Got a nice little surprise when I got home today! I have been bugging Jess for a trans tune since I got my car and he definately delivered. If you guys got a mail order tune I could not get the handheld to work with it. Kept giving me an unlock ECM error. I had to put my stock one back in and then it worked perfectly. I did not get a check engine light for a crank relearn after I put my old ECM in. I am not sure if Jess put something in the handheld for that. Hopefully he can comment.
Picture of everything I got today:
Closer pic of Handheld:
This is where you plug the connector in the above picture into the car (It is to the right of the hood latch):
You will get power once you plug it in.
In the interface go to Program Vehicle:
Then Custom Tune:
You will get three options (Jess can customize what the three do)
min tune and trans
max tune and trans
pulley tune and trans
I would of posted pictures but they came out way to blurry.
Going back to stock is available in another section.
Once you pick the one you want then the Handheld will unlock your ECU. Once it is finished unlocking it starts to program.
The below pictures are a progression of the whole process.
I already had Jess engine tune so my comments are on the trans tune only. You can read my engine tune review here:
I will be honest I was not impressed with the auto when I got this car and wished I held out for a manual. I put around 20 miles on the car after the trans tune and I must say this is the best mod you can possible get for an automatic V2. The stock tranny always felt conservative, sluggish paddle shifts, throttle response lags at times, and short shits on WOT. Jess did a very good job and fixed all the problems. Jess did a good job with redline and that made a huge difference on how hard the car pulls when you get on it. Paddle shift improved drastically but not what you would consider putting the car in danger of damage. In my opinion a perfect balance without risking too much. Throttle response is so much better now. When you touch the gas it responds without the (wadda I do now) lag it sometimes has. In closing the car pulls so much harder with the trans tune. I went through all the gears to about 120 and I said damn that pulled hard. It was like regaining stolen HP.
Sick mod Jess mucho props!