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Old 01-26-2006, 10:28 AM   #1
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Bought a used Xcal 4 my SVT, found out I've been owned

Becareful when buying ANY used ECU flasher!!!!!!!!! Heres a little story about how I tried to save some money. I recently purchased one for my SVT and sent it off to a very well know and reputable tuner in the states. I figured that why buy a new one, when you can buy a used one for half the cost and have it reflashed. Today I was informed that the previous owner DID NOT flash his car back to the stock programming, he just left the stock tune and additional aftermarket tune on it. Now I will have to pay addional fees to have it sent to the company that makes it to be wiped. If the unit had ONLY the after market tunes on it, the dealer I sent it to could reflash it no problem, BUT since it has a factory tune on it, only the company that makes it can wipe it clean!!!!! And before you tell me I should have asked if it was unlocked before I purchased it, I DID and was told it was! I just no longer have the PMs to prove it as I deleted them. Now I'm not saying the previous owner of my flasher did this on purpose as I don't know that, but save your self one potential GIANT PITA, and but a flasher new, unless you know you personally know you can trust the seller.


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Old 01-26-2006, 10:42 AM   #2
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that sux dude! i've never bought anything from anyone using this site. i can't say i 100% trust everyone and there's no way you're protected when something like that happens. sorry to hear about that
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have you talked to Wayne ? maybe he can help you
and i agree, you should have bought a new one. Cant always count on a " good deal". you get wut you pay for.
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Old 01-26-2006, 10:50 AM   #4
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have you talked to Wayne ? maybe he can help you
and i agree, you should have bought a new one. Cant always count on a " good deal". you get wut you pay for.
I sent it to Wayne @ Hypnotic for the reflash, (the tuner I mentioned) he has been a big help and is doing the best he can to help me out in this unfortunate situation.
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Wayne rules... but sorry that you got owned, man.. that kinda sucks.
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yeah i had the same problem when i bought my Procharger kit and the SCT Xcal with it........ The dude had it vinlocked (didnt flash it back to stock) but I got it all worked out just took some time and all now i have an extra and need to sell it and believe me I will be sure to flash it back to stock lol
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Old 01-26-2006, 11:23 AM   #8
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This doesn't just suck, is sucks big fat hair donkey balls. The way it looks is that by the time its all said and done and get back my Xcal1, I could have just ordered up a new Xcal2 for the same money and 10 times less hassle and frustration.
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sucks man...

at least wayne took care of the chip
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Was it a member from this site? Let's make HIM lick some hairy donkey balls.
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