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Old 03-27-2013, 06:55 AM
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Losing Mini-Maxx ...scary thought...alternatives?

Have a Mini Maxx doing everything I want it to...but freak out a little when I think about someone breaking into my truck and stealing it...mainly due to the scaricity of the older models. Thought about getting something else just as a monitor and then locking away my Mini Maxx in the house until needed to update tunes, but like the defuel options, etc. Any ideas besides buying another older Mini Maxx?
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:46 AM
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Im in the same boat . I think im going to just take mine out and leave it tuned.
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iirc, once tuned, the mini stays at the last known tuning, though it resorts to the lowest setting on that tune.. right?

does this not mean that it is 'defueled' perpetually? and you're just getting the base of whatever family of tune you have on the truck? for instance, if running the HD300 tune, you'd have 50 ponies over stock all the time, no matter what parameters you previously had programmed.. is this right?

i've grown to like the gauges and the safety net of the defueling options, but I'd rather have the security of knowing my programmer is safely stored at home...
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:22 AM
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on a 6.4 the power level stays on what you last put it on

why not safely store it in your shirt pocket when you get out of the truck?
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Well...I would assume that it would stay on whatever setting you last configured before unplugging. So for example, if all of your minimum defuel settings were met, and you had a tune set at Hot, I would think Hot is what would stay, rather than defaulting to the lowest setting on that tune as you have removed the defueling parameters when removing the Mini Maxx. That is just a guess though...
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:27 AM
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Drunk on diesel...that is an idea but I'm honestly too lazy to do that everytime I stop and think there is a possibility of someone breaking in. Thinking of the summer for instance, even though I go to stock power when towing, I like to have the gauges, but I don't want to unplug and take it out on the boat with me for 8-10 hours while my truck is parked at the boat ramp.
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okay, so power level remains.. such as 'wild', or 'performance' depending on what firmware you're running.. but do the defuels stay put too? or does the mini need to be plugged in to defuel?
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:30 AM
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unit needs to be plugged in for defuels

you guys worry too much
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Old 03-27-2013, 08:33 AM
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eh.. stolen.. malfunction and can't be recovered- can't replace.. any number of things can go wrong.. I'm not all into the racing thing.. I've done what I've done for longevity and peace of mind.. I just don't wanna hafta hang a trash can under the thing again because I can't turn it off.. once tuned, I can stick that thing in the safe, and not worry about it again.. even if the truck's pcm dies, a dealer can install a new PCM with a matching VIN flashed, and I'm still in business..
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:18 AM
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I'm in the same boat...

was considering moving the mini maxx to above the rear view mirror so its out of sight.

Was also considering attempting to back strap it somehow.

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