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return to stock b4 custom tune?

I finally got around to getting some custom tunes and was wondering if I had to return to stock(im running a canned tune from SCT) before I load the custom tune?

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I don't believe so. I have switched between different tunes and never returned my truck back to stock before doing so, and I've never had any trouble..
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Just be sure to save your stock tune to your PC before hand, just incase something does go wrong.

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I always return to stock when switching tunes. Just did it tonight actually. It's mostly a just in case thing. It only takes 10 more minutes to peace of mind


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Not to hijack the thread, but, I found the free Sparatan tunes for my strategy and tried to load two different tunes on my truck. Neither time the truck would start. I returned it back to stock hoping I didn't damage anything; still nothing. I reloaded with my custom tune and she started right up. So at this point I think my stock file is trashed some how. Remember you get what you pay for...
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Thanks guys, I saved my stock file to pc right after I flashed the canned tune. When I did I got a "VIN not correct alpha numeric error". 3 files did transer. flash.lbu, stock.lbu and invalidvin.sul. Anyone have any info on that?

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Just be sure to save your stock tune to your PC before hand, just incase something does go wrong.
when did this became possible? I wanted to do this years ago but I believe I was told by a tuner that this wasn't an option. Can i do this using liveload? Thanks

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when did this became possible? I wanted to do this years ago but I believe I was told by a tuner that this wasn't an option. Can i do this using liveload? Thanks
Yes, on Liveload. You will see a option for "Get stock file". This will send a copy of your stock file to your PC. Then if you have issues where the SCT device loses/corrupts the stock file, SCT tech support can send you a recovery file that will allow you to load the stock file form your PC to the SCT device.

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Forgot to mention, check out the "sticky area", Vivian has a explanation of why.

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Glad this is an option finally. Thanks Pooh.

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