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I have been browsing the Ebay pages and it seems that there are used tuners available at reasonable prices however I understand that once used to flash the original computer the tuner becomes married to the trucks VIN and cannot be used on another. Can someone fill me in?
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That is not true.. if the person removes the tune from the truck and sets hte truck back to stock then it should work an any truck after that.

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That is not true.. if the person removes the tune from the truck and sets hte truck back to stock then it should work an any truck after that.
Not neccessarily Aaron....my buddies Bully Dog tripple dog programmer doesnt reset itself totally back to stock. It wouldnt let me load it in my '05....:shrug:

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Not neccessarily Aaron....my buddies Bully Dog tripple dog programmer doesnt reset itself totally back to stock. It wouldnt let me load it in my '05....:shrug:
Ahhh....went to Bully Dog's site and you have to download the Ford programs in order to do it. Nevermind.

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maybe it just depends cause I had ran my power pup on my 04 and my buddies 05 w/out any problems... no matter what though you should only need an update sometimes

Best thing is to contact the manufacturer to see what they say about it.

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I work for a Bully Dog Distributor-The Triple Dog works on all newer Ford, Dodge and Chevy with one Down loader (one vehical at a time of course)
The Power Pups are vehical specific (Ford, Dodge and Chevy with different year ranges). I would be careful with buying used, if the former customer hasn't totally returned the vehical to stock the you will get a Downloader with an OE program that will be no good to you. This happens a lot, trust me.

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Yeah what he said ^^^^^

We get call after call from people who have bought used units only to find that "VIN Mismatch" message. Deal with an authorized dealer, it may cost a couple of extra bucks but at least you will get good product that works.

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I work for a Bully Dog Distributor-The Triple Dog works on all newer Ford, Dodge and Chevy with one Down loader (one vehical at a time of course)
The Power Pups are vehical specific (Ford, Dodge and Chevy with different year ranges). I would be careful with buying used, if the former customer hasn't totally returned the vehical to stock the you will get a Downloader with an OE program that will be no good to you. This happens a lot, trust me.
yeah that would really suck to get something like that, and then not be able to use it.

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You wouldnt believe how many calls I get that start with "I bought this ________ off from E-bay and now its not working, can you help me?" The reason you pay a little more from a dealer is for the support!

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