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Moparcharger07
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PostSubject: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2010, 7:31 pm

So, I got a predator. My question is, will I have to burn out all the regular gas I have in the tank now, and fill it with the higher octane before loading a tune into it??

Sorry, I am new to all this predator stuff lol
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2010, 7:33 pm

I suspect the worst thing that would happen if you don't change the gas out before loading the tune would be that it would knock a bit? You can always restore the tune.
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2010, 8:04 pm

Hmmmmm, maybe I'll just wait, I want to run all the monitors and adaptive memories anyways, since it was all reset with the battery disconnected all winter. I'll just burn up the tank of gas I got and reset all those, then after I fill up again, I'll throw in the good gas, then load the tune I guess...
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2010, 8:12 pm

On both mine I always just bought the 93 octane gas before I got the preds anyway but. I would just make sure you get it pretty low before you fillup just to be safe. They do tell you to do that for a reason right

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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 3rd 2010, 9:38 pm

I don't know, I hate reading lol
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 4th 2010, 6:56 am

Yeah, the tune you want needs the octane, Adam. Just add octane booster to your gas, or wait.
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 4th 2010, 7:02 am

^^^x2 you can add octane booster this will prevent knock... but i still say burn what you have first and then add the tune...
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 17th 2010, 11:39 pm

Ok cool, so I JUST got around to burning out all the 87 gas, filled up with 93, and installed the 93 CAI tune, after HAVING to update & download a bunch of stuff. Otherwise I couldn't load the tune. Kept saying unable to load bla bla bla I dunno lol So I fixed the tire size, loaded the tune, turned off the ESP..

I was kinda torn on weather or not to change the shift firmness. Should I? Is it worth it? Or will it put some more strain on the trans?? Is it a good idea or a bad idea to mess with the shift firmness?? And of you do it?? Like I said earlier, I'm new to the predator... LoL geek
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 1:12 am

I adjusted the shift firmness and I really do like the change. I know tons of people have done it and I haven't heard of any issues.
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 6:56 am

i def did it makes a world of a difference... but not to dramatic to where it will effect anything...
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 7:25 am

Do it Adam. It will drain all of the blood from your eyeballs at WOT.
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 7:35 am

yeah i wouldnt say that... but it def feels better...
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 8:38 pm

This fucking thing sucks, I installed the 93 tune, and it was like the cruise control was on the whole time I was driving, un-installed it then drove it and it was fine, put the 91 tune in it, still the same thing... the idle is really high, I was riding the fucking brake the whole time I'm driving it WITH-OUT pushing the gas. Don't like it at all. I'll burn my brakes down and burn more gas with this thing. Plus, can't tell a difference at all to be honest....
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 8:40 pm

Maybe your doing something wrong. I have never heard of that problem??? Hopefully someone else chimes in that knows a bit more

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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 8:40 pm

Is it possible that you got the V8 version?
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 8:41 pm

All I did was install the tune, did what it said, un-plugged it, drove it, all like it told me to do. Just following the directions, I didn't adjust anything either (like to adjust anything manually)
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 8:42 pm

HiPwr wrote:
Is it possible that you got the V8 version?


No, it's the 3.5, when it starts up, it says 3.5 bla bla bla
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 8:43 pm

I remember when I installed mine, I think I felt the results right away.

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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 8:44 pm

PM the Diablo people or post a thread in their area in LXF. Go right to the source and get educated answers.
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 8:49 pm

I might do that, or just sell it to make myself feel like I didn't waste money
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 8:54 pm

Moparcharger06 wrote:
I might do that, or just sell it to make myself feel like I didn't waste money

That might be what's called for, but they may just need to give you a new firmware load. You can download it from the Internet with the connector. If you don't have a connector, I have one and probably a couple of dozen more people here have one to loan as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 8:57 pm

I HAD to download a bunch of stuff before I even used the damn thing, sucks. So it SHOULD be the latest software.... I mean, I JUST downloaded it last night from their web site... I dunno. Pretty frustrated
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 9:10 pm

Don't sell it. There's definitely something wrong with the tune that is getting loaded. Give Diablo a call and they'll get it figured out. Where did you buy it? Maybe they shipped you the wrong one for your car.
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 9:15 pm

You got the U7136 model?
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PostSubject: Re: Predator Question.....   Predator Question..... I_icon_minitimeMarch 18th 2010, 9:16 pm

Yeah, and I bought it from Maryland Speed
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