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Old 04-11-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
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Installing emailed Tom's tune - help out a nit wit please...

I've read thru the Predator posts and I guess I'm just not getting it yet. I could use some detailed help.

I have a 2002 Focus SVT. I have a Predator from Tom. I had some problems with the initial install and I think the Predator tune is in my car, not Tom's. I want to load Tom's tune in again. Since Tom's tune may have been wiped from the Predator and over-written with the Diablo tune, he emailed me his tune. I have a serial cable, and a 12 volt power supply for the Predator.

Could someone walk me thru, step by step? I need to get his custom tune from my PC into the Predator, and then into the car. I know for sure the Ford factory tune is NOT in the car. So I assume I will have to put the factory tune back in the car from the Predator first, correct? So I don't screw this up I'd appreciate help here as well.

And, do I need to download software for my PC (desktop, Windows XP SP2) in order to do this? I couldn't find any on Diablosport's web site.


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I'm not sure about the Predator but for the Xcal2 there is software you need for the PC to load your tune into the Predator.
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do to diablosport.com and download the DSDownloader. and then follow the directions in his thread.
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Okay, I used U7144.
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^^^Here's everything you need for any year SVTF:
http://www.diablosport.com/index.php...display&pid=13

And, further instructions here:
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The instructions for the DSdownloader appear to be for a firmware update. I don't want that!

I take it this program also loads the tunes?
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Thanks WD40, but I've read those a bunch. I did due dilligence and searched and read - I'm just slow I guess.
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Does this program also load the tunes?
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Dont forget you may have to change the BAUD rate of the Predator to match the rate of your PC to get the tune to downlaod to it.
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