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cariacou 05-17-2013 05:07 PM

Best Tune ? BAMA / Brenspeed / CNL / EvoPerform ...
 
Hello.

I am soon to be done with the Mods on my stand and have started shopping for a tune.

Which provider would you recommend ? I believe they are not all identical.

My car is a 2011 v6 Auto with:
- Steeda CAI
- 410 Gears
- Borla Atak exhaust
- 91 Octane (no 93 here in so cal)

And the Providers I have found so far are:
- Amazon (?)
- AED -$250+extras/1
- BAMA - $149/unlimited
- Brenspeed - $95/1 or $145/3
- CNL - $75/1 or $110/3
- EvoPerform - $200/1
- Latemodelrestoration - $79/1 & unlimited adjustments (?=unlimited tunes ?)
- Liverpool (?)
- Lund (?)
- Steeda - $99/1
- VMP - $99/1 (contacted: only 1 tune available for 91. mix of street/performance. no race)



did I forgot a provider ?

E_cox310 05-17-2013 07:09 PM

How and Why are you running a steeda CAI without a Tune? It requires one. And secondly, with your 4.10 gears did somebody recalibrate your speedo for you?

cariacou 05-17-2013 07:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by E_cox310 (Post 8215517)
How and Why are you running a steeda CAI without a Tune? It requires one. And secondly, with your 4.10 gears did somebody recalibrate your speedo for you?


sorry for the confusion.


I do run a tune. it is not what is called a "custom tune" though: I have a SCT tuner, and selected the option Steeda CAI & 91 Octane. Running a custom made tune would give better performance, reason why I would like to buy one for my car.

The 4.10 gears are actually not yet installed: sitting in the living room and waiting for D-Day: Tuesday 4:00pm :icon_pirate:

Boaisy 05-17-2013 07:52 PM

Bama already works with SCT tuners, and the unlimited tunes is awesome. they simply email you the new ones, and you just upload them.

moosestang 05-17-2013 08:26 PM

I love American muscle, but for tunes i use brenspeed. There whipple tune was perfect right out of the box and while they don't advertise tunes for life, they have revised my tune to turn off the rear o2's when I added a wideband and when I bought my frpp throttle body. It took an additional tune to get the throttle body right, all at no additional cost.

The American muscle tunes for life deal is tough to beat, but for my supercharged car, i felt more comfortable with brenspeed.

cariacou 05-17-2013 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by moosestang (Post 8215554)
I love American muscle, but for tunes i use brenspeed. There whipple tune was perfect right out of the box and while they don't advertise tunes for life, they have revised my tune to turn off the rear o2's when I added a wideband and when I bought my frpp throttle body. It took an additional tune to get the throttle body right, all at no additional cost.

The American muscle tunes for life deal is tough to beat, but for my supercharged car, i felt more comfortable with brenspeed.

thanks, I've heard lots of good from them indeed.

what car do you have ?

moosestang 05-17-2013 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cariacou (Post 8215558)
thanks, I've heard lots of good from them indeed.

what car do you have ?

Duh! I thought it was in my sig. 2006 mustang gt.

cariacou 05-18-2013 04:13 AM

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Originally Posted by moosestang (Post 8215570)
Duh! I thought it was in my sig. 2006 mustang gt.

I see lots of mods but no stangs in your sig :icon_biggrin:

thanks for the answers on the poll guys !
looks like BAMA is the most popular around MFers.

I'll continue to do a little research and buy my tune in a couple days

mayo 05-18-2013 06:19 AM

I have tunes from bama and brenspeed. After trying both, here were my impressions.
Bama's tune needed work = datalogging. Brenspeed tune = spot on!
Even with a couple of revisions from bama the brenspeed tune was smoother and had much better low end grunt with top end performance very similar. If you buy your parts from brenspeed they will update your tune for future mods.

808muscle 05-18-2013 01:34 PM

AM is a great company and I have spent lots of money there but for tunes I go to brenspeed. Brenspeed not only got my m90 tune right the first time around they also wrote me a detuned version to slow me down for my 12.90 bracket at my track at no charge. Won first place the first time I ran it.

For your application OP I think you will be happy with either one.

americaniron 05-18-2013 02:30 PM

Brent at Brenspeed has done all of my tunes. My last tune was done at their facility when I swapped out for a fully built motor. I have heard really good things about Bama, but I would still lean towards Brenspeed.

I don't think you would go wrong with either of them that you chose.

rm2092 05-18-2013 03:50 PM

I have a Steeda tune at the moment, I did place a order for a Brenspeed tune last week so just waiting on that to come in and compare the two. A friend of mine has a Brenspeed on his 13 GT and he loves it.

tbar 05-18-2013 06:54 PM

I use Brenspeed for my s/c tunes. They've been spot on. I like JDM tunes too but it takes forever to get them.

tj@steeda 05-18-2013 09:03 PM

Those are all great tunes that you mention ... some are better than others.

With the Steeda tune, you get 1 for $99.00 and well update it when you order a new part from Steed that requires an updated tune.

Our tunes are very safe and reliable ... we have had 0 warranty issues when are tune has been installed on a consumers car.

Let me know if I can help provide you any additional information?

Best Regards,

TJ

obxdude018 05-18-2013 09:22 PM

I hear absolutely nothing but positive comments for "Lito", everyone who has used his tune has had no complaints and since I am going to be installing the DOB blower and he has done tuning for a few of those and knows the in and outs of it. His pricing is the only bite in the as* at $300, but sense of comfort at the edge is well worth it.

cariacou 05-19-2013 01:42 AM

Thanks to all the replies, I really appreciate any individual contribution to this post. Please keep them coming, this would be a good thread for the record !

Quote:

Originally Posted by tj@steeda (Post 8215980)
Those are all great tunes that you mention ... some are better than others.

With the Steeda tune, you get 1 for $99.00 and well update it when you order a new part from Steed that requires an updated tune.

Our tunes are very safe and reliable ... we have had 0 warranty issues when are tune has been installed on a consumers car.

Let me know if I can help provide you any additional information?

Thanks for your answer. I am wondering if I will be content with just 1 tune or if I would like a few to change between them. how many options can be set ?
you can find my setup on the 1st post. I don't go on track but do drive pretty aggressively on the road.

Quote:

I have a Steeda tune at the moment, I did place a order for a Brenspeed tune last week so just waiting on that to come in and compare the two. A friend of mine has a Brenspeed on his 13 GT and he loves it.
Let me know: that would be an interesting comparison.

Quote:

For your application OP I think you will be happy with either one.
this seems verified by the poll :)

drewsky 05-19-2013 02:03 AM

For tunes and all engine modification, performance enhancements or advise = Brenspeed. Everything else like appearance mods and accessories = American muscle

jayman33 05-19-2013 07:39 AM

Lund or VMP. Brenspeed is actually pretty decent with N/A tunes but their S/C tunes lack a bit.... on the 2011+. A lot of guys in here are recommending big name companies, Im assuming thats all they know.
Late model resto uses BBR tunes
Lethal performance/ evolution performance/ Beefcake racing/ Revan racing plus much more companies use Lund Racing.
Steeda had a good tuner however, they're the only company I know that you have to buy parts from them to get revisions. I run both VMP and Lund... theyre pretty identical in performance and street ability. Ive ran bresnpeed in the past and was happy but its 35 bucks for a revision.
The whole tunes for life is just a gimmick... most companies offer this. Lund racing has all the cars who hold all the records. You will get a customized tune with proper revisions going with a company built more on tuning.
Some of these big name companies will say they build each and every tune from the ground up... they are salesmen and know very little in regards to such.
So with that said, if you are relatively new to this... go with a tuner not a big store that just so happens to offer tunes. Many of these places like VMP/ LUND/ Lito/ AED will help a customer learn and answer the questions to build a their knowledge base on the subject. Just my 2 cents.

808muscle 05-19-2013 12:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jayman33 (Post 8216086)
Lund or VMP. Brenspeed is actually pretty decent with N/A tunes but their S/C tunes lack a bit.... on the 2011+. A lot of guys in here are recommending big name companies, Im assuming thats all they know.
Late model resto uses BBR tunes
Lethal performance/ evolution performance/ Beefcake racing/ Revan racing plus much more companies use Lund Racing.
Steeda had a good tuner however, they're the only company I know that you have to buy parts from them to get revisions. I run both VMP and Lund... theyre pretty identical in performance and street ability. Ive ran bresnpeed in the past and was happy but its 35 bucks for a revision.
The whole tunes for life is just a gimmick... most companies offer this. Lund racing has all the cars who hold all the records. You will get a customized tune with proper revisions going with a company built more on tuning.
Some of these big name companies will say they build each and every tune from the ground up... they are salesmen and know very little in regards to such.
So with that said, if you are relatively new to this... go with a tuner not a big store that just so happens to offer tunes. Many of these places like VMP/ LUND/ Lito/ AED will help a customer learn and answer the questions to build a their knowledge base on the subject. Just my 2 cents.


Well said!

Ricardo 05-19-2013 01:07 PM

My car's Brenspeed tune was purchased by the previous owner. They transfered it to my name and updated the tune for me as long as I purchased from them. Maybe my experience was unique but they stood by their tunes for life gaurantee. I agree it is great for keeping a customer and is sort of gimmicky but tech support alone puts Brenspeed on top for me. I imagine bigger companies have the time and manning to atually switch out parts and tune for them. Smaller shops are usually backlogged for months with working on cars.


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