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so my x-cal is on its way, few questions

talked to doug today, and it shipped out this morning. so excited!!!

just have a few questions, is it literally a plug and play sort of deal? plug it into the obdII port and load the tune, then its done?? and is there any way to log data with it? 0-60, iat's, etc etc
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Yup plug, play, load and unplug. Not sure about the other stuff though.
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sweet.
when i get it, my friend and i are going to take the truck for a spin, load a tune, then do it again. that way i have my opinion, and someone elses to see if the differences are noticeable
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you can datalog with a laptop and the tuner. can't get 0-60 times and stuff.
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okay

cool, thanks!
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It is a great unit. It has a lot of great features, but I could never get the damn data log to work. Oh well.
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If you dont mind me asking... how much did you end up paying?
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WOW. already got it!
tuned, and i love it! so far just running the 87 octane performance tune. once i run out of gas, i will put some 91 in it and try out the other tunes.

the shifting is my favorite part. it improved my shifting with my auto tranny a lot! that was my main reason of getting it.
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Yup, it shifts "tighter" (i guess thats how to describe it) and it corrects your speedo, tach and odo for larger tires. IMO, those are the only 2 things I noticed after tuning my truck.
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idk, it also feels like it has a tiny bit more grunt down low, which i needed after putting the heavy cragars on
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when it adjusts the trans, does it adjust that "lag" in it where it seems to get confused on which gear to pick??

the biggest problem i have with my truck is when i want to get down the road and try to push the pedal through the firewall, it will downshift once, than a second or two later, it will finally downshift again to the gear where it should have been in the first place. if it fixes that, i'm all about getting one!!
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yeah it definitely fixed that. thats one thing i hated about the tranny in the truck.

shifts are firmer, quicker, and higher at WOT from what i've noticed so far. gonna take it for a longer drive a bit later. can't wait :)
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another question, if for some reason i need to undo the battery, will it reset my tune back to stock? or will it keep all the same settings..
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You won't lose the tune if you unhook the battery.
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Yeah the tunes in there until you use the tuner to change it.
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ok sweet
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Real tuners use a wideband - you will need this if you want to get the best results. I wouldnt even consider doing a tune without a wideband.
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Real tuners use a wideband - you will need this if you want to get the best results. I wouldnt even consider doing a tune without a wideband.
Is the X-cal not considered a real tuner?
If not why?
And why is it so recommended?
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You can't write your own tunes for it without the software. You get tunes for your truck when you buy the tuner. You adjust some things but not everything.
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yeah i have a wideband on my grand prix, and did my own very extensive tune on that. but that car is also basically a race car now. its not daily driven. my truck is, and all i wanted was a basic tune to make it a bit more enjoyable to drive. i want to get it professionally dyno tuned, but the shop i want to do that is all the way in grand rapids.
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Yup, it shifts "tighter" (i guess thats how to describe it) and it corrects your speedo, tach and odo for larger tires. IMO, those are the only 2 things I noticed after tuning my truck.
the tach should never be wrong, regardless of gear ratios, tire sizes, or anything else you do.
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the tach should never be wrong, regardless of gear ratios, tire sizes, or anything else you do.
Mine is not perfect, but I have had my needles off. Tire size won't change it though, it is strictly engine speed.
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Sweet good to hear you like it. Im thinking about getting one to make up for the lost power with my bigger tires. Let us know how the 91 tune is.
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will do. still stuck at 3/4 of a tank lol

i might run the 91 tune for a while, at least until gas goes back up to 4 bucks a gallon. bleh! then its back to the 87 tune lol
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