Published on 2013-09-08
If you want to get the most performance out of your 96-14 Mustang or 99-04 SVT Lightning, you will need to pick up one of SCT's many Tuners. This simple to use tuning device will allow you to change many parameters on your vehicle. You can also order one of our custom email tunes or get a custom dyno tune to maximize your performance. For many models, the SCT Tuners come pre-loaded with built in files to maximize your aftermarket cold air intake. You can also turn off your rear O2 (oxygen) sensors for your off-road exhaust system and even adjust for different rear end gears. That means no more check engine lights and speedometers that read incorrectly! You can also read & clear DTC trouble codes (check engine light) with your tuner.
We offer the following SCT Tuners:
** SCT SF3 Power Flash (SCT-3015)
** SCT ITSX (SCT-4015)
** SCT Livewire TS (SCT-5015)
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The User Adjustable Features Include:
Fuel Adjustment, Spark Adjustment, Axle Ratio Selection, Cooling Fan On/Off Temperature, Disable Traction Control, MAF Meter Selection, Tire Size Selection, Fuel Injector Size, Automatic Transmission Shift Control, Idle RPM, Speed Limit Control, Rev Limit Control. Read/Clear DTC Trouble Codes
Available For: Ford Mustang V6, GT, Cobra, Mach 1, Bullitt, GT500 & F-150 SVT Lightning
Years: 1996 (96) - 1997 (97) - 1998 (98) - 1999 (99) - 2000 (00) - 2001 (01) - 2002 (02) - 2003 (03) - 2004 (04) - 2005 (05) - 2006 (06) - 2007 (07) - 2008 (08) - 2009 (09) - 2010 (10) - 2011 (11) - 2012 (12) - 2013 (13) - 2014 (14)
JOHNATHAN MCDONALD: What is a tuner and why do I need one for my Mustang? That's a question we hear every day here at latemodelrestoration.com, and there are several different answers. We'll start out with what a tuner is.
Right now, the standard in aftermarket tuning is this right here and it comes from SCT. Regardless of how technology changes it in the future, the function is still going to be the same. It connects to your Mustang's diagnostic port, and it comes pre-loaded with proven tunes for several different vehicles. Most importantly, your Mustang. It also allows for PCM diagnostics if you have a Check Engine light, and it'll hold several custom tunes like those available from our custom tuning program.
When programming your Mustang with one of the pre-loaded tunes, it alters parameters such as your air fuel ratio and ignition timing. So why do you need one for your Mustang? Well, because changing those parameters improves efficiency and, most importantly, horsepower.
Let's say you've swapped out to an aftermarket cold air intake kit. A programmer will help you correct for that. Changed out your rear gears, running a different size tire? Push a few buttons and it's all corrected. We're going to plug this hand held into our 2011 Mustang here and I'm going to show you a lot of the parameters that you can change right out of the box.
Plug the tuner into your Mustang's diagnostic port. Select Program Vehicle. You can select either Strategy or Custom Tune. In this case, we're going to go with the Strategy tune. Accept the terms of this being a performance modification, turn the key on, press Select, turn the key off, press Select, select your engine. Then you can choose to adjust options or go straight to downloading the tune.
We're going to show you what all options you can adjust. You can pick different fuel octanes, you can turn off your rear O2 sensors, you can compensate for an aftermarket air intake such as a Steeda, JLT, Airaid or WMS. You can adjust your global spark timing and different RPM bands. You can correct your axle ratio for anywhere from 273s all the way up to 513s. You can adjust your tire revolutions per mile if you've changed out to a different tire size. You can adjust or turn off your speed limit. You can raise or lower your rev limit in both Drive and Neutral. You can raise or lower your idle speed in both Drive and Neutral.
Once you've made all the adjustments you care to make, hit Cancel, the programming will begin. Turn your key on and kick back for a few minutes because it'll take a little bit to download the stock tune and upload your new performance tune. Another little use people really don't think about for the speed limit and rev limit, is if you have somebody else driving the car, like maybe your teenager, you can lower the rev limiter and the speed limiter to keep them from getting too far out of control. Once the tuner beeps you can turn the key off and you're done.
There you have it. It's just that simple. A few button pushes and a few key turns, and you've got more power, more torque, better economy, and most importantly, all of your modifications have been adjusted for it in your computer tune. Be sure to check out latemodelrestoration.com for more Mustang tuner tech and how-to.
Are you wondering why you need a SCT tuner for your Ford Mustang or SVT Lightning? There could potentially be a few reasons for you to own one. The most important reason to own a SCT tuner is to help you unlock the full performance potential of your vehicle. SCT tuners allow you to make changes and adjust certain parameters within your Mustang or Lightning’s ECU to correct things such as air/fuel, rear end gear ratio, tire size and so much more. In simple English – they make your performance modifications and your vehicle work together in harmony!
Not only will SCT Tuners help you in the performance department but they can also help you trouble shoot problems with their ability to read and clear DTC “service engine light” codes. They can also monitor your performance with high speed data logging capabilities.
Whether you are using our custom tune program or having your Mustang or Lightning custom dyno tuned, SCT has you covered with the most powerful tuning software and devices on the market. Pick up a SCT tuning device from LatemodelRestoration.com today! See some of the features of the most popular tuners below.
The SF3 Power Flash arrives Pre-Loaded with DYNO Proven tune files that INCREASE HORSEPOWER and TORQUE! Programming your vehicle with one of SCT's pre-loaded performance or fuel economy tune files is as easy as 1-2-3. Simply plug the OBDII connector into your vehicle's OBDII port, select the pre-loaded tune file using the simple to navigate menu and within minutes the SF3 programs your vehicle.SCT Website www.sctflash.com
From the factory, your vehicle's computer is calibrated for the masses, designed with the average driver in mind, not the performance enthusiast. This not only leaves valuable Horsepower & Torque hidden inside your vehicle, but it also makes for a mediocre driving experience. The iTSX / TSX for Android & IOS Devices unlocks your vehicle's hidden performance potential by wirelessly re-calibrating your vehicle's computer for Maximum Horsepower & Torque, Increased Throttle Response, Firmer Shifts and even Increased Fuel Mileage.SCT Website www.sctflash.com
The Livewire TS unlocks your vehicle's hidden performance by re-calibrating your vehicle's computer for Maximum Horsepower & Torque, Increased Throttle Response, Firmer Shifts and even Increased Fuel Mileage.SCT Website www.sctflash.com