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Old 04-03-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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I have a completely stock 2007GT. I am considering the following modifications to the car. Cat Back Exhaust, Cold Air Intake, Enlarged Throttle Body, and OBD Tuner. Can I define one of the tunes for performance, one for everyday driving, and one for fuel economy?
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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Save some money and don't bother with the throttle body mod. They are usually more trouble than they are worth and are not necessary for lightly modified cars.
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as far as the tune question goes; yes you can have 3 different tunes in an sct tuner from BAMA/American muscle. I'm not entirely sure about other companies but I'm sure they offer multiple tunes. I know a lot of us on here have bama tunes on our cars but I can never really convince myself to use the street tunes...
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Jd is right..the throttle body is best when you go forced induction..I use breenspeed and they offer all three as well..I think if I could use my "street" tune for a coffee table I would because thats about how much use its gotten..
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I have a completely stock 2007GT. I am considering the following modifications to the car. Cat Back Exhaust, Cold Air Intake, Enlarged Throttle Body, and OBD Tuner. Can I define one of the tunes for performance, one for everyday driving, and one for fuel economy?
What is the purpose for your vehicle? Daily-driver, street-only, street/track, track-only? If track, what kind of track? (drag? autocross? etc.)
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Throttle body is waste of money. I used the Brenspeed tune on my 05 and loved how changed the car. Better throttle response, more power and torque.
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Thanks for all the helpful information. I think that this ol'man will avoid the performance enhancement and inevitable tickets/insurance premiums and just buy a louder exhaust to further irritate my wife and neighbors.
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Living in Western WA, I try to avoid discussions about fuel economy- i'd always lose that fight.

I blame the prius going slow in front of me. ARGHH
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From another old fart......get the CAI/SCT......it makes a very nice difference in the way it will drive.
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Get brenspeed tunes. They have the best customer service on this forum. They can hook u up with whatever your needs r
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Cat Back Exhaust - no gains with the catback or axleback, only sound improvement. And the axleback is cheaper.

Cold Air Intake - A CAI is useless and provides little gains on these engines without a good tune. Check out Brenspeed and AM for their CAI/custom tune packages which include the tuner and their pre-loaded tunes. You can chose what tunes you want but if you get an economy tune (which MIGHT gain you 1-2 MPG) we'll take away your man-card.

Enlarged Throttle Body - No gain on an S197 unless your SC'd or HEAVILY modded internally and with other breathing mods. Also, amny of the installs have gone bad.

OBD Tuner - See the Colad Air Intake comment above.
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Cat Back Exhaust - no gains with the catback or axleback, only sound improvement. And the axleback is cheaper.

Cold Air Intake - A CAI is useless and provides little gains on these engines without a good tune. Check out Brenspeed and AM for their CAI/custom tune packages which include the tuner and their pre-loaded tunes. You can chose what tunes you want but if you get an economy tune (which MIGHT gain you 1-2 MPG) we'll take away your man-card.

Enlarged Throttle Body - No gain on an S197 unless your SC'd or HEAVILY modded internally and with other breathing mods. Also, amny of the installs have gone bad.

OBD Tuner - See the Colad Air Intake comment above.
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isn't that the special edition breast cancer awareness mustang? I don't think that's a bad thing...

and like Nuke said, don't waste money on cat-back exhaust or throttle body, just CAI+Tune, you can get axle-back exhaust and see the same benefit... I'd recommend MAC Boomtubes, nice deep loud sound a little drone at some RPM, good with stock gearing. not as raspy as the loudmouths.
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isn't that the special edition breast cancer awareness mustang?...
Now THAT'S funny...
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well if it is head here
http://mustangforums.com/forum/2005-...heir-head.html
and yell at all them for trashing the crappy body kit and paint
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Cat Back Exhaust - no gains with the catback or axleback, only sound improvement. And the axleback is cheaper.

Cold Air Intake - A CAI is useless and provides little gains on these engines without a good tune. Check out Brenspeed and AM for their CAI/custom tune packages which include the tuner and their pre-loaded tunes. You can chose what tunes you want but if you get an economy tune (which MIGHT gain you 1-2 MPG) we'll take away your man-card.

Enlarged Throttle Body - No gain on an S197 unless your SC'd or HEAVILY modded internally and with other breathing mods. Also, amny of the installs have gone bad.

OBD Tuner - See the Colad Air Intake comment above.
jegs and heartthrob claim 21.7 hp gain from going to a 3 inch catback H pipe sytem

http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS-Performan...31161/10002/-1

heartthrobs dyno and video http://youtu.be/_MGRvx5RRDw

And my thread on these claims http://mustangforums.com/forum/5-0l-...m-catback.html

Are you sure that a catback wont give any hp? These manufactures claim otherwise.
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Second the brenspeed tune and CAI.
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isn't that the special edition breast cancer awareness mustang? I don't think that's a bad thing...

and like Nuke said, don't waste money on cat-back exhaust or throttle body, just CAI+Tune, you can get axle-back exhaust and see the same benefit... I'd recommend MAC Boomtubes, nice deep loud sound a little drone at some RPM, good with stock gearing. not as raspy as the loudmouths.
What do you say - I have some boom tubes to sell you~! I LOVED THEM, great tone and you can save about $130 buying from me $200 plus shipping.

Like all stated - throttle body is a waste, especially the BBK just according to reviews I've read. FRPP is the best one and it's almost $600. Again, according to what i've read about them. NO PERSONAL EXPIERENCE.

I always preferred the 93 performance tune. Race is a little hard to drive and street is for people who want to save gas. Who cares romp it, stomp it, drive it. Use something smaller for gas; 4 cylinder.
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