When the 2015 Mustang GT was first released, we jumped at the opportunity to buy, build and race one. Everything came together smoothly: The sponsorship (Thank you to all of our sponsors!), roll cage, blower, wheels, tires, clutch… The car was coming together perfectly. Being that Rick is a seasoned tuner and has tuned many 2011-2014 Mustang GT’s, we–like many other dyno shops–expected smooth sailing with the 2015 GT, but we quickly found out that tuning the 2015 Mustang GT, particularly with a positive displacement blower, was a whole new ballgame!
Rather than being defeated by this challenge, we embraced it. First, we installed a centrifugal blower (Procharger) on the car and developed tunes for it.
Here is a secret that many of the top tuners share: Developing a custom calibration is not as simple as “point, click, tune”. To do it properly, the tuner ideally needs weeks or months of seat and dyno time in the vehicle platform being tuned. There are many idiosyncrasies and drivability tweaks that only become apparent when the vehicle is being driven daily and/or driven down the track multiple times. Remote tuning a vehicle that you’ve never sat in most often produces lackluster results, so in the spirit of embracing this new platform, Rick Erdman jumped right in and began decompiling the stock tune, map by map.
Once the Procharger calibration was complete (and after several broke clutches), we moved on to the more challenging task on this new platform: Positive displacement blowers. With help from our friends at VMP Superchargers, we installed a VMP Supercharger on our 2015 Mustang GT and spent over 6 months developing a tune for it. The car is now running awesome, we’re excited for the 2016 NMRA season and we can’t wait to write you a custom calibration for your 2015 Mustang GT.
Here’s what ATS tuner Rick Erdman had to say about 2015 Mustang tuning: “The 2015 Coyote has twice as many spark tables as the 2011-20014 Coyote, due to the return of IMRC plates. Twice the number of spark tables and twice the number of speed density tables significantly increases the time needed to develop tunes. Another difference in the 2015 is that it doesn’t use “optimum power map point” as the other Coyotes did. Additionally, the MT-82 manual transmission cars are more difficult to tune than the 6R80 automatic, and this is in contrast to the 2011-2015 Mustang GT’s. Naturally, once we discovered these things, we realized that we were at square one on a new platform.
After a challenging start, the ATS 2015 VMP Supercharged mustang GT is running great!
Tuning the 2015 Mustang GT: How we do it at Amazon Tuning Solutions:
Here at ATS, we work with a host of software suites, but our favorite for the Coyote platform is HP Tuners, particularly with the availability of the HP Tuners nGauge. This device gives the enthusiast or racer so much more than a handheld programmer–which face it–simply sits in your glovebox until you’re ready to change tunes. The HP Tuners nGauge is a programmer, fully customizable gauge, shift light, datalogger–with many other cool features wrapped into one affordable, high quality device (And it’s made here in the USA!).
The HP Tuners nGauge–unlike the other version of the nGauge– allows you to choose who tunes your vehicle. You aren’t stuck with one tuner shop. Of course, we’d be honored to write you a custom calibration for your Mustang GT, but if you have a local dynotuner in mind, we’d be happy to sell you an “empty” nGauge (without any custom tuning) for $449 and we’ll even throw in a free HP Tuners nGauge mount for a limited time.(until the end of October 2015)
Keep in mind: We worked very hard to develop custom tunes for the 2015 Mustang GT–so after the initial custom tune purchase we offer free tuning revisions for one year, even if you add modifications, so we hope you choose Rick Erdman and Amazon Tuning Solutions to write your custom tunes!
To order an HP Tuners nGauge, simply click here: HP Tuners nGauge
If you’d like Rick Erdman to provide you with custom tuning and load it onto your nGauge, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 704-662-0881
Your 2011-2015 Mustang GT deserves the type of tuning that has taken many months to develop!
Sincerely, Amazon staff.