Originally Posted by ChefRacer
I'm fairly certain that you can't actually do that. The ap locks the ecu while it's married to it. You can log with the tactrix while the ap is married and get a pretty good extrapolation of what most of the tune is, but the format is totally different even if you got a copy of the ap map vs romraider
You'd be incorrect, at least regarding 2002-2007 APs. Maybe something has changed in recent years, I only have experience up to 2007.
Beyond that, I don't undertand your post "format is totally different...ap map vs. romraider"?
Your trying to tell me the AP doesn't write a hex file (or whatever) of the same format as the stock file? I'm damn sure it does. When it's written to the ECU, the format necessarily must be the same.
Edit: v2 APs, lock the ECU, preventing you from reading it.