Mustang C&L Intake & Bama V2 Tune Results! –

Mustang C&L Intake & Bama V2 Tune Results! –

Justin: What’s up everybody? Justin with
here with my buddy, Zach, from as well. You’re actually doing a lot of the
writing here, right? For some of the blogs, catalogs, things like that. Zach: Yup. Justin: And you happen to have your ride in
with us today. Your beautiful California special, silver, looks awesome. What kinds of mods
you got going on so far, Zach? Zach: It’s a 2013 California Special. I put
on a Roush axle back exhaust, the Ford racing H pipe with side exhaust, and a Ford racing
short throw shifter. Justin: Okay, so some of the basic bolt-ons,
of course. Now you haven’t really dove into the tune world yet, but that’s something we’re
thinking about here today, right? Zach: Yeah, I got used to the stock horsepower
after a little bit of driving it, and I just want to turn things up a little bit. Justin: Well, I think that’s the name of the
game. So today we’re going to do obviously some tuning of course from the Bama V2, some
of the custom tunes from them. We’re also going to work with an intake. Why did you
go with a CNL? Zach: Well, CNL is a great brand. They’ve
been around for a while. They do a lot of testing and really make sure the products
are up to par, and I’ve heard great things about them, so I figured why not run it myself. Justin: I’ve run it, and I have no complaints.
So I think you definitely made the right decision there. So we’re going to get to work on Zach’s ride
here. We’re going to basically install the intake, of course. Get the Bama team in here
to do a tune for his ride, of course. Run the rollers. See what we’re making. So you
ready to get to work? Zach: Yeah, sounds good. Justin: Well guys, I think Zach would agree
with me that there is absolutely no easier mod to install on these Coyote GTs then a
cold air intaker, or pretty much any Mustang for that matter. Right, Zach? Zach: Yeah, it went on in a few minutes and
it looks great. I’m just curious to see what it puts down now. Justin: Absolutely. Well, that is the big
question of course. But as far as install goes, thanks to the CNL of course, it fits
great, looks great. And the one thing I like to point out is that this little overhang
here on the heat shield is really nice, especially with these 13 and 14 GTs with the hood vents.
Sometimes water can have the tendency to leak onto the filter, but with the CNL here, that
is not going to be the case. It won’t create any misfires or anything like that. So let’s get to the power numbers. We’re going
to get somebody in here from the Bama team to write a new V2 tune for this thing, see
what kind of power numbers we can expect from this combo. All right guys, this is why these first couple
mods are so popular. Let’s break down these numbers real quick, Zach. 369, 372 bone stock,
or baseline run I should say, with your given mods, about what you can expect with a six-speed
Coyote. But now with the V2 tune, the CNL cold air intake, the car’s making 401, 398
that’s a peak gain of 32 horsepower over those baseline numbers and gains as much as 26 horsepower,
28 pound-feet of torque under the curve. You’ve gotta be stoked. Zach: Yeah, I’m super happy with what the
car put down. I didn’t expect it to break 400, but it did. And now I’m just curious
to see how it drives. Justin: All right, well that’s one thing you
cannot measure on a Dino of course, so we’re going to get the car off the Dino, hit the
streets to see if Zach’s impressed with his drivability. All right guys, so we’re out in Zach’s 2013
California special with the CNL installed, with the Bama V2 tune, and so far your impressions
drivability, just kind of pulling out of the parking lot, are what? Zach: You know, it’s super smooth, super easy,
it just rolls into each gear, and there’s no surging. There’s no bucking. It’s just
very smooth. Justin: Very nice. Now of course guys, we’ve
said this before in some of these videos, and it’s the curse of living in the northeast.
Not the best weather to be out blasting full throttle around, traction-wise the roads are
wet. It’s cold out, but that’s not going to stop us from testing some of this drivability. All righty, sir. Well, give the people what
they want. Let’s have a gear or two. Zach: All right. That’s wild. Oh my God. Justin: Well she is pulling strong. I felt
like every bit of 401 horsepower. I’ll tell you that much. Zach: Oh, yeah. Justin: Well you have to be happy with the
results. Obviously the power numbers are nice. But just cruising around in traffic, you couldn’t
be happier, right? Zach: Yeah, absolutely. It’s the best of both
worlds. I feel all the performance and everything that you’d expect to kind of have from a Mustang.
But yet at the same time, as soon as I just go to normal drive and it’s just better than
stock, in my opinion. I can’t think of any other way to make that kind of power that
quick and that easy. Justin: Well there you have it, guys. So Zach’s
stoked on his ride. About an hour’s worth of time, an intake, a tune, and bang for the
buck. You really can’t beat it. So be sure to check out a CNL cold air along with a custom
Bama V2 tune for your ride right here at

About the Author: Michael Flood


  1. Check out AM Employee Zach's GT/CS! His reaction of the @Bama Performance  V2 Tune and C&L Intake is priceless..

  2. Awesome video American Muscle! I just got the V2 tunes myself and am in love with them!! I reccomend them to everyone asking about a tune so yall probably have gotten a few sales because of me haha! Keep up the awesome work!

  3. Is the Bama V2 tune better than the Lund 93 octane tune??? Anyone have any comparisons?? I'm currently running a Lund tune but the Bama V2 tune is catching my attention hahaha

  4. Guys I got ur v2 update and I went to take my car Dyno I did 3 runs and tested each tune out and I didn't notice any difference between the tunes ??? There the same as the old tunes I had ??? Car made 352hp and 352tq car has a intake and hi flows cats no resonators ??? That's was the best run

  5. my 11 GT/CS with the c&l intake, outlaw catback and bama tune put down 402/393 on a mustang dyno 2 years ago, best bang for your buck definitely

  6. Agree. I get 18.mpg.stock my daily driver 60 miles a day. I would like more improvements if going with aftermarket intake will it help??

  7. Wow he clearly drives his Mustang in the winter time.  Looks like the snow and road salt has really gotten a hold of his frame.  Either that or he decided to go the cheap route and opted out of the stainless steel option for his exhaust set up.  I wouldn't imagine this would last very long with the way its starting to rust out already.  Just another reason I love the south!!

  8. Just purchased a CAI/X4 kit and off road x pipe with cat back. Can't wait to see the gains on my 2012 GT/CS! The car I bought only has 15k miles!!! Thank you mustang enthusiasts!!!

  9. I just got my Bama tune…and wow! Here in California we only have 91 octane…and I was on the fence should I or not. Bama put the WOW factor on my face with the 91 race tune for my 13GT. It was night and day…Bama woke up my car like never before. Bama for the win. Thank you Bama and American Muscle for your great costumer service!

  10. I just got a 2017 GT have a sct x4 from my ecoboost pp I just traded in, how much will it cost me to get tunes for it and how much of a dif does the intake actually make vs just a tune? thanks

  11. I'd like to know how much dyno difference just the roush axleback and a 93 octane race tune would make. Not to big on any intakes, I like the stock closed box.

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