(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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- SCT iTSX Wireless Tuner w/ 3 Free Custom Tunes - Installation Instructions
Hey what’s up everyone? I’m Justin from AmericanMuscle.com and I’m checking out one of the coolest products we’ve seen come along for Mustangs in some time. I’m talking about this wireless iTSX tuner from SCT and Bama performance. This is not your standard issue tuner by any means, this has some really cool features and on top of all that works wirelessly using Bluetooth technology and a free app for your Apple or Android device. We’re going to check out all the cool features with this tuner in a minute but first let’s make some dyno runs to see what our Bama tune did to our 2011 GT. Now we’re going to use my iPad and iTSX tuner to upload our custom Bama tune. Upon purchasing this tuner you will receive free custom tunes from Bama performance specifically tailored for your ride. Our Bama specialists ask you’re a series of 19 questions about your particular Mustang and any mods you might have already done and then custom tailor a tune to make the most out of any existing mods. With that custom Bama tune you are going to optimize your spark timing, adjust your variable cam timing, get that air fuel ratio right in the sweet spot and get drastically improved throttle response. And with our free tunes for life you will be happy to know that any time you add a mod that requires a new tune Bama will create a custom tune specifically for that mod and email it directly to you. First you want to plug in the dongle to your OBD2 port, once your Apple device is paired up to the dongle go ahead and upload the custom tune into your iTSX program. Here you will follow the onscreen directions guiding you through the process of uploading your tune. Once the process is completed, your tune is uploaded and you are ready to rock. Now that we have our tune uploaded lets run our GT one more time on the dyno and see how well we did with our custom Bama tune. So here’s our baseline curve on our 2011 GT, and here’s what we got with our custom Bama tune, we put down 379 Horsepower and 358 ft/lb of torque, that’s a peak gain of 21 horsepower and a gain of 31 horsepower and 37 ft/lb of torque throughout the curve. Now that we’ve seen proven results from our custom tune let’s get our GT out of the shop and on to the streets and check out some of the other cool features the iTSX tuner has to offer. Now besides being able to handle our tuning capabilities with ease iTSX is also loaded with a lot of other bells and whistles. Now one of my favorite parts is this onscreen data logging and OBD2 real time monitoring; now this will display all sorts of other information on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that’s easily readable on the fly. As you can see here we already have a nice big tack, also with our air/fuel ratio, intake air temp sensor, and also our coolant temp sensor. Now these layouts are all customizable depending on the driver to better suit your needs. Another one of the really cool features about this iTSX tuner is the built in performance test, here you will get a general gauge on how fast you do the 0-60 time, your 1/8th and 1/4th mile times, your top speed performance and also your 60-0 performance. Now since we don’t have the luxury of being at a drag strip today we’re just going to test out our 0-60 time in the parking lot and see how accurate it is, so here we go. Press start, and hold on. According to our iTSX tuner we just clicked off 0-60 in 4.1 seconds, which is pretty accurate for this car considering we have 4.10 gears. Our brake time from 60 was 2.7 seconds which is very impressive. Our horsepower and torque numbers are right on par with our Bama tune numbers, we’re looking at 378 horse and 393 ft/lbs of torque. Now while these numbers are not going to be exactly the same as our dynojet numbers I got to admit they are pretty darn close. Now the cool thing is when you are done with this you can hit send, there you go, right in your email ready to be shown to all your friends. Once you’re done that it’s in there ready to be shown to all your friends. Every gear head loves gadgets especially when those gadgets make your car legitimately faster, with our custom Bama tunes, this iTSX tuner does just that and so much more, so if you are looking for a really cool product with all the bells and whistles you could ever want be sure to check out this tuner from SCT.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
2011+ V6s have dyno proven gains of 18 RWHP and 22 ft-lb's of Torque or more on Bama Custom Tunes. By optimizing the air/fuel ratio and tweaking variable cam timing, a Bama Custom Tune is proven to squeeze out the extra horsepower that Ford left on the table.
Drastically enhanced throttle response and a much more aggressive throttle map will dramatically improve your Mustang's acceleration, shaving tenths off your quarter mile time while throwing you into the back of your seat every time you smash the gas. Automatic transmissions will see an even greater gain in acceleration and drivability, as the tune adjusts shift points and firmness.
For each and every Bama Tune, we ask you 19 questions about your specific Mustang, including your unique set up and intended use, in an easy to use web form. This information allows us to write an entirely custom tune just for your specific vehicle to ensure we deliver the most power and performance possible.
Our Bama Custom Tunes are developed in-house on our Dynojet 224xLC chassis Dyno. Hours of research and development through street, track and dyno testing/datalogging left us with fully refined custom tunes. The Bama Performance team has exclusive access to our inventory of parts.
**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: 2011 2012 2013 2014 Details
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February 11, 2020
Extremely easy to use and the people at BAMA are extremely accommodating pleasant to work with, made a very good bit of power gains, transmission shifts faster, still average 30mpg on the highway.Helpful (0)
May 09, 2019
I really expected this device to “wake up” my car as these were the words used that hat influenced me to purchase. I don’t feel much of a difference and the ghost cam tune does not work at all. Seems $400 would have made an improvement. It even makes me want to check to ensure the tune is working. The concept of tunes for life is great but getting the tune built takes longer than it says. My advice is call them and they will build it with you on the phone. Easy to upload thoughHelpful (0)
April 29, 2019
This tuner is horrendous
I bought this in October 2018. The BAMA tunes have not been good at all on my 2.73 gears. I go out last week and put 3.55 gears into my V6 3.7 2013 convertible. I call up MPT for a tune. They tell me they cannot load it onto this device? Are you kidding me? I spent $400 for a brick? To make matters worse the APP doesn't even work! It will load the tune but good luck running any testing. They don't even have a proper start button. I want my money back!Helpful (0)
January 27, 2019
Fun to play with
This is the cheapest alternative to tuning. Makes a great improvement in shifting and noticeable hp gains. However it’s not perfect. Still better than stock. Recommend only if you don’t feel like going to a local shop and getting your car really tuned.Helpful (2)
January 24, 2019
iTSX installed 2012 Mustang
Everything was very simple to understand, downloading App required, Not the best App I have ever used for Diagnostics or monitoring engine performance, they need to hook up with the developers of the Torque App. On the 93 race tune now it is very obvious to tell a difference between stock and the 87 tune. I have yet to try the ghost cam 93 race tune, that should be for a track day maybe. Fit and finish of this product is excellant, and loading and uploading the device took about 7 to 10 minutes to configure my ECU.Helpful (1)
December 13, 2018
This item was the best thing I’ve done to my car. It is well worth the money. Feels like I’m driving a V8!!Helpful (2)
October 08, 2018
It defintely helped my Mustang
I purchased my V6 automatic Mustang just a few months ago and the previous owner had put on a Roush intake and axle-back exhaust. It didn't have a tune on it and I figured getting one would help with throttle response and shifting. I went with the iTSX Wireless Tuner because I could access it from my Andoid smart phone instead of having an additional electronic device laying around. It was easy to install and pair up with my phone. Then I programmed it with the custom Bama performance tune. With two kids in college I like that it runs on 87 octane. The tune made a big improvement to the throttle response off the line and shift points during hard acceleration, but I was pleased that it also helped throughout the throttle range. The car is not only faster it is more pleasant to drive.Helpful (6)
July 05, 2018
Definitely a worth while mod. I couldn’t have expected as much as it has changed the car. The added torque to the rear is incredible, it feels like you stepped on a rocket. I haven’t tried the 93 Race Tune yet, still working on my 1st tank full with the 87 Performance Tune, but I can’t imagine needed more power. It feels like a V8, it feels like a muscle car, sounds deeper/throatier. My mods include KBB CAI, KBB 73mm TB and Corsa Axleback exhaust. The tune was easy to install/download of which took about 15min. I agree with others who have said, it unlocks you cars hidden potential. It’s the mod that has made the most significant change.Helpful (7)
June 01, 2018
I loved it. My car feels like a whole different car. I would definitely recommend this to any V6 owner.Helpful (7)
April 05, 2018
This is an amazing product great gains smoother everything really like it a lot feels like a different car highly recommended for the 5.0 MustangHelpful (6)
Returning to stock? Hi. Am I able to return settings to stock? and does it leave a time-stamp when I return to stock? Thanks.
Yes, You can definitely return to stock. When you first upload the tune it saves whatever file is on the car at that time as your "stock" file. The device can't see a time stamp, however they can see that something was changed/flashed within the ECU. I hope this helps!
Any difference with HP/torque gains vs the Bama Rev-X Tuner ?
No the tunes provided for your vehicle can be loaded on either device.
Does the app work with newer versions of Android?
The Bama iTSX Wireless Tuner w/ 2 Custom Tunes will work with the newest version of Android yes!
auto/stick all the pictures show on 2011 automatic. Does this work for a 2013 standard.
Yes, this is compatible with both manual and automatic Mustangs.
Can this recalibrate the speedometer based on tire/wheel size? Will this be able to re-calibrate the speedometer from the stock 215/65-17 setup to 235/50-18 wheels? (I also want to be able to switch between the two to use the 17's for snow tires.) Do you need to send it to SCT after the 4th time you tune for it to be unlocked?
Yes, Bama can adjust any combination of gears and tires. When filling out your custom tune information, select the appropriate combination and our Bama team will set it up for you. If you change tires frequently, Bama can make a tune for each combo. Hope this helps!
All tunes are stored on the tuner device itself.
This tuner does hold custom tunes if you would like to have one that is written to be more eco-friendly.
This tuner will allow you to adjust the speed limiter.
This tuner will allow you to adjust the speed limiter.
At this time we are waiting for an ETA from SCT, the device manufacturer for the Bama iTSX Wireless Tuner, as to when their software will be compatible with the latest release of iOS.
Unfortunately, this would not be able to work as the system is based solely on a wireless system and would not be able to be used with a normal computer and a wired attachment.
The ITSX will work with Android, IPod, IPhone and IPads.
(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
More iTSX Info:
Android and Apple Device Compatible. The iTSX App lets you control the vehicle-tuning and monitoring capabilities of the iTSX Wireless OBD-II Interface, the first and only "Made for Android and Apple" vehicle tuner and OBD-II monitoring product on the market. The iTSX Wireless OBD-II Interface plugs into your vehicle's OBD-II diagnostic connector, and communicates with your Android or Apple device via a secure Bluetooth wireless connection. Please Note, the Tuner will NOT connect to Apple products through Bluetooth with the latest iOS update.Free tunes for life! Every customer that purchases a tuner is enrolled in the "Free tunes for life" program. Any time that you make additional mods to your vehicle, our team of SCT certified Bama Custom Tuners will create new tunes for you. Just send us a list of the part or parts you've added and we'll email the new tune files to you.
Custom Bama Tunes specific to your vehicle. When you order a tuner, you aren't just getting a tuner - you are getting the tuner and 2 dyno-tested custom Bama tunes:
Nitrous (91, 93, E85, Race Fuel) - Our nitrous option can be added to any of our previously mentioned tune options, but only for 91, 93, E85, or Race Fuel.
Technical Note About Fuel. Use of E85 will require larger fuel injectors such as Injector Dynamics ID1300 or Ford Racing 47lb/hr Injectors. Unleaded race fuel can also be used, but Stoichiometric points must be supplied.Easy to load; easy to restore. When you load your custom tune on the vehicle, the iTSX automatically stores your vehicle's factory settings. To return the vehicle to its factory settings, just select the option to restore the factory settings, and you're done.
**NOTE: Programming custom tunes may take 2-3 business days plus applicable shipping time. We recommend ordering other products separately to avoid delay. Some heavily modified cars are not tunable with a mail order tune. Click for details.
SCT iTSX Wireless Custom Flash Programmer Features:
|Chip/Handheld:||Handheld via Android or Apple device||Year/Model:||2011-2014 V6|
|Custom/Strategy:||Custom||Custom Tunes Held:||10|
|Special Features:||Android, iPod, iPhone and iPad compatible (required, not included), |
Bluetooth Wireless Technology,
Built-In Performance Tests