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How can I get my hands on this? I’m not worried about a wait, I would just like to get in line🙂
To get tuned, you can either contact someone who is local to you to flash your truck, or you can go to vFTuner.com and purchase the software and then either purchase tune pack for your vehicle to get tuned, or purchase a tune from someone offering their own tunes.
 

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Looks like there has been a lot of good info covered here.
Glad to see TermLimits here now.
 
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I ordered my VF Tuner on August 6 but I haven't received it in the mail yet. 🤷‍♂️

I do have a custom tune from TermLimits waiting to be flashed though. (y)
 

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I ordered my VF Tuner on August 6 but I haven't received it in the mail yet. 🤷‍♂️
A bit annoying that you can't actually track your order without downloading an iOS app to do it.
 

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A bit annoying that you can't actually track your order without downloading an iOS app to do it.

Thats a first. Do they have some sort of proprietary shipper or they just don't send tracking outside of their app?
 

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Did you order with or without the Tactrix adapter? That's all you'd be waiting on if you did. The software itself can be downloaded from the homepage but requires a Master Key and username/password entered in to the software to get in. Have you received a Master Key yet?

You can also email their Zendesk with questions.
 

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Did you order with or without the Tactrix adapter? That's all you'd be waiting on if you did. The software itself can be downloaded from the homepage but requires a Master Key and username/password entered in to the software to get in. Have you received a Master Key yet?

You can also email their Zendesk with questions.
I have the master key already. So I can use the old orange device that I already have?

Edit: I don’t even know if I put the Tactrix adaptor on this order. Let me see…
 

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:oops:

I’ve always found the tuning process to be very confusing. Flashing the truck (the final step) is fine, but everything leading up to that part was always a mess, IMO.
 

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You can use your orange adapter with the adapter. That's for your OBD2 port, allows you to connect and monitor, flash, etc. I'd forgotten you'd done the upgrade.

If you have a master key and everything else is set up, sounds like you're ready to go
 

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I’ve always found the tuning process to be very confusing. Flashing the truck (the final step) is fine, but everything leading up to that part was always a mess, IMO.
Understandable
 

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Did you type this correctly? Should it be orange adapter with the software?
Meant to say cable, my bad. I'm retarded.
 

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I have the master key already. So I can use the old orange device that I already have?

Edit: I don’t even know if I put the Tactrix adaptor on this order. Let me see…
As long as you have the new info for VFTuner, you're good to go. I did the same $79 upgrade.
Used the same dongle/cable from OVTune. VFTuner software is a little different from how OVTune would flash. But still pretty simple.
The $79 upgrade won't send you anything physically in the mail. Just have to hit them up on Zendesk with order number and your info.
Once that's setup, you're ready. Credit your VIN and you can flash. I know they changed some things with ECU ID's where they would take credits to view files. Doesn't charged credits so you'll end up with a couple random credits just chilling on the account.
The only thing I can think of after the purchase if the final/2.0 files. Hit their Zendesk, once they verify, they'll just send you a link.
I might have to ask you about that.

This one:
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I posted the VFTuner Manual on this post.

I always reference back to it for every flash.

 
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