Yeah i was wondering if driving with gears 3-2-1 would hurt the transmission too.
I've been recommending the SCT X-Cal2. It can hold up to 3 tunes and your car can easily be returned to stock with a push of a button... It made an abolute night and day difference in my car... And when you return the car to stock the dealership doesn't know that the car has been reprogrammed...Johnnytuinals said:Yea i can see that when you are in drive it will shift at least 3 times before you get to 20mph.
Who does that type of work where we can have it shift to our likeings?
And how much does it cost?
And will the warentty be void?...Lots of questions and sure you have the answers.........JohnnyT
I've only run the 89 Octane... I've got the 93 but just haven't had time to really try it out... and since the 89 performanse so well... and gas prices... LOL!!!Sean2005 said:fishingjts - Thank you for the info on the X-Cal2. I had a few questions about the device and what results people were seeing with it and you have covered most of it. Did you get the tune to run on mid grade, premium or did you get both. I was thinking about getting both of the tunes before they ship the flash just so I can have more options.
I recommend not doing this too often with the automatic (or the manual for that matter) - especially after your warranty is up.Johnnytuinals said:And by down shifing coming to a red light maybe i will save wear and tear on my breaks...Used to enjoy downshifing with manual and never changed my breaks and hope the same with the Automatic......JohnnyT:eyepoppin
Good words of adviceloudog said:I recommend not doing this too often with the automatic (or the manual for that matter) - especially after your warranty is up.
An old motorhead once told me: "Brakes are a WHOLE lot cheaper than a new transmission - what component would you rather replace: brakes or the transmission?". I think those were good words of advice.
Yep... that's pretty much how it works... Ask your dealer for the .XTR files. This is your tune in the "export" format. You then download "Extreme Tune" from the SCT website. You will also need a USB cable (printer type) to connect your X-Cal2 to your PC. You can then customize your tune (small tweaks like tire size, rear gear ratio, shift shedule). Then you use Extreme Tune to upload the tune into your X-Cal2..... fairly simple.... Things to look out for... Sometimes the USB-Serial driver can be a pain to get to load... The driver is included with Extreme Tune. When you go to upload the Tune into the X-Cal2, Extreme Tune will complain about not being able to delete the tunes already on the X-Cal2... just ignore and try loading again...MustangScooby said:Fishing,
I have a X2cal coming and I'm wondering about the tunes. Can I have one sent to me via email? Then just download it to the tuner then on to the car? I'm new to this "tuning" business.
Well, since I barely know the right end of screwdriver I tend to pay to have mechanical things done to my car! LOL! Now the computer stuff like the X-Cal2, Extreme Tune, LiveLink... those I can do! (I'm a computer geek by trade! LOL!) I did how ever do the hood lift kit and intake by myself! LOL!MustangScooby said:Thanks a bunch. I'm suppose to receive it tomorrow (Tuesday). I'm hoping to install it tomorrow evening and take her our for a test drive. I have the Screaming Yellow 6 as well. I've talked to a guy about the T-Lock. I thought of buying it too. I'm wonding if I can do the mod. I'm pretty good with tools. Never worked on a car's rear end though. I noticed you had yours done. Sure is a mod I'd like to have too.