Sneak Peek: First Photos of SCT’s Livewire TS Tuner
There has been an electronic marvel that has been sitting on our desks for the last few weeks. Something we were sworn to secrecy on until today, when the SCT Livewire TS was officially released. It’s so new that we cannot link you to SCT’s product page for the Livewire TS yet…because it doesn’t exist.
For those who are familiar with SCT’s line of tuners, you will recognize the overall design from the discontinued TSX. It borrows the same overall frame of the TSX, but is enhanced further with a durable, rubberized coating the helps flight scratches to the unit.
Livewire TS Features:
• Full Color 4” Touch Screen Display
• Rear View Camera Input 8
• Pre-Loaded Dyno Proven Tune Files
• Stores up to 10 Custom Tunes
• High Speed Data Logging / Monitoring
• Auto ON / OFF with the vehicle ignition
• Built-In Performance Calculator
• Reads / Clears DTC Trouble Codes
• User Adjustable Vehicle Parameters
• User Adjustable Graphics
Again, those familiar with SCT’s tuners remember their first, and also discontinued, Livewire.The function is implied through the name; the Livewire does utilize a wired cable that connects the 4-inch full color touch screen display to your OBD-II port. A few inches from the OBD-II port on that wire is a analog input for using 0-5 volt sensors, plus a mini jack that can be used for a backup camera.
The software framework of the Livewire TS is borrowed from their wireless iTSX tuner with a unique look. It employs all the same features like built-in performance calculator, recordable datalogging screens, DTC scanner, and of course tuning. The screen has even adapted swiping technology like you would find on an iPhone.
While a wireless connection is always convenient, the wired connection is hands down faster when it comes to flashing your vehicle. For example, the iTSX requires an iPhone (or similar Apple device) to send the tune to the tuner, then the tuner uploads it to the vehicle. If you want to make changes to your tune, the process is repeated. With a wired device like the Livewire TS, the display sends any customized tune directly to the PCM in one step. Not saying the iTSX is slow at transferring, but if you are modifying tunes a lot, the Livewire TS will be a faster solution.
Keep an eye out for a full video tutorial on the features as well as an accompanying tech article.
• Fuel Adjustment
• Spark Adjustment
• Axle Ratio Selection
• MAF Meter Selection
• Tire Size Selection
• Idle RPM
• Octane Levels
• Fuel Injector Size
• Popular Intake Kits
• Automatic Shift RPM
• Cooling Fan On / Off Temp.
• Fuel Octane Selection
• Disable Traction Control
• Two Step On / Off RPM
• Automatic Shift Firmness
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