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Old 12-14-2006, 11:45 PM   #1
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Hey tom i wanted to know(which you have probably answered this question a milion times but i am new to this) what tuning would be the best. I have a co-worker who told me to take my car to a tuner here in Atlanta that solders a chip onto ur ecu for 100 dollars and then charges 140 dollars an hour to tune. Is that any good??? how bout the SCT chip?? or XCAL??? I would really like to know which is my best option??


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Old 12-15-2006, 12:13 AM   #2
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my god...140 an hour...damn. i never think to get a tune..i wont be doing anything like that to my focus but sounds like an awesome thing to get into for money!
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There is no best option all chips do the same thing , That guy is more then likely talking about the uni-chip not a bad devise use them my self on other cars, BUT on the Focus you can plug in a chip or do a flash that keeps you from cutting wires

First what all is done to your engine

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i got a aem cold air intake and a muffler. not much, but i want to get the rev limiter bumped up and i want to free my motor form restrictions from the factory settings.
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Find some one that can do a Diablo or a SCT chip , on the dyno will be the safest and best performance wise tune

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is it better to go with a chip or with a flasher like the xcal? which can i get the most out from?
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Tey both do the same thing , with the flasher you can download tunes from your tuner if some small thing needs to be changed

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now with the chip can u still add files to it?
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Yes, you can have programs added and deleted.
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The chip and the flasher do the same thing one just plugs into the "J" port and one flashes the ECU through the OBDII port

Like i said with the flasher tunes can be sent to you through emails where the chip will have to be taken back to the guy that tuned it

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