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Lund Racing VS Bama - My 5.0 Tuning Experience

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Old 05-16-2012, 11:35 AM   #21
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My dealing with BAMA tune's customer service has been great experience. Plus I was amazed how easy it was to use the SCT.

Well it's been three days since I installed my C&L with BAMA Tunes and I'm very please with this product. This weekend I plan on installing the 93 race and taking my ride on the Autobahn. Can't wait!!!
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Old 05-16-2012, 12:04 PM   #22
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My dealing with BAMA tune's customer service has been great experience. Plus I was amazed how easy it was to use the SCT.

Well it's been three days since I installed my C&L with BAMA Tunes and I'm very please with this product. This weekend I plan on installing the 93 race and taking my ride on the Autobahn. Can't wait!!!
Jealousy... I have some.

Enjoy! Thanks for the great feedback and you'll have to let us know how that blast on the Autobahn goes!

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Old 05-16-2012, 02:44 PM   #23
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I plan on doing a video and posting in one of the forum sections. And thank you all as well
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:05 PM   #24
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Weak tunes = reason for warranty...yeah...sorry, not buyin it. Not knocking Lund (I've never done business with them) but to make a statement like that is just weak. How about stating what makes your tunes better?

If anything, the opposite is true. Why would an established business offer a warranty with an inferior product? Sure there may be short term gain if the product were inferior since people would be more likely to buy your product but in the long run the company would eat its shorts in warranty claims that in this case would costs Thousands of dollars each to fix. AM stepped up and differentiated itself by offering a warranty. Something no one else was willing to do...

Come to think of it, why doesn't every tuner offer a warranty with their tunes?
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I agree the warranty is a great thing... Never had an issue with Bama, ran them for a while on a car that I bought from a friend.

I personally don't think warranties are a huge deal. If a manufacturer does not offer a warranty than I feel that their product would have to be 100% fail proof to not offer one. The warranty keeps them safe if something were to happen, but I think by not offering a warranty their would be more liability on their part as opposed to the consumer.

My computer failed a couple weeks back and it had a warranty, convienently it ran out 3 months before the computer broke.. I was **** OUT OF LUCK.

Chris, is your warranty limited?

I have the itch to trade the 2010 for the 2013.... damn the 13 looks nice.
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Chris,

Do you have a forum discount for members?

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Here are all the details of our warranty: http://1.cdn.lib.americanmuscle.com/...nty-2011gt.pdf

As for discount codes, we do offer a discount code for active MustangForums.com members. Just hit up AMShaneLesky via PM and he'll hook you up!

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I had the exact opposite experience. The tune Bama sent me for my 2012 I felt no power gain, not so great fuel mileage however driveability was good. This was for my NA setup.
What mods did you have for your N/A setup? and what are you comparing the no power gain to? going from stock with no tune then just adding a tune with a manual I wouldn't expect you would notice a difference unless you were at the dragstrip and saw the .2 difference in your ET and 2-3mph trap gain. without mods you aren't adding that much to it. seat of the pants, it's hard to tell what you've gained at your elevation just driving down to sea level gives you much more of a power gain than a cai+tune would.

With all of my mods i've only been able to tell the difference with where my rear tires start breaking loose, it just starts a bit earlier in the rpm range. and ofcourse with the automatic transmission i saw frimer/harder shifts and at later rpms. I think gears made the only noticeable difference to me other than the transmission change with the initial tune. i'm sure if I drove a stock auto now and then drove mine i'd be appreciating what $1500 in mods did for me. I'm at 4000' elevation, and I saw the gains at the dragstrip more than I did by feeling. went from 13.0@108 cai+tune only to 12.6@112 with the mods in my sig. we run nearly 1 second slower at our track due to elevation/DA, nicest day i've ever seen out there was 4800' DA, frequently we see 7000'+ I never ran the car stock, but i didn't feel a real power difference between tuned/untuned, i'm sure I picked up a few tenths anyway.

I'm planning on switching to a BAMA tune myself soon, I'll be sending him a PM.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:51 PM   #29
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I am currently running a 93 Lund tune, it dynoed at 386/361 in a Boss 302 with a CAI......those are bone *** stock Boss 302 numbers from everything I've seen on any other site, guys with a CAI are putting down 415-420whp. I just bought two tunes from Steeda.....a 93 and a 91, we'll see how this goes in a week or so when I get to the dyno again.
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I am currently running a 93 Lund tune, it dynoed at 386/361 in a Boss 302 with a CAI......those are bone *** stock Boss 302 numbers from everything I've seen on any other site, guys with a CAI are putting down 415-420whp. I just bought two tunes from Steeda.....a 93 and a 91, we'll see how this goes in a week or so when I get to the dyno again.
Wow does seem low. Please keep us posted when you get your next run in. Very curious to see how this goes.
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Don't forget that dynos are tuning tools guys. Numbers don't mean **** unless you're doing a before and after. Take it to the track and see what it traps.

My N/A set up was just a tune/CAI. So the "gain" was referenced from going from stock to the tune/cai. With the supercharger and Lund tune I'm getting WAY better fuel mileage than when I was N/A... When I am able to stay out of the boost of course. You don't need to try and learn me on DA, I'm in Denver right now and grew up here. What it comes down to is that I am much happier with my Lund tune and am getting better fuel mileage with the supercharger on which completely blows my mind (not to mention the power and smooth driveability). I'm sorry you guys have had bad experiences, but mine was great. Ken Bjonnes is the only one that will touch my ECU.

2008GT/CSBuckeye... Did you get it remotely tuned from Lund Racing or did you just get the e-mail tune?
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Don't forget that dynos are tuning tools guys. Numbers don't mean **** unless you're doing a before and after. Take it to the track and see what it traps.

My N/A set up was just a tune/CAI. So the "gain" was referenced from going from stock to the tune/cai. With the supercharger and Lund tune I'm getting WAY better fuel mileage than when I was N/A... When I am able to stay out of the boost of course. You don't need to try and learn me on DA, I'm in Denver right now and grew up here. What it comes down to is that I am much happier with my Lund tune and am getting better fuel mileage with the supercharger on which completely blows my mind (not to mention the power and smooth driveability). I'm sorry you guys have had bad experiences, but mine was great. Ken Bjonnes is the only one that will touch my ECU.

2008GT/CSBuckeye... Did you get it remotely tuned from Lund Racing or did you just get the e-mail tune?
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Don't let the dyno numbers get you down. As said before those are numbers for referencing and tuning purposes. Obviously if the car dyno'd at 150hp or something ridiculously low, then you could have something to worry about, but that isn't the case. Get it on the track and see what she traps. If you're still not happy with it. Go to their support website and start a conversation. He will probably have you send him some data logs and your dyno sheets to make sure the tune is good.
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dI sent one of the lethal guys a PM with the dyno numbers and they came back to me with a "no big deal" type of attitude, 386whp on a dynojet for a Boss 302 with a CAI/tune is completely unsatisfactory, take away the drivetrain loss and it doesn't even put me back at the 444 crank hp the car has from Ford, it's more like 435 with the tune. I'd bet this Steeda tune puts up the numbers I am hoping for....over 400whp. As for the track, they run on Tuesday and Thursday and I work an awful schedule and probably won't get to it until late summer. I'll save the tune for when I actually get to the track to possibly compare but just from a couple of 20-100 rolls I did on rural roads I'm %100 convinced the Steeda tune is better.

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Glad everyone is happy with their tunes. I just wanted to share mine. I'm on the Steeda 91oct tune, and live at almost 7000ft asl. Very happy with mine.
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The OG Bamachips provided the top tunes back in 2007 (IMO).. glad to hear Doug is still making kick *** tunes paired with AM! I've been ripping on mine for 4 years daily and she's still running great. Bama would be the first and only ones I would trust to tune a new 5.0.
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The OG Bamachips provided the top tunes back in 2007 (IMO).. glad to hear Doug is still making kick *** tunes paired with AM! I've been ripping on mine for 4 years daily and she's still running great. Bama would be the first and only ones I would trust to tune a new 5.0.
Doug is not tuning with Am... AmericanMuscle bought the name from Doug and they used it to get people to buy tunes from AM who in previous had no tuning experience, they also do there tunes in house in PA.
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Stang8psi does not sound bitter about that at all
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I am currently running a 93 Lund tune, it dynoed at 386/361 in a Boss 302 with a CAI......those are bone *** stock Boss 302 numbers from everything I've seen on any other site, guys with a CAI are putting down 415-420whp. I just bought two tunes from Steeda.....a 93 and a 91, we'll see how this goes in a week or so when I get to the dyno again.
Did you run the dyno before the tune? Try a different dyno? Mine ran 389hp stock..and I'm pretty sure it's not really at 389 (but would be really happy if it did). The only way for me to really know is to try a different dyno and see how close the two are. Unless you did a before and after, you can't say what the gain (or loss) was.
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Been doing some research on this, interesting stuff. Thanks
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