(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
96-98 GTs have dyno proven gains of 20 RWHP and 30 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.
This tune will get you the largest increase in performance. Designed for the "Race only use", as the timing and throttle response are very aggressive.
This tune adds power at 3000 RPMs and higher, focusing more on the top end HP and all out performance driving.
**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: 1996 1997 1998 Details
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May 15, 2018
Never got to sync with my mustang gt return it one second time same thing happenedHelpful (4)
February 04, 2018
I really like it, I though it would've had more bang for the buck, its a nice addition.Helpful (5)
September 06, 2017
Worst Experience Ever At American Muscle
I Been Purchasing From AM for while and never been dissapointed until i bought this device which i paid almost $500 for a while back , well let me tell you it stopped working and it never uploaded anything to my computer , so i tried reaching AM about this , they couldnt help , got transfered to BAMA ... they couldnt help saying it was a SCT product , transfered to SCT and all they can do is give me advice on "try this" "try that" "call us back is that doesnt work" i foumd myself calling and calling all week for weeks ... well it go to the point that i just gave up on dealimg with this that my device is sitting there to this day and everytime i see it , its a big regret knowing that is my money sitting there thrown away for a useless device.Helpful (7)
March 07, 2017
This tuner was purchased because I wanted to remove the check engine light since I purchased long tube headers and an off road x pipe for my gt and boy did this little tuner make a difference! I dramatically felt an increase in throttle response and acceleration! Thanks American muscle!Helpful (5)
August 19, 2016
This product was really easy to use and has cool features!! My car is an automatic and I could tell it a lot different! I have it on race tune and will probably keep it there because I love it.Helpful (8)
July 24, 2016
Outstanding Price, Product and Performance!
I was a bit uneasy to spend the money on a "Tuner" then I did a bit of research and spoke to a gentleman that has a Chasse Dynamometer and he pointed out the benefits to having this hardware and it’s capabilities immediately became a mod interest I had to have. I decided on the wireless equipment and chose the iTSX/TSX wireless tuner. I filled out the Vehicle Information Form and in less then a week it was in my possession. I received the three specific tunes requested already installed on the iTSX OBD II device. I downloaded the TSX App to my Samsung Galaxy w/Android O/S.. I then installed the SCT Device Updater on my PC, renamed the tunes, and loaded up the Performance tune for fuel mileage then went for a cruise. I immediately noticed the improvement from the throttle response and acceleration and that was with 87 octane fuel mileage tune which I use for highway and travel and gained 1.2 MPG for a 27.3 MPG with 3:73 gears and 5 speed. With the new Aluminum Driveshaft and the tuner I gained just over a half second in the quarter mile which is a huge increase for the bucks spent in my opinion. I “HIGHLY RECOMMEND” the SCT iTSX/TSX to anyone that is interested in this modification for their Mustang no matter what model Mustang you have and over time it will be a MPG benefit to anyone in itself. You won’t be sorry I assure you..... A personal Thanks to “Luis Ortiz” for his assistance to perfection..... "Thank you American Muscle"!Helpful (9)
May 25, 2016
Super Easy Use
Product Easy to use, just fill out your information via a link. Only took a matter of minutes for the tune to complete. Just note to have your Batteries fully charged, times may vary. The hardest part was getting my drivers for the tuner to get recognized. Completely recommend for those on a budget.Helpful (8)
May 15, 2015
It was easy!
Took about 10 mins. I'm still not fully understanding all of it. But it is a great bang for the buck. The shifts are alot harder. I have a shift kit with this tune. It hits hard now. Alot of fun.Helpful (6)
May 14, 2015
After installing the tuner and letting it upgrade the computer for my mods it's like my whole car woke up better shifts, harder shifts, smoother idle, faster start, better fuel economy, and a huge difference in throttle response making your launch feel the it's supposed to if your even thinking about a tuner this is it it's so easy to operate having your phone as your gauges and your code reader is amazing great for building a sleeper so people cant see your boost gauge worth every pennyHelpful (7)
September 19, 2014
Race tune for the win
I love how easy this wireless device works. I plug in the tuner, turn on my phone, open my TSX app, and decide which tune i want to run for the day. I personally found the best results on the racing tune, the car is so much more responsive than before!Helpful (7)
Is there any difference in the ability to run custom tunes between this and the X4?
Can this time out O2 sensors and EGR?
They can tune for both applications, however legally there is no way to turn off the O2 sensor light itself.
does this tuner increase the rev limiter from the 5500 rpm on the 98gt to a higher rpm?
The rev limited can be adjusted with the Bama iTSX Wireless Tuner.
Can this get rid of the anti-theft system?
The Bama iTSX Wireless Tuner will not disable the Anti Theft System.
What versions of Android OS will this run on?
SCT is always updating their program to work with the most up do date smartphone softwaress. SCT recommends running the most up to date software on you smartphone for proper use of the application via your phone with bluetooth.
Hello 98 and older mustangs need to use a re-calibration tool or new drive gears.
Yes, you will be able to get custom tunes for your car. When you purchase the Bama tuner, you will have to fill out some information on your vehicle. Be sure to enter in everything correctly and list all the modifications that are done to your car.
You can keep it plugged in but you would only need the dongle part plugged into the OBD-II port when loading tunes or using the different features of the device.
Bama has a specific tune that they would make up for the nitrous, and you would be able to reduce the timing more so but not increase the timing.
Once the tuner is used on one of your Mustangs, it will be locked to that car's computer (ECU). If you wanted to custom tune both your '96 GT and your '05 V6, you would need (2) separate tuners. Please contact us if you have any further questions!
(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.
**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:||1996-1998 GT|
|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