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So now you have a Tuner... now what?

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Old 10-06-2013, 02:53 PM   #161
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I have a 3015 SCT that was hooked to my Focus ST and/or my 03 F150 at one time. When I sold my ST I flashed my GT with it and with only exhaust the car came alive. Feels really good. Worth the cost at regular price, though I was lucky enough to get mine for virtually nothing.
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:20 PM   #162
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Just ordered my SCT tuner from am.com and can't wait to get it. I just installed my frrp stinger axle back and also getting the frrp cai so my baby is going through some changes.
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Old 01-02-2014, 04:48 PM   #163
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Hey guys I have a question about where you guys store your handheld tuners? I am scheduled to receive my SCT Tuner next week and wanted to know what you guys do with your tuners after installing your tune? Do you keep it in the car in case you have a CEL that you need to check? Or is that a bad idea (I can imagine being broken into and your tuner being stolen permanently leave your car "tuned"). Was just wondering what the general consensus was.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:43 PM   #164
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I keep mine in the car - in case I get a CEL and need to check and clear it is one reason. In my 2006 I had a bag in the trunk that it fit inside and was out of the way. In the 2013 I keep it in the pocket behind the passenger seat. Never had a problem with anyone trying to grab it even with the top down.
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:35 PM   #165
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So what happens if you lose/stolen your tuner when you are not stock? Will you forever be stuck at that tune?
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Old 01-07-2014, 12:56 PM   #166
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I keep my tuner in my car. I've also backed up the stock tune to my PC. If the tuner gets stolen, broken, etc., I have a couple of options. 1- Stay with the existing tune, which is a good option for me. 2 - Purchase another tuner and reload the stock tune onto that tuner. 3 - have the dealer bring me back to the stock tune. The dealer can always load a stock tune based on the VIN etc of my car. Its certainly not cheap to have them do this, but its a viable last resort.
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I keep my tuner in my car. I've also backed up the stock tune to my PC. If the tuner gets stolen, broken, etc., I have a couple of options. 1- Stay with the existing tune, which is a good option for me. 2 - Purchase another tuner and reload the stock tune onto that tuner. 3 - have the dealer bring me back to the stock tune. The dealer can always load a stock tune based on the VIN etc of my car. Its certainly not cheap to have them do this, but its a viable last resort.
thanks for the input! I did not know you could backup your stock tune. I get my tuner tomorrow and that makes me feel a lot better about keeping my tuner in the car.
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My 2006 Mustang GT, which just got a set of new plugs (finally), uses the Airaid cai and a Bama tune with the restrictor removed (offroad I guess). The automatic shift points and firmness are racier than stock, and the large maf makes throttle response off idle very very quick. I like it all, but want more! What more can be done tuning-wise beyond where I am now? Can I add more ignition lead somehow? My car never pings, and I do not want my timing to leave an horsepower on the table. Also, can part throttle/closing throttle be leaned out any ?? thank you , edman49
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Lucky you, I'm pinging like a mf'er
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Old 02-01-2014, 06:20 PM   #170
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i have an 05 gt and i have a sct tuner but my question is can i change my speedometer for the 4.10 gears that im getting ready to install or do i need to get a custom tune just for that mod
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:12 AM   #171
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I too would like to know how to backup my stock tune on my pc in the house. My tuner tells me to return to stock & I don't have a laptop for the pony yet? Am I going to have to buy a laptop or tablet?
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Just use your pc. Check the How To Save Your Stock Tune article at sct flash dot com.
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Thanks, I got it done, and sent a copy of my stock tune to my tuner, motorvationefi for a custom tune. I did do a foggy full correction on the 2012 3.7 today and it is SMOOTH!
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:13 AM   #174
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First, thanks everyone for all the great info. I was a bit of a gear head 20 years ago, but family, professional life, etc. made life too hectic to work on my own cars. So truth be told, my wrench skill are a bit dated.

Now that all but one of my kids is off to college, and I've paid off the '07 I have more time (and funds) available to trick out my garage into a legit shop and use my Mustang as my new project car.

One thing I wanted to know is, if you watch shows like Street Outlaws, you see guys like Justin (aka Big Chief) using his laptop to tune his and other peoples cars. What setup is he using? It's obviously way more elaborate than these little handheld tuners and custom tunes you get Bama or SCT

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They are using actual tuning software on their laptops. SCT does sell the software to write tunes for Mustangs, it is called the Pro Racer Package (PRP) and costs around $400 for a single car package - meaning it is married to your particular ECM strategy. Check out LaSota Racing on the web. HP Tuners also has software for Mustangs too. Not sure if anyone sells software to tune stangs on the fly without having to write the tune on the laptop, download it to the SCT handheld and then upload it to the car.
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