Worth it to buy Bama tuner?

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  1. tchmotorsports

    tchmotorsports Member

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    I'm new to Mustangs, is the Bama tuner worth buying from American Muscle?Does it make a difference in power?Right now I have a CAI and full exhaust otherwise stock.In the near future I will do a full PI head swap maybe cams but that's it.Whatch you think?
     
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    I got a bama chip after my hci swap and it ran so rich my eyes were burning. Took it to the dyno...
     
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    Get a sct tuner from VMP. They have a better rep than AM
     
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    I started a similar thread about two months ago, general consensus around here is, no it's not worth it.
     
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    Damn,I'm glad I asked.Sounds like a waste...I'll just wait until after the pi swap then get a Dino tune.Thanks for the replys.
     
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    there are people here that do tunes I would talk too before I did bama for sure. [MENTION=8201]Addermk2[/MENTION]
     
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    This ^

    BAMA tunes flat-out SUCK. Justin @ VMP knows his stuff and writes awesome tunes.
     
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    honestly though with what you have the gains would be minimal. You would be better off waiting as if you do more down the road you will need to retune it then anyway. Save the $$$ and pay for it later when you NEED it.
     
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    Can Justin write a good tune for a 94-95 OBD1? I will be doing the HCI eventually
     
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    He'll need a tuner no matter what he has or will do in the future. A dyno tuner will use your SCT to tune the car. That aside, he will get some power from a tue even with a CAI and full exhaust. I say go for it.

    To tell you the truth, I have no idea how well he knows the pushrod 5.0's. I tell you what, Justin doesn't know me personally but I've sent him numerous emails through VMP's contact info. Justin is the ONLY who responded to me and he responds with explanations, not just 1-liners. Email him!
     
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    OK thanks...
     
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    Honestly, the only thing I noticed from the tuner is the gas mileage. On the 87 street tune, I get 26+ on the highway. 91/93 race tune I honestly don't feel much extra on the butt dyno. Gotta track it again this year to see.

    Just bought the tuner mainly because my car rev'd too high between shifts at WOT, it would fall on it's face since the npi's don't breathe at high rpms. So I'll probably get slightly better 1/4's.