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Features & Details

  • Purchase Not Required with Custom Tuner Purchase
  • THREE Bama Custom Tunes for 1987-2004, 2005-2010 V6 Models
  • TWO Bama Custom Tunes for 2005-2017 GT, 2011-2014 V6, 2007-2014 GT500, 2015-2017 EcoBoost Models
  • See the Real Value of Your Mods!
  • Improve Performance, Mileage & More
  • Compatible with 1987 to 2017 Ford Mustangs
  • For Customers Who Are Already Enrolled In The "Free Tunes For Life" Program
Free Bama Tunes for Life. Are you a "Free Tunes for Life" Member and in need of a new Custom Tune for your most recent Mustang mods? Then you have come to the right place, because AmericanMuscle is now offering a package of Two or Three Bama Custom Tunes for all the SCT and Diablosport custom tuning devices we sell!

Dyno Proven Tunes. Bama Custom Tunes have been dyno tested, refined, and tested again on our own fleet of Mustangs to ensure maximum performance gains, so you know you're getting the highest-quality tune available, each tune is created precisely for your Mustangs specific modifications.

Get Your Money's Worth. If you're shelling out money on an intake, exhaust, and other performance system upgrades, you need a tune to see the real difference (especially on the 2005 and newer Mustangs). A Bama Custom Tune will even improve the performance of a stock Mustang too!

Increase HP, Torque, Fuel Mileage & More. A Bama Custom Tune will dramatically improve gas mileage, torque, horsepower, throttle response and towing power - ditch the factory REV and Speed Limiters.

3 Custom Bama Tunes specific to your 1987-2004, 2005-2010 V6 Mustang:

Street (87-93 octane) - the street tune is designed as a daily driver program that focuses in on increasing mid-range power. It does give up a few HP at higher RPMs, but that's why there is a Performance file. Automatic vehicles are further enhanced by making adjustments to the transmission's shift points and firmness.

Performance (87-93 octane) - The Performance program is designed to add power at 3000 RPMs and higher, focusing more on the top end horsepower and all out performance driving. Timing, fuel and throttle response settings are slightly more aggressive than the street tune. This is a great track tune but also works well for daily drivers that are looking for a little more "get up and go" than the street tune. The automatic transmission settings are the same as in the street tune.

Race (91 - 93 octane) - The race tune will ensure the largest increase in vehicle performance. Using the highest grade of fuel available in your area is mandatory. This file is designed for "Race only Use" as the timing, fuel, and throttle response settings are very aggressive. in fact, the adjustments are so aggressive, that we do not recommend it for daily driving as it may cause your vehicle to try to jump out from a stop and easily spin the tires. Finally, with the automatics, we implement entirely new shift points and firmness settings to further enhance the all-out performance of the vehicle.

    2 Custom Bama V2 Tunes specific to your 2005-2017 GT, 2011-2014 V6, 2007-2014 GT500 and 2015-2017 EcoBoost Mustang:

    Performance V2 (87-93 Octane) - The Performance Tune offers a seamless blend of power, performance and drive-ability. Improving the overall driving experience of your Mustang, the Bama Performance tune improves vehicle acceleration, increases power throughout the entire RPM and improves throttle response with revised timing, fuel, and TiVCT maps. Automatic equipped vehicles offer an aggressive shifting map to provide more aggressive transmission settings. This tune is suggested for the aggressive daily driver that is looking for more "get up and go".

    Race V2 (91-93 Octane, *Unleaded Race Fuel, **E85) - The Race Tune is designed for maximum performance and ensures the largest increase in vehicle performance. Using the highest grade of fuel available in your area is mandatory as timing, TiVCT, fuel, and throttle response settings are very aggressive. Automatic transmission settings implement entirely new shift points, torque converter changes and firmness settings designed for Track use. This file is designed for "Track Use Only".

    *Customers are required to provide stoichiometric point of Race Fuel

    **E85 Forced Induction tunes are handled on a case by case and require consultation with Lead Calibrator.

      Nitrous (91-unleaded race gas) - Our nitrous option can be added to any of our previously mentioned tune options for 1988 to 2017 model years, but only for 91-octane unleaded fuel.

      Application. This Bama Performance Free Tune Update is for customers who have already enrolled in the "Free Tunes For Life" program. Tune Updates are available for all 1987 to 2017 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, EcoBoost, Bullitt, Mach 1, SVT Cobra and Shelby GT500 models, and can be programmed for Naturally Aspirated, Factory Supercharged, or Nitrous powered Mustangs.

      If you require assistance placing an order please call us at


      **NOTE: Programming custom tunes may take 2-3 business days plus applicable shipping time. We recommend ordering other products separately to avoid delay. Heavily modified cars are not tunable with a mail order tune. Click for restrictions. Membership in the Tunes for Life program is is valid for as long as you own the car that was originally tuned and is non-transferrable.

      Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Details

      What's in the Box
      • (3) Bama Custom Tunes - for 1987-2004 and 2005-2010 V6 model years
      • (2) Bama Custom Tunes - for 2005-2015 GT, 2011-2014 V6, 2007-2014 GT500 and 2015 EcoBoost
      Installation Info
      About The Brand

      About Bama


      Will it fit my Mustang?
      • Boss 302 - 12, 13
      • Foxbody - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
      • Mach 1 - 03, 04
      • V6 - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
      • Bullitt - 01, 08, 09
      • Cobra - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 01, 03, 04
      • GT - 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15
      • EcoBoost - 15
      • GT500 - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

      Most Helpful Reviews

      Must Have!

      This just works really well and should be your first modification along with a CAI. Being able to update the tune as you mod is a great feature. Do it!

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      Custom Tunes

      Pure awesomeness! Definately worth it, the gains are very noticable. I have a close to stock Mach 1 with just a few bolts ons and I can definately tell that it gained some horsepower. It's not a crazy ...

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      Helpful (2)

      Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars
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      I'm considering purchasing an Xcharger from the Explorer express website and I want to purchase the one without a tuner since I already havea Bama tuner. Would I be able to add the Xcharger as part of my tune and receive those in my email and have them ready for when the install is done? I don't want to have to spend extra for another tuner I don't need.


      • Bama Performance does not support after-market forced induction applications, however, if Explorer Express or XCharger is providing the tune, as long as their tunes are compatible with the software it should certainly work. We would recommend reaching out the provider of the tune, to see if there are any units they do not support.


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      I have free tunes for life for my GT, with that being said, do you guys do tunes for cars with aftermaket cams with the free tunes for life setup? Thanks.


      • BAMA will be able to tune if you have aftermarket cams. If you are a member of Free Tunes for Life, contact them directly for a new tune for your updated modifications.


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      I misplaced my e-mail with my tunes attached, what do I need to do ?


      • Please call BAMA Performance directly and we can simply re-send the email to you.


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      I have a BAMA tune in my 2010 Mustang GT with some bolt on mods. I am interested in installing a Procharger but have heard mixed things about the tune that is provided with the kit. Does BAMA have a custom tune for the procharger with other bolt on mods such as throttle body, cat back exhaust, ect., or do I have to take it to the dyno to have it tuned?


      • We can tune for Vortech, Paxton, Procharger, Kenne Bell, Roush, Saleen blowers on the 2005-2010 GT Mustangs. To get these tunes we do require supporting mods like wideband gauges to be installed. Please call us directly so we can help you with your supercharger tune questions.


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      I went from a 17" set of wheels to 20". Will a new tune be required? Change in wheel size


      • Hello. If the tune options are unlocked on your tuner you can make changes to the 'Tire Revs/mile' right on your tuner. If the options aren't available for your car we can make the needed changes for you with updated tunes.


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      "Cammed" idle tune? Is the cammed idle tune available for 2011+ 5.0 mustangs?


      • Currently this tune is not available. We are currently developing this tune and do plan to offer it in the future. Tunes for life members will be able to receive this tune once it becomes available.


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      Customer Reviews (100+) Write a Review

      Overall Rating 4.8

      out of 5 stars

      • Performance Gain 4.588435 4.6
      • Seat Of Your Pants Feel 4.551021 4.6
      • Ease Of Use 4.744898 4.7
      • Bang For Your Buck 4.696145 4.7
      • Preferred Tune: Performance

      • 1/5

        November 27, 2016

        Great way to kill your Coyote

        I do not race. I have never been to the track. My car is a daily driver and, other than occasional spirited driving, I never goes much beyond 2500 RPM. I meticulously maintain and baby my car. A year ago I added a JLT CAI and Bama Tune. Every mustang owner I know warned me about Bama's reputation with Cylinder #8. A few short months later I started getting random P308 CEL "Cylinder 8 Misfire" At first I though it was a fluke. Since then, I have gone back to stock, Replaced the MAF Sensor, O2 Sensors, all 8 Coil Packs, all 8 Fuel Injectors, Crank Position Sensor, Had Ford do a Crank Relearn and Reflash. When I replaced the plugs I found small particles of aluminum stuck on the ceramic part of the plug indicating the that there was a detonation in #8 cylinder. Ford is reading Low Compression on #8. This is going to cost a lot of money to fix. Not to mention my car is sitting in the garage because I'm scarred to drive it until I can afford to get it fixed. I have no doubt that the Bama Tune damaged my engine. No one could convince me otherwise. I will never trust Bama Performance for even the mildest adjustment to my PCM. I am now on the "don't use Bama tunes" band wagon and will tell every mustang owner I talk to at the car meets and forums about the risks and consequences of Bama's Canned Tunes.


        Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

        Helpful (1)

      • 1/5

        August 25, 2016

        Bought free tunes for life, for nothing..

        Let see, couldn't even give me a tune because my car is, supercharged.


        Year: 2005 Submodel: GT

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      • 1/5

        April 12, 2016

        Bama Customer Service is Horrible, Promises Never Kept

        You know, it seems that the only way you can get this company to follow through with a promise is if you complain about it still not being done. On April 1st I ordered a Custom Tune for the Ported Cobra Jet Intake I was buying and Ported GT500 Throttle Body so that when it arrived the next week I would be ready. Those were the only two things changing, Bama has tuned this car to it's setup before now so they only needed to change for those items. (Granted I had speedo problems twice but they finally got it right, same with Rev Limit, eventually they would handle the issues I found) April 7th I called for an update, I was told that they were working on it I would have it by the end of the day. Great I planned on going out to the track that weekend so I was ready to go. Never got the tune. April 8th I called for another update and was told it's still in progress but they will get it to me today. No problem sometimes things get busy. I wait and nothing comes through. April 9th and 10th nothing. April 11th I call in and ask why we are running into such issues for just changing these two items. I was told they were short staffed but that they were sending it to Paul Meister the Lead Calibrator. I should have a tune by the next day (April 12th). Today (April 12th) Paul contacted me and let me know he would handle the issue and it would be done today. Finally believing I could move forward I went ahead and pulled the car apart, got everything put together and switched over. At 3:11pm I got an email from someone else at Bama (John Sauers) saying they suddenly didn't have injector information. Mind you they have written 5 tunes for this car already (we had some issues along the way with the Rev Limiter and Speedo but I just said meh things happen) I replied at 3:28pm letting him know it's still the same injectors as last time the LU47's. At 4:15pm I called Bama and started the wait process to get to someone, it wasn't horrible I get someone only to be told Paul and everyone else has left already and no one updated the injector information they were supposedly missing so I will be waiting until tomorrow but they promise it will be done tomorrow. (Notice the pattern here?) Frankly I can't believe Paul left without following through with the guarantee he made a customer directly. Nor can I believe that to change an Intake Manifold and Throttle Body is going to take 13 days.... although with the track record now I can say I am not holding out that they follow through. I am however hoping that making this public everywhere will ensure they finally might just stand behind their word. I can't say I am happy with Bama nor that I believe come tomorrow I am not going to have issues like the wrong Rev Limit, wrong Speedo Calibration or other tuning issues because now I am complaining but this is ridiculous. This is not how you treat a paying customer you promised to get taken care of back on April 7th.


        Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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      • 1/5

        February 25, 2016

        Don't waste your money

        They don't work that well and if you want to change anything the tunes are gone. Read out says "tune disabled "


        Year: 2012 Submodel: V6

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      • 4/5

        December 10, 2015


        This is a good bang for your buck! The V2 tunes are better than before, definitely more seat of the pants feel, do I think that there is more to be had, yes I do but I would rather be safe than sorry and risk my daily driver


        Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Oahu, Hawaii

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      • 5/5

        November 08, 2015

        Cheap HP

        I grew up in the 60's 50 HP would mean pulling engine and lots of machine work. Now a CAI and a tune is all you need.


        Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Asheville, NC

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      • 5/5

        August 06, 2012

        Custom Tunes

        Pure awesomeness! Definately worth it, the gains are very noticable. I have a close to stock Mach 1 with just a few bolts ons and I can definately tell that it gained some horsepower. It's not a crazy amount of difference but you can surely tell a difference. I think it's worth every penny, especially if you want to get the most out of your mods that you put on the car. Two thumbs up by me.


        Year: 2003 Submodel: Mach 1 texas

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      • 5/5

        March 22, 2012

        Must Have!

        This just works really well and should be your first modification along with a CAI. Being able to update the tune as you mod is a great feature. Do it!


        Year: 2011 Submodel: V6

        Helpful (2)

      • 5/5

        April 28, 2011

        More fun with my V6

        I've received three sets of tunes and all of them have been flawless. The tune has made driving my V6 Mustang a lot of fun. I'm very happy with it.


        Year: 2010 Submodel: V6

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      • 4/5

        July 28, 2010

        Great tune

        for automatics Bama race tune is the best

        Hattan Mujahed

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      • 5/5

        May 04, 2010

        Great Tune!!

        I was very impressed with the Custom 93 Performance Tune, very noticeable difference, I just now put in an order for a 93 Race Tune, I am looking forward to installing that one!! I must mention the customer rep I spoke with "Mike" he was VERY helpful and VERY patient with me (I must have asked him 600 questions) and he never seemed to be irritated, he answered every one of my questions and made sure I was 100% happy, and I was!! American Muscle is an amazing company to deal with, the package arrived exactly when they said it would, I could not be happier, Thank you for the Excellent service, I will be ordering more in the future!


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      • 5/5

        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


        Year: 2011 Submodel: V6 Albuquerque, NM

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      • 5/5

        August 01, 2010


        I am currently still running the 87 street tune and this is hands down the best driving experience ive had with my mustang. This blows my previous Brenspeed tunes away and is very similar to Brenspeeds 91 tune. I cant imagine what it would be like running the American muscle 91 race tune and 91 tunes , it would be above and beyound :) Just waiting to have to refill my tank with 91 before i try those out. Now I see , American muscle does amazing tunes now and i highly reccomend them before the others


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      • 5/5

        August 17, 2010

        Bama Tunes

        These guys are awesome, everytime I send for new free tunes I get a great set!


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      • 5/5

        July 21, 2010


        Tunes were awsome! Highly recommend the 93 octane race tune for drag racing! Really feel the power! Thanks American Muscle! Always awsome service and products!


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      • 5/5

        April 04, 2012

        Surprising Results

        I say "surprising" because I honestly did not expect the tune to be spot-on, first time, without any tune revisions. I've been told by other competent tuners that for a full bolt-on, wild cam car they would need to do datalogs and one or two revisions before I would have a driveable tune. I was even turned away by another very well respected tuner because of my intake and cams. So I decided to give BAMA a shot. I sent in the order and two days later, I had my tunes. The day I received my tunes, was coincidentally, also the day I finished installing my cams and springs. The moment I buttoned up my engine, I grabbed my tuner and loaded the first tune. Right away, it fired up and found its lopey idle. Took it for a test drive and there were absolutely zero issues. I was floored. I expected there to be, at the very least, some throttle hang or some A/F issues. Absolutely none. The car drove flawlessly. It accelerated eagerly. And it idled like a baws. I am speechless, BAMA. You nailed it. After multiple tuners told me that they either couldn't do it (without revisions), or couldn't do it unless I paid extra, or wouldn't do it at all, not only did you guys do it, but you freakin' nailed it. 5 stars. I'm sold. Customer for life.


        Year: 2009 Submodel: GT Tennessee

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      • 4/5

        May 27, 2011

        Bama Tunes

        The Bama tune was a perfect compliment to my 2012 Mustang. After loading the 91 octane Street, Performance, and Race tunes, I ended up sticking with the Race Tune. The performance difference CAN be felt, especially from 3k on up, whereas with the stock tune, my car would begin pulling strong at 4k on up. My car also only has the 3.31 gears and with this Bama tune will blaze the tires into third gear from a roll without effort. There are only two minor concerns I have (room for improvement): (1) I wish the turn-around time would have been quicker. It took several days for the tune to arrive by email. (2) The skip shift elimination feature was missed on the Race Tune. However, a quick phone call had this resolved and a new Race Tune was sent out within 15 minutes.


        Year: 2012 Submodel: GT

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      • 5/5

        February 18, 2011

        The best tunes out there

        This is my second tune and I still can't believe how much it woke the car up. The inreased torque down low is amazing. I recomend every one that owns a 2011 Mustang GT get this


        Year: 2011 Submodel: GT

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      • 5/5

        May 07, 2010


        Well, I just got my 93 Race tune today that Chris Rose wrote up and Emailed me (FREE) as I'm a lifetime tune member, and let me tell you, OMG, my completely stock GT with the exception of Magnaflow Magnapack axle backs and the 93 Race tune is a complete and total beast now!!!! The car (automatic) spins the tires when it hits second gear and barks in third when I'M WOT (and that was launching without spinning the tires just punching it once I started to roll) with my prior 93 performance tune I could smoke the tires off at launch just thru 1st and shift normally thereafter, I can only offer a guess that had I stomped it from a dead stop with this 93 race tune, it most likely would smoke the tires thru 2nd gear (I was so amazed that it was spinning in second and barking in third, I completely forgot to do a dead stop tromp)


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      • 5/5

        June 22, 2010

        Bama Chips Tune

        I am a free tunes for life member and i recently ordered a new tune from the America Muscle/Bama team. I have order tunes before from Bama Chips, and every time I am impressed with the results. But to get my tunes for Free! You couldnt ask for anything more. Thanks American Muscle and Bama Chips.

        Ashley Walton

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