Just spin up a Windows VM on your Mac?
I’ll have to put a little thought into that, on the surface at least it seems like a good idea. Years ago I had boot camp with windows running in it and it seemed that the hardware connections didn’t work well. I’ll read up on it some.
What are you using for front drive and P/S pump.
Engine is an L86 with truck accessories. Ac compressor will be the GM unit and PS pump is the JK unit (will be PSC, but the JK kit)
HP Tuners is a tuning package aimed at shops/tuners. It consists of tuning software for the PC and an interface that does not stay in the vehicle like a Diablosport Trinity might. It also has optional aux inputs for WBO2, EGT etc.
You (the customer) should not need it at all. It's expensive and includes enough "credits" to tune several cars.
Motech probably owns a copy of HP tuners along with the interface and enough tuning credits to do what they do. If anything, i would wager that Motech password protects what they do through HP Tuners.
To answer your question, no, you should not need HP Tuners at all. If you do want to muck with your tune, I would check with Motech first.
Edit: HP Tuners can also be used to modify the auto transmission software.
This is what I was thinking too. I don’t want to get into messing with engine/trans programs. Motech says it’s handy and remote tuning is possible with it.
On the Jeep side, I know there’s simple tuners to clear codes and adjust speedometer. But if there’s any issues on the GM side then it’s another programmer.
As far as credits go, HP tuners has new hardware and credit scheme. The hardware does not include any credits anymore.
Motech does not lock the GM computer and they will not have my Jeep computer. They have a Mocan module that interfaces the two. They are changing some things in the GM computer and it should be good to go once I receive it, but without a tuner any troubleshooting (hopefully none needed) will be nearly impossible.
Total cost for hp tuners is the hardware $299, plus 4 credits (2 for GM and 2 for Jeep) $200 plus a computer (or boot camp and windows copy). Probably realistically $1,000+ to do it all.