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Tom got your predator in the mail today. When to download the tune but I first have to save my original. It starts saving then stops and says it cant save it because it already has a performance tune or something? I made 4 attempts at this with no luck.

What am I doing wrong if anything.
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^^^I know the previous comment is quite old, but the same thing happened to me. Eventually I got the tune to load, but what was happening?
 

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Tom as I'm out of continent for some time, could you pls. tell me if there is any final word from Predator team about single licence for tuning softw. ?
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The new files load with out pulling fuses on about 99% of the SVT but that 1% is driving me crazy to figure out , just try it next time and see if it helps

Now do you have the "Custom Tune" or the "Performance Tune installed now ?

Tom
 

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I'm at work now, so I can't be 100% sure, I'm pretty sure it I loaded the "custom tune"
 

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Hey there Tom,

I've been using your tune for some time now and I love it. I recently got the PC interface kit, and noticed there is a revision update "9r01" available from Diablosport. The revision on the Predator says "v.7r91."

Do you recommend updating the Predator, or will this cause me problems when I go to swap my stock tune back on the car?
 

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There is no reason to update the CROM file

CAUTION if you do update the CROM , MAKE SURE you restore origional back up FIRST if you dont you will lock up your Pred

Tom
 

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I feel like I might be out of options, because I can't pull a log file off the Predator at all. IT is my profession and this serial connection has been driving me in circles.

I'm pretty sure I will lose your custom tune if I restore the original backup. Could you email a tune to me with TC defeat and a high-flow cat? casey.rauth at verizon.net
 

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Send me an email with your full name and I will get you a copy of it and a copy of my latest CROM file , just make sure you restore origional before changing crom

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Cayse, i updated the firmware to Diablo's latest. it is awesome! the Predator is much faster than before. it has more options and best of all...no need to pull fuses!!

like Tom said though, you need to restore the car to the original backup before updating the firmware.

Tom...my question for you. i recently got a laptop with no serial connector. im sure i can connect to it via USB. but how? i dont understand the drivers that are listed on Diablo's site.

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USB-to-serial converters are an enormous headache. It is most important to make sure you buy an adapter that is compatible with your OS! I bought the Summit kit (which I believe is DiabloSport's own kit), and it isn't compatible with Vista x64.

Beyond that, just follow the directions earlier in this thread to make sure all the serial port settings are correct.
 

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I bought a IOGEAR GUC232A USB to Serial Adapter from cyberguys.com and it does work great and has drivers for vista X64 (on IOGEAR's website). I've used it since for a couple years now and had no problems.

Also, yes, I can't say it enough, put your stock tune back on the car prior to upgrading the CROM. I didn't (the directions that I had didn't say anything about it) and I had to reflash the car at the dealer to be able to change tunes, and have Diablosport reset my Predator. Big pain and $100 for the reflash plus a tow to the dealer when Diablosport had me to force the tune back on the car and it locked the ECU. Listen to Tom.

Again, if you really want to upgrade to the latest, put the stock tune back on the car!!!

Good luck and have fun.
 

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reading this thread and have a question. do later model predators have this update. just got ,mines today and want to know if mines is a new version to what earlier predators are with toms tune. do i take the same steps in installing tune into car. or is there a different way. i have the 9r01 version
 

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I just purchased a used predator with a USB data and power cable. Would i be able to remove that tune, and either replace it with Tom's tune or the SVTF tune off the diablo website?

Also, where is my PCM code in my SVTF? (I know, stupid question)
 

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There is no reason to update the CROM file

CAUTION if you do update the CROM , MAKE SURE you restore origional back up FIRST if you dont you will lock up your Pred

Tom
OK, here's a basic question about terminology: Is "restore original backup" translated as "return the car to stock tune"?? Yeah yeah, I know...stupid question, but some phrases are a bit ambiguous, especially considering the damage that can be done by a misunderstanding.

BTW, the other concept I want to be 100% sure of is "grabbing a copy of the original backup"...or something like that. Regarding (re)installing a custom tune to the Predator and then to the car, I understand the Predator needs to have a copy of the stock tune. Diablo says to start the process of loading the performance tune onto the car, then exit after the stock tune has been backed up onto the Predator. Problem is, the last time I went through this (emissions testing again...argh) the Predator showed nothing about the backup occurring, and no way to stop the whole process at that point, so I just completely installed the Diablo performance tune onto the car, then attempted to load the custom tune onto the Predator from my Vista (junk!) PC. It did seem to work, as the Predator did eventually show "custom tune" in the menu. Any comments to clarify things would be appreciated! [race]

EDIT: You can all continue to ignore this post...I figured it out on my own.

Humbug...
 

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Your tune

Hi Tom My gauge cluster in my svtf took a dump.i have new cluster on order but the ford tech says the car has to be reflashed or it wont start.Will that mean i will loose your tune the tech did not know. thanks[cheers]
 
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