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Hey, guys. Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today we're taking a closer look at, dynoing and installing, of course, the DiabloSport inTune i3 Tuner available for any '96 to '17 Mustang, excluding the GT350. You should be taking a look at the i3 tuner from DiabloSport if you're looking for a quick and easy out of the box solution to tuning with preloaded tunes for 87, 91, and 93 octane. DiabloSport offers a ton of additional features, in addition to actually tuning your vehicle, which I'll walk you through in this video. First off, let's talk about those tunes. Eighty-seven is your street tune. It alters some of your parameters to give you a nice sporty drive on the road, 91 bumps it up to a little bit more performance savvy, and then 93 is their Diablo tune or the race tune for all-out octane. That is gonna give you the most gains, the maximum amount of potential out of this tuner running it on the 93 tune.Well, guys, we strapped 2015 down, of course, we established our baseline run with 93 octane in the tank, no tune, stock otherwise, walking away with 382 horsepower, 359-foot-pounds of torque at the rear wheels. Then, of course, uploaded our Diablo 93 octane tune ran it again under the same conditions, walked away with about 396 horsepower, 377-foot-pounds of torque at the rear wheels. That's good for peak gains of 14-horsepower and 18 torque at the rear wheels which I think is actually a pretty respectful gain for a preloaded or canned tuner. Now, we see curve gains a little bit at the higher end of the RPM band, around 5,300 RPMs. That's giving us 33 horsepower, 32 torque over the factory tune, that's a little more toward the top end, you know, 5,300 to 5,500 RPMs but it's worth mentioning that there are really good gains all across the RPM band here with just a simple 93 tune.This has a couple other features, you can expect data logging capabilities, Wi-Fi connectivity, software updates via the Wi-Fi, USB connectivity to your laptop, you can also expect a DTC code reader and the ability to clear codes, check engine light pops up, see that with a full description and, of course, clear those codes. Another feature here is to store some of those custom tunes and erase them. This being the i3 tuner has gotten a nice update with the actual hardware. What you get for this device looks a little bit different than the i2 tuner, it's a little bit bulkier, it's got nice grip on the sides, a really cool plastic casing here. This is something you can easily mount to a windshield mount or onto your vents, gauge pods. Whatever you're gonna use to mount this thing, you can have it within arm's reach of the driver's seat. You can also because it is so small, this 2.1-inch touch screen with the LCD, you can just tuck it away in your center console, your glove box, your cup holder. Whatever the case may be, whatever floats your boat, but this thing here is really small. It's also really easy to use. It's smaller than a smartphone, it's as responsive as a smartphone. Each tap of the screen gives you to the next menu very, very quickly. I'm pretty impressed with that. Not a lot of tuners have a really quick response time with the user interface.I'm really a big fan of the DiabloSport here and given that it is more affordable than the i2 by about 30 bucks, you can pick this up for between $370 and $380. This is a little bit more affordable. So, if you're looking for that really affordable tuning solution with a preloaded tuner, this is the way to go. As far as the install, one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter, about 15 maybe 20 minutes from start to finish. It takes a few minutes to save your stock file onto the device and then a few extra minutes to upload the file of your choice. So, without further ado, I wanna show you guys how this thing gets tuned and then we'll walk through some of the features.Step number one we're gonna plug in our OBD2 plug into our OBD2 port. On our driver side dashboard underneath here all the way to the left, we can plug that in. All right. The other end of the wire, we're gonna go to the bottom of our Diablo tuner, plug that in, now we can put our ignition in the on position and get tuning.All right. Now once we get to the main menu, it's very similar to the i2 tuner with just a couple of little updates. Now, of course, you get that prompt in the beginning, you just want to hit yes. It'll take you to your main menu. Expect tune vehicle, scan tool, and settings to be your options. First thing's first, we wanna get to the dyno pulls, so let's go to tune vehicle. Make sure that you're on the on position. From here, easy tune and advance tune. Now advance tune lets you customize some of the parameters. We don't wanna go into too much detail with that today, what we're gonna do is do some easy tuning. Now, we've got 93 octane in the tank, but if you have 91 or 87, those are your options, gonna go ahead and do our 93. Do we have a cold air intake? No. Yes. We wanna use the performance tune for 93. We have 93 in the tank, we do not wanna change our tire size, don't wanna change our gear ratio. And now, it'll read your stock tune. Now, this is gonna save your stock tune file to the device, so if you ever wanna revert back to stock, you can always do that. Go ahead and hit yes, let it cycle through that process.All right. Now, that we've backed up our stock file, it's gonna prompt us to install our new 93 DiabloSport tune, gonna hit yes, apply everything that we've selected so far. It'll write your tune, download it to the PCM, and then we can get to the dyno. All right. Now it instructs you to cycle your engine off and press continue, back on, and press continue. So, now that tune is complete, you can unplug the tool or you can tap continue to reboot it. All right. So, it does take a little bit of time to boot up once you plug it in. Now, once you do plug it in, I wanna walk you through a bunch of the other features aside from actually tuning your Mustang. We went through that, there is the easy tune and advance tune process. The advanced tune process is a little bit more involved with picking some of those parameters, we're gonna skip right through that and go walk through the other options.Now that we're at the main menu, there are three options, the tune vehicle, scan tool, and settings. I wanna walk you through some of the other features of the device aside from actually tuning the vehicle. So, if we skip down from that and go to scan tool. You wanna make sure your vehicle is in the on position, hit continue. From there you'll move forward into three more options. One is going to be show trouble codes, clear trouble codes, and data logging. Now, show trouble codes and clear trouble codes go right hand in hand. Now, if your check engine light comes on, you don't have a DTC code reader or a diagnostic trouble code reader, you can actually do it right on your DiabloSport device. Show trouble codes will actually show you and give you a full description of whatever is throwing that check engine light. Clear trouble codes, it gets rid of the check engine light, clears that right out of the way. Data logging is going to apply to the guys out there working with their own custom tuner to hold custom tunes on their device. Data logging will help the tuner make revisions to their tunes. Now, if you're into that stuff, that'll definitely be helpful to you, but if you're only working with the preloaded tunes on the device, you might not need that option.Going back to the main menu, you can go into settings and have a couple of more things. Wi-Fi configuration since this does have Wi-Fi capabilities you can connect to your local Wi-Fi there which is great to go hand in hand with some of the advanced options such as check for updates on your device, you can work with Wi-Fi through that. Analog input set up and sound display, some of these options you might not be messing with. Can adjust the brightness and adjust the volume. There actually is a beeping sound that it makes every time you hit a button, you can turn that off. Advanced options aside from check for updates you get tech support and you can erase custom tunes. So, if you have those on your device, that's an option there to get rid of them.And that really takes us through everything. You've seen the tuning process. It is a little bit more involved for advanced tune, you can always modify some of those parameters that I showed you a little bit earlier. Easy tune makes life really easy for the guys just wanting to go with whatever's preset, it will give you a couple of options to change your tire size, if you wanna remove your speed limiter which is a really good thing for guys operating on the dyno. There's a couple of other features there like axle ratio or gear ratio, things you can change yourself. Advanced tune takes a little bit further.All right. Well, that's gonna wrap this one up for the DiabloSport inTune i3 Tuner. We just ran it on the dyno, we saw the gains 15 horsepower and torque under the curve. Not too bad for a preloaded tuner on just 93 octane with zero bolt-on mods. You start throwing stuff under the hood, maybe an exhaust, cold air intake, you can start altering those mods. Now, if you're interested in picking up this preloaded tuner for just about 380 bucks, the inTune i3 from DiabloSport, you can do so for any '96 to '17 Mustang, excluding the GT350 right here at americanmuscle.com.
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Instantaneous Performance Upgrade. No tuner beats the Diablosport inTune i3 Tuner when it comes to instantaneously boosting your 1996-2017 Ford Mustang's performance. With the inTune i3, you immediately give your vehicle more horsepower and torque. It improves throttle response as well, and you get all these upgrades without even opening the hood.
Fuel Efficiency and Multi-Vehicle Tuning. In addition to improving performance, inTune i3 is also 50-state certified, meaning that as much as you get a performance boost, your vehicle remains fuel efficient. You no longer have to worry about SMOG or emission testing centers as your vehicle also remains compliant to emission laws. inTune i3 also allows you to purchase multiple vehicle tuning licenses, and use the same tuner on different vehicles. Eventually, you end up saving a lot.
Ergonomic Design and Improved Diagnostics System. The inTune i3’s sleek design is just a complement to its ability to scan for DTC’s and suggest appropriate tunings. Simply connect it to the OBD-II port and follow the screen prompts. Diablosport also added an “Easy Tune” mode to give rookie tuners an easy, yet appropriate tuning configuration.
Direct Wi-Fi Updates. In case you need to transfer diagnostics data from the tuner to your computer for further analysis, have no worries since the inTune i3 is compatible with all operating systems. Furthermore, you can connect it to a Wi-Fi network anytime to update its software.
Warranty. To assure clients of the quality of its products, Diablosport gives a 1-year warranty on the inTune i3.
Application. The Diablosport inTune i3 Tuner can be used on all 1996-2017 Mustangs, excluding GT350 models.
Please Note. This Tuner is a Pre-Loaded Tuner that does not have the capability of storing custom tunes.
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