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Old 08-22-2010, 09:08 AM   #11  
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Your added sluggish throttle reponse may be due to the adaptive learning. Disconnect the battery for 20-30 minutes and see if that resolves it before loading your new tunes.

I always recommend that folks take their Stang for an aggressive ride before loading the custom tunes, then begin by loading the custom 87 tune and repeat the ride, then do the same with the 89 and 93. You can have 93 in the tank before running the custom 87; it won't make any noticeable difference as opposed to having 87 in the tank. This way, you can learn the characteristics and feel the differences between the tunes. The biggest change that you'll feel is from the stock 87 to the custom 87. From there on up, the differences are more in HOW the tune pulls and not as much the CHANGE in power.
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Your added sluggish throttle response may be due to the adaptive learning. Disconnect the battery for 20-30 minutes and see if that resolves it before loading your new tunes.
Thanks, I'll try that today. The sluggish response is really annoying me. I was debating on taking it to the dealer and have them look at it.
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The adaptive learning collects data over time and adjusts certain parameters (which I'm clueless which ones they are), presumably to benefit economy and emissions over performance. These don't typically reset when loading a custom tune and you'll find a number of folks that religiously disconnect their battery at, say, every oil change or some other frequency. It's simply a matter of preference.

Some of the tuners claim that their tunes turn off the adaptive learning but from what I've heard, I'm not sure that's totally true.
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Hey Nuke, I tried what you said. That seemed to worked! Thanks man. Now I'm having second thoughts about ordering the flash tuner. Thanks again.

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Hey Nuke, I tried what you said. That seemed to worked! Thanks man. Now I'm having second thoughts about ordering the flash tuner. Thanks again.
I'd still go with an SCT w/tunes from AM or Brenspeed. You're looking at about another 10-15 RWHP gain on your '10 with just the custom tunes plus firmer shifts if you're an auto.
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If your in an Auto GET the tuner. You might as well get it now because you will end up getting it sometime, lol. The shift time goes from being completely slow to pretty dang fast.
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I have a 5 speed manual, regardless, what i've read here in the forums its well worth it. So i took the plung and ordered the SCT tuner last night. I'll follow up after I install the tune. Thanks guys, you all have been very helpful.
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