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Old 09-02-2014, 08:16 PM   #1
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Hey, everyone.

So I'm considering selling my 2005 Mustang. Don't worry though, I'm planning on either "downgrading" to a 1960's Mustang or upgrading to a 2010+. I currently have a CAI installed and I'm running a 93 race tune. My question is this: is it better to put the car up for sale as is (including the tuner), or remove the tune and reinstall the stock intake? I'd like to sell everything together, but I don't want the car ending up in the hands of someone that might put in the wrong octane, remove the tune without removing the CAI, etc. Also, I only have a handful of 93 tunes that I got from Doug at BamaChips back in the day. If I sell my tuner with the car, is the buyer entitled to more tunes from Bama if they decide they want to run a 89 tune instead of a 93?

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Old 09-03-2014, 12:40 AM   #2
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I would just state what you have done to the car up front when you have a buyer interested. If they want the tuner then just sell it with the car. I wouldn't charge more for it after you have a set price. If buyer doesn't want it just return it to stock and keep the hand held. I believe you can get it unlocked from that particular car if you decide to get a newer stang
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If I were you I would decide what model year Mustang you want next. If you go with a 2010+ you can use the same handheld tuner, and sign up for $150 for free tunes for life on a new car. It is important to make sure that you unmarry the tuner from the current car by returning it to stock. Make sure you look up the procedure to do it right (It is somewhere online, I just don't remember it right now).
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If I were you I would decide what model year Mustang you want next. If you go with a 2010+ you can use the same handheld tuner, and sign up for $150 for free tunes for life on a new car. It is important to make sure that you unmarry the tuner from the current car by returning it to stock. Make sure you look up the procedure to do it right (It is somewhere online, I just don't remember it right now).
That depends upon what model SCT hand held he has. The older style one for the 2005 won't work with the 2011+ because the tune files are so much bigger.
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:27 PM   #5
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Thanks for all of the replies. I think I will go with outceltj's suggestion and sell the car as is unless I find a buyer who insists on changing back to stock. The problem is that I lost the stock air intake, so I would have to purchase a new one in order to return the engine to stock.

JimC, I have a SCT X3 Power Flash Tuner. I'm leaning heavily towards a classic stang, so I will likely end up letting go of the tuner anyways. If I pass the tuner on to the buyer, will they then have to pay the $150 to Bama if they want any additional tunes?
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Thanks for all of the replies. I think I will go with outceltj's suggestion and sell the car as is unless I find a buyer who insists on changing back to stock. The problem is that I lost the stock air intake, so I would have to purchase a new one in order to return the engine to stock.

JimC, I have a SCT X3 Power Flash Tuner. I'm leaning heavily towards a classic stang, so I will likely end up letting go of the tuner anyways. If I pass the tuner on to the buyer, will they then have to pay the $150 to Bama if they want any additional tunes?
Yes the new owner will have to pay for any additional tunes; of course any tunes loaded on the tuner married to the car will work for the new owner. The tunes for life is for the "life that you own the car," not the car itself.
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That depends upon what model SCT hand held he has. The older style one for the 2005 won't work with the 2011+ because the tune files are so much bigger.
X3 tuners will work with 2011+. I had X3 for my 2002, and I still have it for my 2012 now.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:29 AM   #8
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Yeah...I have my old SCT from my 2005 that I use on my 2012 GT...so no worries there.
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