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Old 03-06-2009, 04:44 PM
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I resurrected a trial program

So today I was checking on my brand new DIY intake and replacing the battery terminal bolts and just generally cleaning them. So I figured I would let them computer lose all power just to clear it/flash it/whatever. I did and got the batteries hooked. Started it up to test it and it worked great. Went in, washed off, then went for a drive.
Felt like it was driving weird, more power, different shift points. I thought "what the heck did i to the computer?"
Well got onto the road and hammered because . . . well just cause I can
And WOWOWOWOW! I got a bunch of smoke, and this sucker took off. At this point I'm REALLY wondering what I did to the computer. Then I remember that right before Thanksgiving i had got the trial version of the Tow/Economy program. And that's what it was.

So has anyone ever heard of this?

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Old 03-06-2009, 04:48 PM
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Thats cool as heck. How long does it last!
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trail version of what?
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:13 PM
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Thats cool as heck. How long does it last!
the first time i got it, it lasted almost one full tank. cut out in the middle of highway speeds and i noticed it. the guy said some have lasted three weeks so idk

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trail version of what?
my bad. i was just TOO excited lol
it's a Bully Dog "Tri Before You Buy" deal so i guess it's their Triple Pup or whatever you call it
it's just the base tow/economy mode
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Old 03-07-2009, 07:36 AM
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I am not sure I would like the idea that this tune hangs around in the PCM forever!! Just sounds like a possible nightmare down the road. Maybe it's nothing to worry about, don't know, but I am happy you are happy!!

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Old 03-07-2009, 03:16 PM
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I am not sure I would like the idea that this tune hangs around in the PCM forever!! Just sounds like a possible nightmare down the road. Maybe it's nothing to worry about, don't know, but I am happy you are happy!!

NCH
yea it doesn't necessarily seem ok. i mean it reverts back to stock so that's still in there but i guess it's INSIDE the bully dog trial. really weird. do you know how much it costs to reflash a pcm?
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