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Going from a XCal2 to a X3

I did some searching around thru old threads but theres so much info about these tuners I could find what I needed. So, heres my dilemma. My XCal2 hasn't worked on my truck for a few years, and its currently tuned with an Extreme Race file. When I plug the tuner into the OBDII port it powers up but won't allow me to tune my truck or return it to stock. I'm thinking the tuner is bad. Today I was given a X3 from a friend who just sold his F250. My question is...Will I be able to load my Innovative Tunes that I have for the XCal2 onto the X3 and load them onto the trucks computer or will I have to have Innovative write me all new tunes for the X3? Also, I contacted SCT and got the XC2dump file to pull my stock file from the bad tuner and put in on my computer. Will I have a problem loading my stock file onto the X3 from my computer to put my truck to stock?

I know it would have been alot easier to call Innovative and ask them but I'm on the West Coast and I work nights so they were already closed by the time this came about today. Either way, Thanks for any insight with this.

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Get your xcal2 and figure out the status. You may be able to save the x2. Just a thought. Did you forget to flash the truck to stock before you took it into a ford dealer?... Onto the other tuner. If your truck is currently tuned you will have to overcome that. If not pull your strategy and make sure it is the same as the tunes you currently have. If they match then load, flash and go.

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I didn't take my truck in to the dealer at all. The XCal2 just won't allow me to change the programs at all. I wanna just erase the tunes that are on the X3 and load my IDP tune onto it. But I'm wondering if when the tunes are written are they specific to a particular type of programmer the customer has?

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