I get that... but how is the bully dog not? It does not flash the ECU, the ECU is encrypted. All it can do it take a signal, modify it and spoof the ECU... so is that not an interceptor?
Unfortunately I do not have the inside specs on the BullyDog, but, from what I understand, the vehicle gets reflashed, not intercepted. I could be wrong, but they take the calibration ID and change it to another one that the ECU recognizes as a tune. That is the exact same thing that the TRD reflash did. I can't say for certain, but from the install that we have done here, that is how it is done as the unit doesn't have to be left in like a Unichip.
I have had no issues getting parts. Like I said, if anyone needs anything, just contact us. They won't sell me anything that has the TRD brand on it, but I can get all of those parts from TRD directly.
hmmm! new development as the person i spoke with at magnuson was adamant parts would not only not fit the trd units but that they would not be selling any other than through approved service centers for unit rebuilding only.
went through the software issue earlier with bullydog also
here's a reply to an email i sent:
"I am not able to pull you up in our system unfortunately. Unfortunately our expected plan did not go as smoothly as planned. As far as the supercharged tuner we do have one but has to be purchased thru Magnuson.
If you bought the tuner through one of our dealers and they gave you the information that you have given in this email. Contact them. It's always best to get a name when speaking with someone so that you can keep that for future reference."
it's becoming apparent that the left and right hand do not communicate very well and it could be that magnuson is posting here just to buy our sympathy and self promotion .idk, but i can tell you as of last week there was no help available from any of them,software or hardware!
Whats funny is that we recently ran into the same issue. We were supercharging an FFV with Magnusons pilot build. They have an SC tune for the FFV kits now and are running several tests, but we called BullyDog for tech support and they didn't have any idea what we had and wouldn't help. The specific guy we talked to said the part number didn't exist and that it was not something they had, but when we called Magnuson, they were more than willing to help get everything straightened out. I think because the partnership is so new, most at BullyDog have no idea what is going on.
We are more than willing to help anyone with the parts for the SC's. We can get most things and, being one of the first to partner with Magnuson, have a really good relationship with them. We try to provide information out here, but for the fastest and most personalized response, just email or call us.