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Old 01-08-2009
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X-Cal tuner

Does anyone have a X-Cal tuner for sale??
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hi, i am with you there, I called to get a new xcal-3
i believe they wanted close to 500.00..

one person should get one, and we can all chip in and split the cost!!!
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hi, i am with you there, I called to get a new xcal-3
i believe they wanted close to 500.00..

one person should get one, and we can all chip in and split the cost!!!
The tuners work for one truck only. They are locked to the vin number and if you buy a used one you have to send it in so they can program your vin into it.
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wow.. what a scan..

do they really work ??
do you really see improvements in mileage and performance
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Do you really think they'd sell them if they didn't work? You'd see more negative reviews on them if they didn't work.
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1 question on the x-cal 3 i got a 3.0 but im bout to do the 4.0 swap if i get a x-cal will it work for the 4.0 when i put it in.. or will it now work cuz the pcm is from a different Vin# and stupid question but does it recalibrate the speedo?
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It would work with the 3.0 and then the 4.0, but before you pulled the 3.0 you have to unlock the xcal by setting the tune back to stock, and then there MIGHT be another step in the process, but you have to set it back to stock to unlock the xcal, then do the swap, then pair the xcal to the pcm again... and tune
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alright well i might do some looking around and a little more searching so ill know how to do everything... but i wonder if i get the vin# from the donor if that would work and just have the x-cal pre set for 4.0l and plug n play once its installed?
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i have an XCAL3 and it helped alot. it's not going to make it insanely fast.. but you will feel a difference.
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itl be alot more to me since im going from a 3.0 to a 4.0 that im probly gonna put jba headers under drive pulleys x-cal 3 screamin demon coil pack ect... so itl be alot more then my 3.0 for sure
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Thanks MOTO - for the info - BTW nice truck..

I have seen more positive reviews on the Xcal than negative ones..

do you need to run 89 or 93 octane after getting them ?
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Depends on what tune you have in.
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Thanks MOTO - for the info - BTW nice truck..

I have seen more positive reviews on the Xcal than negative ones..

do you need to run 89 or 93 octane after getting them ?
you can run anything from an 87 to a 94 tune for torque or performance or Mileage. ( 94 here in Canada I'm not sure about the U.S)

Contact Bamachips ( Doug) or Rouge performance ( Fred) they can set you in the right direction according to what you need.

It's a great little mod to wake up your truck IMO.
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No, you can unlock a tuner. My friend just sold his X cal 3.. so yea
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Another great tuner is Don at Lasota racing. He's created classes that the other tuners take to learn the trade. Why not go to the master?

btw, an x-cal of any rev level is just simply the "box" that carries the tune. What you'r really after is the brains & experience behind the tune. And even that only gets you into the ball park. Tuning yourself gets you exactly what you want.
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No, you can unlock a tuner. My friend just sold his X cal 3.. so yea
The new owner has to send it in which costs money.
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