Go Back   MustangForums.com > Ford Mustang Tech > 2005 - 2014 Mustangs > S197 Shelby Section
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


S197 Shelby Section This section is for technical discussions pertaining specifically to the latest installment of the Shelby Mustangs; the Shelby GT, the CS6, and the awesome GT500.

Welcome to Mustang Forums!
Welcome to Mustang Forums.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!


Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-22-2014, 01:14 AM   #1
BlackShelbyGt500
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Vehicle: 2008 shelby gt500
Location: california
Posts: 254
Default tune,CAI installled and soon supercharge pulley

so i finally installed my steeda cai and a tune from bama and let me tell you this i was very skeptic at first about the gain that they promise but after installing these two i was shock i mean DAMN! it was like driving a new car i can feel and hear the supercharge whining like crazy. i was so happy with it and i can't wait to install the supercharge pulley and hopefully a throttle body in a few months. the mod bug hits me good.

only a couple of question though, i tune my car at 93 octane. is that were it supposed to be? i can choose from 91 92 or 93. what do those number mean? when i go to the gas station i only see 91 premium gasoline but never 93. no engine light has come on but am i doing this tuning thing correctly?
This ad is not displayed to registered or logged-in members.
Register your free account today and become a member on Mustang Forums!
BlackShelbyGt500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 07:39 AM   #2
BrazenStang
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Vehicle: 2012 Mustang GT Convertible
Location: DE
Posts: 473
Default

91 octane is the highest pump gas octane that is available to you in CA. I live on the east coast and we have 93 at most stations.

Since, 91 is the highest available, you should be using the 91 octane tune. Putting 91 in the tank with a 93 tune won't throw a CEL, BUT it could cause knocking/detonation issues. This is not good. With the 91 octane tune installed, you could put in a higher octane gas with no issues if it was available to you, just don't use anything less than 91 octane if that is the tune you have installed.
__________________
2012 5.0... Born on April 2011
12.70 @ 114 mph

BrazenStang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 09:30 AM   #3
BlackShelbyGt500
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Vehicle: 2008 shelby gt500
Location: california
Posts: 254
Default

I see so,to install the 91 octane just to the samething I did with the when I was installing 93 octane.
BlackShelbyGt500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 10:06 AM   #4
AMDanBailer
Platinum Sponsor
 
AMDanBailer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Vehicle: 2012 Boss 302
Location: PA
Posts: 2,267
americanmusclefb americanmuscle
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackShelbyGt500 View Post
so i finally installed my steeda cai and a tune from bama and let me tell you this i was very skeptic at first about the gain that they promise but after installing these two i was shock i mean DAMN! it was like driving a new car i can feel and hear the supercharge whining like crazy. i was so happy with it and i can't wait to install the supercharge pulley and hopefully a throttle body in a few months. the mod bug hits me good.

only a couple of question though, i tune my car at 93 octane. is that were it supposed to be? i can choose from 91 92 or 93. what do those number mean? when i go to the gas station i only see 91 premium gasoline but never 93. no engine light has come on but am i doing this tuning thing correctly?
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrazenStang View Post
91 octane is the highest pump gas octane that is available to you in CA. I live on the east coast and we have 93 at most stations.

Since, 91 is the highest available, you should be using the 91 octane tune. Putting 91 in the tank with a 93 tune won't throw a CEL, BUT it could cause knocking/detonation issues. This is not good. With the 91 octane tune installed, you could put in a higher octane gas with no issues if it was available to you, just don't use anything less than 91 octane if that is the tune you have installed.
First things first, Thanks for your feedback. I'm glad to hear you're in good shape and really enjoying your Bama tune!

You definitely want to run the 91 Octane tune if that's the gas you're running. If there was 93 Octane available in your area then it would be completely safe to run the 93 Race tune. However, you never want to run a lower octane then the tune calls for.

Hope this helps! Feel free to give the Bama team a call and they'll answer any questions you may have. Our Bama Performance tuning specialists are here in the building Monday-Friday from 9AM-5:30PM EST and Saturday 9AM-5:30PM EST. You can hit them up directly at 888.226.9764 and they'll get you squared away!

-Dan
__________________
Dan Bailer | AmericanMuscle.com
Toll Free: 866.727.1266 | M-F 9AM-9PM EST | Sat 9AM-5:30PM EST
Bama Hotline: 888.226.9764 | M-F 9AM-5:30PM EST | Sat 9AM-5:30PM EST
GET UP TO $200 TOWARDS YOUR NEXT PURCHASE FROM AM!
Free Same-Day Shipping!
AMDanBailer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 10:08 AM   #5
AMAlexLazarus
Platinum Sponsor
 
AMAlexLazarus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Vehicle: 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 293
http://www.facebook.com/americanmuscle http://www.twitter.com/americanmuscle http://www.instagram.com/americanmusclecom
Default

Whoops looks like Dan beat me to it! Hope you enjoy!

Alex
__________________
Alex Lazarus | AmericanMuscle.com
Toll Free: 866.727.1266 | M-F 9AM-9PM EST | Sat 9AM-5:30PM EST
Bama Hotline: 888.226.9764 | M-F 9AM-5:30PM EST
GET UP TO $200 TOWARDS YOUR NEXT PURCHASE FROM AM!
Free Same-Day Shipping!
AMAlexLazarus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 12:59 PM   #6
BlackShelbyGt500
2nd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Vehicle: 2008 shelby gt500
Location: california
Posts: 254
Default

Before tuning I was in a chat with one of the AM people and he told me to load the 93 tune. I have no idea on how to use a tuner that why I decided to get a step by step help from them.
BlackShelbyGt500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2014, 11:46 AM   #7
AMDanBailer
Platinum Sponsor
 
AMDanBailer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Vehicle: 2012 Boss 302
Location: PA
Posts: 2,267
americanmusclefb americanmuscle
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackShelbyGt500 View Post
Before tuning I was in a chat with one of the AM people and he told me to load the 93 tune. I have no idea on how to use a tuner that why I decided to get a step by step help from them.
Yeah, the rep must have assumed that 93 Octane was available in your area. 93 is extremely common in our area and every gas station has it. So he probably just didn't even think about it!

I agree that you should absolutely use the 93 Tune if you can get your hands on 93 Octane fuel. That will show the largest gains. However, since it sounds like 91 is the highest octane option so I would definitely load that tune and fill up with 91.

Hope this helps!

-Dan
__________________
Dan Bailer | AmericanMuscle.com
Toll Free: 866.727.1266 | M-F 9AM-9PM EST | Sat 9AM-5:30PM EST
Bama Hotline: 888.226.9764 | M-F 9AM-5:30PM EST | Sat 9AM-5:30PM EST
GET UP TO $200 TOWARDS YOUR NEXT PURCHASE FROM AM!
Free Same-Day Shipping!
AMDanBailer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2014, 08:52 PM   #8
GT500Steve
4th Gear Member
 
GT500Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Vehicle: 2007 GT500
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,079
Default

Welcome to the modding addiction. Save the time and money of all the little minor mods and just go ahead and do a blower upgrade. Make more power and be cheaper in the long run.
__________________


VMP TVS powered..... 754rwhp/741rwtq

CLICK for build list & pics
GT500Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2014, 08:52 PM
MustangForums
Ford Mustang




Paid Advertisement

 
 
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising

Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
New Sponsors
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:36 PM.

© Internet Brands, Inc.


This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company
Emails Backup