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I finally loaded the race tune after running the performance tune for a month. Wow! I forgot how amazing it is. Big time difference from the performance tune. I liked the performance tune, dont get me wrong, but the race tune is sick. You feel the car pulling, trying to get away from itself or something.

The race tune will be on from now on. Maybe the performance tune for the winter, because it is the best tune for easy takeoffs in my book.

If you havent tried the Bama race tune yet. Do yourself a favor, and give it a try.... you wont be going back to the others anytime soon.:winks
 

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glad to hear about your found power:bigthumbsup
i just got my tuner but im waiting for my new tires to come in before i put the race tune:yup:
 

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I finally loaded the race tune after running the performance tune for a month. Wow! I forgot how amazing it is. Big time difference from the performance tune. I liked the performance tune, dont get me wrong, but the race tune is sick. You feel the car pulling, trying to get away from itself or something.

The race tune will be on from now on. Maybe the performance tune for the winter, because it is the best tune for easy takeoffs in my book.

If you havent tried the Bama race tune yet. Do yourself a favor, and give it a try.... you wont be going back to the others anytime soon.:winks

Whats your mpg with the tune and 4.10's? is it your daily driver?
 

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Whats your mpg with the tune and 4.10's? is it your daily driver?

My gas MPG is still very good IMO. Yes it's my daily driver. Drive it every single day no matter where I'm going.

I get around 14mpg in the city, but we're talking short trip stop at every block driving. Plus I sit in my car with it and the air on during breaks at work so that makes it drop too. When I go on a longer ride, I'm usually at 17+ in the city

Pure highway is about 22-24mpg w the cruise set at 65-70 and the air on. I've hit 26 before but not lately.

Overall, I have noticed a little gain in the city and a little loss on the highway. Not much different than stock on the MPG, but much different in performance:bigthumbsup

I'd recommend 4.10s and Bama tunes for just about anyone. Unless you do 100 miles of highway driving each day, you probably wouldn't notice much of a difference for fuel consumption.:bigthumbsup
 

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I'm glad you like it that much! I can't wait to try out my new one tomorrow :winks
 

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Yeah all that talk about yours not working right got me wanting to put it back on. So at least some thing positive came from the whole thing :laugh::winks jk

You'll have yours on tuesday and I'm sure you'll love it. :bigthumbsup Go straight for the race tune. Dont bother with the other two first. :winks
 

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Ya that setup sounds good, I rarely drive on the highway now and my GT is a daily driver with just a CAI and 3.55 Gears, so I wanted some more off the line kick cuz I usually stop light race every once in awhile and dont wanna get smoked by 350z's lol And I need some decent mpg cuz of gas prices but I have two questions.

1. Is the BAMA tune really good and do they make a tune that doesnt require 93 octane gas cuz that will break my budget?

2. Do the 4.10 gears make that much of a difference off the line and how much top end power did you lose?
 

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1. Is the BAMA tune really good and do they make a tune that doesnt require 93 octane gas cuz that will break my budget?

2. Do the 4.10 gears make that much of a difference off the line and how much top end power did you lose?
1. yes the general concensus is that the Bama tunes are "good" though some will say a true custom dyno tune is "better"

2. they offer many different tunes for different octane levels, you should contact them directly and talk about the tunes

You might also talk with Brenspeed about the same
 

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4.10s are awesome off the line and at cruising speeds too.

You wont lose any top end power:bigthumbsup Your car will be limited by many other things before the gearing comes into play.

And I noticed a pretty big difference with them. Much more than the cai and tune (for pure acceleration)
 

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1. yes the general concensus is that the Bama tunes are "good" though some will say a true custom dyno tune is "better"

2. they offer many different tunes for different octane levels, you should contact them directly and talk about the tunes

You might also talk with Brenspeed about the same
Sure, we can be reached at 574.594.9559 and would be glad to tell you about the custom tunes that we have to offer.
 

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The only thing I dont like about gong with a tuner from Brenspeed, is that they require you to buy the parts from them in order to get your free tune.

I buy 99 percent of my stuff from AM, so that would not work for me. But I would love to see the difference. If I wasn't so darn happy with Bama, I'd buy a single one for curiosity sake. Also, I've heard great things (about Brenspeed) from a member here who had tunes from three different places (including Bama).:bigthumbsup

BTW, this is only what I've heard from other fourm members here, not sure if it's even true about the parts thing???:?:
 

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Thanks to the inspiration from this (and other similar) threads, I just ordered my 93 Race tune from Bama . . . so now I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas again! (my stang is my fountain of youth)

I notice the Bama race tune has a "launch control rev limiter" -- does anyone know anything about that? I am guessing it lets you hold the gas pedal on the floor with the clutch in, and the revs will only go up to the limiter until you let out the clutch? I chose "default" which I'm guessing is 2,500 RPM; the other choices were 3,000, 3,500, 4,000, etc. . . . can't wait to head down to my local deserted back road to see how it works.
 

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Are you a free tune for life member? Or just buying the sinlge tune?
 

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I fairly recently reordered my tunes from BAMA. I recommend ANYONE get their tunes this way....

Pick your octane you wish to run (I went with 93) and get ALL your tunes in that octane level. You wont ever want to switch gas later anyhow because it just takes so long to get lower octane out anyhow.

I still havent switched off the race tune yet. BUT in case I had any long distance highway travel (hardly ever happens with the Mustang... thats what the family car is for) it tames the car making for a smoother ride. People who have race tune all agree that a few hours of driving on race tune straight, you actually start noticing (especially with stick shifts) how much work it takes to hold back your car. So I have the other tunes for those long trips to save that.

And BTW, that last "long" trip I had before I reordered my tunes was from Richmond VA to Greensboro NC and back (400 miles round trip) and I did check my MPGs on it... My Mustang had better gas mileage than my wifes 4cyl Mercury Milan (dressed up Ford Fusion). I had 30.3mpg and she had 27.8mpg.... Unlike some of you, I am still on the stock rear though...
 

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I run the 93 race tune and also love it :bigthumbsup
 

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Are you a free tune for life member? Or just buying the sinlge tune?
Hi, just getting back to this thread, I think you were talking to me -- yes, I am a free tunes for life member. I ordered the 93 Race tune using the web site and got it via e-mail within two days with no hassles whatsoever! Kudos to Bama / American Muscle.

So far I am liking the Race tune a lot. The throttle is definitely more sensitive, especially in the mid range, and the revs build real quickly (I also recently added an aluminum driveshaft and underdrive pulleys, those probably help also)

I'd swear the car sounds better too . . . probably because of the throttle response (heavier throttle = more intake and exhaust music)

I am not having any problem controlling the car; it is not like it is going to get away from me. It might be a LITTLE easier to stall when you are trying to go real easy on the gas; I did stall it in a crowded parking lot when I was trying to keep the noise down (embarassing but no big deal, it happens).

I haven't done a highway commute yet, so far mileage around town seems about the same as always, except it does make it very tempting to get into the throttle so I would expect a decrease in MPG simply due to driving habits.

Yes it is a minor hassle to change gas octane; I ran the 87 down to empty, refilled with 93, then did that again before I loaded a 93 tune. I think the tune does have a little safety margin built in regarding the octane, so if you have a pint or two of 87 still in there it is not the end of your engine. My understanding is that the standard knock detector will still detect pinging and pull timing if needed.
 

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I'm glad you're liking it. And I totally agree with you about the sound. I really noticed the engine sounds different more than the exhaust. Just sounds... meaner or something, IDK. And yes you really start to notice it at mid to high RPM. When I floor it at say 35-40, jesus does it slam me into the seat. Puts a nefarious grin on my face every time:shigrin
 

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Chris -- gotta love that nefarious grin, just like the guy in your avitar! :D

After driving with the race tune a little more, I'll modify my earlier comments -- yes it is pretty "touchy" and does want to take off. If you are careful with the throttle there is no problem, but get into the throttle just a bit and it's off to the races. I love it . . . but have a feeling my wife might be a bit uncomfortable with it like some other folks have mentioned in other posts I've noticed on this board.

Gas mileage actually looks very good so far!
 

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Chris -- gotta love that nefarious grin, just like the guy in your avitar! :D

After driving with the race tune a little more, I'll modify my earlier comments -- yes it is pretty "touchy" and does want to take off. If you are careful with the throttle there is no problem, but get into the throttle just a bit and it's off to the races. I love it . . . but have a feeling my wife might be a bit uncomfortable with it like some other folks have mentioned in other posts I've noticed on this board.

Gas mileage actually looks very good so far!

Lol. Yes the Joker is the definition of Nefarious. I LOVED Heath Ledger in that movie. He should have won an Oscar (if he didn't)

Yes it does seem like it takes a few drives until the computer settles down or something. It's easy to reflash. If she ever wants to take the stang throw the street tune on. However, I think for off the line, the Performance tune is the best (least aggressive) tune to put on for her. I'll probably use the performance tune for the winter.
 

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At least give Brenspeed a try you never know how much you might like their race tune :yup:
 
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