Originally posted by powerstroke73
You can't borrow your friends change stuff then give it back. Wandell is right, they can only be used on one truck at a time. They are hooked up then disconnected after you've changed the settings, but it can only be used on 1 truck at a time. The companies did that to prevent people from buying 1 controller and using it on hundreds of trucks that could have been potential sales. The only way it will work is if you have a REALLY good friend and gives his to you or you go out and buy one.
It very well may be that way - BUT,
I see a lot of potential problems as with that scenario. Listing a few that come to mind quickly:
-What happens if a person buys it, uses it, and for some reason doesn't want it anymore (sold truck or maybe just didn't like it)? If it can only be used on one truck, then his SOL.
-What happens if a person bought it, used it, then their PCM died and they had to replace it (the PCM)? Then what, the tuner is going to see that its connected to a new computer (i.e. someone elses truck) - will it work?
All of these, and more, are questions that I don't have the answers to. I could understand that I would only work on one truck if you had to leave it connected - that I could understand. But so far people have expressed both opinions as to how it works.
And for those of you who may be saying that I would "stealing" or "pirating" (sp?) this ability - I have this to say; have you ever let someone use your computer for anything, or have you ever used someone elses computer for something that they may have installed? If so, did that person doing the borrowing own their own licenses of all of the software that they used? Same goes with the mp3's that are floating out there.
What I am asking for is not solely offered by a Micro Tuner. One could go to the dealership and pay an overly inflated price to get the same code changed; in this scenario Micro Tuner gets no money, but the end result is still the same. I personnaly, if the device (and an owner of a device) is capable of doing what the dealership could do, then I would much give them money (and maybe a couple beers).