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Old 04-18-2005, 01:24 AM   #1
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04 owners need to let SVT know its time for FLASH

All the 04 owners need to contact SVT and let them know its time for the flash to be released. Matt at SVT told me it should have been out two weeks ago. Some how I think others have heard the same. Is that the automatic response??? Well it needs to be out, I'm tired of the car running like a beater, it should be smoother, the lights and gauges should not blink when revs are falling back to idle, it should not idle so high on cold start for so long(around 5minutes most other cars will return to idle much quicker). 04 OWNERS WANT THEIR FLASH.


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Old 04-18-2005, 08:46 AM   #2
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Why just the 04 owners??? We all need the love of a new flash update :)
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Old 04-18-2005, 09:17 AM   #3
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You are better off getting an aftermarket performance tune that will clean up those issues and give you more power. I don't think we are a priority at SVT headquarters right now.
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Old 04-18-2005, 11:33 AM   #4
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Is this only a flash for the 04's? Cuz if not then I would like one to
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Old 04-18-2005, 01:13 PM   #5
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Sorry, but I am tired of pulling teeth to get things done though Ford or SVT. I have pursueing a fix to the surging and sticky throttle for a long time now, and i just keep getting the typical run around..."cant replicate"...or "we feel the sticky throttle but since it isnt a known problem we dont have a fix for it." Anyway, i just decided to go with the hypnotic tune which took care of the lack of power and bogging. There is still surging, but he also has a tune specifically for that that makes the engine as smooth as silk...but isnt as punchy.
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Old 04-18-2005, 06:59 PM   #6
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Is this only a flash for the 04's? Cuz if not then I would like one to
Yes. 04 only.
The 04's won't take the earlier reflash, due to a "tweaking" of the fuel system, and different fuel pump.

Oh boy, I'm letting the cat out of the bag now....
Just installed Wayne's (Hypnotic Illusions) tune Saturday night at 10:30....
Hit the track (1st AutoCross of the season) on Sunday morning.
WOW!!!
I couldn't care less with what Ford/SVT comes out with.
This is a completely different car now.

I'll write a review, but it's going to take me a bit to get my notes together.
Trust me. You'd like it. Forget about the factory reflash.
Whichever tuner you go with, I do believe it will blow the factory tune right out of the water.
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Old 04-18-2005, 07:13 PM   #7
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Don't forget that any tune offered by Ford MUST be emissions legal. And, truth be known, most of the driveability issues are directly related to smog compliance. My 04 really didn't run too badly and was acceptable until the FS SCT tune came out. The flickering lights are something other than the tune, methinks.
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