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so im probably going to buy a bama performance sct tuner from american muscle for my 2007 mustang GT/CS. is it worth the money? does anyone have anything good/bad things to say about the tuner? so far i have a cold air intake and a set of bbk long tube headers with a shorty catted x pipe. what kind of gains am i going to see from this tuner? what about at the quarter mile? (i havent taken my car there so i dont know what its going to run right now) what about fuel economy? does it help fuel economy or worsen it? are they safe to use? basically im just worried im going to tare my engine to shreds with it... thanks for any input or thoughts in advance
 

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I havent ran my car at a track with my tuner but i run the race tune and i like it alot they tune the engine so it doesn't trash it im sure.. Plus it makes everything work together better bama writes pretty good tunes for all the upgrades that's what i like the most!
 

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I hear nothing but good things about it. I yet to get it for my 04 GT But my dad had it on his 06 and he said the tuner made it a different car..
 

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so im probably going to buy a bama performance sct tuner from american muscle for my 2007 mustang GT/CS. is it worth the money? does anyone have anything good/bad things to say about the tuner? so far i have a cold air intake and a set of bbk long tube headers with a shorty catted x pipe. what kind of gains am i going to see from this tuner? what about at the quarter mile? (i havent taken my car there so i dont know what its going to run right now) what about fuel economy? does it help fuel economy or worsen it? are they safe to use? basically im just worried im going to tare my engine to shreds with it... thanks for any input or thoughts in advance
Mr07GTCS,

You're going to love a Bama SF3/x3 tuner for your '07 GT! The biggest differences are in the drive-by-wire throttle response and overall powerband hp/tq gains. Our Bama tunes are very safe and will NOT tear your engine up. We've sent out thousands of tunes with great feedback from our customers. Do a quick search on AFM to see how many forum members are running our Bama tunes and are extremely happy with the results.

You'll see even higher power results with those BBK LT headers and high-flow mid-pipe. I would estimate your car will put down 310-315rwhp on a DynoJet with these mods and a Bama tune. Drag times will vary depending on driving skill, tires used, track prep, etc. Check out our bolt-on build up '07 GT to give you a better idea for great mods and their affect on your Stang!

We're constantly developing our custom tunes with the latest and greatest! Between our 14 different AM Mustangs and tons of street/track testing, and constant testing on our DynoJet 224xlc, we're looking for any minor tweaks to be made that can benefit you guys. Our lead tuner Mike Wilson works hard to give you guys one of the best custom tunes on the market! We're also part of Fords Technology Transfer Program & Work very closely with Ford to insure that all of our tunes are perfect!

2005-2009 Mustang GT Bolt-On Build-Up - YouTube

This is just the beginning of what Bama has to offer you, let me know if you have any questions! Our Bama Performance tuning specialists are here in the building Monday-Friday from 9AM-5:30PM EST and Saturday 10AM-3PM EST. You can hit them up directly at 888.226.9764 and they'll get you squared away!

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so im probably going to buy a bama performance sct tuner from american muscle for my 2007 mustang GT/CS. is it worth the money? does anyone have anything good/bad things to say about the tuner? so far i have a cold air intake and a set of bbk long tube headers with a shorty catted x pipe. what kind of gains am i going to see from this tuner? what about at the quarter mile? (i havent taken my car there so i dont know what its going to run right now) what about fuel economy? does it help fuel economy or worsen it? are they safe to use? basically im just worried im going to tare my engine to shreds with it... thanks for any input or thoughts in advance
mr07GTCS,

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Looks like Shane beat me to the punch! Hit us up if you any questions.

- Dan
 

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Well I can tell you the tunes Bama writes do wake up my Gt for sure. I have an auto tranny and the car shifts so much faster. It is definitely a mod worth every penny, and all I had to do was plug it in, no grease monkey work at all!
 

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well thank all of you for your input i greatly appreciate it. but what about fuel economy?
 

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well thank all of you for your input i greatly appreciate it. but what about fuel economy?
Mr07GTCS,

Fuel economy gains are at the mercy of your right foot! Depending on your daily driving habits you could seen gains around 1-5MPG.

I hope this helps, Let me know if you have any questions!

-Dan
 

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but lets say cruising at 75mph on the highway with the cruise control holding the car at speed? what about then?
 

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Mr07GTCS,

Bama Performance is great, but I'd suggest looking at a Diablosport tuner after my experience with the SCT.

My SCT was bricked, so I had to get my car reflashed back to stock by Ford. I miss my Bama 87 Performance tune, and will be buying a Diablosport Trinity from AM shortly.

Before buying an SCT tuner, check out the various threads here.
 

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but lets say cruising at 75mph on the highway with the cruise control holding the car at speed? what about then?
Mr07GTCS,

Good question. Assuming you're driving perfectly like you mentioned, you'll see a 1-2mpg increase with just a Bama tune and a 3-4mpg increase with a CAI/Bama package! But, just like Dan said, if your right foot doesn't feel like cruising, you may not see any increase haha.

Hit me up if you have more questions or our Bama Performance tuning specialists are here in the building Monday-Friday from 9AM-5:30PM EST and Saturday 10AM-3PM EST. You can hit them up directly at 888.226.9764 and they'll answer any questions you have, too!

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but lets say cruising at 75mph on the highway with the cruise control holding the car at speed? what about then?
You will see no gains in MPG. I have this tuner from AM and love it, and it definitely woke up my car, but ignore what the sponsor from AM is saying about MPG gains. I baselined my milage, both for combined city/highway and all highway, and there were no noticeable gains.

That said, I'd still recommend it, and hey, it's a hotrod, drive it like you stole it and don't worry about milage! Just know it won't make it any worse.
 

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The best reason for the tune is that it eliminates the bug from the EPA that holds your throttle on when you lift. It reduces emissions but causes a safety hazard.
Step on the gas hard in a lower gear and then release it and hit the brake, The motor continues to pull very annoying. The Bama tune fixes this. That alone is worth the money.
 

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You will see no gains in MPG. I have this tuner from AM and love it, and it definitely woke up my car, but ignore what the sponsor from AM is saying about MPG gains. I baselined my milage, both for combined city/highway and all highway, and there were no noticeable gains.

That said, I'd still recommend it, and hey, it's a hotrod, drive it like you stole it and don't worry about milage! Just know it won't make it any worse.
vegasfergie,

Typically, most people see gains in MPG's, especially 05-09 3V's. Your 2010 3V probably has a little less on the table because there were many changes to the calibration for that year. However, you should still see 1-3 MPG difference from stock with an intake/tuner combo.

05-09 GT's should see 3-5 MPG difference with an intake and tuner combo, no problem. Actually, even the new 2011's gain mileage. This goes for both the new V6's and with the GT's. Not only did we find this with our own AM Mustangs, but tons of customers have given us similar feedback!

Hope this clears things up a little bit. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!

Shane
 

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@disine, what exactly does that bug do? im not sure i understand what your saying exactly, i havent noticed anything like that in my car
 

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You don't get the immediate engine braking that you should with a manual car. One of the first things I noticed about my '06GT when I got it. I didn't get any "backing off" when decelerating or coming to a stop like my 99GT (or many other manual cars I've driven). It holds the throttle open rather than immediately releasing it. I figured it was some sort of mileage BS.
 
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