...The talk about adding aftermarket parts to the newer vehicles and expecting them to "adapt" is absurd...
...the calibration is not designed to do so as it is expecting an as built configuration...
Back that claim with details. I think what we are trying to get to is what exactly is it in the tune that needs to be modified when someone puts a CAI onto one of these newer cars? And why is the EEC not adaptable, by default, to handle seemingly minor mods like a CAI?
...I have personally read calibrations from dozens of "professional" tuners and the only ones that disable adaptives are the same ones that force open loop and disable the CEL because they are a "nuisance".
I tend to agree with this. If I were to sell my truck, I wouldn't sell it as-is. I would either fix the things that prevent me from activating adaptives particularly if the person taking over my setup had little interest in DIY tuning. I get away with it because I touch my tune so frequently and datalog far more hours of drive-time than I don't. Although I haven't touched anything in the tune in a while that I think would be affected by adaptives (i.e. MAF curve, Injector parameters, etc).
But even if I were tuning someone elses vehicle, I'd initially disable adaptives just to ensure they don't need to clear their KAMRFs each time I make a tweak to the tune. Once they were happy with the results, then re-enable KAMRFs. Obviously if I were a professional tuner, this just wouldn't be an option. But for the VERY
few people I've ever assisted locally, that just seemed to work out best since they were generally newbies and I couldn't trust them to successfully clear their KAMRFs on a tune change.
89 Ranger Supercab, 331 w/GT40p heads, ported Explorer lower, Crane Powermax 2020 cam, 1.6RRs, FMS Explorer (GT40p) headers, Slot Style MAF, aftermarket T5 'Z-Spec', 8.8" rear w/3.27s, Powertrax Locker, Innovate LC-1, GUFB, Moates QuarterHorse tuned using BE&EA