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Old 01-17-2008, 12:24 PM   #11  
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In the summer I drag race my car 2 or 3 times a weekend (FRiday, Saturday and Sunday). I reinstall my tune as part of prepping the car for racing just for consistency sake.

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Old 01-17-2008, 12:33 PM   #12  
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[sm=dontgetit.gif] What does that accomplish?
There's a lot of back and forth about whether the "adaptive driving" (or whatever catchy buzzword you choose to use) that adapts the car to your driving habits is still present, and possibly in full force, even after a tune. So, if you've driven the car to/from work everyday, going slow, bumper-to-bumper traffic, then the car adapts to that and it feels sluggish when you get up on it again.

By re-tuning the car, the theory is that you refresh that adaptive learning, and it gets back all the kick that it used to have.

To my knowledge, an accurate answer to this often asked question hasn't been found yet, although I think howarmat had the best explaination I've seen somewhere in the forums.
Funny thing about the timing of this thread and your resposne. I was thinking of posting this very question. It's been about a year since I reflashed and plan to do so this weekend. I'll let everyone know my impressions.
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Old 01-17-2008, 12:35 PM   #13  
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IT doesnt matter if you reflash the tune...its still the same tune!!! All you are doing is resetting the throttle response from the adaptive computer
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:22 PM   #14  
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Yeah thats true it is still the same tune, it's not like the computer is forgetting anything.
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Old 01-17-2008, 01:27 PM   #15  
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This thread has the posts from brent and doug both
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