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 Post subject: can someone explain what a flasher unit does and benefits?
Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:46 pm 
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Hey,
have just sold my BA XR6Turbo and am waiting for my Mk2 XR8 ute to arrive. Someone told me to get a flasher unit....what is it exactly?
Benefits, costs, etc...
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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:49 pm 
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Urban Dictionary - flasher unit

a) something that is flasher than something else - looks very nice

b) Goes tick tick tick each time you pull the indicator wand down, or push it up - your choice (dont try both at once) - and has some interesting side effects. May be faulty on some BA's and therfore you may have been advised to replace it when you recieve your car

c) Something I have no idea about - go figure :wink:

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 8:59 pm 
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i guess so :wink:
i was told there are a few companies around that have cracked the coding on the computer chips and using a dyno can edit the computer..."flasher unit" got no idea myself..
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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:09 pm 
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yea, thats the one..... changes the ECU's programming instead of putting a chip in it

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:13 pm 
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Look on herrods web site it called the Stealth works wonders by the looks of it!!
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Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:05 am 
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CAPA launched it here in australia

There was a huge amount of stuff on it before FordForums split

Martin Donnon was heavily involved

keep buying your street machine and your zoom magazines, most stock cars (from XT to GTP) gain a good 30/40rwkw with just the flash/edit.

 

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Dam !! I thought it was going to be some f/m flasher !!!!

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:51 am 
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Dam !! I thought it was going to be some f/m flasher !!!!


You go first... I am SURE everyone else will follow.

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:17 am 
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brett wrote:
Hey,
have just sold my BA XR6Turbo and am waiting for my Mk2 XR8 ute to arrive. Someone told me to get a flasher unit....what is it exactly?
Benefits, costs, etc...


Its a product originally developed by SCT in the US of A - they use a similar ECU to the BA falcs. Few companies here have released em - CAPA, Herrods etc.

Basically allows you to download new ECU maps onto the factory computer. So you get the tunability of aftermarket ecu without...well, an aftermarket ecu, lol.

Can get basic maps to up the stock performance or full tuning capabilties for dyno work/highly modded engines etc.

About $1000 seems to be the going price.

Some questions regarding factory warranty.....

 

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XR8Chic wrote:
EBXR8380 wrote:
Dam !! I thought it was going to be some f/m flasher !!!!


You go first... I am SURE everyone else will follow.


F/m as in female silly ..lOL....
Every one will follow ??? Na run !!! hahaha

 

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