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post #1 of 35 Old 09-12-2009, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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SCT Update Questions

Ok, I got new tunes from Eric and I guess I need to go to the sct web page and download the new software. Here is my question, once I do that can I still load my tunes from Cale? Will the new updated software erase the old custum tunes I have on the sct right now, or will I be able to save them? Why do we need the new updated software? Mainly once i update the sct can I leave the tunes I have on it while I update it or are they gone? And is it hard to do the update.....tips tricks

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I believe the new tunes they are writtin are C3 or something like that vs the old version ll3. The update basicly makes it so you can upload both. Update liveload etc double check just to make sure.

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you need to have backups of tunes befoe loading new SCT software. A firmware update will kill everything on the SCT and you will need to reload all your tunes. Also the truck should be set back to 'stock" tune before beginning any of this.

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do you have to unlock the tuner?


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Ok I know to return the truck to stock. So as long as I have the old tunes (current tunes I am running) saved on the computer and down load the new software from sct, I can still run both tunes the new and old versions?

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Ok I know to return the truck to stock. So as long as I have the old tunes (current tunes I am running) saved on the computer and down load the new software from sct, I can still run both tunes the new and old versions?
yes, provided they are the same strategy. You can only have 3 custom tunes on the SCT at any time, but you can have as many tunes as you want. You just use the live update software to load what tunes you want on the tuner, then load them on the truck.

But beware before updating your firmware, there are different firmwares for different model SCT X3's depeding on the the production date of the X3. This is all spelled out on SCT's site, but can be a bit confusing.

SCT's tech's a great at helping you through the update process, so if you have any questions they are easy to get a hold of.

As far as it being unlocked. not sure, mine has always been unlocked...

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Woah.. your making this a bigger deal than it is. Just download the new software and then load your tune just like the you used to do. No need to do anything else

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yes its that simple. just download update u shouldnt need to update your firmware. i just did to load my RCD tune


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yes its that simple. just download update u should need to update your firmware
I didnt have to update mine

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i missed spelled shouldnt have too.lol


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03 turbo sct with loone tune
arp studs Sinister Diesel EGR Delete
ran a 8.78 in 1/8
full suncoast trans with billet converter and input shaft
4" ss turbo back bullydog 4" to 6" mrbp tip
8" procomp ,procomp tracion bars on 20x12 35"
3.73 gears and trutrac
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