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Old 10-04-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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When Switching between different brand tunes

Lets say on your sct x3 you have tunes from bama and someone else, if your currently on one, can you simply flash to the other one or should you return to stock before switching brand tunes?
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I do not have an answer for your specific question, however it makes sense to me to set it back to stock and then load the different tune.

This way you will know that all of the settings are configured the way the different tune wants. Bama had me return my car to stock before I loaded an updated tune for a cai I added. It did not take long to return the car to stock and then flash it again.
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Always flash back to stock first. I think if you swap among the two and it effs up you can't get back to stock and then you're SOL.
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I know you can switch tunes to a different tune without flashing back to stock when they are the same brand, so I don't see why you couldn't switch tunes developed by different tuners without returning to stock. The return to stock is still going to have the same settings when it is flashed. Tunes don't just adjust settings from the current settings.
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Deerslayer is correct about switching tunes and how it doesn't make a difference who calibrated each tune. However, we always suggest that you switch back to the stock tune in case an issue does occur. Then you have the stock file uploaded on the PCM and it can easily be updated or reflashed.

Setting the car back to stock is just a safety precaution that we recommend. It's not mandatory for the tuner to switch between tunes.

Hope this clears things up!

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I know you can switch tunes to a different tune without flashing back to stock when they are the same brand, so I don't see why you couldn't switch tunes developed by different tuners without returning to stock. The return to stock is still going to have the same settings when it is flashed. Tunes don't just adjust settings from the current settings.
Not as far as I've experience but haven't tried with the newest SCT firmware but I tried twice before without returning to stock and it always locked me out. So yeah... Waste 10 minutes returning to stock or risk getting locked out which... Is NOT good.
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Not as far as I've experience but haven't tried with the newest SCT firmware but I tried twice before without returning to stock and it always locked me out. So yeah... Waste 10 minutes returning to stock or risk getting locked out which... Is NOT good.
+1. Been there done that. BAMA got me out of it.
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I recently switched from Brenspeed to Brookspeed for my tunes on my 13 5.0, and I didn't do anything but put the new file on my X3 and then flash it to my vehicle.

Everything is working fine.
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