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 Post subject: SCT Flash Tuner usability.
Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:08 pm 
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I have a SCT flash tuner that was used on an FG Falcon XR6T. Can anybody else use it? or does the car have the be un-flashed first before I can sell it on?
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 Post subject: Re: SCT Flash Tuner usability.
Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:08 pm 
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Car MUST be flashed back to stock to unlock it before resale.

Only SCT in the US can unlock a used box, and you need the blessing of Obama, the Pope and St Peter before they will do it.
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 Post subject: Re: SCT Flash Tuner usability.
Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:43 pm 
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In short arm79 is right, the boxes are single car only.
(we all have CAPA to thank for that)

 

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 Post subject: Re: SCT Flash Tuner usability.
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:03 am 
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thanks....I guess :|
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 Post subject: Re: SCT Flash Tuner usability.
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:17 am 
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Yeah, essentially the only way to be able to resell an SCT box (X2 or X3, not X1) is to flash the factory tune back onto the ECU.

But that means returning the car to stock. So removing injectors, coolers, cats, pipe work, exhausts, etc, etc. Something that will rarely happen, so the box would have to live with the car for the rest of its life.
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 Post subject: Re: SCT Flash Tuner usability.
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:38 pm 
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whats the reason behind capa doing this? to sell more im guessing?
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 Post subject: Re: SCT Flash Tuner usability.
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:40 pm 
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jaysway wrote:
whats the reason behind capa doing this? to sell more im guessing?


It's a long story, essentially, CAPA was unlocking X1's when they weren't supposed to. SCT got p****d, CAPA is no longer the Australian dealer (Herrod is now). And now no one in Aus can unlock them.

 

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 Post subject: Re: SCT Flash Tuner usability.
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:48 pm 
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data_mine wrote:
jaysway wrote:
whats the reason behind capa doing this? to sell more im guessing?


It's a long story, essentially, CAPA was unlocking X1's when they weren't supposed to. SCT got p****d, CAPA is no longer the Australian dealer (Herrod is now). And now no one in Aus can unlock them.


even tho herrod is now the Aus dealer, they cant even unlock them?
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 Post subject: Re: SCT Flash Tuner usability.
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:55 pm 
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no, hence data_mine saying "now no one in aus can unlock them".

 

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 Post subject: Re: SCT Flash Tuner usability.
Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:50 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
no, hence data_mine saying "now no one in aus can unlock them".


thanks for re quoting that.
i was getting at why would they bother?
is there no other equivalent as good or better on the market?
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 Post subject: Re: SCT Flash Tuner usability.
Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:26 am 
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they'd bother because if you could use 1 flashbox to tune an infinite number of cars, then every tuner would have only 1 flashbox.
CAPA were unlocking them without SCTs knowledge and reselling the boxes.
for example, CAPA buys 1 box off SCT but then resell it 3 times.

i don't see the problem, it's like software licensing, just a physical version of it.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:53 am 
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jaysway wrote:
Steady ED wrote:
no, hence data_mine saying "now no one in aus can unlock them".


thanks for re quoting that.
i was getting at why would they bother?
is there no other equivalent as good or better on the market?


There's other options, Sniper, EFILive (aka what Commodores have had for ages) is starting on Falcons now.

But the SCT option is the most well known and support option. It's also the only one I know of that's working on the ZF6 auto - I've got a 'testing' tune at the moment.

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:58 pm 
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Sniper tuner is better alternative to the SCT Flash tuner IMO, you can use that on two cars at once. You just have to pay for an extra bullet. That's what i got, and it was heaps cheaper than the SCT Flash. The tuning guys reckon theres more settings in the Sniper as well.

 

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Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:08 pm 
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hmm glad i found this thread, i am looking at getting the SCT X3 flash tuner but i may look into this Sniper tuner now as well.

 

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 Post subject: Re: SCT Flash Tuner usability.
Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:30 pm 
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they are both s**t if a hack tunes the car with it.
decide who you want to tune the car first, use whatever they want you to use.

 

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