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Old 02-02-2012, 01:51 AM   #1
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Default Any point in buying a Tuner for a 2002 V6 Automatic?

I got a stock 2002 3.8l V6 Automatic convertible.
I am pretty new at this and I was wondering if I'd see any gain at all in term of throttle response or horse power or anything else at all, by getting a tuner?

I was thinking of getting this:
http://www.americanmuscle.com/stack-...er-9903v6.html

CAI + Tuner.
Anyone with a similar unmodded car, that would recommend/ not recommend getting a tuner?
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Old 02-02-2012, 10:38 AM   #2
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Yes. While I may prefer a different tuner, you'll stand to gain a little performance, and you'll see the biggest gains in the tuning of the auto trans.

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:02 PM   #3
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There's a definite increase in performance and all around performance driveability. Like Mike said above, you get a decent increase just in firming and quickening up the shifts, alone. I think if you drive it before, flash it, and then drive it again - you'll really be happy with it. It's not a HUGE power gain, but that's just because these days they're detuned quite a bit more than 10 years ago and new technologies like Variable Cam and Drive-by-Wire make it really easy to manipulate a tune to feel much better.

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Old 02-03-2012, 01:06 PM   #4
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I would suggest it.

I put a intake, tune and exhaust on my stock 04 V6 and it def made it more fun to drive. It no supercharger power levels by any means, but car winds up quicker, shifts better and overall more enjoyable to drive.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:00 PM   #5
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Late to the party on this but does this damage the auto transmission in any way? earlier tuners tended to damage overdrive trannys without physical upgrades. Been out of the loop for a few years on the automotive scene, so forgive my ignorance on the subject. I have an 04 V6 with a bought 125k/6 year warranty and don't want to give them an excuse to void it.

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Old 02-19-2012, 08:02 PM   #6
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And what does it do to the fuel economy?
Basically I am thinking of a cat-back exhaust system, CAI and a tuner, which I understand is necessary for these bolt-ons...
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:52 PM   #7
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i have a 2002 v6 mustange with just a flowmaster exhuast. thats all we have put on it, including rims and other mods just for looks. anyways, im trying to find the lowest price for the most horsepower. what would be best? a tuner? any suggestions?
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Late to the party on this but does this damage the auto transmission in any way? earlier tuners tended to damage overdrive trannys without physical upgrades. Been out of the loop for a few years on the automotive scene, so forgive my ignorance on the subject. I have an 04 V6 with a bought 125k/6 year warranty and don't want to give them an excuse to void it.

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We've never had any trans issues with any of our tunes, no worries there

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And what does it do to the fuel economy?
Basically I am thinking of a cat-back exhaust system, CAI and a tuner, which I understand is necessary for these bolt-ons...
A good tune at best will add maybe 1-2 MPG, at worst, mileage will stay the same as stock (assuming driving style stays the same).

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i have a 2002 v6 mustange with just a flowmaster exhuast. thats all we have put on it, including rims and other mods just for looks. anyways, im trying to find the lowest price for the most horsepower. what would be best? a tuner? any suggestions?
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:51 AM   #9
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IMO its not worth it, as everybody has stated all you gain is a little transmission improvement, they really don't take much more timing than stock without detonating unless you want to start using 93 octane or meth injection, even then the power improvement isn't worth the extra cost of fuel

best bet would be to spend that money elsewhere, j-mod, trans cooler, suspension, etc...
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Old 08-09-2012, 08:16 PM   #10
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you can include that with other mods andget some power gains. youll only know if its worth it when you install it
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