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So i'm about to purchase a used ProCal tuner on eBay for my 2012 GT auto. I've read several places that you can contact FRPP and have them send you an SD card for your specific car. Is this true and if so does anyone know how much it costs? Thanks

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$250...not worth it. You can pick up X3s for about $100 used now and choose any tuner you like. Especially for Auto, you'd be better served by VMP, Mike Rousch or Shaun at AED.

This from the guy who ran 11 sec 1/4 on a full weight 2012 Brembo on a sticky tire and the Procal so, I have no hate for it.


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$250...not worth it. You can pick up X3s for about $100 used now and choose any tuner you like. Especially for Auto, you'd be better served by VMP, Mike Rousch or Shaun at AED.

So you telling me just the damn SD card with my vehicle specifics from Ford costs $250??? I can buy a brand new ProCal unit plus K&N filter from American Muscle for $319. I thought I would be saving some money buying a used unit and getting the card from Ford but apparently not. Guess I will be looking at a different tuner then.
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$250...not worth it. You can pick up X3s for about $100 used now and choose any tuner you like. Especially for Auto, you'd be better served by VMP, Mike Rousch or Shaun at AED.

So you telling me just the damn SD card with my vehicle specifics from Ford costs $250??? I can buy a brand new ProCal unit plus K&N filter from American Muscle for $319. I thought I would be saving some money buying a used unit and getting the card from Ford but apparently not. Guess I will be looking at a different tuner then.
Buy the new unit from FRPP .

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The cheapest is still $319 and that comes with the K&N filter I don't want. I found a used unit on Ebay for $59 was just hoping the SD card from Ford was cheap too.
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Yes, I politely told them to jam it after wrecking my 2012 and inquiring about an SD card for my 14.

I bought an X4 and had VMP tune it. Not tenpenny cheap but worth it to me for the smaller size, way better screen, additional features and better datalogging. The VMP tune is really good, maybe faster than the manual. We'll see come spring. It's the equal of it at least.

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I don't blame you one bit. Only other option I have besides buying a different brand tuner is that the one i'm looking at on eBay was used on a 2012 GT auto. I've read somewhere that as long as the PCM code on it is the same as the one on my car it should work. If I can get this info from the seller and somehow figure out my code it might be a match and good to go without getting a new SD card.
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Needs to be the same PCM code, year and option configuration to work.

Like I said, you can buy a used, unlocked SCT X3 for about $100 and then just seek the tuner of your choice and buy an email tune from them. Prices range from 100 bucks on the low end to 450 on the high end. You just load that tune onto your X3 via your computer and SCT's device updater software, then install the tune on your car.

Or you can just pony up and buy a new X4 from the tuner of your choice and it'll come preloaded with the tunes you ask for. price for that seems to market out at around $400. The X4 is a way better tuner box than the X3 but, if you're just into loading tunes and do minimal datalogging, the old X3 is fine. I always did datalogging on my X3 with a laptop and used the X3 as a pass through device. Way easier.

2014 Premium GT, SGM, Brembo, Auto, Tech, Comfort, etc. GT500s, Steeda UCA, VMP auto tune, 100 shot on BBR tune, best et: 11.38 at 120.85

2012 GT, Candy Red, Brembo, 3.73, Tech, Comfort, etc. Procal tune, Roush upper, UMI LCAs, Steeda red bracket, GT500s, 28X10X16 Hoosier slicks, best et: 11.91 at 115.23 RIP
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Ok thanks a bunch for the info. Looks like that will more than likely be the route I go as soon as I save a few more dollars.
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The ProCal tune does not work well on the Auto cars.

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Whatever you decide, just pm me if you need any help with this.
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and why is that?
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Whatever you decide, just pm me if you need any help with this.
Thanks, will do!
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