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Old 07-09-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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just ordered the SCT x3 flash tuner

So i just ordered the SCT x3 tuner for my 08 focus. Have any of the board members here had good luck with the data logging portion and custome tuning abilityoffered on the tuner? how intuitive is it? pretty easy to work with? i have a wide band that i am going to put on the car. that'll make alot of difference in knowing when and where to pull the fuel.


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why would you not pay for a tune/tuner from one of the FF vendors? if you have never tuned before, you can cause some big issues.
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Return it- buy one from focus power- unlimited updates on tuning on a N/A application...

Tuning isn't just basic input.. There's a lot to it.. One parameter off and you can fry an engine


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why would you not pay for a tune/tuner from one of the FF vendors? if you have never tuned before, you can cause some big issues.
I did.

but I have tuned before, just not with a sct tuner. I am a HP tuners user and have been for years. I am well aware of the potential of screw ups. Thats why my gto no longer has the stock motor. little too lean burned a piston or 5.... i have tuned through many cars. i have just never really used the SCT. and it iwas ordered and i didn't have the unit here i was just trying to see if anyone had experience using it for the tuning abilities. Every one says this is the one for a Ford to get.
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Who you got the xcal3 from should be able to set it up and help with any questions you have
If you got it from me you get my services where I set it all up for you and do the first datalog like I was sitting in the car with you , helps so you understand things better and know how everything works

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I did get it through a vendor and they are setting it up for the initial drop. but i guess i was just getting ahead of my self and not waiting for it to get here and then looking at it. Tom if I had paid enough attention I would have gotten it through you. I actually got it from FSwerks. Not sure how that all plays out. More than anything I searched SCT site to get alot of the information then I went to the vendor I have been using for alot of my other items. suspension mostly and some basic cosmetic items.
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There is no custom tuning with a basic xcal.
Most anything you can adjust via the tuner is worthless and just unsafe.
A true custom tune for your car is the only way to go. Yes a tune based on others' cars is close. But it's never your car.
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There is no custom tuning with a basic xcal.
Most anything you can adjust via the tuner is worthless and just unsafe.
A true custom tune for your car is the only way to go. Yes a tune based on others' cars is close. But it's never your car.
Pretty sure several of us (second gen drivers) have custom tuned with our Xcal3.....
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I did get it through a vendor and they are setting it up for the initial drop. but i guess i was just getting ahead of my self and not waiting for it to get here and then looking at it. Tom if I had paid enough attention I would have gotten it through you. I actually got it from FSwerks. Not sure how that all plays out. More than anything I searched SCT site to get alot of the information then I went to the vendor I have been using for alot of my other items. suspension mostly and some basic cosmetic items.
FSWerks is perfectly fine. That is where I got mine from. Randy will take good care of you. If you want to datalog you can let him know and he will let you know the process for it. In all honesty though you will not need to datalog as the tune he will give you will already be customized for your car. They fully test their tunes on cars and since none of them drive an automatic they even when and rented on to perfect the tune for second gen automatics.... They are a great company.
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