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 Post subject: SCT Flash tuner for AU
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:46 am 
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Where would one find one of these tuners for a decent price?

I looked on ebay and they seem to be over $800?
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Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:39 am 
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new they are around $800.
you can find used ones for around 4 -$500 but there are risks as flash tuners are generally mated to the ecu, so unless the car the tuner was connected to was returned back to its std tune a used tuner is useless and cannot be unlocked... then if its for an au but came from a ba ect ,you need to then buy a generic au tune file to match your ecu or get a custom file from a dyno tuner..

and while the flash tuners do the job, they only allow you to load a generic or custom tune, there is only a limited few things you can change yourself, so any major changes can only be done by the dyno tuner with the sct software, unfortunately the money grabbers don't allow the sct software available to general public..

so you could be up for another $3-700 for tuning.
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 Post subject: Re: ECT Flash tuner for AU
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:42 am 
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TROYMAN wrote:
new they are around $800.
you can find used ones for around 4 -$500 but there are risks as flash tuners are generally mated to the ecu, so unless the car the tuner was connected to was returned back to its std tune a used tuner is useless and cannot be unlocked... then if its for an au but came from a ba ect ,you need to then buy a generic au tune file to match your ecu or get a custom file from a dyno tuner..

and while the flash tuners do the job, they only allow you to load a generic or custom tune, there is only a limited few things you can change yourself, so any major changes can only be done by the dyno tuner with the sct software, unfortunately the money grabbers don't allow the sct software available to general public..

so you could be up for another $3-700 for tuning.


Head aches :) Glad its not my car I was asking for hehe thanks. Ill tell him to pay full rip
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 Post subject: Re: ECT Flash tuner for AU
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:47 am 
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yea, but there are other options..
im running a moates quarterhorse j3 chip in my au xr8 and I can do all my own tuning,
but the initial costs are around $500 but by the time I got wideband afr gauge and tune files it ended end up around $800, main advantage is I can change what I want via my laptop and don't need to take it to a tuner every time I change something..
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 Post subject: Re: ECT Flash tuner for AU
Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:26 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
yea, but there are other options..
im running a moates quarterhorse j3 chip in my au xr8 and I can do all my own tuning,
but the initial costs are around $500 but by the time I got wideband afr gauge and tune files it ended end up around $800, main advantage is I can change what I want via my laptop and don't need to take it to a tuner every time I change something..


I realise this may me now off topic, but I dont suppose this is possible for the E series is it?
I cant find anyone that will seriously tune my car.. ANYWHERE.

I have been actually laughed at by some local tuners. (who will never see my business now, or in the future no matter what car I buy)
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Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:31 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
yea, but there are other options..
im running a moates quarterhorse j3 chip in my au xr8 and I can do all my own tuning,
but the initial costs are around $500 but by the time I got wideband afr gauge and tune files it ended end up around $800, main advantage is I can change what I want via my laptop and don't need to take it to a tuner every time I change something..


I realise this may me now off topic, but I dont suppose this is possible for the E series is it?
I cant find anyone that will seriously tune my car.. ANYWHERE.

I have been actually laughed at by some local tuners. (who will never see my business now, or in the future no matter what car I buy)


for the e series 6 you can go with the ti performance j3 chip, they can supply a tune to run your car you can also make your own changes...
they are a site sponcer t-i-performance-f94/
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Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:33 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
Barnfind-EA wrote:
TROYMAN wrote:
yea, but there are other options..
im running a moates quarterhorse j3 chip in my au xr8 and I can do all my own tuning,
but the initial costs are around $500 but by the time I got wideband afr gauge and tune files it ended end up around $800, main advantage is I can change what I want via my laptop and don't need to take it to a tuner every time I change something..


I realise this may me now off topic, but I dont suppose this is possible for the E series is it?
I cant find anyone that will seriously tune my car.. ANYWHERE.

I have been actually laughed at by some local tuners. (who will never see my business now, or in the future no matter what car I buy)


for the e series 6 you can go with the ti performance j3 chip, they can supply a tune to run your car you can also make your own changes...
they are a site sponcer t-i-performance-f94/


I have one, mate. Jason always provides excellent after sales service too. As soon as my cam arrives I will be getting a new chip for it, but you really cant beat a proper dyno tune.
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Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:30 pm 
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crescent motor will do a custom tune for you with a SCT chip

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:57 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
yea, but there are other options..
im running a moates quarterhorse j3 chip in my au xr8 and I can do all my own tuning,
but the initial costs are around $500 but by the time I got wideband afr gauge and tune files it ended end up around $800, main advantage is I can change what I want via my laptop and don't need to take it to a tuner every time I change something..



TROYMAN,

Where did you learn to do this? Please don't say self taught haha

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:11 pm 
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Barnfind-EA wrote:
I realise this may me now off topic, but I dont suppose this is possible for the E series is it?
I cant find anyone that will seriously tune my car.. ANYWHERE.

I have been actually laughed at by some local tuners. (who will never see my business now, or in the future no matter what car I buy)


Yep, the service in this industry is S***
The advice from people in this industy is S***
The answering of calls and showing up on time/at all in this industy is S***

I don't know how some people make any money the way they treat customers. It's almost laughable.

If there wasn't Fordmods I wouldn't know what the hell I was doing. People on this forum should be proud that they offer the right advice and at no charge.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:50 pm 
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Littlefoot wrote:
TROYMAN wrote:
yea, but there are other options..
im running a moates quarterhorse j3 chip in my au xr8 and I can do all my own tuning,
but the initial costs are around $500 but by the time I got wideband afr gauge and tune files it ended end up around $800, main advantage is I can change what I want via my laptop and don't need to take it to a tuner every time I change something..



TROYMAN,

Where did you learn to do this? Please don't say self taught haha


a bit of self teaching from using aftermarket ecu in my old ed and now playing with the more complex factory ecu.
I have had help from a few friends and a few tips ive picked up on the way and the rest is trial and error..
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Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:33 pm 
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come for a drive to Melbourne and ill tune it for you. haha. im also running a 1/4horse on mine, once the tune is to my standard it will be transferred to a ti chip.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:37 pm 
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Might be a challenge with a 4.11 :)
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Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:38 pm 
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come for a drive to Melbourne and ill tune it for you. haha. im also running a 1/4horse on mine, once the tune is to my standard it will be transferred to a ti chip.


why transfer it to a ti chip?
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Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:42 pm 
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cause I use the 1/4 for tuning other cars, just easier than pulling it from my ecu all the time

 

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