February 22, 2016
Must have if planning to upgrade with performance parts!
I've been putting my cobra up do date since I bought it. As usual, many replacements have been done with performance parts. If you changed MAF, air intake, fuel pump and other related parts, then you should get this. Anyway, is the most friendly tuner in the market and the ones many dyno centers use. The product itself is just perfect. From the tunes, I felt improvement in acceleration. If you are thinking between the CHIP or Tuner my advice is to GET THE Tuner. Transferring tunes to car ECU is simple and only takes a few minutes. Also, if your mustang is not heavily modified you can get email tunes. In addition, with this you have the peace of mind that any local tuner can use this to make a custom tune on a dyno (if desired). On the other hand,with the chip not all local tuners have chip burners. Also, with the tuner there is less chance of a defective unit like with the chip. I just mention since I was undecided on what to get at first (just my opinion). For now I've been using the BAMA Tunes. I'm still gathering the parts for my cobra. Once I got them all (1 year or more) I will then go for a dyno tune. But for now I'm ok with the BAMA tunes. Since I changed the fuel pump my car was very rich at idle you could see it in the exhaust. The tunes solved this so I could drive my car around with no problems on the meanwhile until I finish my project. Besides from this product review I just want to advice everyone to verify your stang ECU and check if its re-manufactured. My Cobra had a remanufactured one. I always felt my car didn't run as I expected. Turned out the ECU was from a 1996 GT. That is why I had automatic transmission check engine codes when I scanned it for the first time a few months ago (since I never got a light within the 2 years I owned this cobra). I was able to clear this out since the tuner marries to the ecu once is connected and it tells you the VIN # of the original car that had that ecu. I then ran the VIN on the web and it came up to the previously mentioned(it differed from the VIN # in my cobra which I also ran and came up as a cobra). In a brief, the IMRC where not opening since that was not on the programming. Long time ago I did the test of looking at the runners and revving the engine and never saw the runners move. I though the system was faulty this whole time. With the BAMA Custom Tune (made with from the cobra base tune) now the IMRC are opening and I don't get the old check engine codes. I cannot completely tell on the"performance gain" of the tune since I had that problem and IMRC opening now is a huge difference. But why I can say is that this is a must have and the free tunes for life are a Great plus which help me resolved a big issue. A.M. Customer service is excellent.