Originally Posted by thefoos
ecutek really lost favor due to licensing fees and their ECU lock down. Its nice to see they are exploring added features and such, but what are they going to do about the reasons they lost favor in the first place?
ya i know what you mean.
But - the ecu's were locked down by request from ecutek dealers / tuners, they wanted their work protected from the people that were downloading their files and selling them. (This is when the Tactrix cables first came out)
Licensing is what pays for ecutek's new development and support.
There's about 4 different Audi, VW, BMW, Benz software companys that doesn't charge licensing fees for flashing - they charge 18k for the equipment and offer little to no support for the tuner or map locations.
They give you software that allows you to search for the maps!! eeek
Most customers wouldn't know but EcuTek support is awesome.
When I ran into a problem with a newer Subaru's total timing not adding up (Per Gear Comp)... Even though it was late at night EcuTek responded and located maps that at the time weren't available with other tuning solutions.
Hope that answers your question