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Swapping Tunes Daily?

Quick Question...... I know it is probably a newbie question, but I figured i'd ask for my own knowledge.

Is there any problem with swapping between tunes on a day to day basis?

I find myself lately changing between my heavy tow and street tune often. Sometimes I do it daily or every other day.

Runs good on both, but my street tune is deff not up to the task of towing and my tow tune is smokey if I am heavy footing it around town.

Just trying to see if there are any known issues with doing this on a regular basis.

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Quick Question...... I know it is probably a newbie question, but I figured i'd ask for my own knowledge.

Is there any problem with swapping between tunes on a day to day basis?

I find myself lately changing between my heavy tow and street tune often. Sometimes I do it daily or every other day.

Runs good on both, but my street tune is deff not up to the task of towing and my tow tune is smokey if I am heavy footing it around town.

Just trying to see if there are any known issues with doing this on a regular basis.

Thanks in advance.....
Very good question but I believe if done on a daily basses I would make sure you have a backed up stock file on your pc.


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Couldn't you get someone to write a multipurpose tune?
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Very good question but I believe if done on a daily basses I would make sure you have a backed up stock file on your pc.


I have done more than 4 in a day for testing a number of times. I usually don't see any issues, except for the occasional shifting issues, but only on very OLD tunes and usually only until all the gears have been run through once. However, I do know at some point there will be a glitch that will require a master reboot or a stock reload to bring it back. It really becomes more of a PITA to have to keep switching with the potential risk that it entails.

My best economy tune is not my Extreme tune, but a mid tune with advance timing and boost that is just high enough to clean up my injectors. I guess I could get a tune reworked to be only extreme with the APS at 75% or greater. The same could be said for towing and performance, recognizing the requirement to not be too tempted to light the burners.

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I run a performance file and do not deviate even when towing. I just watch my EGTs


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I have done more than 4 in a day for testing a number of times. I usually don't see any issues, except for the occasional shifting issues, but only on very OLD tunes and usually only until all the gears have been run through once. However, I do know at some point there will be a glitch that will require a master reboot or a stock reload to bring it back. It really becomes more of a PITA to have to keep switching with the potential risk that it entails.

My best economy tune is not my Extreme tune, but a mid tune with advance timing and boost that is just high enough to clean up my injectors. I guess I could get a tune reworked to be only extreme with the APS at 75% or greater. The same could be said for towing and performance, recognizing the requirement to not be too tempted to light the burners.
What you said has happened to me and i had to reformat sct device and reprogram my truck with my ids so i understand what your sayin two!


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I run a performance file and do not deviate even when towing. I just watch my EGTs


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Isn't the problem towing with a hot tune the ICP and other issues besides EGT?

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For day to day the PCM will be trying write the tables. If you keep swapping the parameters around it will just keep writing the tables with no conclusion.

I for one find it takes upwards of two weeks for tuning to settle in the PCM. I tow a boat so I keep an eye on the EGTs with my street file. I have a heavy tow tune loaded as stock on my PCM when needed.

I think you need some new tuning of just learn to stick with one file for your daily needs.


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For day to day the PCM will be trying write the tables. If you keep swapping the parameters around it will just keep writing the tables with no conclusion.

I for one find it takes upwards of two weeks for tuning to settle in the PCM. I tow a boat so I keep an eye on the EGTs with my street file. I have a heavy tow tune loaded as stock on my PCM when needed.

I think you need some new tuning of just learn to stick with one file for your daily needs.
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Very good question but I believe if done on a daily basses I would make sure you have a backed up stock file on your pc.
Thanks for the reply. I have my stock file on my laptop and my PC.Guess I could also save it to my phone for a worst case scenario.

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