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Old 03-06-2009, 04:56 PM
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i have a sct xcal2 and would like to add tunes, but don't know how to. i think it only has tunes for my 99 7.3l, but when i go to plug it in to my 03 6.0l, it says "wrong vehicle". i know the norm is now the sct x3, but could i get tunes for my xcal2? if so, how do i do it? any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 03-06-2009, 07:15 PM
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Did you get the Xcal new or used? Sounds like the device was used to program another vehicle. If you want to use it again you will need to find that vehicle and return it to stock, or send it to SCT and pay them to unlock it for you.

I may be wrong though.
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:55 PM
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i bought it used. i have used it a lot for my 7.3l and it worked great. so you think if i return my 7.3 to stock, it will work for my 6.0l? so when you tune a vehicle, the sct becomes locked so you can't do 2 vehicles at once?

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i bought it used. i have used it a lot for my 7.3l and it worked great. so you think if i return my 7.3 to stock, it will work for my 6.0l? so when you tune a vehicle, the sct becomes locked so you can't do 2 vehicles at once?

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yup thats it... it is vin locked to your 7.3L.... you need to return it to stock in order to tune another vehicle...

that being said custom tunes are way better for the 6.0L than the canned tunes that are pre loaded in it...
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would i be able to put custom tunes on my xcal2? and what would i need to get them in my truck? sorry if these questions are dumb, but i don't have any experience with tuning.

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Old 03-07-2009, 05:11 PM
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would i be able to put custom tunes on my xcal2? and what would i need to get them in my truck? sorry if these questions are dumb, but i don't have any experience with tuning.

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travis
yes you can.. you will need to contact a custom tuner like Innovative diesel... he would need your trucks strategy....
price is 80.00 per extreme tune...

if you need any further info please let me know

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cool. thanks for the help.

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Old 03-07-2009, 06:31 PM
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ok, so i got it all hooked up and running and started exploring the options to tune. but i had a couple questions, what is "locked in ct", and how does the jake brake tune work? any help is greatly appreciated.

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so I am curious, I read in another thread that the trans takes a few hundred miles to "learn" the new tune/power level from a programmer. If i tow a 10,000# trailer occasionally (once a month or so) will my trans learn quick enough to take advantage of the programmer or is it best to not buy a programmer due to the infrequency of towing? Does the jake brake tune really help more than usingthe tow/haul mode?
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