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dynosteve 10-09-2018 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by SSEssence (Post 10332244)
I originally had a tune from Steve for my JBA shorty headers and high flow cats. I recently picked up a set of Kooks long tube headers and high flow cats and plan on installing this weekend so I emailed Steve this morning for a revised tune and he sent me a revised tune within a hour of my email. You can't beat the service RDP provides and the tunes are amazing! They really wake the car up!



Thankyou sir

zlathim 11-24-2018 07:35 PM

Steve-

Thanks on the quick turn-around on my retune for lower gears!! I know I can
always count on you to get me what I need in a hurry. :first:

dynosteve 11-26-2018 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by zlathim (Post 10368133)
Steve-

Thanks on the quick turn-around on my retune for lower gears!! I know I can
always count on you to get me what I need in a hurry. :first:

your most welcome kind sir :thumb:

zlathim 12-07-2018 02:34 PM

I'm still going to be able to use the tuner I purchased from you previously just as I always have, right? This just affects tuners sold after Jan 2nd?

The Wanderer 12-07-2018 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by dynosteve (Post 10378991)
Due to SCT's Legal Issues with the EPA alot of Tuning Parameters are going to be deleted from the software from January 2nd, this will effect header installations Fuel System upgrades Supercharging etc, if you currently have mods and wanting to get them fitted and tuned and programmers bought this needs to be done before 30th of December this Year, PM me or give me a call on 440 358 5500 for more information.

Will this effect cars that have bolt ons and have already been tuned?

Roader 12-08-2018 08:56 AM

I was hoping to wait but you guys tuned a stock 2015 GMC Sierra or Silverado? Wondering if it’s worth it to get the trans shifting better but the overall difference customers have seen.

dynosteve 12-08-2018 09:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Roader (Post 10379621)
I was hoping to wait but you guys tuned a stock 2015 GMC Sierra or Silverado? Wondering if itís worth it to get the trans shifting better but the overall difference customers have seen.

Certainly well worth it sir

George-CZ 12-08-2018 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by dynosteve (Post 10378991)
Due to SCT's Legal Issues with the EPA alot of Tuning Parameters are going to be deleted from the software from January 2nd, this will effect header installations Fuel System upgrades Supercharging etc, if you currently have mods and wanting to get them fitted and tuned and programmers bought this needs to be done before 30th of December this Year, PM me or give me a call on 440 358 5500 for more information.

We can complain, curse, but that's probably all.
But still here in Europe, emission issues are far worse.
Even petrol engines must have a particulate filter :facepalm: (for example new Bullitt)
You still have the situation better.

We will see how the situation develops.
Perhaps it will not be so bad.

George-CZ 12-10-2018 08:03 AM

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Originally Posted by dynosteve (Post 10380165)
Europe is certainly alot harder, i have been there several times and i do alot of remote tuning for shops there and you have the highest emission standards in the world

These bad "waves" in Europe are done by Germany.
They were cheating with VW emissions and now they play the greatest ecologists on Earth :thumbdown:

They have already enforced a ban on the operation of internal combustion engines in parts of their territory, and in the future they want to push for a complete ban on fossil-fueled engines.
Only electric vehicles.

And the rest of Europe yes yes yes ...
Like Germany, we'll do that too.

It is bad.

Sorry for :offtopic:

zlathim 12-12-2018 08:03 AM

I found this letter on another site.



"Dear Advantage licensees,
In accordance with our Consent Decree with the EPA, effective January 2, 2019, we will implement tiered access for dealers using our Advantage Tuning Software. Prior to this, you will be required to complete our Customer Verification and Training Programs to continue to have access to parameters in Advantage after that date.
There are two steps you will have to take in order to continue to access Advantage software after January 2nd:
1. Verification. In the coming days, you will receive an email inviting you to fill out a 5 minute survey through our Learning Management System. Click the link in the email to complete the questions.
2. Training. Following your verification, we will send you an email to complete the Customer Training Program. This 30 minute self-directed training involves reading a presentation and taking a short quiz to confirm your knowledge of the covered topics. You will need to score 100%, but you may take the quiz as many times as necessary.
If you complete the Customer Verification and Training Programs before January 2nd, you will continue your access to Advantage without issue. Based on your responses, the only change you may experience after that date will be the level of parameters you will be permitted to access.
We will be limiting parameter access after January 2nd in accordance with our consent decree.
• Tier 1 – "Professional"
Parameters such as Tire Size, Axle Ratio, Shift Patterns, and other Transmission Controls. Those that have no effect on emissions.
• Tier 2 – "Calibrator"
Fueling, Timing and other Engine Controls which, upon review, have a legitimate use when calibrating a street vehicle but may have an effect on emissions.
• Tier 3 – "Research and Development" (R&D)
Parameters which directly affect emissions/diagnostics controls and do not have a legitimate use when calibrating a street vehicle.
• Note: This will not affect any user defined parameters or value files.
We are always available to answer any questions. Please contact our Customer Success Team at any time. In the meantime, below are answers to FAQs you may have:
Q: How does this affect my Advantage software?
A: Advantage software does not change. In accordance to our Consent Decree with EPA, we have to limit access to certain parameters and determine that access for each dealer based on their expressed required use of Advantage.
Q: What will be done with my personal information?
A: By completing the Customer Verification and Training Programs, you qualify to have your information kept private. We will not release your personal information to EPA. We will only use your personal information as an internal record of your completion of the programs and to ensure you are given the correct level of access to Advantage parameters.
Q: When does this information need to be submitted by?
A: You must finish the Customer Verification and Training Programs by January 2, 2019 to see the least impact on your current Advantage Support.

Derive Systems is committed to providing the best custom tuning software to our dealers while we work in accordance with our Consent Decree. We look forward to your continued business.
Any questions, please respond to Compliance@DeriveSystems.com"


I am assuming that all of the talk about "licensees" taking mandatory training and filling out surveys isn't directed toward end users like myself, rather guys like DynoSteve that actually manipulate the software.

zlathim 12-12-2018 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by dynosteve (Post 10382638)
No this is directed towards tuners with the SCT Advantage Software and at this point no one has ever recieved any more information or this test or anything and being that they have a 2nd jan deadline on it these all seems very Odd and strange

Well, what it means to me is that I need to get with you to get a cam kit ordered before the deadline so that you can still write me a tune. I know I told you that I would call this week, and I still hope to. I'm dealing with an issue with the shop that is installing my gears right now, after that I need a set of tires. I'll balance the race budget after that so I know how much I can spend on a cam and related components. Talk to you soon.

WoodBoss 12-12-2018 01:50 PM

Is this going to be a problem for HPTUNERs as well. I may be switching.

ChibiBlackSheep 12-12-2018 01:55 PM

I use HPT, I haven't seen any announcements from them yet about whether or not this will have an impact on their product.

But even if it does, it would probably mean future use, and you just keep the software you currently have.

George-CZ 12-14-2018 10:33 AM

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Originally Posted by dynosteve (Post 10382985)
I feel that HP Tuners and all other tuning software will get hit with the same issues, some software like sct needs to be online to tune the vehicle others like hp tuners doesnt, however when you do a update or update tuner credits this is when it will effect your software capabilites but as i mentioned this is just my thoughts on it but the EPA is getting very aggressive, look at the CA Carb Laws they just fined JEGS Millions of dollars for selling tuners and cai units into CA.

Will you write a verdict what has changed and how will it affect us end users please?
After the 2nd of january of course.


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