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going to buy a chip! (help fast)

either today or tomorrow I'm going to buy a chip I
found off craigslist, he lives a hour and a half away and
he's selling the chip cause he totaled his truck it was in. and since the
truck was totaled I don't get the dpf pipe with it, and he
said the tuner is VIN unlocked. hes selling it for $925

so my question is, is it a good or bad idea to buy the tuner?
how do I know if the tuner actually works?
should I be weary about buying it?
I know Spartans you have to pay $250 for the license change
so I'm not sure why he was saying it's vin unlocked (is that even possible)?

if so what info should I get from him for the license change, and how do I know
if the info he gives me is true.

sorry for all the questions but I don't want to waste $925

thank you in advance
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So what are you buying? A Spartan Tuner or an H&S?

If you're buying an H&S you are wasting 925 dollars because all you'll have is a paperweight
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Spartan !!!
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I would keep looking that sounds like more trouble than its worth to me.
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I would keep looking that sounds like more trouble than its worth to me.
how? I thought it was a deal cuz it usually costs 1500 atleast
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Sounds hot to me unless you see the truck.

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I seriously doubt he took the trouble to unlock it from the truck if he totaled the truck. You are throwing away hard earned dollars.

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All you have to do is plug in the tuner and see if it is unlocked. You don't have to tune it. I wouldn't be worried about it, just don't give him the money until you plug it in and go to the information screen, I cant recall how to get there off of the top of my head. IDK why these guys are telling you to stay away from it?

You are correct there is a $250 relicense fee from Spartan as long as the previous truck has been returned to stock, otherwise it is $599.

I think you need the guys name and number so that Spartan can verify that it was sold to you and not stolen.

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i don't think it's hot, he sent me a picture of his truck totaled.


if I plug in the tuner what should I see
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So its vin locked that will cost 599 for re licensing like wood boy said plus the cost he's selling it for. You can go get a brand new one in the box for the same price

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