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How much $$ for a dyno tune?

BD MACH Oct 8, 2009

  1. BD MACH

    BD MACH Well-Known Member Donator

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    Just curious what you think it will cost me to get my stock '03 Mach 1 dyno tuned @ DMP before I call him about it...

    AND...
    ...would it even be worth it ???

    thnx!
     
  2. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Chula Vista, CA Staff Member Administrator San Diego Chapter

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    Do you have a tuner or not?
     
  3. BD MACH

    BD MACH Well-Known Member Donator

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    nope
     
  4. yosemiddysam

    yosemiddysam Well-Known Member Donator

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    I believe the going rate for tuning is 400 bucks.
     
  5. BD MACH

    BD MACH Well-Known Member Donator

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    Would it be worth it? Would the (stock) car gain much?
     
  6. 02gt

    02gt Well-Known Member Donator

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    if your rolling in stock trim, i would wait until you get some intake/exhaust mods for your self, he can adjust the air/fuel ratio based on the mods, if you get a tune just the way it is, you may need it retuned so you can correct the air/fuel ratio, but it is worth the extra doh for a custom dyno tune....
     
  7. BD MACH

    BD MACH Well-Known Member Donator

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    I'm pretty happy with it in stock trim and don't have any plans to modify the power train for a while, if ever. I am going to upgrade the clutch & shifter soon, but that's about it.
    There's something to be said for leaving well enough alone.
    The Mach 1 is a great car out of the box. It's not like it's a stock GT or something begging for more power...
    I've been down the 'start modifying things & open a can of worms' trail before, so I know how that works.

    That being said, I want to make it as strong, healthy & reliable as possible in stock form. And it seems like a good dyno tune would help accomplish that without spending more $$ on a bunch of bolt-ons.

    I'm still open to opinions though...
     
  8. 02gt

    02gt Well-Known Member Donator

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    Since you put it that way yes a tune will kick ass for your car, well worth the expence....
     
  9. BD MACH

    BD MACH Well-Known Member Donator

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    Thanks guys. I've been doin' the off-road / jeep thing for a few years now and the Mustang / hot rod thing is still new to me, so I've got a lot of new things to learn.
    I -am- enjoying it though.
    And I do appreciate the good people on this site...
     
  10. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Chula Vista, CA Staff Member Administrator San Diego Chapter

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    If you get a tuner it will have a small tune for being stock and will be a nice upgrade... You can always save the tuner for later when the modding begins...:rock:
     
  11. beejay31000

    beejay31000 BULLWINKLE Donator

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    i vote INTAKE/ EXHAUST/ GEARS/ TUNE. thats still reliable for daily driving, and you will see a huge improvement over a stock mach1
     
  12. atlblue98gt

    atlblue98gt Greer, SC

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    id say get an SCT xcal 2 programer, itll come with a box tune. Then get exhaust, gears, intake, then get a custome dyno tune. Youll be amazed with the results.
     
  13. beejay31000

    beejay31000 BULLWINKLE Donator

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    ^^^^that too
     
  14. BD MACH

    BD MACH Well-Known Member Donator

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    fwiw - I have another reason to keep my costs down and keep the Mach stock-ish....
    ...it's nicknamed 'coyote' ... :rock:

    time to start saving my pennies now...
     
  15. atlblue98gt

    atlblue98gt Greer, SC

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    it'll be no where nead stock then. That new 5.0 motor seems bad arse. But id rather have a modded mach 1, Maybe even one supercharged before id want that. If they come out with a 2011 or 2012 grabber blue mach 1. That might change my mind. Id just buy that car.
     
  16. BD MACH

    BD MACH Well-Known Member Donator

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    just in case you hadn't seen this yet...
     
  17. boostedmach

    boostedmach Well-Known Member Donator

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    Its just a render.
     
  18. atlblue98gt

    atlblue98gt Greer, SC

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    so are you gonna sell your to get a 2011 or motor swap?
     
  19. BD MACH

    BD MACH Well-Known Member Donator

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    it seems the proper thing to do would be to keep the Mach as a collectible and buy a 2011/2012 coyote GT (or Mach or Boss or whatever they come out with...) to play with...
    That's the plan, and that's why I don't want to (or need to) modify it too much...
     
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    Callipjm Well-Known Member Donator

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    Newbie here. My Mach 1 has K&N FIPK2 and MagnaFlow Magna Pack exhaust, would a good tune help? Still running the stock settings. Thanks, Josh
     

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