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Smmy15643 10-29-2012 08:44 PM

performance chip
 
so heres the deal, my buddy has been hounding me to chip my car for weeks now and i think im finally giving in, but heres the deal, all the chips i find are like 300$+ and that seems like alot for such a little devise, are there any good cheap chips? like on this website http://www.performancechiptuning.com/Ford/Focus+ZX3/ the cheap ones i dont know if i can trust i just would like more information thanks in advance

Smmy15643 10-29-2012 08:53 PM

im willing to spend 350$ just wanna know if anything cheaper is out there

mikebontoft 10-29-2012 09:01 PM

you cannot chip the focus computer. anything advertised as a chip is a scam. you will need a tune where something such as an sct xcal is used.

1turbofocus offers remote tuning and fswerks does tuning as well. any others I'm not aware of so feel free to post them.

mikebontoft 10-29-2012 09:06 PM

wow stay away from that site... tons of BS crap in there.

iminhell 10-29-2012 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by mikebontoft (Post 4429677)
wow stay away from that site... tons of BS crap in there.


I'm totally going to take them up on that live support.
This should be fun ...


And yes, Xcal II or III is what you want. There is no substitute.

Smmy15643 10-30-2012 07:11 AM

remote tuning? sorry to sound uneducated on the subject but well im not... i havnt got a clue what the diffrence between that and just buying a sct ecu flasher

Mile30 10-30-2012 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Smmy15643 (Post 4430176)
remote tuning? sorry to sound uneducated on the subject but well im not... i haven't got a clue what the difference between that and just buying a sct ecu flasher

Remote tuning allows the vendor to add/subtract/change settings on your computer's tune set-up... they'll tweak the tune based on what you tell them and email the revised tune to you. You load it onto the xCal and then change tunes in the car.

Just buying one allows you the opportunity to change the car's maps and settings... the problem with just owning the flasher won't do the end-user any good with out the tuning shop. They have the tools, computer programs, and experience & know-how from tuning on a regular basis; so they'd need to do their job before that programmer you'd buy will do you a lick of good.

1turbofocus 10-30-2012 10:40 PM

I sell the xcal3 for 399.00 and 20.00 for shipping , for that you get the xcal3 flasher a full custom tune and FREE tune updates as you add more NA mods

You also get my datalogging services where I take over your laptop and set up the datalog list and do the first datalog like sitting in the car with you , this can be priceless for a lot of people that have issues using a computor

If issues come up even not tune related I will help with them , a datalog can go a long way to point to any issues your having

This is a little more then the 350.00 you wanting to spend but you also get a lot more then buying a cookie cutter tune in a xcal3 shipped to you with no support for 379.00

Tom

sleepyboy 10-30-2012 10:57 PM

It's really worth it and you can use the Xcal to check the check engine light on other cars as well. It was one of the best mods hands down that I've bought for my car.

Smmy15643 10-31-2012 12:48 PM

hmmmm 420$? yanno what ill know if i can get this by friday, work is slow so it really depends but if i can afford it by then can i email or call you 1turbofocus? this really sounds like something i want to do and pretty soon to


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