Used car tuned already?

Discussion in '2011+ Mustang GT 5.0L Tech' started by GFD21029, Nov 11, 2020.

  1. GFD21029

    GFD21029 Junior Member

    Just bought a 2011 GT convertible California Special with 33,500 miles on it, and noticed it has a BBK CAI on it. Is there a way to figure out if it was tuned as well? I tend to think someone would tune it if they put the CAI on it, but you never know.
  2. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

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  3. GFD21029

    GFD21029 Junior Member

  4. stkjock

    stkjock ---- Madmin ---- Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator S197 Team Member

    Well there is one thought, if u get a stock air box, replace the CAI, see if it runs the same and without issue
  5. Sigma6

    Sigma6 Junior Member

    @stkjock is correct no tune, needed. I’ve had that Chrome BBK CAI in my stang. Looks good especially if you got a dress up kit too. I am assuming it’s stock otherwise?

    Not a really good way to know it not know straightforward. You could get it reflashee back at a Ford dealership for peace of mind if you want to start clean otherwise I’d jump right into a tune and just straighten it out.

    hope you’re enjoying the droptop.
  6. RED09GT

    RED09GT Senior Member S197 Team Member

    Only way I've heard of is with HP tuners. You need their gear and you can open the tune (if it isn't locked down) and compare it to a stock tune from their tune repository.
  7. Iceman62

    Iceman62 Bullitt 6005

    OP; No way to really tell, unless you have contact w/ PO. Guess you can always buy your own tune/tuner & then you'll be 100% certain. ;) :D
  8. Olerodder

    Olerodder Junior Member

    I bought my old 14 GT/PPak with 2200 miles on the ground speed indicator from a Chevrolet dealer, the guy traded it on a 2014 Corvette. When I took it for a test drive I was impressed as it seemed faster than a couple other GT's I'd tested. It had an Airaid intake and I didn't think anything about it until I bought the car, opened the trunk and there was the SCT tuner.

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