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I have some questions about getting a car tuned.

Is there a method of self tuning? I don't mine sending in the ECU to be bench tuned, but then what happens if I need to have warranty work done? I would like to be able to drop the factory tune back on it before I take it in.

I also would prefer not to go without my car while the ECU is in the mail. This car is also my DD. I thought about getting a secondary ECU to get tuned, but I know some ECUs keep track of VIN and mileage of the car they are supposed to be in. Do Kia/Hyundai ECUs do this?
 

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I think currently only the bench tunes are available, but damnfastdd will send you a loaner ecu while your is being flashed.
I'm not entirely sure about the odometer.
 

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kia"s pcm doesn't store the odometer not 100% sure on the vin
 

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kia"s pcm doesn't store the odometer not 100% sure on the vin
That's one of my biggest concern, is them being able to tell I've been swapping out the PCM (millage not matching Odometer). Since mileage isn't stored, I could get a secondary ECU, and have that one flashed.
 

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yep it stores it in the cluster but like I said not sure if it's stores it (VIN) in the pcm , I haven't seen anything like key cycles if you asked this on Tuesday I could asked a kia rep
 
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From what I understand, John is closing to having a Bluetooth/USB transfer setup for files on the fly. John can you confirm this, did I read that right on Facebook?
 

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Do we know some kind of ETA on that?

What would you need to pull this off? If I'm understanding this right. This will allow us to basically "tune" the Ecu from stock to a tune and back to stock as we wish when we need to. Is that what is happening with this?

If so what kind of tools would the avg person need or will it be provided when we pay for it?
 

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Do we know some kind of ETA on that?

What would you need to pull this off? If I'm understanding this right. This will allow us to basically "tune" the Ecu from stock to a tune and back to stock as we wish when we need to. Is that what is happening with this?

If so what kind of tools would the avg person need or will it be provided when we pay for it?
As of right now from what I understand the handheld doesn't have a eta on it yet. It will allow Tork to email you a file and you load it onto the programmer and then load it to the ECU. Then if something happens you can put your stock file back onto it before it goes in. No tools are needed since it will plug into the OBDII port.
 

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Any updates? Ill give $200 to be a ginny pig
He might cut you a good deal if you went for a drive to Washington and let him play with your car at his shop lol
 

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I would like to get some sort of tune as well - Is there anyone in the Chicago area that does this sort of thing? Or do I need to mail my ECU out?
 

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where does everyone buy a spare ecu? Is it kind of a lucky thing to find one And if I sent a spare and had tork put a tune on it and kept my original for when I take it to the dealer, is that going to be okay?
 

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where does everyone buy a spare ecu? Is it kind of a lucky thing to find one And if I sent a spare and had tork put a tune on it and kept my original for when I take it to the dealer, is that going to be okay?
We can get them directly, thing is we do not just send out generic base files with the tune. So you would either have to have the ecu vin programmed at the dealer or we would need to see the factory ecu just to copy. Dont need to modify that one just read it and flash that onto the newer ecu.
 
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