(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
99-04 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 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.
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.
Fitment: 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Details
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December 06, 2019
Would recommend. Ties all aftermarket parts together nicely. Very fast shipping. Easy set up. Easy install. Would buy again if needed.Helpful (0)
June 23, 2019
ease to use graet in performance and tronter resonsHelpful (0)
June 22, 2019
Product works flawlessly and is very user friendly everything is easy to use and modify.Helpful (0)
May 20, 2019
Test period in progress
My first impression is worth the money but.. As the title says this is the test period. I already have some issues. The fuel pressure too high when the engine warmed up. The pressure reaches the 65 psi on idle. I have no similar issue if I cancel the custom tune. The duty cycle of fuel pump goes up to 43 against 22 (39.8 psi) on stock setup. The mileage is much better than before and has good respond. Still not a rocket but the difference is significant. I'm running on 86 race setup. Firstly I got really low idle at drive position (595rpm). The setup was 640 (or 650) and high rev in neutral (750). It isn't changed during and after the learning period. I tried to modify by tuner but nothing changed until the reset and and retune. Now perfect. Off course I checked the TPS voltage (0.98). During acceleration a little bit hesitate at low end. I like the switching speed at WOT. Looks manual transmission. My car setup is BBK 65mm TB, stock header, dual Magnaflow system (maybe) H pipe 2" OD, stock catalytic converter, stock air intake house with KandN filter, new plugs and wires so no drastically modified because I use her for daily driving. Basically I'm satisfied with the result.Helpful (0)
April 29, 2019
Great tuner does everything as described. Gas mileage got better and everythingHelpful (0)
November 28, 2018
Makes your car a little less boring.
Seeing mostly positive reviews i finally caved in and bought one of these. Im currently using the 87 performance tune and the car feels like a new car. Idles smooth, has noticeable power, and kicks you into the seat with the tire chirping shifts on the automatics. It is worth the money. Now to try out that 91 race tune.Helpful (9)
November 26, 2018
Smoother, more power
Car runs smoother, better acceleration, most power out of the v6, both rear tires chirp shifting into second gear now instead of just one! Pleased with performance gains!Helpful (6)
October 30, 2018
One of the best things I've done!
So glad I decided to do this. After I put on the BB 65 throttle body I had an idle problem. It was idling to low. The tuner fixed that problem AND gave me noticeable power. Wither at a light or going down the road. You put your foot on the gas it goes. Right now. It will now spin the tires in every gear with a 3.8L V6 and a automatic. Plus it gives me more read outs on engine performance.Helpful (7)
October 20, 2018
This is my first mod
My 02 is completely stock. I installed the 87 octane tune, and I feel a very slight improvement in performance. I will have the tunes updated when I install new mods.Helpful (6)
October 16, 2018
I found a pretty big jump in acceleration throttle response and overall power this tuner is a must have for the little v6Helpful (5)
What is the actual performance gain on a stock 04 V6 with the Bama 91 octane tune?
On average, the Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner with a 91 octane tune we see gains of approximately 15hp on your model.
Hello Is this tuner Legal for CA use? Thank you
The Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner w/ 3 Custom Tunes would be legal in CA.
I am wondering if I can use this tuner on multiple different vehicles. For example, I have a 2002 V6 Mustang manual, with minor mods (intake, exhaust, etc). Would I be able to tune my car and than use the same tuner and tune my brothers 2007 V6 Automatic with similar mods?
When you tune a car with your BAMA tuner, the tuner will marry to that vehicle, and will only be compatible with that vehicle until it is returned to stock and unmarried from that vehicle. You would not be able to tune two different Mustangs with one tuner.
Will this give you the check engine codes from the OBD-2 port? Can it clear check engine codes too?
The Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner w/ 3 Custom Tunes would be able to read and clear ODB-II codes yes.
Just purchssed this vehicle Will this read the bolt on mods or do you have a questionaire after purchase to find out best tunes.
After the purchase of the Bama tuner an email will be sent to you of a questionnaire you would fill out and send back to Bama. Bama will then use this information to make your custom tunes.
Yes, the Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner will be able to calibrate your speedometer for different gear ratios.
The video displays the peak numbers, which our math is correct, there was a 6hp gain in the max power achieved and a 2lbft drop. The 10hp and 10 ftlb gains are across the curve, or below the peak power produced. In the video, peak torque production occurred at 3250rpm which is where the 2 lb-ft loss occurred, and torque stayed similar until around 4250rpm, where with the tune, the torque produced stayed higher than without the tune, through the redline. Similarly, power production continued much higher into the RPM range than with the stock tune. The reasoning for this is that in performance applications, higher rpm power is favored, as this is where the car will remain for longer periods of time.
You would want a tuner like this that can hold custom tunes, and you should be good to go!
Bama cannot tune for catless applications.
Bama Performance can tune the car without cats but cannot turn off the check engine light that it causes.
Yes this tuner will improve the power of your existing mods.
Bama is unable to tune for aftermarket forced inducted systems at this time.
When purchasing the Bama X4/SF4 Power Flash Tuner, you will be asked to supply the computer code when requesting custom tunes. If you are swapping transmission, make sure you make Bama away that way they can write the tunes properly. You can simply request any special type of tuning and if Bama is able to accommodate it, they will apply it to your tune.
(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:||1999-2004 V6||Model:||SF4/X4 Power Flash Mustang Custom Tuner|
|Manufacturer:||SCT||Special Features:||Full color LCD display |
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