Most performance buffs get 3rd party kits (ie..APS Ph3..etc) fitted to their cars and tuned according to what owners want out of their car (nothing new !), but here's an idea that I thought of when mucking around with my Premium Sound system (in my XR6T) on the way to work this morning...
How about a CD player in all Falcons that also reads data CDs (ie..CD-R), and re-programs the car's ECU/PCM for new and updated software. This would allow new (maybe more efficient) versions or running software and programs which can be customised more closely to a driver's requirements. ie..if fuel efficiency is a priority, then adopt a program which runs the engine lean and adopt faster transimssion changes (for auto's). Or if you want to maximise performance, then run the engine 'rich' ..etc
Also, a PC program can be developed which can run on owners PC's which allows config files to be generated. These config files can then be burnt to a CD, which can then be read by the car's CD player.
Obviously a fixed number of config's (or something equivalent) would be required so that people dont puch the car's engine/transmission system too far ....
Imagine the possibilties ????????????
FORD .. HOW ABOUT IT ?????????????????????????
This would be a world first ! ..haven't heard anything like this from any Manufacturer . please prove me wrong if you know or have heard of something ....)
Ford guard their EEC programs very closely. I am yet to hear of anyone who has actually cracked the EECV/VI. I would doubt that Ford would then build in something to make it easier for people to change the ECU etc. Imagine the warranty nightmare this would create! To have different settings, though, that could be done through the use of a button or buttons - just like the Power/Econ button for the Auto Trans.
AU1 XR8 Auto147.9 rwkw (approx 215 fwkw)
AU2 Wagon HAD Auto
17s, Pacemakers, 3" Intake & Pod filter (The Family Hack)
That technology is here well sort of, with the Xede chip from chip torque you can plug in your laptop and put in what ever map you like that you have saved on your laptop with the press of a enter button you can put in what ever tune you like and the Xede they use on the turbo cars can switch between to tunes or maps with out the use of the laptop the chip holds 2 maps..and all the software for this can be down loaded from there web site free of charge… we have had a look at these maps on mine and have saved tunes before I got a new one just incase the new tune is not as good as the last one, we can change it back ourselves…also we setup a shift light of the output..Xede chip has a 9 pin serial plug that plugs into any laptop..
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