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U7170 hardware upgrade program in place!

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Post Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:37 am

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Location: DiabloSport World Headquarters

jermort wrote:
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:
Try the 85 tune, that 110 is listed as a Race tune, may be a bit aggressive.
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 Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:26 am

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jermort wrote:
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


JAMMER you are a chronic complainer its friggin unreal. How old are you? 16? Is that legal age to be on here? Anyway I sent my tuner in on AUG 29 and got it back DEC 2 Did you see me on here complaining? The 110 hp really gets up and goes. It used to just sound like it was going fast yet the truck wasnt moving. Now it really ramps up quick moves too and yet you complain its too much? Why dont you try an add on module with adjustable levels Diablo has one now and you could use a 6o hp tune then dial it up whenever you feel like 120 hp. I have an EDGE Juice with attitude. Would have tried the diablo for stacking purposes but it came out after I had already purchased. I can monitor Boost, Pyro, etc
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Post Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:02 pm

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Excursionist wrote:
jermort wrote:
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


JAMMER you are a chronic complainer its friggin unreal. How old are you? 16? Is that legal age to be on here? Anyway I sent my tuner in on AUG 29 and got it back DEC 2 Did you see me on here complaining? The 110 hp really gets up and goes. It used to just sound like it was going fast yet the truck wasnt moving. Now it really ramps up quick moves too and yet you complain its too much? Why dont you try an add on module with adjustable levels Diablo has one now and you could use a 6o hp tune then dial it up whenever you feel like 120 hp. I have an EDGE Juice with attitude. Would have tried the diablo for stacking purposes but it came out after I had already purchased. I can monitor Boost, Pyro, etc


Hey, go flame go flame someone else. (does your sister work for DS?)

Nothing gets fixed if you sit on your hands. This board has provided a lot of great feedback and issues get fixed if you make them known.

The DS staff has continued to provide great feedback to my issues.

My beliefs are: if you buy a product, you should expect it to work.

Enough said. This is not the place for throwing someone under the bus.

jammer
'11 6.7 Monster

Post Sat Jan 03, 2009 11:08 pm

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i would like to know how to correct for tire size with my U7170 or at least change the gear ratio to make up for the larger tires??
Phil Preader 530-933-9276 or sppreader@sbcglobal.net, thank you

Post Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:30 am

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philpreader wrote:
i would like to know how to correct for tire size with my U7170 or at least change the gear ratio to make up for the larger tires??
Phil Preader 530-933-9276 or sppreader@sbcglobal.net, thank you


You realize that it will not correct the speedo just make the tranny shift correctly right? What size tires and/or gear ratio?
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Post Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:00 pm

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Anyone else have any good or bad input, I would love to send mine in but I do not want another disapointment/throwing cash away experience. I just ran my truck through Southeastern power systems in Orlando my truck runs like crap, all they said was I should throw the predator away my truck passed all the test with flying colors and buy a Super Chip Programer. Anybody have input on these? My Diablo really kicked ass when I bought it in 2004, updated it in 2007 and it sucked ever since.

Post Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:36 am

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Location: DiabloSport World Headquarters

fordtech wrote:
Anyone else have any good or bad input, I would love to send mine in but I do not want another disapointment/throwing cash away experience. I just ran my truck through Southeastern power systems in Orlando my truck runs like crap, all they said was I should throw the predator away my truck passed all the test with flying colors and buy a Super Chip Programer. Anybody have input on these? My Diablo really kicked ass when I bought it in 2004, updated it in 2007 and it sucked ever since.
We seem to get lots of great feedback on the new tunes, I'd send it in for sure.
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 Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:49 pm

Posts: 7
jammer same here...its a 2 stroke on the 110 tune....just over 10psi boost then WAM 22psi...its cool though its a race tune per say...

Post Mon Jun 29, 2009 6:56 pm

Posts: 8
So if i get this correctely my older u7170 is only good for version v.7r19d
if i want to get any newer "better udates" it costs $100.00. If this is correct than the Predator is like any other electronics, buy it, take it home, take it out of the box and it's out of date. Great sounds like my pc and cell phone. The ability to update via the internet kinda seems a moot point then. I understand that 100.00 is still cheaper than the price of something newer but give me a break, more money to upgrade my programmer? :?

Post Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:40 am

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After sending to Diablo to have new update installed what will happen if the vehicle has to go back in the shop and Ford reflashes the computer. Will the programer have to be upgraded again by Dialbo and will there be another fee to do so.

Post Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:46 am

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Location: DiabloSport World Headquarters

No, you'll simply restore the backup then reinstall the tune when you get back.
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 Fri Oct 23, 2009 12:39 pm

Posts: 3
When will I get a message or call back when my U7170 is finished?

Post Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:49 pm

Posts: 180
aaronpatton wrote:
When will I get a message or call back when my U7170 is finished?

Mine just showed up,no contact.
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Post Mon Nov 02, 2009 6:41 pm
RAM

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Will this upgrade be standard in the new diablo if i buy one tomorow

Post Fri May 28, 2010 11:47 am

Posts: 9
Our customer has [the older] 7170 w/o the Diablosport on the ODB plug. Do I need to send this unit in for update before I can download current tunes?

I have a voice mail in to Dan trying to get some answers so I can help our customer.

Hope to hear from you folks soon!!!

Chris

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