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Old 10-30-2010, 05:44 AM
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Programming Software?

Ok, so I'm pretty much back to square one here. After lots of research both on here, and around locally I had decided to go with the SCT X3 programmer. However, after looking into gauges I decided to go with the Edge Insight CST. Then, I stumbled across the SCT TCX. For not much more money than the X3 and the Insight, it is basically both in one. So, I had decided this is what I wanted to get. But, then I got to thinking. I have an extra laptop that I'm not doing much with, and I know they make all sorts of diagnostic software for PC's to plug into the PCM. So, my question is does anybody make a good programmer software? It seems like they should, but I can't seem to find any. Anyone know of a Superchip, or SCT, or Banks quality software that will allow me to program from my computer?
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Ok, so I'm pretty much back to square one here. After lots of research both on here, and around locally I had decided to go with the SCT X3 programmer. However, after looking into gauges I decided to go with the Edge Insight CST. Then, I stumbled across the SCT TCX. For not much more money than the X3 and the Insight, it is basically both in one. So, I had decided this is what I wanted to get. But, then I got to thinking. I have an extra laptop that I'm not doing much with, and I know they make all sorts of diagnostic software for PC's to plug into the PCM. So, my question is does anybody make a good programmer software? It seems like they should, but I can't seem to find any. Anyone know of a Superchip, or SCT, or Banks quality software that will allow me to program from my computer?

Yes, SCT sells the PRO RACER software to write your own tunes. But, if you don't know what your doing, like adding too much timing,fuel,ect you could damage your expensive motor. You really need to know what your doing when programming these trucks.

There is member who posted up about the TSX, everytime he returned the truck back to stock, he lost an unlock. We only get 5 unlocks for the SCT, once they are gone you gotta send it back to SCT to be reset and that will cost you a fee.

Here's his post....Pissed At SCT Tech Support!
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I prefer having them seperate. With the TSX or Livewire if it gets stolen you loose your tuner AND your gauges. X3 and Insight FTW
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I looked at the SCT Pro Racer and, correct me if I'm wrong, you can't flash the PCM from the computer. You use the software to write the tunes, but have to have a programmer to flash them over, correct? I was hoping to find a software that I could have on my computer that would let me load tunes into my PCM through the OBDII port. My search continues, as it seems crazy that this wouldn't exist. Anybody else have any ideas?
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I think I may have found what I have been looking for.

Click Here

Does anybody know anything about Sniper?
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:16 PM
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It is now called Delta Force and hardly anyone out there tunes with it so you are limited in the help you can get. This is not at all equivalent to the SCT Pro Racer package. Go to the Delta Force Tuning website and look at their options. The top of the line product is $1800.

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It is now called Delta Force and it's fairly expensive, hardly anyone out there tunes with it so you are limited in the help you can get. But it also requires a flash device.
If I understand correctly, Delta Force is the full (shop) version with higher level tuning set ups, and the Special Forces like I am looking at is more of an entry level for beginners (so you can't screw too much up). To be honest, I don't think I will mess much with custom tuning until I learn a lot more about it. It also comes with some factory written tunes. I didn't think $380 was that expensive considering you get the tuning software, 4 factory tunes, unlimited custom tune space, the flash programmer, the cables, and datalogging and dash software. Looking at it, it does everything I want. I guess the only question left for me is, how well does it do it? Has anyone on here ever used Sniper Special forces, or Comando, or Delta Force?

I just think it would be nice to have everything in one place. Heck, I could run datalogging, on screen dashboard with all the gauges I need, and a GPS screen all on the laptop screen. I could also stream mp3's through the truck speakers, or even play movies through the rear entertainment system. All through one laptop. I can find a million and a half positives. But there have to be some negatives, or everyone would be doing it. So, what are they guys? What am I missing?
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It's been around for a while and is still here in this rotten economy so that say's something for it. I have known a few folks on the Mustang boards that tried it. like most some liked it and some couldn't cope. But like you said it is beginner level and really limits what you can do.
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