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post #1 of 11 Old 09-23-2007, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone this may be a dumb question to some but i was wondering if there is a limit to how many times you can reflash (switch tunes) the computer....i switch tunes quite a bit and didnt know if there was a limit...i figured if there was it would be 1000's of times but just wanting to make sure....

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Well, on a busy week I switch in and out of tunes (Xtreme Street/Aggresive Tow) several times with in a week...sometimes once or twice a day depending on my workload or if I plan it out smartly or not.

As far as I know, no...there is no limits...hopefully Eric, Vivian, or one of the other tuners will chime in on this one.

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thanks....during the week i run dj'S economy tunes and fri when i get home i switch it to street/looney or street so i can play with the other 15 diesels in town....i live in a small small town and theres a bunch of 16 17 year olds with old dodges that like to open there mouth everytime you go by and i just love smoking them!

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I would have to agree with I don't think there is a limit or at least one that anyone would reach. I know that "Granny" has had many, many different tune changes. I am sure one of the vendors can give us better answer than "I don't think so". LOL

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You can reflash the computer up to 100,000 times. After that you will need to buy a new computer (PCM).

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100,000? That ought to do it Vivian! And there really is no such thing as a stupid question around here. Although I'm sure I'm still asking plenty of them... Thats how we learn!

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Wow, there is a limit? Once again (and it wont be the last) I learned something new. 100,000...uh? I should be ok for awhile!

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this is prob a dumb question but does just changing from one setting on a chip to another setting (like 80hp to 100hp) reflash the pcm?

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this is prob a dumb question but does just changing from one setting on a chip to another setting (like 80hp to 100hp) reflash the pcm?
doubt it .

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Hi,

Actually it does. Every time you change a tune you reflashing the computer. But you will never reach 100,000. Even if you changed tunes 10 times a day for 20 years that would only be 73,000 times.

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