(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
03-04 Cobras have dyno proven gains of 30 RWHP and 35 ft-lb's of Torque or more on Bama Custom Tunes. By optimizing the air/fuel ratio and tweaking spark 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.
**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: 2003 2004 Details
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October 11, 2018
Was easy to download tune. Was quick to upload into car. Haven't had a chance to go to a dyno to see what the real difference is with power.Helpful (6)
September 02, 2018
Instructions are not easy to find
Once downloaded made a nice difference in throttle response. Nice options of monitoring cars important gauges. Car still needs to go to a Dyno shop to be totally dialed in.Helpful (6)
December 24, 2017
Product was very easy to use. The tuner that I spoke with at American Muscle was great, answered all of my questions. Tuner worked very well and matched the mods that we put on the vehicle. No a single issue.Helpful (9)
July 27, 2017
Thanks American Muscle. Nice addition to the Pony. Works Fantastic. Very easy to useHelpful (7)
June 08, 2017
Was hesitant about getting this tuner at first but man, this tuner woke my car up by a lot, runs a lot smoother and picks up a lot faster.. perfect if you're going to be purchasing more mods because their tunes are excellent.. I would buy this again for another mustang in the futureHelpful (7)
May 08, 2017
Tuner is okay, confusing to use at first, not as easy to navigate as other tuners. Customer service from Bama is poor, difficult to reach anybody with knowledge to help you. Next time I will buy Diablo tuner.Helpful (8)
January 20, 2017
I installed a few aftermarket parts and my ecu wasn't cooperating. Got this guy and it fixed basically everything. My rpm's climb faster, better throttle response, plus it has active gauges which is helpful. Only gave it a 4 star because of the price.Helpful (8)
January 18, 2017
Great Tuner and Support
Got this for a 2003 Cobra. This with a 2.8 pulley really woke the car up. Highly recommend this tuner. Bama answered all my questions.Helpful (8)
February 07, 2016
My cobra came with a chip installed by previous owner. Not sure what tune details were on the vehicle. Installed the bama tune night and day/difference!!!Helpful (8)
January 05, 2016
Must have product!!!!
Great product, very easy to use, worth every dollar! Lifetime updates make this a must if you plan on doing any modifications. Customer service was great as usual. Ryan McDonald and Van Bond were extremely helpful!Helpful (9)
Is it okay to use this as a tuner after installing a smaller supercharger pulley? Will my car be safe?
As long as you are installing the smaller pulley onto the stock Cobra supercharger this will be able to be used with that setup.
Can i data log AFR and Boost on my X4?
Yes. The tuner can accept analog inputs such as AFR and Boost signals for data logging.
I have a custom exhaust intake and im going to put a smaller pulley on the blower will this device put a custom tune in the car for all that ?
This would all depend on the custom exhaust intake. You will need to reach out to Bama Performance with the specs of this custom intake to see if they can tune it.
Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner, can This tuner restore my cobra back to factory settings? For smog purposes thanks in advance
If I get an upgraded supercharger pulley can I use this tuner to tune the engine? Or do I need to take it to a dynotune?
Bama Performance would not be able to tune for aftermarket boosted applications.
The difference between the Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner and the SCT SF4/X4 Power Flash Tuner, item 101635 is the custom tunes from Bama. The Bama Tuner has the same software as the SCT device and any shop that can tune on the SCT tuner can also perform this with the Bama device. https://www.americanmuscle.com/sct-sf4-x4-tuner.html
It would be hard to say how much overall gains would be produced, as there are many variables which ultimately drive the results (ei. fuel type, humidity, timing, boost level, elevation which includes atmospheric pressure, et cetera). Regarding the NGK plugs, I would recommend at least one step colder plug, or even two steps colder, depending on the power the vehicle produces. I would highly recommend speaking with a tuner in your area regarding your specific application.
Many Cobras tend to have a chip in the PCM. You would want to remove that before using a new flash tuner or the tuner won't be able to connect to your PCM. The tuner will treat any tune on the car as the stock tune when you go to load a new custom tune to your vehicle.
(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 2 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:||2003-2004 SVT Cobra||Model:||SF4/X4 Power Flash Mustang Custom Tuner|
|Manufacturer:||SCT||Special Features:||Full color LCD display |
Not compatible with Mac software