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Old 07-20-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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ECU Tune with iPad?

Hey All,

I was just dinking around on Central Florida Motorsports website and saw that they sell iPads pre-loaded with tuning software! This would be really cool to have. I could justify the price even easier than just the tune with the SCT, because I could use the iPad even after my tune has been loaded.

My question is, has anyone tried this? And if Tom is hanging around here and happens to see this, what are your thoughts on it? Would it be worth trying, or is the SCT the way to go?

Here are a few links for your browsing pleasure...
http://www.sct-itsx.com/
http://focus.c-f-m.com/sct-itsx-pre-...2012-ford.aspx

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from what i see.
1.) currently doesn't support livelink for datalogging
2.) says it can't be used for custom tuning
these they say will change but as of now its not supported
3.) doesn't actually include the ipad, iphone... ect.

your paying $500 for the dongle and software it seems. so with a ipad your looking at around $1000. then added the amount in to actually custom tune your car.
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Maybe I misread it... I may call them tomorrow and see if their page is still up to date. From the way the page title is written, it looks like it comes pre-programmed on the iPad
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from what i see.
1.) currently doesn't support livelink for datalogging
2.) says it can't be used for custom tuning
these they say will change but as of now its not supported
3.) doesn't actually include the ipad, iphone... ect.

your paying $500 for the dongle and software it seems. so with a ipad your looking at around $1000. then added the amount in to actually custom tune your car.
To address your observations:
1. Currently it does not work with livelink but the next release will be supported. We have already released this to some dealers on a test basis.
2. The iTSX (or TSX on android) DOES support custom tuning.
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This would be something I'd love to try out! I've got a Samsung Galaxy SIII, so it should be capable of data logging just fine. Sounds like an awesome idea.
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What dongles are supported and where do we get one?

App downloaded.
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What dongles are supported and where do we get one?

App downloaded.
This is not just a "read and display info" like a lot of other apps. The iTSX/TSX does this in addition to being able to flash your vehicle with an SCT tune.

Only SCT hardware can be used. No 3rd party dongle will work with our app.
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So how much does the ODBII interface cost and where do we find one?
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So how much does the ODBII interface cost and where do we find one?

What I'm seeing on CFM'S site says it's about $450, and I take that to be cost of software and interface only (well really it's just the interface because the software is free).


Questions I have:

1) Is the interface actually a 'dongle'? (I assume it is)

2) Does the software function the same as Advantage III? or does one have to purchase Advantage III on top to do personal custom tuning?

3) What is the data transfer limit, that is to say: if I'm logging more data does the refresh rate diminish with each additional PID? (I know it does hardwired but I'm curious how that compares to wireless)

4) Does this work with LiveLink II? (are there bugs?)
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I was thinking that this was an alternative to Tom's tune. But, I clearly see that I would get much more added value going with Tom's Tune. Tangible things like a stand alone tuner and free updates.
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