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I have a 17‘ mustang GT. I bought the 18‘ intake with GT 350 throttlebody, JLT cold air intake & 47 lb Ford performance injectors, Bama rev X tuner & I have a Flowmaster cat back exhaust. Me & the old man (the real grease monkey haha) are putting all it on this weekend. Can I get an opinion on the set up as far as possible dyno numbers? American muscle representative said it should be a great street combination. I’m hoping for almost 500 at the crank.

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I think those are some good parts to start with, but I really think you’ll need more to get closer to your goal. You’re going to have to swap out the factory mid-pipe to an X or H-pipe and if you can get a tune for E85 over 93 octane, that will also help. I suggest doing some data logging when you get everything installed and send those log files to Bama to review and make any necessary revisions to your tune in order to squeeze the most out of the setup.
 

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I’m going to guess 465 at the crank.
 
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I’m going to guess 465 at the crank.
Well damn, ugh you’re probably right. Correct me if I’m wrong but if you really wanted to take the next step head porting and cams would be required . But like you said I’m just getting started and this will be a nice little street combination. I forgot to mention I do already have an x-pipe. I think one day when I can afford it adding a centrifugal would be perfect for this daily driver.
 

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Bama told me that they don't have a tune for the 2018 manifold and that the gt350 throttle body won't work with the older 2017 cars...did you get different information
 

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Bama told me that they don't have a tune for the 2018 manifold and that the gt350 throttle body won't work with the older 2017 cars...did you get different information
I will call BAMA today and ask them. That sounds like a problem! American Muscle tech certainly didn’t mention it. I have some couplers and adapters everything should connect just fine. At the end of the day I can return the tuner and get something different or spend the $$$ on a dyno/tune.
 

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I wouldn't bother with the throttle body and you'll definitely want a better tune. I would recommend going with Lund Racing or Palm Beach dyno and do some headers and E85 while ditching the throttle body.

Just my personal opinion but based on my experience over the years with these cars.

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I would try and send everything back and start over. If you can get a refund spend some time on this forum to find out what’s works. There is way to much information out there on these cars now for you to have went the direction you did. The 18 manifold is fine if you don’t plan on going e85 I’m pretty sure you don’t need the injectors. The throttle body amounts to almost nothing vs cost.
Get a tune from the big name guys and call it a day.
 
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I would try and send everything back and start over. If you can get a refund spend some time on this forum to find out what’s works. There is way to much information out there on these cars now for you to have went the direction you did. The 18 manifold is fine if you don’t plan on going e85 I’m pretty sure you don’t need the injectors. The throttle body amounts to almost nothing vs cost.
Get a tune from the big name guys and call it a day.
After speaking with an actually custom Dyno tune shop they will do a complete custom tune and dyno for ~$875. So I’ll send the tuner back and go with the rest. The injectors allow for E85 and in the future I’ll get cat-delete headers.
 

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After speaking with an actually custom Dyno tune shop they will do a complete custom tune and dyno for ~$875. So I’ll send the tuner back and go with the rest.
You're still much better off going with one of the reputable tuners who tunes these cars day in day out. Most local shops even with the car there in person couldn't tune the car better than someone like Lund or PBD can remotely. Just think about how many cars of the same model with the same mods the local guy has tuned compared to the hundreds or thousands that Lund or PBD has tuned.

You asked for guidance so I'm just suggesting what I as well as most of the other members here would do over what you're considering.
 
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You're still much better off going with one of the reputable tuners who tunes these cars day in day out. Most local shops even with the car there in person couldn't tune the car better than someone like Lund or PBD can remotely. Just think about how many cars of the same model with the same mods the local guy has tuned compared to the hundreds or thousands that Lund or PBD has tuned.

You asked for guidance so I'm just suggesting what I as well as most of the other members here would do over what you're considering.
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Another question that you may may want to ask Ortiz Performance is, do they provide free revisions (when you add certain additional performance parts) for up to 6 months after your initial tune, or will they charge you a revision fee during that timeframe? Lastly, does the $875 include the tuner device or will that cost extra and/or can they use the one you purchased from Bama?
 

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Should be around 500 crank. Considering the car makes 435 stock.
 
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Another question that you may may want to ask Ortiz Performance is, do they provide free revisions (when you add certain additional performance parts) for up to 6 months after your initial tune, or will they charge you a revision fee during that timeframe? Lastly, does the $875 include the tuner device or will that cost extra and/or can they use the one you purchased from Bama?

They actually said I don’t need to bring a tuner. They do it all. $875 for dyno tune. $650 for street tune. If you power add you’ll have to pay but it’s a discounted rate. I guess the dyno won’t be ready until end of the month so for now he can do the street tune. They just bought the dyno and getting it set up.
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