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Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner w/ 3 Custom Tunes (96-98 GT)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • SF4/X4 is the Newest Replacement for the Popular SF3/X3
    • Improves Horsepower, Torque, Overall Performance, and More
    • On Screen Data Logging and Monitoring
    • Reads/Clears DTC Trouble Codes
    • Full Color LCD Display with Auto Dim Feature
    • Built-In WiFi for Easy Updates
    • Includes 3 Custom Bama Tunes - $150 Value
    • Includes Datalogging w/ Unlimited Revisions to Guarantee Maximum Safe, Reliable Power
    • Free Tunes for Life!
    • Free Personalized ID Plaque (Pictured)
    • PC/Windows Compatible Only
    • Make Sure To Also Check Out Our Newest Tuner HERE!

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Bama Custom Tuning at AmericanMuscle. Power. Performance. Personalized. Proven
    • Power

      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.

    • Performance

      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.

    • Personalized

      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.

    • Proven

      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.

    3 Bama Custom Tunes:

    Free Tunes For Life

    Purchase a Bama Custom Tuned device, and 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.

      Street Tune

      Designed as a daily driver program that focuses in on increasing mid-range power.


      Race Tune

      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.


      Performance Tune

      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

    What's in the Box
    • (1) SF4/X4 Power Flash Tuner
    • (1) One USB PC Interface Cable
    • (1) One Personalized ID Plaque
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Bama Custom Tuning at AmericanMuscle. Power. Performance. Personalized. Proven
    1. Buy this Tuner & Submit your Mustang's Info
    2. A Bama Performance Calibrator writes custom tunes just for your Mustang & Mods
    3. Load 'em on your Mustang and GO!
    4. As you add new mods, Bama will update your tune files for FREE!
      That's right, Free Tunes for Life!

    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:

    • Street (87-93 octane) - The street tune is designed as a daily driver program that focuses on increasing mid-range power. Automatic vehicles are further enhanced by making adjustments to the transmission's shift points and firmness.

    • Performance (87-93 octane) - The Performance program is designed to add power at 3000 RPMs and higher, focusing more on the top end horsepower and all out performance driving. Timing, fuel and throttle response settings are slightly more aggressive than the street tune. This is a great track tune but also works well for daily drivers that are looking for a little more "get up and go" than the street tune. The automatic transmission settings are the same as in the street tune.

    • Race (91 - 93 octane) - The race tune will ensure the largest increase in vehicle performance. Using the highest grade of fuel available in your area is mandatory. This file is designed for "Race Use Only", as the timing, fuel, and throttle response settings are very aggressive. It is so aggressive that we do not recommend it for daily driving as it may cause your vehicle to try to jump out from a stop and easily spin the tires. On automatics, we implement entirely new shift points and firmness settings to further enhance the all-out performance of the vehicle.

    Nitrous (91-unleaded race gas) - Our nitrous option can be added to any of our previously mentioned tune options, but only for 91-octane unleaded fuel.

    **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:

    Chip/Handheld: Handheld Custom/Strategy: Custom
    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
    Built-in WiFi
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • GT - 96, 97, 98

    Not compatible with Mac software

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    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.


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    How do I know if my tuner is factory reset without using a car?


    • To determine if the Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner is currently vin locked to a vehicle, you will need to power up the tuner via a vehicle connection, or USB connection, and look under the device info screen. To view tunes currently installed on a tuner, you can use the SCT updater software.

      Rob D

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    Will this work with explorer/mountaineer with the OBDII 5.0?


    • Unfortunately the products and services we provide are only specific to the Ford Mustangs and F-150. I would not be able to confirm if this will work with your Explored/Mountaineer.


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    I just had my 97 mustang gt completely rebuilt. The shop did a angle job on the heads, long tube headers and comp cams. I've just got the car back and notice the engine won't stay running. I was told because it needs to be tuned for the modifications. Would this product be able to dial the engine to operate properly or would I have to go to a professional tuner.


    • The Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner will be able to tune for those modifications!


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    Is there a way to turn the cooling fan on at lower temps? With a 160 thermostat installed I'd like the fan to turn on a little sooner than stock configuration or is that already in the programming?


    • The Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner with 3 Custom Tunes can absolutely change the environmental temperature within the vehicle. Bama Performance would need to be contacted in order to have these custom options set.


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    I built a factory five Mk4 roadster/cobra using a 1996 mustang GT 4.6L 2 valve engine, manual transmission. I am using factory five headers and sidepipes. I the car does not have cats, no O2 sensors, no EGR. I am using a cold air intake with stock throttle body and stock MAS. can you write a custom tune on the Bama X4 that will work with my car so it is a good street driver; I will not be racing the car. thanks


    • Custom tunes would not be available from BAMA with the Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner for your setup, as BAMA does not provide tuning services for engine swapped vehicles.

      Rob D

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    Customer Reviews (44) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.3

    out of 5 stars

    • Performance Gain 4.136364 4.1
    • Seat Of Your Pants Feel 4.090909 4.1
    • Ease Of Use 4.522727 4.5
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.181818 4.2
    • Preferred Tune: Performance

    • 4/5

      October 16, 2015

      Bama X4

      Tuner is great, very easy to use, simple to program. The adjustable parameters are very user friendly and useful as well as the datalogs and guage display. Deffinatly a good buy if your serious about your ride.


      Year: 1997 Long Island, New York

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    • 1/5

      September 24, 2015

      less than stock computer on dyno

      The sct x4 is easy to use. But the 3 tunes that came with the product made less horse power and torque than the factory tune but as the x4 goes it seems to be a great product


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT Williamson wv

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    • 5/5

      April 23, 2014

      First tuner

      Got this tuner to reprogram my computer for a 5 speed swap, worked great, I haven't tried anything but the street tune yet but the car runs much better already. Data logging is pretty cool and seems to work well. Tip of the hat to bama for making this part of my project painless


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Dryden, MI 48428, USA

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    • 4/5

      January 30, 2017

      Bama X3

      Overall, I am satisfied with my purchase of the Bama X4 Tuner. Simple and easy to use. Currently, I am running the 91 Performance Tune and I can feel a difference. Not in the sense of a huge power gain, but the car feels a lot smoother and I get better fuel mileage to boot.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      August 05, 2016

      1996 Mustang GT Convertible with Bama X4/SF4

      I ordered the X4 primarily to correct the shift points of my 4r70w with a 4.10 rear end. The transmission would shift erratically and either slip or slam into overdrive. When I flashed the 93 Oct Race Tune to the car, everything was perfect except that the fan ran all the time due to me specifying an incorrect 180* thermostat. I attempted to reflash back to the stock tune until I replaced the thermostat. Something went wrong. The PCM was completely erased and I had to take it to Ford to have the stock program and VIN flashed back onto the PCM for $60.00. After that, I changed the thermostat and flashed the 93 Oct Race Tune back to the PCM. I couldn't be happier with the results. The transmission shifts like a manual and the difference in throttle response, idle, acceleration, hp and torque are like night and day. If you have mild bolt ons-cai, off road x-pipe, 4.10 gears, staggered tires, etc-buy this immediately. When flashing, make sure all the accessories are off, door is closed (dome lights/chime), use key fob to unlock anti-theft, and do not do anything that would cause voltage fluctuations.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 25, 2016

      Does what i need it to.

      Have not noticed a huge increse in power. But it has made my car noticably smoother thru the powerband. Had bama turn off my pats and disable the REAR o2 sensors. So my off-road x pipe no longer throws a cel.


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      September 24, 2015

      Worth in the long run

      I applied the 93 race tune and felt the difference in 2nd and 3rd and raced a couple of buddies I was usually mirror to mirror with and with the tune I got about half to a whole car on them so it does make a difference but I bought it for later on when I slap some cams in it I'll already have something to time the car decently with and also the free tunes from Bama/SCT!


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT Manassas, VA

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    • 4/5

      July 12, 2014

      Worthwhile product

      Noticeable performance increase after uploading tunes. Only mild mods to the car so far so wasn't expecting anything to dramatic. Looking forward to seeing this difference as I add additional mode. Very easy to use.


      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT Slocan Park, BC

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    • 5/5

      May 26, 2014

      Wanted most from my mods

      Making sure to get the most out of my stang mods for my daily driver. Plus the ability to crank up the HP when feelin' froggy :) p.s Plug it up to your pc or obdII port & connect to your WiFi and 'Check for updates' in your device settings first. This way it charges while updating. Tried using straight out of box and upon using first time it backs up your stock tune and it made it 75% telling me my battery was too low to continue backup. Even though there isn't a battery power bar shown on tuner. (hence my p.s. above) Plugged in my pc while watching breaking bad then hooked it up to the car following on screen instructions & works perfect. S= Street Tune, P= Performance Tune, R= Race Tune.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT Cullman, Alabama

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    • 5/5

      May 19, 2014

      Great seat of the pants improvement

      I was Leary about trying the x4 because if how new it was but gambled on it. I'm very happy with it, seems to be much faster loading and easy to read. My car is an auto and the biggest improvement I felt was shift quality. Completly eliminated lockup at slow speeds which was annoying. And I can feel the power difference. Very happy and would recommend to anybody.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT Florence Al

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    • 4/5

      April 29, 2014

      works good

      I got this tuner to mainly change my speedometer but still cant figure it out. I did gain some tourque and hp. Not as much as i was expecting but its nice to be able to change how it shifts, fuel and spark. They could have made the tuner a lil beefyer, feel like ide break it if i dropped it. Bama does work with you in a professional manner tho which is great.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT Arizona, USA

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    • 4/5

      April 18, 2014

      awesome tuner!

      This tuner is none short of awesome! On screen data, near full tweakability from the driveway! Couldnt ask for more for my 96 gt from sct, way to go guys!


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT Austin, TX, USA

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    • 5/5

      March 20, 2014

      96 GT 5 SPEED

      Could feel it as soon an I ( Tuned ) it. Thanks BAMA.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT MI

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    • 1/5

      April 07, 2017

      A big hassle!

      Nothing but a headache. I answered all the questions with the Bama tune guy , received tuner with a print out of changes made two weeks ago. Had a professional mechanic install it. Now the speed odometer reads 10 mph faster than car is actually going, also could not find street, performance or race, preferred tunes. Made two phone calls to AM no progress so far, sorry I got it ! Don,t waste your money!


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT

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    • 2/5

      March 29, 2017

      helped my car but lots of problems

      I bought the programer and got in a a few days but bama didn't have the tunes loaded and the device would not communicate with my car, after bama done all they could do i had to send it in to sct. I had to pay shipping again and they finally got it straight and I got to use it about 3 weeks later


      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT

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    • 4/5

      March 02, 2016

      Easy to use product!

      I've purchased this tuner to tie up the basic bolt on mods that I've put on my 96 GT not expecting much gain from it. However, the car runs a lot smoother, rpm climbs quicker, and the engine runs much cooler than a stock tune. Haven't tried the 93 octane race tune, wonder how that would be, but running a 87 performance tune for daily driving and fuel cost at the moment and even that made a difference.


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      July 31, 2015

      Bama x4/sf4 power flash tuner

      I was amazed how much better my car felt after uploading the street tune , it gave my car noticeable power increases and drives awesome! The drivability factor exceeded my expectations, especially with my long drives to and from work, the mileage per gallon has increased!


      Year: 1998 Submodel: GT perth amboy

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    • 5/5

      September 19, 2014

      97 Mustang GT

      Just what the Doctor ordered!!! this is exactly what my car needed. I thought that i would give it a try, instead of getting a dyno tune. Mainly because i didn't want to be stuck with just one option. I have a Manual transmission, so no shift point adjustments for me. But i have noticed that it helps on the entire powerband. In addition, the car seems to be able to manage the cooling better, and as you know these cars have an Achilles heal, the CCRM. if its too hot, no power! beyond that the power is real smooth and direct.


      Year: 1997 Submodel: GT the moon

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    • 4/5

      April 19, 2014

      Good power gains

      Very happy with the ease of use , and the new full size screen. Would recommend it , other then they misspelled my name on the custom plate . I'm sure they will fix that minor problem .


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT Edmonton, AB, Canada

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    • 4/5

      July 20, 2014

      lets get it son

      The overall gains of the bama tuner has helped greatly in the rpm pick up after 3k. My 96 gt was a dog from 3k up this tuner as helped me to use the higher rpm witch is where i like to run the car. Im almost sad to be changing the 2v for a 99 cobra 4v. But in doing this swap im sure bama tuners can help with the set up of the new motor. Keep the rubber side down and moving. Thanx yall


      Year: 1996 Submodel: GT St. Johns az

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