(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
$429.00 (each)FREE Shipping
Joe: Hey, guys. It's Joe from AmericanMuscle. And today, we're gonna be taking a closer look at the Bama Rev-X Tuner by SCT with Two Custom Tunes, fitting all '15, '16 and '17 3.7-liter V6 Mustangs. Now this is gonna be a great option for you if you're looking to get more power and drivability out of your Cyclone-powered Mustang with some great tunes as well as some tools that come with a tuner like this one at a budget-friendly price.So before we get started with the video here, I think we should dive into the numbers, that's what you guys want to see, that's what I want to talk about. So let's let the Bama tunes speak for themself. What we ran here, '15 V6 with an automatic transmission, 93 octane in the tank for both the baseline and the after run and what we got was 241 horsepower, 235 foot-pounds of torque at the rear wheels. After we uploaded our 93 octane tune, we saw 258 horsepower as well as 248 foot-pounds of torque. Now that's good for 17 peak horsepower as well as 17 horsepower and 20 foot-pounds under the curve. Pretty respectable numbers from our V6 Mustang, 17 horsepower, 20 torque under the curve, that's something you're definitely gonna feel in that daily driving RPM range, 3000 to 4,000 RPMs, you're gonna hit that every day. You're definitely gonna feel the increase as well as the improved throttle response and snappier shifts for those automatic cars out there.Now that we've gone over what Bama can do with an otherwise stock V6 Mustang, how can we go about getting those tunes onto your Mustang? Well, as I go through the process here, I want you to remember the words cloud tuning, that's gonna make this a heck of a lot easier to get installed on your Mustang. You never need to connect this thing to a computer at all.So how's it gonna work? Basically, when you buy this thing, you're gonna get an email from Bama with a questionnaire, pretty short for you to fill out and that's gonna start with some facts. Is your Mustang automatic? Is it manual? It's also gonna ask you for the computer code on your specific Mustang, that is pretty easy to find, we have a guide out there in order for you to find that. And then they're gonna ask you if you have any modifications done to your Mustang so that Bama can tune around those. That's going to include cold air intake, some mass airflow sensors, cams, injectors, fuel pumps, exhaust, rear gears, bigger rear tire sizes, stuff like that, that's all going to be in the questionnaire. Then we're gonna wrap it up with what kind of octane do you want? If you can get 93 in your area, I would recommend going with that obviously for the biggest gains, if not 91 will do just fine or you can choose 87 for the most efficiency. And then obviously there is two tunes, so I would recommend going again with that all-out race and then 87 just for efficiency sake.Now that Bama has all your info, it's gonna take them about two to three days to write and nail down the tune, at which point they're gonna upload it right to the cloud and you can download it right from the Rev-X without ever connecting this thing to a computer from the cloud. Just connect to WiFi, scroll through the menus, pick your tunes, upload right to your Mustang, and you're good to go. We're gonna show you exactly how that works in just a second.WiFi capability also means that updates are gonna come right to this tuner without having to plug it into the computer. It's going to be quick and painless in order to keep this thing up to snuff. Now also with Bama, when you buy this thing, you're going to be enrolled in their Free Tunes for Life Program. Now Mustang builds, they grow over time and Bama knows that. Down the line, if you get a new mod that needs a new tune, all you have to do is fill out another sheet, send it off to Bama, they'll rewrite the tune for you, throw it up on the cloud so you could get it on your Mustang again quickly and painlessly.The Rev-X is also capable of data logging so you can check what your tune is doing and then offload the files to your computer with this wire in the middle. On top of that, this also supports a full-color 3-inch LCD display which could be in the portrait or landscape mode and that's great because this has live gauges as well. They're going to allow you to monitor air/fuel ratio, intake and coolant temp, if you're going forced induction boost is in there as well, as well as ignition timing. Last but not least, this also works as a diagnostic tool allowing you to read and clear those check engine lights as needed.Pricing for this kit is going to be really budget-friendly, we're looking at around 400 bucks for everything you need to get this up and running and that is a great return on investment. Not only are you unlocking some of that power that Ford left on the table but this also has some great tools and functionality to it for any Mustang owner out there, definitely well worth the money.Sticking with the theme of the Rev-X, install is gonna be really quick and easy as well. This plugs right into the OBD 2 port. No need to open the hood, no need to plug this into a computer either. At most, I think this will take you about 15 minutes to get up and running in the driveway. We're gonna show you a clip on how to upload a tune to one of our S550s. One thing to keep in mind, it's gonna be the same process no matter what S550 you have as they're all the same generation. So without any further ado, let's head over to the Mustang, we'll show you how to upload a tune and what this thing can do.Adam: Guys, first step here, grab the harness included in the kit. You're gonna plug in this side to the OBD 2 port located on the left side under your driver side dashboard. Once that's plugged in, take the other side, pop it into the slot on the top of your Rev-X and we're good to get started. All right, from the main menu, I'm gonna take you guys through the process of tuning your vehicle. So select program vehicle from that main menu, hit continue on the street notice, put your key in the on position but don't start your engine and press continue. Now it'll give you a bunch of different options to actually modify any tune you select, we're gonna go with 93 race but select the one that you want to flash now. At this point, it will move forward asking you if you want to make any additional changes. There's a bunch of menus relating to that, so make the changes you want, we're gonna keep our file pretty much the same that it comes with from Bama.All right, so you want to change anything you see on this menu and hit approve. Continue to SPECIAL OPTIONS including tire size, things like that. So did you change your tire size? We did not. Don't want to change gear ratio and no on the TPMS settings. Confirm that it'll disable your preloaded tune to move forward. All right. Key in the on position, if you haven't done so already and it'll save your stock tune to the device and then begin to flash, it'll load 0 to a 100 a couple of times, just let it do its thing. Don't unplug it and don't turn the vehicle off unless it directs you to.All right, at this point, it lets us know the download is complete, you can select DONE and you're good to go. Before we disconnect, I want to take you through some of the other features of the Rev-X. So if you go under PROGRAM VEHICLE, GAUGES/DATALOG is your next selection. You want to make sure the key is on before you move any forward. What this will do is allow you to monitor live engine vitals on the fly at any time as long as your device is plugged in. Now it's more of a gauge pod but there's multiple pods, multiple gauges. As you can see on the screen we have two, they're both the same at the moment but they are customizable. Now if you go to the right you can data log, you can record a data log, select the data log file, select the gauge layout. I'm gonna change that gauge layout to something we can monitor three pieces of information with. Now we have BOOST and PSI, CONTROL MODULE VOLTAGE and COOLANT TEMP, but you can change those like I said. So in the EcoBoost, you might want a monitor BOOST, CONTROL MODULE VOLTAGE, COOLANT TEMP, those are all customizable. If I want to change COOLANT TEMP to INTAKE AIR TEMP, we can hit approve on that and it changes that gauge. You can monitor up to eight at a time. If you want to select the gauge layout that monitors eight, this is the max. Now it's really useful for guys who want to take care of that information on the fly. And again, you can record data logs, send that to your tuner, make revisions, so on and so forth. Now if you hit STOP DATA LOG, it takes you back to the main menu.Under that, VEHICLE FUNCTIONS, READ DTC CODES, CLEAR DTC CODES, and SPECIAL FUNCTIONS. Now DTC being diagnostic trouble code, so if your check engine light comes on, plug this device in, read the code, get the description and then you can clear it once it's taken care of, no need to pick up any additional device.SPECIAL FUNCTIONS most people won't touch, CAM RELEARN, CAM RESET, those will leave be for now, most people aren't gonna have to worry about that. VEHICLE INFO, this is useful if you're requesting a new tune. If you need access to your VIN number, your ECU strategy code, that's gonna be on hand. DEVICE INFO, similar. But for your Rev-X you'll have the part number, serial number, the firmware and software version, how many unlocks you have, if your status is married, so on and so forth.And then finally, DEVICE SETTINGS, you can check for updates both plugged in or via WiFi, which I think is very useful. WiFi, if you're in range of a WiFi network, you can connect that to do everything wirelessly. The only big difference here between this and the newer Rev-X is there are no cloud capabilities, so everything is done on the computer as far as downloading tunes. But if you're not too worried about that wireless aspect of it, the Rev-X is still a really good device.The rest of the settings are pretty much simple for any handheld, BRIGHTNESS, ORIENTATION, you can change, the LANDSCAPE, can change the THEME from RED to BLUE, you can change to DARK. There's a number of settings there. There's also AUDIO, so every time you click a button, there's a little beep, you can turn that off here and that way you don't have to worry about that sound.Finally, STARTUP FUNCTION I think is very useful for guys who are always gonna want to monitor those gauges that we looked at, the gauges and data log screen. You can select your startup to go immediately to the gauges screen. So if you have this constantly plugged into your OBD 2 and you have it mounted on the windshield, this might be a good thing to take advantage of. Finally, FACTORY RESET. We hit exit, back to the main menu and that's your X4.Joe: That's gonna do it for my overview with the Rev-X for '15 to '17 V6. For this product and other great ones, keep it right here at AmericanMuscle.
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
**Please Note: The Rev-X Performance Programmer ships blank from AmericanMuscle. Your custom tune files will be available for download via the cloud when your tuner arrives.
It's highly recommended to download Free LiveLink and Updater Software. The LiveLink Application is used to view, data log, record and playback your Mustang's PCM data on a laptop computer. The Updater Application lets you update your device's Firmware, Tune Revision or to load Custom Tunes onto your device. Requires Windows Vista/7/8/10 and an internet connection.
Fitment: 2015 2016 2017 Details
CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
December 03, 2019
16 v6 manual
great tuner, I have the 87 performance tune and I love it, lots of down low torque and it pulls strong throughout the rev rangeHelpful (0)
July 18, 2019
Great product but beware
Great product but beware, I didn't know this but it includes a total "unlocks", this is the amount of uses you can apply back the stock tune and unlock to use a modded tune. Mine is 10, this presents a "for life" issue as new tunes are created if you mod your car, and if you don't want the dealership throwing a fit, you have to revert your tune back to factory before service. I wish Bama would work with SCT on this but I'm stuck having to track down support and from what I've already read, it's 150.00 to just reset those unlocks unless SCT will remotely do it for cloud supported models (like this one). Unfortunately I can't confirm this as SCT support is a joke, they are always busy and it just drops the call, the email contacts are slow since I've not received a response about this question I submitted to them last week. I currently don't have enough mods to leverage more than a very modest noticed performance gain, Roush air intake, flowmaster outlaw exhaust. However the people at American Muscle were great at filling the order and shipping it in a timely manner and I will continue to build up my mustang with their company selling me the best parts.Helpful (0)
February 25, 2019
Very good tunes opens up mid range. Only problem is rough down shifts but is liveable.Helpful (2)
December 06, 2018
not so good
weird but my ghost cam tune was faster then a regular 93 tune, also had to return mine because it had memory problems.Helpful (3)
September 08, 2018
Love this mod!
super happy with this Bama Rev-x tuner the car is super fun to drive best bang for the buckHelpful (5)
August 10, 2018
Totally different car
Was a little skeptical on how much difference a tune would make only paring it with Roush's CAI and Axle Back exhaust on a manual transmission. You can definitely tell the difference using the Performance Tune.Helpful (7)
August 08, 2018
bama was my first tune and it was easy to do
this product works great. i love it when the density altitude falls down to the 50 degree area which i think is the perfect oxygen density to send this V6 into GT territoryHelpful (6)
August 06, 2018
Bama Rev-X Tuner by SCT
As soon as installing the tunes the first thing I notice is shifting is a lot tighter, you can really feel the car jump! having this tuner really wakes up my 3.7.Helpful (6)
July 11, 2018
Horrible custom tune from BAMA
Made my mustang drive and feel horrible. BAMA was unable to produce a tune file that worked with my mustang. First attempt: shift points were off and extremely jerky. Second attempt: they gave me a tune that made the vehicle feel like a prius. Third attempt: exactly like the first. I ended up returning the tuner for a refund.Helpful (7)
July 10, 2018
So far hasn't been worth the $$
It was easy to install and felt a difference in driving but I have been having issues with my tunes I've contacted them for the second time hopefully they can fix the problems for now I prefer to have my car to its factory settings.Helpful (6)
Does the tunner take the governer gear off?
The Bama Rev-X Tuner by SCT can be used to remove or increase the speed limiter, however certain modifications may be required for this for safety reasons. We recommend consulting with BAMA performance to verify they will provide these changes with your modifications and vehicle.
Can this be set up to only change the automatic transmission settings when the transmission is in "sport" mode on my 2016 automatic V6? Example, when in standard mode the transmission behaves with normal programming (stock), in sport mode it behaves with the advanced tune? If not, can you explain if switching transmission between drive and Sport would do anything after tuning?
The tunes will only effect the transmission functions in the "Normal" mode and will revert to stock settings for the transmission in any other drive mode such as "Sport". Due to Ford's Design, this cannot be changed.
Can I make adjustments on shift points and firmness, or rev limiter one so on....
You certainly can make adjustments, and what the tuner doesn't offer adjustments itself for, Bama's custom tunes would be able to help as well. If you have any additional questions on how Bama can help, I would shoot Bama a call 1-888-226-9764
Does HP accumulate? For example if I purchased this tuner and applied the race tune which adds around 22 HP and got a tune from MPT after that which adds let's say 35 HP and let's say my mustang has 300 HP to begin with, would that total out to be 357 HP or would it go from 322 HP and then up to 335 HP after the MPT tune was applied?
All tuners, such as the Bama Rev-X Tuner by SCT will save your stock tune to the device, then erase the tune from the vehicles computer and upload the custom tunes provided. If you were to do this with the Bama Rev-X Tuner by SCT, then get a second tuner with the MPT tunes, it would save the BAMA tune as the "stock file" and erase it from the computer, allowing the MPT tune to be written. At no time can two tunes be active on the vehicle.
If I don't have anyway 93 octane gas even close to my location does using 91 or anything even less affect the performance of the tune? And if so would it be a good idea to get the tune if the only way I can get 93 octane gas is to drive 3 hours away?
The Bama Rev-X Tuner comes with custom tunes however the tunes will be specific to your application. If you only have 91 octane close by, you can request a 91 tune since 93 is scarce in your area. You can still request a 93 octane tune, however, it is to be used with 93 octane fuel only. The higher the octane, the more resistant the fuel becomes to pre-ignition and the vehicle can be tuned more aggressively, so you may see some power differences depending on the application.
Bama is indeed able to write a custom tune to correct the deleting of your catalytic converters.
Tuning the car will be one of the best things you can do for you car! Doing a tune will not make your engine or transmission work more and your stock cooling system would work just fine!
These tuners can be married to one car at a time and would require the manufacturer to unpair the tuner if you wanted to use it on another car.
The tunes would be written by Bama for your specific V6 Mustang.
Yes, theBama Rev-X Tuner by SCT w/ 2 Custom Tunes can adjust for different wheel & tire sizes.
Bama Performance is no longer able to write tunes that alter anything emissions related.
Bama Performance would be able to make a tune for more crackle and pop yes.
The Rev-X Tuner utilizes the ability to store up to 10 custom tunes at one time so Wi-Fi is not always required to use the device. When trying to load a new tune to your Rev-X device, you will need access to Wi-Fi to access the "Cloud".
Usually tunes will void the factory warranty. We recommend confirming with the Ford dealership.
(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box