January 28, 2012
Bama Free for Life Tunes - Outstanding Service
2011 V6 Mustang - Sterling Gray / Premium / Automatic
Bought my tuner with the free for life tunes. Right away I wanted some 91 octane tunes so I followed directions and placed my on-line order. Had my tunes the next day.
I played with the various tunes and figured I'd try the race versions. Ordered them via their on-line process again, had my tunes in one day. Back to playing with my Mustang!
It's really pretty interesting, the differences between the various tunes. I felt that both the street tune and the race tune shifted a little harder than the performance tunes. So I switched back and forth between the 88 and the 91 octane performance tunes for a week or two.
For me, I really do prefer the performance tune. The car runs hard, and yes it shifts pretty aggressively, but I still think it shifts smoother than either the street or the race tune.
That is part of what makes this so much fun, just playing around a little, driving a few days with each tune, finding the one you like the best.
The street tune is supposed to pull a little harder in the low-end but it wasn't enough to really get my attention.
The performance tune is supposed to pull in the mid-range and I think it does. The car pulls hard right up to the shift point, shifts pretty hard and starts pulling again.
The race tune felt pretty close to the same but if shifts harder. It probably does pull a little harder in the power range (about 3500 RPM all the way through the shift). If the roads are wet you'd better not be sleeping on that shift from first to second.
That 91 octane race tune will get up and go so if you're gonna choose off any of those older GT Mustangs you might want to muscle up :-)
I always switch back to stock for road trips. I like it nice and smooth when I'm traveling. I also switch back to stock for a couple of weeks here, maybe a month there...just to keep the Bama tunes fun and fresh.
Mustangs are supposed to be fun...Right?
Later this year I'm putting a set of gears in. I don't even know if I'll need new tunes. But I know if I do, they'll be free and I'll have them very quickly :-)
Mike - Albuquerque, NM