Used car tuned already?

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

  1. GFD21029

    GFD21029 Junior Member

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    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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  4. stkjock

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

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    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

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    @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

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    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

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    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

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    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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