I'm right with the OP here.
I am so confused with the whole concept.
You buy the SCT, it has 3 settings already on it? What are these settings?
Do you jsut plug it in and tune it, and then unplug it? Is it easy to get back to the stock settings?
How do you get them custom tuned? Send them to innovative diesel or what?
And when you get them custom tuned, do you just plug it right in or what?
First part is correct, you plug the SCT into the OBD2 port, The SCT tuner uploads your stock file onto the tuner, then installs the selected file. On the SCT there is 65hp tow, 95hp street/economy, and 120hp performance aka "race"
To get a custom tune, you need to plug SCT into vehicle, and get what is called the "strategy code" basically the PCM's serial #. Its a series of #s and letters that the tuner needs for your specific truck to tell them what version PCM you have and I think its also a copywrite will explain in a sec.
So you call or email the tuner, give them your strategy code, tell them your mods, and what tune you are looking for. Performance street, race, xtreme race, xtreme street, light tow, heavy tow, etc. They will either write the tune or pull it out of their library of tunes that they have written and email it to you. You download from SCT's website their flash loader software onto your computer, plug in you SCT via USB and using the software load your custom tune onto the SCT in one of the 3 custom tune slots. Then its the same as loading one of the canned tunes on your truck. Since they are emailing you a file one would think you buy the tune and email it to all your buddies. Wrong, its written for your strategy code so it will only work on your truck, so it maintains the copywrite for the tuner, that everyone has to buy the tune and not just copy one person's custom file.