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Old 09-08-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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Cost to re-flash for Manual Transmission

I am in the decision making process of adding a 3550/TKO500/TKO600 instead of the 4R70W that came with the `97 I just picked up.

If I go M/T, I need the transmission commands removed from the ECU, correct?

The whole OBD-II set-up is going into my `92 X.

What is the process of re-flashing my ECU? Can I send it off somewhere? Or do I have to buy a flasher, and do it myself? If I can send it off, what can I expect to pay?

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Old 09-08-2008, 02:35 PM   #2
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I would buy a flasher from James (jah81592). Then he can write you tunes with the trans functions removed. And then you'll have the extra performance from the tune as well. And the data logging, and code reading are good for diagnosing problems and just generally monitoring every little function you can think of.

edit: oh did I mention I picked up .6 of a second in the quarter mile with just the tuner Though some of that is from improved transmission performance that you won't be getting.
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What is the LEAST EXPENSIVE way to get my ECU re-flashed? I can't buy a TK trans, AND a XCal.....

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Okay....lets say I BUY a tuner.....what will it cost me to have program written like I want?

Everyone says you gotta re-flash your ECM...but NOBODY is letting me know HOW to go about doing this...

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I'm pretty sure that James (jah81592) usually includes a couple of custom tunes when you buy a new tuner from him. I really think that this is the best way for you to go, this gives you some flexibility. There might be somebody out there that would just flash your computer and send it back to you, but it would still probably cost at least $300, and if you have problems with it your stuck waiting at least a week for it to get back to the programmer and then to you again. And with the tuner if you have a problem you can have a different tune to try in under an hour.
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I am running a c-6 in my 1998 with no issues because the trans is not computer controlled the PCM does not realize it and just thinks it is in park I have never even thrown a code
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Hello

I am running a slightly different ecm. I have a 93 gt auto ecm in my 88 5 speed stang and never had an issue to date. My self I would just do the transmission change and see what happens.

But thats just me.

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tweecer Rts run 550$ and you woulnt have to deal with chip issues




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