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Old 02-04-2012, 07:16 AM   #11
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MS, in any current form, is archaic compared to the stock Focus ECU programming.


There is computer software/cables out the to tune Fords, but it costs more than the tuner and tune itself.


Odds are if you can't afford a tuner/tune, then you don't need one. Quit being a cheap ass.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:53 AM   #12
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HEck most of the Mustangs guys arent even using MS anymore, I hear QuarterHorse is alot better.
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I've always wondered the same, and no you can't use someone's tune. When you flash the tune to the car, the stock tune gets stored on the flasher. Also the flasher marries itself to the car so it will only flash that car. Sucks I know, it was one of the first things I thought about back in the day. Those dreams were squashed real fast
Does this mean that you can re-tune to factory specifications? Like if you ever have to take it to the dealer?
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Yes you can return the ECU to stock at any time and then the xcal can be used on another car

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Old 02-12-2012, 11:37 AM   #15
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Yes you can return the ECU to stock at any time and then the xcal can be used on another car

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So I could return the ecu to stock and then back to performance after I'm done with the stealership?
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So I could return the ecu to stock and then back to performance after I'm done with the stealership?
Yes you can . I do it all the time.
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EFI LIVE AND HP TUNERS are both laptop based software mainly for diesels and the LS series based motors.
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