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- How to Install a Steeda Cold Air Intake for a 2011-2012 Mustang GT
Justin: Hey, guys. Justin with AmericanMuscle.com, here to talk about the benefits of using the Bama X4 Flash Tuner, loaded with the new custom Bama V2 Tunes on your Coyote powered '11 to '14 GT.Now, here with me today, Paul Meister from the Bama Performance Team. He's going to talk a little bit more about what the average Coyote owner can expect when uploading a tune to their GT. Paul?Paul: What you can expect when uploading your tune to your '11 to '14 Mustang GT is a complete remap electronic throttle calibration for improved throttle response. For the automatic owners, it's a complete redesign of the shifting characteristics from shift points, torque converter lock and unlock, fan setting changes, fuel map changes, spark map changes. And of course, a refocus on the twin independent and variable cam for improved drive-ability and maximum performance.Justin: Absolutely. With the new Bama V2 Tunes, we're talking about a performance, and we're also talking about a race tune. Can you explain the difference?Paul: Correct. Our Performance V2 Tune is really designed for that aggressive daily driver. It offers a seamless blend of performance and drive-ability. And we do that with a remap ETC; electronic throttle calibration. The automatic guys get a completely revised shift schedule, torque converter changes, and again, some of the twin independent variable cam stuff as well, that we spoke about.The Race V2 Tune is designed for just that; race use only. We pretty much disable all the torque management. It's designed to shift really aggressively for the automatic guys, and just deliver everything that's left on the table from the vehicle.Justin: Yeah, and guys, don't forget, with Bama's "Free Tunes For Life," as your car's modifications grow, Paul and his team at Bama Performance will write a new tune for each and every mod so you can get the most out of your set-up.Now guys, that's going to do it for now. Paul's going to basically translate what he just said in the dyno numbers shortly when we run our 2012 GT behind me. But in the meantime, Paul's going to get out of here. We're going to talk a little bit more about what you can expect with the X4 tuner itself.As for the actual Bama SF4 tuner itself, well, as you can see, it's a pretty sleek, compact and modern design but with a very large, easy to read, full color LCD display. Now, some of the features with this full color display include a landscape mode, meaning you can turn it sideways, just like a lot of smartphones out there, for a completely different view.You can also choose different colors and themes available through a menu. And you can also go ahead and select a power-saving auto-dim feature to use while the tuner's plugged in but not in use.So, why the larger screen? Well, the Bama SF4 does feature on-screen gauges and data logging similar to what you'd find with more expensive models like the SCT Livewire or even the ITSX, for instance. These screen layouts are fully customizable and can display up to eight different values at one time, including boosts, air fuel ratio, coolant temp and intake air temperature, just to name a few. And by the way, you can data log these just with a simple touch of a button.Other features with the SF4 do include built-in WiFi which is a nice little touch and allows you to take care of those future firmware updates wirelessly.Now, the tuner does feature dual analog inputs and a removable power cord, making storage in a glove box or armrest that much easier. The tuner does still hold 10 tunes at one time and is still capable of reading and clearing those diagnostic codes just like any other tuner available out there on the market today.Finally, guys, if you do have any more questions about the SF4 tuner itself, please head back to the product page at AmericanMuscle.com where you can read up on some more details in addition to some customer reviews.Now, before we show you just how much power you can expect on your '11 to '14 GT using a custom Bama V2 Tune, I just wanted to walk you guys through the actual process of uploading the tune using your Bama Performance X4 Flash Tuner, and then we'll go ahead and make our Dyno pull here with our 2012 GT and show you guys the results.To start, you're going to want to locate your car's OBD-II port, which on the '11 to '14 Ford Mustang GTs is located on the lower portion of the dash here. So, go ahead and plug your tuner in and wait for it to power on. Navigate to your performance or race tune. Select the tune you wish to upload. And then just follow the detailed instructions listed on the screen here.Of course, if you guys have any trouble whatsoever during this process, you can always reach out to a Bama Tuning Expert. They're always standing by, ready to help you guys out.With our baseline run already in the books and the tuneup loaded, Paul's going to hop in the car and make another hit here on the Dynojet and see what kind of numbers you can expect with your GT.Our baseline run using our stock 2012 GT gave us 365 horsepower and 343 pound/feet of torque at the rear wheels. With the Bama V2 93 race tuneup loaded, the car is now making 397 horsepower and 382 pound/feet of torque. That gives us a peak gain of 32 horsepower over those baseline numbers, and gains of as much as 50 horsepower and 47 pound/feet of torque throughout the curve.The Bama X4 tuner loaded with the new custom Bama V2 Performance and Race Tune is a great way to make the most out of your stock or modified Ford Mustang GT, and is no doubt one of the easier mods you will ever tackle with your ride.For more tuning information with your Mustang, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, and pick up your Bama X4 Combo right here at AmericanMuscle.com.
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Improves Airflow for More Power. An Steeda Cold Air Intake completelyreplaces the restrictive stock air box and inlet tube allowing for a measured increase in airflow for more horsepower, improved torque, andbetter fuel economy, all while filtering out harmful power robbing particles.
More info about this cold air intake - Here
Power. Performance. Personalized. The SCT Power Flash Tuner features Bama Performance custom tunes that are written specifically for your Mustang. Our tunes are based on a 19 point questionnaire to deliver the most power and performance possible for your Mustang's modifications. All Bama Performance tunes are tested and proven on our very own in-house Dynojet 224xLC Chassis Dyno.
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**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.
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February 14, 2020
Definitely the best bang for buck tuning when it comes to a mostly stock car. The free tunes for life can save a ton in the long runHelpful (0)
February 06, 2020
Waste of money
Please do not waste your money if you are looking for more horsepower. Customer support after the product is also non existent.Helpful (0)
January 06, 2020
Best Bang For Your Buck. Easily.
Okay, I’m sure plenty of people have questions and have read the ups and downs about every tuning company, BAMA, Lund, or whatever, but at the end of the day they all provide fairly equal horsepower with their tunes. How fast and reliable your car will be is solely dependent on “YOU.” I seriously cannot stress that enough. Data log, Data log, Data log. If you don’t provide them with info every time After you receive a new tune there’s no way someone half way across the country could know how your car is reacting to the tune. Honestly, even a dyno tuner won’t know what your cold starts look like. I’ve retune my car maybe 6 or 7 times and the gt350 is easy work on an e85 tune and it’s free. Lol. (Stock manifold, stock headers, stock cats). This product is pretty freaking awesome. You will see significant gains from it when done properly. FBO and E85 you’re probably going to see near Stage 1 supercharger dyno numbers. Definitely Take that into consideration. Even without Bolt-ons you’re still going to see at around 25-35 whp. Worth it!Helpful (0)
January 01, 2020
The JLT Cold Air Intake with the Bama tune is great with the 87 Bama tune and Amazing with the 93 tune. Way better than stock. Thanks American Muscle.Helpful (2)
December 08, 2019
Thanks for the boost
I can feel the difference on acceleration and torque gains also the pedal is more sensible to the touch it responds better as soon as you step on it and it truly transforms the ride of you vehicle specially with some mods install on it recommended 100 percent it is worth itHelpful (0)
November 22, 2019
Very simple to use. The tunes are amazing. Car is a lot faster and quicker. Great product.Helpful (0)
November 07, 2019
Great tuner and can notice a difference on a 93 race tune. Some of the tunes don’t work and when I call for help they say that some tunes do that and there is nothing they can do but the 93 race tune works great. If you are Looking for a tuner that you can read car info or something that you can use to upload a tune this Gets the job doneHelpful (0)
October 14, 2019
I was able to tell right away the difference with just a tune.Helpful (0)
September 30, 2019
Awesome tool and easy to use, definitely recommend this to anyone wanting to gain a couple horses!Helpful (0)
September 24, 2019
Satisfied with my Bama tuner, I got the boss 302 intake and needed a tuner so I figured I’d try this one! Works great the only thing I wish was different about it, is that it turned off when I turn my vehicle off! But other than that it works as intendedHelpful (3)
does this tuner have the ghost tune in it
The Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner w/ 2 Custom Tunes does have the option to do the ghost cam tune yes.
Can this tuner be used to recalibrate the speedometer for changes in tire size and gearing?
Hello! The Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner will calibrate your speedometer for gearing and tire size changes.
Just installed the JLT CAI on the weekend and loaded the Performance tune. I really like it so far but have a question about the Race tune before I install it. The traction control on the Mustang has saved me a couple of times, especially in the wet - does the Race tune turn off the "electronic nanny"? I actually am glad I have the nanny for day to day driving and don't want it disabled.
Your traction control system will still be enabled on the Race tune. We have modified the torque calculation and clutch protection logic as well as a few other changes specific to the race tune to unchain the performance of the car with racing/competition in mind. I would recommend giving it a try and then running the tune you prefer - either your Performance or Race tune.
Does this allow one to alter the electronically controlled speed limiter?
Yes, we do make changes within the tune to raise the speed limiter.
How do I clean the filter? Am I supposed to clean and oil it? Will the K N cleaning kit work on this?
The Steeda Cold Air Intake features a dry filter and does not need to be oiled. The cleaning process can be used with the K and N cleaning kit and is as follows; spray the filter with the cleaner and let sit for 2-3 minutes, wash filter thoroughly, let filter dry for 15-30 minutes or until COMPLETELY dry, then reinstall.
With any of the tuners we are able to turn off the CEL for deleting the cats but this can cause issues with getting through your emissions testing.
Yes, you can run both at the same time.
BAMA and VMP both make custom tunes that are designed specifically for your vehicle. The SCT devices also include generic tunes, or strategy tunes. These are no as effective and will not show the same type of gains as custom tunes. BAMA offers custom tunes with free tunes for life for 149.99 and VMP offers 3 custom tunes starting at 189.99
SCT has since updated these tuners to be completely wireless! So as long as you have access to Wifi, you wouldn't need access to a PC at all! You can do all updating, uploading, and downloading through the device itself. If you do not have access to Wifi, a PC would be required.
Hello! The Steeda Cold Air Intake will work with the 85mm BBK Throttle Body.
The tune will still be in the car and it will keep the changes as far as performance gains to the engine go. However if you have an automatic transmission, and you switch it from the normal drive mode to sport mode, the other modes will keep their tine but it will revert to the transmission settings of the specific mode you are in. So if you are in sport mode, it will have the shift points from that specific mode and not our transmission settings.
No, the device does not need to be connected to the vehicle at all times for the tune to remain in effect.
lt is not CARB approved.
This Steeda Cold Air Intake is only intended for installation on the 11'-14 Mustang GT with a Manual Transmission. This will not work properly on a Mustang equipped with an Automatic Transmission due to the missing fittings.
The Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner can be set for various octane ratings. On the performance tune, your octane rating can be set for between 87 and 93 octane, including 91 octane. For the race tune, 91 and 93 octane are the only octane ratings supported. Our video's show 93 octane, as that is our preferred fuel octane, and is widely available in our area. We can easily tune for 91 octane for areas where 91 is more widely available than 93.
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Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
More Power. Now you can add even more power to your 2011-2014 Manual 5.0L GT Mustang with a Steeda Cold Air Intake and SCT SF4/X4 Combo kit from AmericanMuscle that includes Free Custom Bama Tunes for Life!
Improved Airflow. The Steeda Cold Air Intake kit replaces your 2011-2014 5.0L GT Mustang's restrictive stock air box and paper filter element with a high flow filter that features a 101mm MAF for a noticeable increase in horsepower and acceleration.
Power you can Tune. The SCT SF4/X4 handheld tuner will allow you to re-tune your Mustangs computer for more power and better drivability. We even included free custom Bama tunes to take full advantage of your new Steeda Cold Air Intake!
Increase your mod's potential. Factory computer settings are calibrated for the original factory components. When making performance modifications, you need to recalibrate the vehicle's computer to realize the full potential that these modifications can achieve.
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.
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. Not only are the custom tunes easy to load on your vehicle, it is just as easy to restore your factory settings. When you load your custom tune on the vehicle, the tuner automatically stores your vehicle's factory settings. To return the vehicle to its factory settings, just plug the tuner back in, select the option to restore the factory settings, and you're done.
SCT SF4/X4 Power Flash Tuner Features: