I've been using the Predator for over a year now with no apparent problems, but today was different. I had the Predator installed on my 08 SRT8 Charger, but I wanted to use it on my 05 R/T Magnum just for today. I put the Charger back to stock and that went fine, I hooked the Predator up to the Magnum and changed most of the Quick Settings before trying to put the performance tune in. After reading the factory tune, I attempted to install the 93 Performance tune, after a few second the Predator gave me a "Close" screen and while I was sitting there in WTF mode the Predator started smoking. Luckily nothing in my Magnum seems screwed up, but I haven't taken a drive in it yet.
Well, the Mayans and other Soothsayers were right, the end has begun.
Common sense is so rare it should be considered a superpower
holy crap man. Hopefully the mag is OK. Hard to tell until you try and drive it if the tune got partially written and messed up as a result. Definitely time to call Diablo on this one.
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Happened to me and others. Car should be fine. It's a problem with 05 Mag R/Ts for some reason - can't remember the specifics.
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2005 Dodge Magnum R/T
2006 Dodge Magnum SRT-8
2000 Chrysler LHS
1999 Dodge Intrepid SE
If you updated the Crom on the Predator between that time and now, it could be the cause. I tried running version 12 or whatever it was and the Predator went up in smoke. Went back to version 08 and it's flawless.
This Predator definitely worked in my Magnum before I purchased my Charger and I have a very late build 05 (March 05).
What's this going to cost me to make right?
Last edited by Big Boy; 08-21-2010 at 01:41 AM. Reason: Can't spell
If you need to borrow a predator let me know, I have mine sitting in a box at the moment...Given that this was a known issue I would think it's a warranty item?
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Is Diablo making this right with you Becker?
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No prob, let me know if you need anything.
Glad to hear you're back up and running Becker!!!