(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
- Customer Submitted:
- How to Install an SCT SF3/X3 Tuner on your 1996-2012 Mustang
Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
96-98 GTs have dyno proven gains of 21 RWHP and 34 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 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.
Designed as a daily driver program that focuses in on increasing mid-range power.
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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October 07, 2019
Tuner 1996 mustang gt
Tuner works good no issues really yet just figure it out takes time if not good if computers but seemed to make my 1996 mustang gt run better I would recommend itHelpful (0)
September 23, 2019
BAMA IS USELESS!
Bama cant and wont support any forced induction and the tuner itself is locked so you cant utilize it without a dyno tuner... I wanted to purchase a regular SCT device but they switched it with bama when I clicked the link to the regular SCT. So I spent 400 dollars to turn off my O2 sensors... oh, and they didn't even load any preloaded tune either.Helpful (0)
July 30, 2019
The Need For Speed
I purchased tuner over a month ago as bout to throw in the towel because I couldn't do the system updates, just a couple weeks ago I was able to load my tunes , had to adjust my shift points because it was shifting too hard for my liking , other than that I'm impressed with my tuner...need to get speedo gewr from American Muscle once it comes in to really have my shift points a1Helpful (0)
June 11, 2019
Well worth the investment!
Easy to use! My car is an automatic. The main reason I purchased was because my torque converter goes into lockup way too early. This fixed the issue! Nice shift, normal lockup speed and also a good seat of the pants feel HP gain. Pulls good to 6K RPM now. Prior to flash car leveled off at about 5K. Very happy! Thank you!Helpful (0)
March 17, 2019
So far so good
Just had it installed Thursday. Breaking it in so the computer matches up with my downloads I presented AM to download. One of the biggest things I noticed is that my Trans, Rear and Idol seems to be in-sync when I take my foot of of the accelerator the car starts to slow down without me downshifting or braking. Also when I come to complete stop the RPM comes down to my idling that's set I don't need my car set with the advance timing without it staling. I'll wait about a month for my Dyno Tune , that's why it's 4 starsHelpful (1)
March 05, 2019
What the doctor ordered!
The Bama x4/sf4 definitely woke my 97 GT. love how it totally dials in the air/fuel ratio perfectly to make my 4.6 scream, turn heads and put a big smile on my face. I prefer the race tune cuz its suits my driving style/ heavy foot. WORTH THE MONEY! THANKS AM!Helpful (1)
February 21, 2019
Could tell the difference in my car immediately. Would recommend this to anyone with a mustangHelpful (0)
December 08, 2018
Easy to use
Plug and play shift points are a tiny bit off but other than that happy customer hereHelpful (1)
December 01, 2018
No Go Bama Tuner
Well I guess IF the tuner reads your vehicle it may be a good product! I purchased a Bama Rev-x Feb of 2018 and it would not read the vehicle, so I called SCT tuning they advised me to disconnect the radiator fan, fuel pump, stereo, factory amps and connect a battery charger to the car. It gives an error code 110B8. SCT said I would need to have the car reflashed to factory tune. I got so mad I sent it back to American Muscle. Had Ford reflashed the computer. So I decided to try the Bama X-4 Nov 2018 spoke to American Muscle they said it should work. Received the tuner and the same exact thing happened!! Spoke to SCT they said it IS an ongoing problem with older cars, they were new at one point. I asked when would this be taken care of and he said that they are working on it, I advised him the same thing happened Feb of this year and he could not give an answer. So the No Go Bama x4 tuner was sent back! Thanks American Muscle for the help!Helpful (8)
September 19, 2018
I bought my tuner with the lifetime tunes membership after I bought an SN95 off of an elderly gentleman, I had no idea what had been done to the car as far as performance is concerned and I gotta say, Bama tunes is the way to go. The only thing that I don't like about this tuner is the fact that it's not cloud compatible.Helpful (3)
Can this be used to recalibrate the speedometer on a 1996 Mustang Gt after a 3.73 gear install?
The Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner can be used to recalibrate the speedometer after installing new gears.
Can this tuner accommodate for new gears on a 1996 Mustang Gt or would I need a speedo gear or the recalibration tool?
The Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner will accommodate for upgraded gear sizes
Just bought the x4 and in the item description it says “free tunes for life” my car is highly modded and i imporove it daily always buying parts for it, so everytime i bolt on a new part or change something i will be able to get a new tune without having to pay extra, correct?
Anytime you make a change to your Mustang that requires a new tune, just let us know. Bama will create a new custom tune, and the files will be emailed straight to you. This will come at no additional cost to you since you will be a Bama Tunes For Life Member. The Bama Tunes For Life Membership is valid for as long as you own the tuner and vehicle and is non-transferable.
Will this work with a 95 GT? I have the same port under the dash in my 95 that my 2000 has to hook up to. Or do i have to go with the Bank 4?
Unfortunately you cannot use the tuner with the 1995 models. The 1995 and older vehicles are OBD1 cars so they will not have the hookup for the older 5.0 cars.
I have a 97 mustang gt and I just did the auto to manual swap will this help program my PCM so it will know it’s a manual transmission?
The tuner can only be used on one vehicle at a given time. lt can turn off the rear O2 sensors, but due to federal law the check engine light caused by that cannot be removed.
This cannot clear codes caused by catless setups.
Yes PATS can be disabled with a custom tune.
I would at the very least call Bama first to confirm that their tunes would help, however I would still suggest to take your Mustang to a shop to properly diagnose the issue as well.
Yes, this tuner will work for your current setup.
You would not be able to. The tunes created will be specifically for one particular vehicle only, and the Bama free tunes for life program is tied to both the member and the vehicle. On top of this, regardless of the tunes involved, the tuner itself is required to be married to one particular Mustang, allowing you to use it for only one vehicle at a time. You can, however, buy back into Bama's free tunes for life program to write tunes for your 2014 and use the same device if you so choose, however you would not be able to have your cake and eat it too.
Bama does not offer custom tunes for aftermarket superchargers.
(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
Compact Design. The SF4/X4 Power Flash Tuner measures in at 2.7” wide X 5.5” tall making it much smaller than the original SF3/X3 for easy storage in your center console or glove box. The cord is detachable and there is no battery or power supply needed. It uses the power from your vehicle's diagnostic port or computers USB connection.
Full Color Display. The SF4/X4 Power Flash Tuner features a full color 2-3/4" diagonal LCD screen with user adjustable portrait or landscape modes. The SF4/X4 also has a convenient power saving auto dim feature.
Built-in WiFi. The SF4/X4 Power Flash Tuner is now WiFi-capable meaning you will no longer have to plug it into your PC/Windows computer to receive the latest SCT firmware updates.
Diagnostics. The SF4/X4 Power Flash Tuner can also be used as a diagnostic code reader. Save yourself hundreds of dollars each year by reading and clearing your own trouble codes rather than paying a dealer to do the same. Its as easy as a few simple steps.
On Screen Data Logging and Monitoring. With a full color LCD display, the SCT SF4/X4 Power Flash Tuner makes it EASY to read the Built-In Data Logging or Real Time Monitored Vehicle Data, view popular sensor data such as EGT, Air/Fuel Ratio or any other 0-5 Volt source.
Easy to load; easy to restore. 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.
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 3 dyno-tested custom Bama tunes:
**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 SF4/X4 Power Flash Tuner Features:
|Memory Size:||4 GB||Custom Tunes Held:||10|
|Year:||1996-1998 GT||Model:||SF4/X4 Power Flash Mustang Custom Tuner|
|Manufacturer:||SCT||Special Features:||Full color LCD display |
Not compatible with Mac software