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Old 04-16-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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Does anyone on here have a sct tuner n actually know how to use it? Like does their own custom tunes? Cause I might buy a used one and want to do all my own tuning, I know basics of tuning but I was wondering if anyone had any pointers or any help on the use of this.
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:19 PM   #2
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Ive played around with both of mine a bit. You can booger stuff up really good if you dont know exactly what you are doing.

Im not a fan of used tuners, usually for not much more you can get a new one with tunes by people that have been doing it for a while and know what they are doing.

You also have to be 100% positive that it is unlocked.

What kind of price are you looking at paying for the used one?
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Old 04-16-2013, 10:24 PM   #3
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I thought to buy a used one also , but by the time you pay to have it unmarried then purchase tunes for your ride it adds up to a brand new one with unlimited tunes you could have had if you buy from AM ...
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I'm getting it for 150, so I can't call up sct or bama or whatever and tell them I need new tunes?
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you can call them, but i believe its $100, or $150 and you get the free tunes for life

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Once the other car is returned to stock you can use it on another car up to 5 times
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But basically everything they do I can do right? They don't have access to other adjustments do they?
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But basically everything they do I can do right? They don't have access to other adjustments do they?
There were quite a few things I didnt have access to, at least not on the tuner itself. I dont know what software they use, I assume when they set the stuff up they do it on the computer/laptop, then transfer everything to the tuner. My tuners only came with basic software. Youd have to probably get your hands on the programs they use, which would probably cost you waaaaaay more than buying a several brand new tuners.

Ill tinker with mine today and let you know what I come up with. But at this point im really leaning towards the regular joe not being able to right their own tunes.

What experience do you have writing pcm data? Making a custom tune is not as simple as tweaking settings here and there and seeing what happens. You stand to cause some serious damage to your engine, or just as bad ruin your pcm. A great level of knowledge is needed, hence the high cost of tuners, tunes, dyno tunes etc, etc.

Another thought....call SCT, or a shop with a dyno and find out what software they use to create their tunes.
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Well I work at a performance shop with a dyno and a pro tuner, but it's a Honda shop lol, I know fuel wise how to tune, and I guess we don't have timing to adjust, but I guess spark advance
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If youve got acces to that stuff you should be good. I wouldnt let a honda guy tune my car though lol!
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Have you messed with spark advance at all?
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:42 AM   #12
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Nope, no need to. Punch it Performance has done an excellent job with my tunes so no need for me to mess with them.

The only thing ill do it change the setting to account for the 3.73's when they go in.

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What year is your mustang?
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Old 04-17-2013, 04:16 PM   #14
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You can change the spark at various rpms, some air and fuel stuff, rear o2sensors, tire ratios and gear ratios, and thats it on the tuner as far as options
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:48 PM   #15
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Kool, thanks, so no one has messed with their tuner themself?
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