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      05-18-2013, 12:46 AM   #1431
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Uhh...Uhh...SCREW IT!!! Here goes nothing.
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      05-18-2013, 04:35 AM   #1432
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mine shipped... oh my gawwwwwd.... Anyone recommend an external battery?
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      05-18-2013, 06:30 PM   #1433
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mine shipped... oh my gawwwwwd.... Anyone recommend an external battery?
I just picked up an external battery charger/maintainer and had no issues. The ECU read is the one that takes longest. Mine took 60 minutes
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      05-20-2013, 01:29 AM   #1434
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I just picked up an external battery charger/maintainer and had no issues. The ECU read is the one that takes longest. Mine took 60 minutes
Thanks! are there any specs/features for these battery chargers/maintainers that I should look into before purchasing? I don't' want to buy one find out that it wasn't powerful enough or something =P
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      05-20-2013, 06:39 AM   #1435
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I just picked up the black and decker model from Lowes... can't recall the model number. For its size it got the job done.
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      05-20-2013, 09:27 AM   #1436
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      05-21-2013, 01:49 PM   #1437
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Just bought one!

I have toyed with doing this forever but I can't pass up that deal!
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I' ordered a battery tender from Amazon, about $47 if I remember correctly.
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      05-21-2013, 03:49 PM   #1439
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Update:1 left until the new batch arrives sometime this week.
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Do we need an external battery charger or anything??
Or are people just taking precautionary measures?
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      05-21-2013, 06:14 PM   #1441
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Do we need an external battery charger or anything??
Or are people just taking precautionary measures?
It's highly recommended. I had an issue where the tune did not upload correctly and locked up the Simon tool to recovery mode and lit my dash up with every warning light. Long story short, I had to e-mail Zak @ AA and unlock it through his channels. We troubleshooted that it was likely due to voltage instability with the battery (I didn't have a charger for this). Once unlocked and I did the read/e-mail/upload again (all with a charger) I was good to go.
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      05-21-2013, 06:23 PM   #1442
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After doing a bit of research, I think this thing is gonna be sufficient when reading your ecu
http://www.pepboys.com/product/detai...rs/?quantity=1
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      05-21-2013, 06:37 PM   #1443
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After doing a bit of research, I think this thing is gonna be sufficient when reading your ecu
http://www.pepboys.com/product/detai...rs/?quantity=1
That's the one I've got. $20 on Amazon too.
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      05-21-2013, 07:38 PM   #1444
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It's highly recommended. I had an issue where the tune did not upload correctly and locked up the Simon tool to recovery mode and lit my dash up with every warning light. Long story short, I had to e-mail Zak @ AA and unlock it through his channels. We troubleshooted that it was likely due to voltage instability with the battery (I didn't have a charger for this). Once unlocked and I did the read/e-mail/upload again (all with a charger) I was good to go.
I ran into the same issue the other day. For whatever reason when I tried to upload the updated version of the tune, the Simon tool gave me "recovery" protocol as the only option. I let "recovery" flash upload and when that was done, only then I was able to select the tuned files option and upload the tune.
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      05-21-2013, 09:33 PM   #1445
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Have you guys used the Torque app and the ELM327 bluetooth OBDII reader? The app is $6 and the OBDII bt module is about $25. Combo is hard to beat.
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Got my stock map on my computer. Anyone know where I need to e-mail it?
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      05-22-2013, 06:40 AM   #1447
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Got my stock map on my computer. Anyone know where I need to e-mail it?
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      05-22-2013, 02:11 PM   #1448
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Mine's on the way, thanks Andrew.
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Got my tune installed tonight and went for a quick spin, and all I can say is WOW!!!

All these guys who've stated they can't really feel a difference are crazy! I almost wonder if they screwed up and just re-installed the stock map because it's like night and day!

The car pulls all the way to redline, has no dips in power at various RPMs, and just feels smoother and faster even though it doesn't have THAT much more power.

I'm in love with my car all over again! Thanks AA!!!
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      05-22-2013, 11:36 PM   #1452
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Got my tune installed tonight and went for a quick spin, and all I can say is WOW!!!

All these guys who've stated they can't really feel a difference are crazy! I almost wonder if they screwed up and just re-installed the stock map because it's like night and day!

The car pulls all the way to redline, has no dips in power at various RPMs, and just feels smoother and faster even though it doesn't have THAT much more power.

I'm in love with my car all over again! Thanks AA!!!

niice fedex was delayed for me today so I'm hoping to get it all together by tomorrow how long did the whole process take you? (ecu reading, sending files, receiving files, reflash ecu)
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