(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 Cobras have dyno proven gains of 30 RWHP and 35 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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August 09, 2019
It made a big difference when it worked, after a few days it stopped connecting to my phoneHelpful (0)
January 20, 2018
Definitely easy to install, set up, and program. Not quite convinced I received the power ups suggested. Also received some code errorsHelpful (7)
December 10, 2017
97 Cobra she lives
This tuner is exactly what the car needed. I have a 1997 Cobra with over 184,000 miles on it. I've only done small things to the car so far. Long tube headers, x-pipe, some slp loudmouth v2 mufflers or lack there of and a drop in KandN air filter. But I was having a problem with a check engine light and my car running lean cause of not having cats. Well I was able to turn the rear o2 sensors off and it fixed everything. The car runs so much stronger. Throttle response is alot crisper. I feel a improvement in power. Haven't been able to take it to the track to see if it's improved my quarter mile time but it feels faster. Only use the performance tune so far. Haven't had a chance to try the race tune. But overall well worth the purchase. And with more upgrades it will be even better.Helpful (7)
September 04, 2017
Can't tell a big difference, but I have minor mods. It might make more difference with more mods. The exhaust sounds a little better.Helpful (7)
April 07, 2017
I gained so much power and also got better gas mileage. I love it and would definitely recommend it.Helpful (8)
January 18, 2017
Feel the difference
I have a 98 cobra and paired with longtube headers and a JLT intake. When I programmed my car with this device, my car woke right up.Helpful (8)
July 12, 2016
Noticed improved performance
Happy with improved performance but Apple app needs upgrade. The app wouldn't allow me to change weight of vehicle needed to accurately calculate hp and torque.Helpful (8)
June 27, 2016
Excellent bang for the buck
Very straight forward install. The Bama support team is very responsive and helpful. I did feel the power gain immediately. The only cons are that the Bluetooth connection isn't the most stable. You have to forget the device and re-pair it. Very minor issue. The other foreseeable issue, is my friend recently bought a supercharger for his mustang, and Bama no longer supports after market forced induction. So, I'm not sure what I'll do when I buy a blower for my car. That being said, I think it is an excellent buy.Helpful (7)
May 04, 2016
The itsx is nice considering you can change custom tunes on the fly with your Android or iPhone while also using the datalog feature.Helpful (8)
April 28, 2016
I can absolutely feel and hear the difference with the race tune on this. Installation was very easy with my cell phone and app from the play store. Make sure your device is compatible with the app before you buy, and you're good to go.Helpful (8)
Can the o2 sensors be turned off with this tuner.
This tuner will not be able to turn off the o2 sensors.
Can this tune remove top speed hold at 149 mph My gear change to 4.11:1 with corrected speedo gear for T56 is still not correct speedo reads 4 mph fast than radar gun shows car going. Can this be corrected with tune?? What kind of air fuel ratio does your tuner offer? Can it adjust timing and A/F ratio for race gas?
i ordered this tuner let evening and received the initial email. When will the 19 question email be sent to custom tune for my mods?
The tune email will be sent out right away after the purchase.
I’m relatively inexperienced with tunes and computer stuff with cars. My mustang has a t-56 transmission swap in it, tuning the car with this tool will not affect it at all?
Bama writes their tunes so your Mustang is safe, however considering your transmission swap I would recommend speaking with Bama directly to confirm they can tune for your application.
Could i use this tuner with a laptop? id like to use a laptop to look at what is happening over my phone but if this isnt possible it isnt a problem at all. Thanks!
This is PC/Windows compatible.
The Bama iTSX Wireless Tuner could possibly disable the PATS system. Within the coding for the tunes it is possible to write the disabling in but it is not a guarantee that it will work. There has been certain instances that the coding within the tunes still did not disable the PATS system. I would suggest calling BAMA to speak with them directly regarding the ability to disable the PATS system in your vehicle. 1-888-226-9764
Yes of course! You can have up to 10 custom dyno tunes loaded on this device.
This will work with your Android. It does work through it's bluetooth signal.
(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 Cobra|
|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