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Old 08-11-2010, 05:31 PM   #1
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Default Programmer purchase for my 08 stg 3 427r. Need help!

I need some opinions. First how will these work with the 4.6 supercharger? Should I expect the same hp numbers or better? Also what model. I want a small unit with display and shift light. I also want to know what I should look for should I buy used. Thanks for all the help in advance!
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After some research last night I found that Roush does a tune at the factory. Is there any benifit to a diablo tuned Livewire unit? I understand that this may be a dumb question but it has been a while since I had a stang. My last was 14 years ago. She was a beautiful 2.3l 4 cyl that I had in high school.

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The handheld is just the hardware used to install the tune(s). Who writes your tune will determine any gains. Best bet if you're SC'd is to find a dyno and what handheld they support, assuming you want the most from your engine. Most mail order custom tunes are close but often not as dead-on as an experienced guy on the dyno can get.
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After some research last night I found that Roush does a tune at the factory. Is there any benifit to a diablo tuned Livewire unit? I understand that this may be a dumb question but it has been a while since I had a stang. My last was 14 years ago. She was a beautiful 2.3l 4 cyl that I had in high school.

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If you need to do a Mailorder Tune I would check into Justin at VMP Tuning. Instead of just going with just a Handheld Tuner with his Custom Roush Tune I would suggest one of his $829 500 bhp upgrade kits which includes SCT X3 Tuner w/ VMP Custom Tune, Steeda/FRPP 90mm CAI, 2.57" Blower Pulley, 90mm Idler Pulley.
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FWIW most of the big tuners only use SCT, if it were me that is the only brand i would be looking for. As far as a tune for a roush, i would put nothing caned on that car. Those are all assuming stock induction I would imagine. the dude at VMP can do a mail tune for a SCT, he said tune only will get you about another 20whp and 20tq, the tune and sct with him are in the $450 range. A tune and pully change will take you up to around 500hp at the crank.
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