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post #1 of 24 Old June 17th, 2011, 05:25 AM Thread Starter
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Finally....

....Got my tuner lol. I got the SCT SF3/X3 from AM. I was just wondering what kind of gains I can expect with it. Here is what I got alongside my Mods list

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91 Race tune with 3500 RPM rev limiter

My mods are just the BBK CAI and Dual Flows with H-pipe. I know the stock increase is 7-10 RWHP with the tune. What can I expect with my mods?

EDIT: Sorry I forgot to add that my car is a manual.

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post #2 of 24 Old June 17th, 2011, 06:54 AM
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probably nothing different ... and im sorry your stuck with bama
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probably nothing different ... and im sorry your stuck with bama
Bama should be fine for what he has, not like he's trying to get a tune for a cam and a turbo

OP, these cars have negligible HP added from intake and exhaust, maybe a couple but that's it. They're mostly for sound


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post #4 of 24 Old June 17th, 2011, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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So in other words, it was a waste of money?

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Tuners on our v6 are meant for little gains.
But they are a necessity for more in-depth mods down the road.

I bought one all I have is.. Cai, exhaust, and gears. All it did for me was correct my speedo gauge.

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if you were an auto, the first thing id say is tuner. stick ... not so much.
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post #7 of 24 Old June 17th, 2011, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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I wish I would have known this before I dropped $400 on it

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its not like its not a good thing to have, reads codes, easy to retune down the road, you can use with a lot of vehicles i assume, i know you can on any 96? and up mustang?

say you sell your car down the road and pickup a gt, mach 1, cobra, etc, you'll reuse the same tuner. just new tunes.
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Think of it this way. Lets say you get gears and a T-lok, rather than spend the $50 on the speedo calibration, you can use your tuner.

Lets say your CEL comes on,in the middle of the night, rather than going to the autobox store in the morning, and waiting to get the code pulled and then have it looked up, you can pull the code yourself then and there and look it up yourself and then solve the issue without wasting time and gas.

New bigger wheels? well now u can adjust your speedo to match your fly new rims and rubber.

Its not a waste, you just have to think of all the uses down the road for it. Short term game it was a waste but in the long run it'll eventually pay for itself in time and trouble saved.

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windstar, port and polish lower, UDP, aluminum Drive shaft, 3.73lsd, and some other goodies.

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Think of it this way. Lets say you get gears and a T-lok, rather than spend the $50 on the speedo calibration, you can use your tuner.

Lets say your CEL comes on,in the middle of the night, rather than going to the autobox store in the morning, and waiting to get the code pulled and then have it looked up, you can pull the code yourself then and there and look it up yourself and then solve the issue without wasting time and gas.

New bigger wheels? well now u can adjust your speedo to match your fly new rims and rubber.

Its not a waste, you just have to think of all the uses down the road for it. Short term game it was a waste but in the long run it'll eventually pay for itself in time and trouble saved.
Haha that sounds like a perfect sales pitch. Thanks for the reassurance though.

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Think of it this way. Lets say you get gears and a T-lok, rather than spend the $50 on the speedo calibration, you can use your tuner.

Lets say your CEL comes on,in the middle of the night, rather than going to the autobox store in the morning, and waiting to get the code pulled and then have it looked up, you can pull the code yourself then and there and look it up yourself and then solve the issue without wasting time and gas.

New bigger wheels? well now u can adjust your speedo to match your fly new rims and rubber.

Its not a waste, you just have to think of all the uses down the road for it. Short term game it was a waste but in the long run it'll eventually pay for itself in time and trouble saved.
You have to recalibrate your speedometer when you get new rims and tires?

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You have to recalibrate your speedometer when you get new rims and tires?
Only if they are bigger than factory. Your ECU is programmed from the factory with the wheels and tires that comes on it. It won't throw your speedo off by much, but it does.

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I got my Tuner in today and I ran my 91 Performance tune first. The gains aren't much, but noticeable, mainly with the throttle response and eliminating the bog on take off. It is much much better now.

01' V6: SCT tuned, Dual Flowmasters & H-pipe, 8000k 35w HID's, Steeda Short Shifter, BBK CAI, Eibach pro-kit, 3.73's and t-lok
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Having a tuner is great...only downfall is all my buddies call me to come read and clear codes for them
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Having a tuner is great...only downfall is all my buddies call me to come read and clear codes for them
Can you use it on any car with an OBD plug?

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as far as i know...you can only tune just one car though
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you can tune 1 car at a time
I tried to read the codes on our dodge dakota and it wouldn't read ? idk
but yeah they are nice. I like it.
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It'll only read codes and datalog on ford/lincoln/mercury I believe.

I've tried on a few GMs and it wouldn't work.

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Just curious, why 3500 RPM rev limiter? When my engine was still running, I had the neutral and in gear rev limiter set to 6000
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Having a tuner is great...only downfall is all my buddies call me to come read and clear codes for them
My buddy bought a scan tool about a month ago. I've used it more than he has lol

I won't need to any more. Hoping my tuner comes tomorrow


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