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#1 Old 01-20-2013, 11:23 PM
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Question Predator tuning - Is it adaptive?

Quick question for Predator users. I know our car's engines learn from our driving habits and change the way it runs slightly. Confirmed this by disconnecting the battery before I even had the tuner. It was like night and day the first couple days.
My question is, is the tune installed by the Predator adaptive as well?

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If I understand your question correctly, yes.

After you install the tune, your car will still go through the adaptive process, it just uses your new tune as the baseline instead of the factory tune. I know I go through and refresh my tune every couple of months due to the ridiculous stop and start in this area, drive it like a raped ape for the first week or so after a tune and it seems to hold the settings longer.

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After you install the tune, your car will still go through the adaptive process, it just uses your new tune as the baseline instead of the factory tune. I know I go through and refresh my tune every couple of months due to the ridiculous stop and start in this area, drive it like a raped ape for the first week or so after a tune and it seems to hold the settings longer.
I knew I wasn't going crazy! That is so annoying but I'm glad I know for sure now. I'm going to reset mine again today.
Thank you!
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Anybody know of a way to stop it from happening??
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Anybody know of a way to stop it from happening??
keep your right foot planted to the floor

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keep your right foot planted to the floor
Heard that!
If gas goes down, maybe I'll go with that...
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Heard that!
If gas goes down, maybe I'll go with that...
MPG goes down the pooper when you get on the 3.5. But it's fun every once in a while. But as you mentioned, I notice after a while that the car gets less aggressive with the tune even (I have a pretty light foot when i'm just commuting or daily driving...). there's really no way to avoid this adaptation, just how modern cars are.
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The adaptives learn how you regularly drive and...adapt.

With my SRT at least, all I have to do stomp it once or twice and it adapts quickly to wanting to be a raging beast again.

I have been driving like a granny for the past 2 weeks with the cold and snow but tonight when I came home from work I took a sharp exit turn and nailed it. After that, the Beast was back in full-on "bring it" mode.

Like the SRT engineers said here a couple of years ago..."It may seem to be like it's becoming tame, but kick it in the @ss and it will remember what to do".

Reset it if you want to, but all you really need to do is drive it hard for a little bit to wake the dragon.


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The adaptives learn how you regularly drive and...adapt.

With my SRT at least, all I have to do stomp it once or twice and it adapts quickly to wanting to be a raging beast again.

I have been driving like a granny for the past 2 weeks with the cold and snow but tonight when I came home from work I took a sharp exit turn and nailed it. After that, the Beast was back in full-on "bring it" mode.

Like the SRT engineers said here a couple of years ago..."It may seem to be like it's becoming tame, but kick it in the @ss and it will remember what to do".

Reset it if you want to, but all you really need to do is drive it hard for a little bit to wake the dragon.
I will give that a shot!
Though I'm sure there's a big difference between your boss-ome SRT engine and our lil semi-Hemis.
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I will give that a shot!
Though I'm sure there's a big difference between your boss-ome SRT engine and our lil semi-Hemis.
Not really.

I had a 2005 magnum SXT AWD before the Charger SRT and the adaptives work the same way. Just kick it in the butt a few times and it's all back. I used to make a point of nailing the Maggie to the firewall on the highway on-ramp going to work and again on the highway merge coming home every day to keep the adaptives in check. It only takes once or twice each day to keep it in "Beast" mode.

BTW, I absolutely loved the 3.5L engine in the Maggie and often wish I still owned that car. Sure, it's not the same as an SRT, but it still had plenty of kick to make me very happy driving it every day. I even smoked a 6.0L GTO once on the on-ramp and the look on his face was priceless when he couldn't catch me. (ain't physics grand?! LOL!)
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