getting slideways never gets old. If I was a drag racer the V2 would definitely give me an advantage. Myself, 0-40 is where I have fun. Don't get me wrong, I won't pass up a stop light race.
I have another V2 tune but I'm not sure if it's street or performance. I'll try it tomorrow or Friday and keep you posted.
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Are you talking about the V2 tune from Bama? I've had it for a while and it's nice, but I've noticed my car seems to dump far too much fuel. To the point that I can smell it occasionally when taking off in first gear. I'm headed to the dyno tomorrow so I can really get my car dialed in. After installing cams, my email tune just isn't cutting it anymore.


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Did you retune it after the cam change? The V2 tunes have been available for awhile but only for 05 and newer.
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I've been working with Bama lately because my car would ping real bad on the 87 tune even when using 89 octane fuel. They've sent two revisions and it's better now but still pings under load in overdrive. Also, the trans. shifts way too hard now from 1-2 and it also has been throwing codes for the 2-3 shift solenoid not being happy.

Also, I agree these tunes throw too much fuel at the car. I was consistently getting 20 MPG with my car and on the Bama tune my last tank was 17. Ouch.

I am starting to think that Bama is trying to get too aggressive with these tunes. I wonder about the long term reliability of them. I wish I could afford to have my car put on the dyno and have a shop verify that my settings are safe.

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I've been running the V1 race tune for 2 years now. I love it, I feel it gets better gas mileage and is perfectly dialed in for performance rather than what stock has to offer. In stock mode it shifts way to much and always tries to run at 1000-1500 rpm, its annoying. I drive a mustang not a kia.
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