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    How does this all work???

    I am not an auto tech, and I have never done this kind of thing. I am handy in doing basic things to my car. Things like, basic maintenance, audio installation, brakes, NPP install, etc. Tuning is a completely unfamiliar thing for me.

    I just looked at the website and saw that that there are modified ECMs along with various cables, and a thing called an MPVI2 device. So then, what items from the website do I need to tune my car?
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    depends on the vehicle but typically the MPVI2 and enough credits to tune your vehicle is enough. You might also consider opting for the Pro feature set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill@HPTuners View Post
    depends on the vehicle but typically the MPVI2 and enough credits to tune your vehicle is enough. You might also consider opting for the Pro feature set.
    So then, all I need is:

    - The MPVI2 device
    - a laptop to upload the tune to the car, and
    - Credits?

    What is a credit? is that the pre-programmed tune for my car?

    My car is a stock 2006 C6 Corvette with automatic trans.
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    2 credits, that allows you to license your vehicle so that you can flash tunes you build for it.
    It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to be done in two weeks...

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    If I may, credits are the like the coins you buy at Chucke Cheese. You pay the dollar amount to get a certain amount of coins or in this case a "credit".

    It costs 2 credits to unlock some computers and or 4,6,10 etc etc depending on the vehicle. There is a supported vehicles list on their website that shows how much vehicles/controller costs to unlock.

    As bill said, your specific car is just 2 credits. So $100 for those 2 credits.

    Nothing is pre-built tune wise, you are the one making all the changes and you have to be the one to learn how the computer functions. It's worthwhile to look into some books or take some time browse the internet and youtube to see what it's all like.

    You can even download the software and look at some of the sample files as well as looking for another like stock file from a corvette on the forum. I'm sure there are a few posted around.
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