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This is the latest device from SCT. The XCal 2 has a limited memory size so when Ford started coming out with the new PCMs the files were so big that they couldn't hold 3 programs anymore and operate the additional functions. Some of the new automatic vehicles you could only put 1 program in them. So they had to come up with something with more memory to get back to the 3 program setup and give you all the other features that are included with the device. This also makes for a much more stable platform for data logging and so on.



An added benefit is that any of the preloaded devices can also hold a custom program like the Livewire.

The blank device of course will cover any 1996 OBD II and newer vehicle; this includes the 94 - 95 MN12 with the 4.6 and Mustang 3.8.

The preloaded devices will cover the following.

1996 - 2007 V-8 Mustangs, Cobras and GT 500

1994 - 2007 V-6 Mustangs

2003 - 2007 F-Series 6.0L Diesel Trucks

1999 - 2003 F-Series 7.3L Diesel Trucks

1997 - 2003 F-Series 4.6L / 5.4L Gas Trucks

2004 - 2006 F-Series 4.2L / 4.6L / 5.4L / 6.8L Gas Trucks

1999 - 2004 Focus SVT / Zetec

2003 - 2004 Mercury Marauder

2005 - 2006 Ford GT Supercar

1999 - 2004 Crown Victoria

2005 - 2006 Crown Victoria

2002 - 2005 Thunderbird

2000 - 2006 Lincoln LS V8 only

1996 - 1999 Taurus SHO

1999 - 2005 Excursion Diesel / Gas

1996 - 2006 Explorer 4.0L / 4.6L / 5.0L

1997 - 2006 Expedition 4.6L / 5.4L
Available Gas Tunes: 87, 91, 93 octane and economy as applicable, Available Diesel Tunes: Performance, Street, Towing
NOTE: Not all options are available for all vehicles

The X3 Power Flash VIN locks to a single vehicle. You cannot use the device to tune a new or different vehicle until you have returned the original vehicle back to stock, which will unlock the device. You can only change the vehicles 5 times before the unit is permanently locked.

Standard preloaded tuning files are designed for vehicles with minor performance modifications such as: cold air kits, high flow exhaust systems and other basic modifications. Vehicles that have aftermarket superchargers or turbochargers, engine swaps will require custom tuning which can be purchased only through authorized SCT Custom Tuning Dealers.

Both firmware and software updates will be made available periodically for the X3 Power Flash and will be available in the "Support" section of the SCT website http://www.sctflash.com

To use some of the extra features included with the X3 Power Flash, you must have a Windows based PC or Laptop with Windows 2000 or XP operating system.

I stole this stuff from http://www.fastpartsnetwork.com so that I got all the info in here. If you guys want to order one visit http://www.fastpartsnetwork.com

Torrie owns that site and he has created custom tunes for all of our Escapes that work pretty darn good. You can contact him at [email protected]
 

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I don't know what it is, but it looks nice... :bill:
 

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Ooh, wow, the first thing I noticed were the dual analog inputs!!
 

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Am I sensing a hint of sarcasm?
 

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I'd like to add that this is the #1 best mod to gain respectable seat of the pants performance and improve the transmission shift scheduling and feel available for our little Escapes, Tributes and Mariners.

You can add intakes and headers, even a supercharger and not get anything close to the benefit per $ dollar spent than you will with this simple to install mod.

I just bought a new X-Cal 3 to get the added features but have been running an SCT tuner on my Escape for 4 years now.
 

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Find all of the How-to's here: Clicky
 

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They are about $400 new with the three tunes. If you can find a used on it will need to have tunes made to match your powertrain management computer (PMC). A dealer like Torrie can do this but they usually charge a fee. I have heard anywhere from $50-$100 for the three tune package.
 

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just asked and they charge 150$ to get tunes files fitted on your car and xcal3 serial.
So you must find an used xcal3 at under 150$ if you want to save some cash, otherwise go with a new one that will have these tune files included at 399$ and no hassle!

good luck
 

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I don't understand. The Escape is not listed on the preloaded tunes, so how do I get one that works for my Escape?
 

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dont worry... torrie have tune files fror every model year of the escape from 01 to 10...
altough it is not listed on the sct website....
 

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I wish he had tunes for my Jeep :(
 

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OK I don't know who Torrie is. Does he have a website? The one thing about my Escape I don't like is the trans shift characteristics. I have seen other posts that say the XCal really cleans this up, but I would like to do some research. Where best to go?
 

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jas88 said:
OK I don't know who Torrie is. Does he have a website? The one thing about my Escape I don't like is the trans shift characteristics. I have seen other posts that say the XCal really cleans this up, but I would like to do some research. Where best to go?
http://www.fastpartsnetwork.com or you can PM on here his name is tmcphail
 
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