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  1. 04termi black beast

    04termi black beast Member Established Member

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    I came to the car to see if my device is married to the car and this is what I got. 20171207_131006.jpg

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    04termi black beast Member Established Member

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    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    I wonder what changed? The Xcal2 still shows up as an option in my software. I was able to load tunes on it before, but it wouldn't connect to my car. It acted line it waa still locked to my old car. Which it wasn't.

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    cj428mach Premium Member Premium Member

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    SCT doesn't support that model anymore. Tuners will not be able to make you a tune for it anymore. Sorry, thats part of the fun of dealing with SCT.
     
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    04termi black beast Member Established Member

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    Some people say yes other no damn. I better off waiting for next year and get me the x4 and then do my 2 little upgrades lol

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    04termi black beast Member Established Member

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    Whats is better than SCT for the terminator.

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    Since you are getting mixed answers why don't you talk to SCT yourself and post up what they tell you.

    They are very responsive, you can get a straight answer in seconds with their online chat tech help.

    https://www.sctflash.com/support

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  8. 04sleeper

    04sleeper Runs On "Liquid Gold" Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I tuned an Xcal2 car the other day. Works just fine.
     
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  9. c6zhombre

    c6zhombre E85 NutSwinger Established Member

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    LOL, nice. I figured they still worked! You were going to send me a tune the other day and didn't say a word about xcal2's not working. Bad info on this thread

    OP, you're fine with what you have.....datalogging AND tuning. No need to upgrade $$$ if you don't want to
     
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    04termi black beast Member Established Member

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    I did that and the answer I got was, We don't support that device anymore.

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    04termi black beast Member Established Member

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    Nice, I been trying to get you to tune my car for months already lol, you told my once to do it any Saturday but never got a call from you. I'll send you another text so you know who I am. I would like for you to tune my car.

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    04termi black beast Member Established Member

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    I really don't want to spend money if I don't have to. I'm waiting for my second baby son and am short on $

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    It's not bad info, if SCT themselves said they no longer support the device.

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    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    Supporting the device and being able to use it to transfer tunes is two different things. Support means if the device goes bad for whatever reason they won't fix it. But as long as the device is good it can be used to transfer tunes.

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    c6zhombre E85 NutSwinger Established Member

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    Here's what you said

    The device can still be used to transfer tunes. SCT not "supporting" a previous model device...... and that device not being able to be written to and transfer tunes to a car's computer are two entirely different things. You made it sound like the OP is shit out of luck and needs to drop his xcal2 in the trash and order a new device.

    I'm using my xcal2 until it sprouts wings and flies off to sct handheld heaven. Until then, it still can be written to and transfer tunes to my car.
     
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    dumbstixlars Member Established Member

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    Since you guys are more familiar with these tuners then I perhaps you can answer this for me. These newer tuners, do they write directly to the ecu? My car came tuned, but it is an older setup that is piggybacked off the service port on the ecu.
     
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    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    SCT uses a hand held device to transfer the tune from the computer to the car. HP writes directly to the ECU, but doesn't support our cars yet. Whichever tuning software cj428 uses writes to directly to the ECU I believe. But I'm not sure which software that is.

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    So the SCT-4's have a module that gets programmed and hooked into the service port also? Mine is an SCT, but it is super old.
     
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    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    It's plugged into the OBD II port and the tune is loaded that way. You don't have to leave it plugged in once the tune is loaded.

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    dumbstixlars Member Established Member

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    OK, that's what I thought, I found a video of a guy doing just that with an 04 Mach 1. I ask this because my car has an old SCT switch chip in it, and because of this I can't fully mount the ECU in it's bracket. Plus the tune is from 09, so I figure a newer tuner and tune will be in order when I start changing parts.
     

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