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U7170 hardware upgrade program in place!

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Moderator: mikel

Post Tue Oct 28, 2008 4:21 pm

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Location: DiabloSport World Headquarters

It's here.

We are now offering a hardware upgrade program for owners of older U7170 Predators.
This upgrade will allow owners of these tools the ability to use the latest revision updates on their current Predator, which allows you to hold up to 5 custom tunes, and to use the Dataviewer software for log playback or live streaming.

This upgrade also allows U7170 users access to the latest tunes and adjustable parameters available in the latest revisions.

The cost is $99 plus shipping. If interested, please fill out an rma request form under the support tab here on our website. (Any tools sent in that are locked to another vehicle will be charged an additional $50 unlock fee)

If you have any questions, please feel free to post up or give us a call.

Thanks
Mike
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Post Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:25 pm

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Yee-Haw!!!


Mine will be in the mail Friday, hope the turn around is quick as I'm going on a 2k+ mile trip over Thanksgiving!

jammer 8)
'11 6.7 Monster

Post Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:36 pm

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Location: DiabloSport World Headquarters

Awesome, spread the good word!
Mike Litsch
Powerteq Customer Service Manager
Diablo Tech support by phone:
561-908-0040x4
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

RMA

Post Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:42 am

Posts: 80
Hey Mike,

How long should I expect to see the RMA email? I submitted the online request last evening, got the robot confirmation, but am (anxiously) waiting for the actual RMA#.

My Predator is boxed, ready to toss in the mail. Just anxious to get going!!

jammer :lamer:
'11 6.7 Monster

Post Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:49 am

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Location: DiabloSport World Headquarters

They generally come back within 24 hours....
Mike Litsch
Powerteq Customer Service Manager
Diablo Tech support by phone:
561-908-0040x4
M-F 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST

Post Sat Nov 01, 2008 11:54 am

Posts: 80
Fingers drumming......................

Requested RMA on 10-30. It is now 11-01(am) ......... still waiting.........



tap, tap, tap, tap


jammer :roll:

Still no RMA 11-03-08....... ??????????

jammer :shock:

RMA showed up this afternoon (11-03), Predator will be in mail Tuesday am. Hope the turn around will accommodate my trip!

BTW: Thanks Brian K @ DS!

jammer :roll:

Wednesday 11-05:
Now for the waiting to get my tuner back. My truck is a total dog on the stock program. (hardly smokes at all, now :roll: ) Hope the turn around is quick!
jammer :blowup:
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'11 6.7 Monster

Post Mon Nov 03, 2008 8:36 pm

Posts: 19
Some body post up I would like to hear some feed back before I send either of mine. Thanks guys.

Post Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:03 pm

Posts: 180
fordtech wrote:
Some body post up I would like to hear some feed back before I send either of mine. Thanks guys.

I am hoping mine will be back to me this week.I sure hope so my fuel mileage has dropped dramatically from almost 490 miles to 320 miles.Will let everyone know when I have some feedback.
2001 f250 CCSB 4WD 5"Exhaust,
BallBuster Turbo,ITP Regulated Return,03 Headlights
CCV-MOD,,AIH Delete,Built-Trans,Programmer,DIY Intake,EBPV delete,Boost-fooler,Gauges,305's

Post Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:50 pm

Posts: 80
I know this is not the place for 'suggestions', but this totally applies to the Predator hardware upgrade.

If you guys would simply drop a quick email to the RMA client when you do the return shipment, a lot of ANGST on the customers' part could be eliminated.

Just my 2 cents.

Anxiously waiting for my Predator to come home!

jammer :shock:
'11 6.7 Monster

Post Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:01 pm

Posts: 180
fordtech wrote:
Some body post up I would like to hear some feed back before I send either of mine. Thanks guys.

I got mine back on Friday and have been playing around with it ..seems to be very responsive..it came loaded with the 9r03 crom..didnt care much for it,The tranny would not shift before 3000rpms..I tried all the parameters and nothing seemed to help.
Today I noticed they had posted the 9r04 crom ..installed it..and that one is a keeper!!!Works great on tranny set-up...shifts feel tight and on the money.Rolling from about 20mph..I can mat the pedal and those 285's are beggin for me to let off.Great job guys!!!!!
2001 f250 CCSB 4WD 5"Exhaust,
BallBuster Turbo,ITP Regulated Return,03 Headlights
CCV-MOD,,AIH Delete,Built-Trans,Programmer,DIY Intake,EBPV delete,Boost-fooler,Gauges,305's


Posts: 80
mikel wrote:
It's here.

We are now offering a hardware upgrade program for owners of older U7170 Predators.
This upgrade will allow owners of these tools the ability to use the latest revision updates on their current Predator, which allows you to hold up to 5 custom tunes, and to use the Dataviewer software for log playback or live streaming.

This upgrade also allows U7170 users access to the latest tunes and adjustable parameters available in the latest revisions.

The cost is $99 plus shipping. If interested, please fill out an rma request form under the support tab here on our website. (Any tools sent in that are locked to another vehicle will be charged an additional $50 unlock fee)

If you have any questions, please feel free to post up or give us a call.

Thanks
Mike


BIG SURPRISE!!!!

$23.47 FOR SHIPPING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Only cost me less than $5 to ship to DS with second day delivery!

Beware Gents, there are hidden charges and a MONTH of DELAYS if you want your programmer updated.

I'm more than disappointed!!!!!!!!!!!!

jammer :blowup:
'11 6.7 Monster

Post Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:30 pm

Posts: 80
Well, after a month, got the upgraded Predator today! Watta ordeal!

Loaded it up (upgraded to the 9r04) seems good.

Last question,,,

Are you guys offering the standard warranty on the upgraded tuners??

jammer
'11 6.7 Monster

Post Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:19 am

Posts: 1
I got my 9r04 in the mail yesterday and all i can say is HOLY HELL!!!lol great job on the programmer guys. My hats off

Post Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:10 pm

Posts: 80
Okay guys, here's my performance post:

Loaded up the 110 program:

At light to low throttle, the truck seems well behaved and not really on a tuner. But, at a little more, then boost builds quickly and power comes on quickly and not very controllably. It’s like: normal then schizoid to BAM! Boost flies past 20 and suddenly I’m going way faster than I planned. Almost like when a two stroke bike comes up on the pipe. Hard to explain, not sure it’s really usable. Goes from tame to beast with not much in between.

Personally, I'd prefer a little more linearity.

jammer :shock:
'11 6.7 Monster

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