(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 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 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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February 14, 2019
this is a fancy tuner but it did damage my car my was wasnt able to start many times do to the tunes that i uploaded to my car this this tuner this tuner is very expensive and cost to much to be performing the way it does my car many times did not start, overheated, and caused electrical problems my car was perfectly fine until i uploaded these tunes i even took my car to a certified tune shop to see if i was doing it right so dont waite your moneyHelpful (0)
March 13, 2018
I am not happy with it I thought it would give me more power out of my car and be able to tell the difference that the tuners on my car but I can’tHelpful (3)
September 06, 2017
Big bam for your buck!
I was hesitant at first because my mustang is an older "fixer upper" but this definitely made a difference in the way it runs. I'm very happy with the outcome of this purchase.Helpful (5)
July 15, 2017
Have not had the chance to drive car yet; however, just the change in throttle response makes it more than worth the effort to purchase. Just the canned tune for the stock engine has stopped the CEL codes which were "Ford Dealer Only" results. I cleared the codes and loaded the canned tune. I have not been able to get the codes to come back. That problem seems to be resolved. Now on to the other problems (just bought the car a month ago with numerous problems but a good price).Helpful (6)
April 04, 2017
Bama performance Customer performance
well dealt with a few companies and this one I head and shoulders above the rest, great customer support. would recommend to everyone. Cody is an asset, to the CompanyHelpful (5)
April 04, 2017
Bang for buck
On the first note....I would give 5 Stars but not 100 on all mods yet....second note....my car is a 98 v6 that has VERY high mileage and warped heads when I bought it!! I have milled the heads and done some top end work on the car....installed pypes x pipe and race tune exhaust, a mallory high output coil with high output wires, cleaned a lot of parts up and now installed this tuner... I have noticed great improvements in idle and throttle.....a lil improvement in my mid rpm at mid speeds.... but so far not much gain in 1/4 mile gains (again what do you expect with a high miles car....) but pleased with the outcome and help support through AM and Bama!! Thank you! TdubsHelpful (6)
February 12, 2017
Pretty good deal for the price
Don't be turned away from this just because it looks expensive, it's a pretty neat little gadget that will allow to do things that you had never even thought you could do to your car. You'll also get free tunes FOR LIFE, any time your add a mod they'll just make you a new one. Although that only works for the year you originally bought it for. If you want to use it on another mustang, you have to turn your original one back to stock because the tuner binds with the car's ECU. You'd also have to purchase another tune from bama or SCT for the other car because the free tunes for life program only counts for the original car and can't be transferred. That's about the only downside with this thing, so if you plan on using this on your car for a long time it's definitely worth it.Helpful (6)
January 25, 2017
Great tool, essential for modders
Great tool it's very easy to use and if you're modding your car it is a must have.Helpful (6)
October 08, 2016
Easy use and definately a good buy to get the most amount of power out of your mods.Helpful (6)
April 05, 2016
Well this product is very easy to use soon as i loaded my first tune which was street the performance was great car woke up had aot of torque to it which my car is a v6 only thing i added was bbk intake n car took on life of its own worth the priceHelpful (5)
Does this correct Speedometer Issues I'm looking at getting this along with a handful of other mods, including a 3.73 gear upgrade. Will this correct the speedometer misreading that the new gears will create?
Hello. We are not able to correct the speedometer on '98 and prior Mustangs. We can correct the speedometer on '99 and later Mustangs with our custom tunes. For your vehicle you'll need a Ford Speedo gear, which we have available in the drivetrain section for your model year.
Would this be able to tune for a procharger?
Bama Performance would not be able to tune for aftermarket boosted applications.
I have a 94 V6, but I have a OBD 2 port, would this tuner, and the others like it, be compatible?
If you have the ODBII port this Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner w/ 3 Custom Tunes will work.
What is the difference between this tuner and the Bama Rev-X Tuner by SCT? I am debating between the two, what would you suggest?
The Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner w/ 3 Custom Tunes would be an older version and not as updated as the Rev X tuner. The Rev-X tuner will be able to store tunes in the cloud and be able to send tunes to the cloud rather than email.
I was curious as to why there is no support for the 94-95 V6? Right now I have a 98 Engine in my 94, I just switched over the engine harness.
Mustangs from 1995 and older will have the OBD1 connection which is not compatible with the X4/SF4 tuners which are OBD2 compatible. You will have to purchase a 4-bank eliminator chip instead for new tunes.
With the Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner w/ 3 Custom Tunes (96-98 V6) you can pick the different octane ratings. So you could stick with 87, however the higher octane would increase power ratings.
Unfortunately not, we would have to recommend you contact the dyno shop you plan on using and they should be able to get this to you.
(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 V6||Model:||SF4/X4 Power Flash Mustang Custom Tuner|
|Manufacturer:||SCT||Special Features:||Full color LCD display |
Not compatible with Mac software