(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
99-04 V6s have dyno proven gains of 10 RWHP and 10 ft-lb's of Torque or more on Bama Custom Tunes. By optimizing the air/fuel ratio and tweaking spark 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.
Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details
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April 29, 2019
I was extremely pleased with this product and would recommend it to anyone. Saw an imediate improvement in power and shift timming ( automatic transmission) got the most of the mods I already had and the features of the device are handy too such as the fault code scan and 0-60 times. Awsone devive and less expensive then taking your car to get tuned after every upgrade just send an email and wait for your tune its honestly amazing!Helpful (0)
March 26, 2019
Very simple install. Finally brought all of my upgrades up together! Couldnt be happier with the performance!Helpful (1)
March 22, 2019
Nice Concept but Android app is very buggie
If it worked it would be pretty cool but you have to try about 10 times to get your tune to load. The coolest feature of checking your performance 0-60 etc. has no START button on the screen so you can't use it. Call American Muscle and they say Call SCT. Call SCT and they say oh, did you try to reload or restart it. Yes, look at the Google play store comments and see others have the same problem.Helpful (0)
February 27, 2019
Bama iTSX Wireless Tuner
I absolutely love this tuner. I recently bought it for my 2004 Mustang V6, where I have installed shorty headers, Catted X pipe, and MAC dual exhaust. Also a cold air intake. All you get with this package is the small dongle to plug into your OBD2 port. You must use your smartphone or tablet for the interface. Once you have figured it out, it works very well. I really think that there could have been more and better documentation included with this thing. I am pretty computer literate, but this did have me wondering, "Where do I start? Where do I go to get information??" It's not good. I did contact American Muscle and their customer service rep was VERY helpful, and sent me links, as to where I could get all the information I needed to do a good setup. I did finally get it set up, and then things become very easy. The instructions on the screen step you through the whole process of loading a tune on to your car. I, so far have loaded, just the 87 octane tune, which has made a huge difference to my car. The Mustang V6, when started from cold, tends to rev quite hard for a while. Now it does not. It starts right up and idles almost at normal idle speed. My idle, when warm is also much slower. I had recently fitted 19" wheels with 245 45R19 tires, so the overall diameter was larger than stock, making my speedometer about 5 MPH slow at 60 mph. The Bama tuner has adjusted for this, and now the reading is correct. Another great thing is that when slowing down from highway speed, the auto transmission will shift down a gear, to assist slowing. I really like that The shift points have also been adjusted, so the slight droning I was getting when driving slowly in town, has virtually disappeared due to the higher shift points. So far, I haven't checked fuel economy, which was very good anyway, and I can honestly say that I have not really noticed a huge gain in performance. I will soon be heading from here in Arizona, back to Canada on a 1600mile trip so will no doubt get a better idea of the economy. I have also yet to try the 91 octane settings to see how they work. I really like this tuner, and suggest that you all order one for yourselves from the good folks at American Muscle. Thanks again A.M!!!Helpful (0)
November 04, 2018
Not what was advertised
Got this for my 04 40th anniversary edition mustang. after advertising the 3 different mods, they were only able to program it for 2. Prior to this purchase I had already upgraded tot a cold air intake and dual muffler system. Not that much difference in performance with this mod. If I had to do over I would spend my money on other mods!!Helpful (4)
July 05, 2018
Bama tuner for V6
I’m still learning how to use it but along with the new cold air intake I have a lot more power to maneuver around in heavy traffic. Well worth the money for the extra horse power. I’m happy with my purchase! Thank you AM.Helpful (5)
June 25, 2018
Your programming gurus are the bomb. This did an awesome job of pulling all my current performance mods(BBK shortys, Pypes catted X(front and back), 10mm wires, screaming Demon coil pack) ... Can't wait to do some of the other mods I want(4.2l swap, big cam), just to see how much more respectable it will get.Helpful (5)
April 11, 2018
Doesn't work with my phone. But does work with my old phone and tablet. I have no complaints and the tech support is amazing. Sort of wish I would have just got the other tuner from the same company though.Helpful (6)
February 21, 2018
I was very impressed with the results I received. I honestly didn’t think my V6 mustang could push the numbers that the BAMA tuner gave me.Helpful (7)
December 05, 2017
Bama 93 tune
This tune made my old V6 feel new. I would suggest this to anyoneHelpful (9)
Will this tuner be able to cut PATS off I have a cobra gauge cluster I want to install and the only way I can is by turning PATS off with a tune
Yes, we are able to disable PATS with these tuners. We would just need to be notified of that request when creating the tunes.
If I stroke out my 96 V6 Mustang to a 4.2 L with all the extra other than nos or boost with a 8.8 rear end and different Gear ratios can you tune with Bama tune it and get the Speedometer Aligned correctly
No, Bama cannot tune for that setup.
If have a 4.6 1997 gt mustang and plan on putting a 408 or bigger would the programmer support that switch.
Bama cannot tune for engine swaps.
My 99 V6 Mustang has a check engine light on for the secondary air intake system (p1414). Can a custom tune disable that system to stop it from tripping the check engine light?
A custom tune should be able to tune for this application!
I have an 03 v6 with a few things done but I'm eventually going to do a v8 swap. Would I need to but a 2nd tuner or return it to stock and reprogram it with the new computer?
You can use this tuner as long as you return the car to stock before you swap the motor out.
Yes, Bama can adjust your shift points for an improved feel.
The Bama iTSX Wireless Tuner comes with Bama Tunes. The SCT iTSX Wireless Tuner, item # 38030, (https://www.americanmuscle.com/itsx-preloader-tuner.html) does not come with any custom tuning.
This Bama iTSX Wireless Tuner will allow the idle rpm's to be adjusted.
Yes, the Bama iTSX Wireless Tuner can be used to disable the PATS system. The tuner itself doesn't disable it but the tunes on the tuner made by BAMA will disable the system. Any BAMA Tuner and Tunes can disable it for you.
Yes, with the tune it will turn off the CEL for the off road exhaust system by disabling the rear oxygen sensors.
The Bama iTSX Wireless Tuner w/ 3 Custom Tunes would allow you to run the fuel of your choice. If you have any other questions feel free to call or chat in and speak with BAMA directly.
The Bama iTSX Wireless Tuner can adjust the speedometer through the BAMA custom tunes. There will not be a user adjustable parameter for the speed limiter.
The traction control is not automatically turned off on race tunes for your vehicle. When providing all of the vehicle information on the tune sheet just simply leave a note on the "Customer Comments" section asking for it to be turned off and they will simply remove it.
The speed limiter can be removed with a tune. However there is no way for us to reprogram for a different dash. The tuner will also increase performance of your Mustang across the entire range and compensate for any other mods to your vehicle. Thanks
Both the Bama Performance Street and Performance tunes are build with economy in mind. The Race tune is not, but you'll still get the same mileage or a little bit better, but it all depends on your style of driving. This, combined with a good cold air intake will definitely net you anywhere from 1-5 MPG, depending on what mods, how you drive and your commute. Hope this helps!
(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:||1999-2004 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