4.6L V8 Technical Discussions Any questions about engine, transmission, or gearing can be asked here!
Old 11-20-2015, 12:01 PM
How-Tos on this Topic
Last edit by: IB Advertising
See related guides and technical advice from our community experts:

Browse all: Powertrain Guides
Print Wikipost

So now you have a Tuner... now what?

Old 02-04-2014, 08:12 AM
4th Gear Member
audioAl's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,041

I too would like to know how to backup my stock tune on my pc in the house. My tuner tells me to return to stock & I don't have a laptop for the pony yet? Am I going to have to buy a laptop or tablet?
audioAl is offline  
Old 02-22-2014, 11:14 PM
1st Gear Member
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Nevada
Posts: 115

Just use your pc. Check the How To Save Your Stock Tune article at sct flash dot com.
trexflyer is offline  
Old 02-23-2014, 03:41 PM
4th Gear Member
audioAl's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,041

Thanks, I got it done, and sent a copy of my stock tune to my tuner, motorvationefi for a custom tune. I did do a foggy full correction on the 2012 3.7 today and it is SMOOTH!
Attached Thumbnails  So now you have a Tuner... now what?-tn_port-lavaca-ford-005.jpg    So now you have a Tuner... now what?-tn_port-lavaca-ford-009.jpg    So now you have a Tuner... now what?-tn_port-lavaca-ford-001.jpg  

Last edited by audioAl; 02-23-2014 at 03:42 PM. Reason: detail
audioAl is offline  
Old 03-20-2015, 10:13 AM
Jon Riddle
Jon Riddle's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 8

First, thanks everyone for all the great info. I was a bit of a gear head 20 years ago, but family, professional life, etc. made life too hectic to work on my own cars. So truth be told, my wrench skill are a bit dated.

Now that all but one of my kids is off to college, and I've paid off the '07 I have more time (and funds) available to trick out my garage into a legit shop and use my Mustang as my new project car.

One thing I wanted to know is, if you watch shows like Street Outlaws, you see guys like Justin (aka Big Chief) using his laptop to tune his and other peoples cars. What setup is he using? It's obviously way more elaborate than these little handheld tuners and custom tunes you get Bama or SCT

Jon Riddle is offline  
Old 03-20-2015, 10:42 AM
3rd Gear Member
jpplaw's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: RI
Posts: 690

They are using actual tuning software on their laptops. SCT does sell the software to write tunes for Mustangs, it is called the Pro Racer Package (PRP) and costs around $400 for a single car package - meaning it is married to your particular ECM strategy. Check out LaSota Racing on the web. HP Tuners also has software for Mustangs too. Not sure if anyone sells software to tune stangs on the fly without having to write the tune on the laptop, download it to the SCT handheld and then upload it to the car.

Last edited by jpplaw; 03-20-2015 at 10:45 AM.
jpplaw is offline  
Old 03-21-2016, 08:03 PM
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Va
Posts: 3
Default Sct x4 Device Comm Error

Has anyone experienced this and what can I do to fix it? Went to update the unit and got an error at the end of the update.
1gr8da is offline  
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
Tuner Central
03-05-2015 04:43 PM
2005-2014 Mustangs
03-25-2014 09:47 AM
2005-2014 Mustangs
09-26-2013 09:45 AM
4.0L V6 Technical Discussions
08-04-2012 11:11 AM
4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang
05-13-2007 03:57 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: So now you have a Tuner... now what?

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.