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Old 04-05-19
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You'll find the Ultra Gauge cheaper on this site and shipping is fast.

https://ultra-gauge.com/ZC/index.php...products_id=57

The Toyota/Tacoma/Tundra model seems to be the best suited, although you need to program some features yourself. The horizontal dash mount lets it sit nicely on the dash near the door pillar.
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You'll find the Ultra Gauge cheaper on this site and shipping is fast.

https://ultra-gauge.com/ZC/index.php...products_id=57

The Toyota/Tacoma/Tundra model seems to be the best suited, although you need to program some features yourself. The horizontal dash mount lets it sit nicely on the dash near the door pillar.
Not trying to hijack this thread but I will be buying an Ultra Gauge MX soon and happy to do leg work if anyone wants to group-buy. So the way it goes is I buy a few and shipped to me. I then ship on to you. Local postage is probably $10. This way we save on international shipping. Discounts from seller only apply to 50 units or more. See my post below.

https://www2.pajeroclub.com.au/forum...ad.php?t=64016
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Old 11-05-19
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Auto-mate installed and drives well.
The instructions are very good and make the installation a breeze.
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Old 21-10-19
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Default auto-mate for Challenger just got better

OJ's challenger has been at MM4x4 HQ for the last week receiving some improvements to lockup-mate and auto-mate.
We're constantly tweaking and improving auto-mate as we receive feedback.

The latest improvements to auto-mate (Challenger) are:

. adjustable shift pattern This feature available on the Pajero is now available for the Challenger too. Allowable settings of 1-10 (default is 3). Why adjust the shift pattern? With larger tyres, you can now achieve 10% better fuel economy around town (compared with current auto-mate) by just tweaking the shift pattern. If your car feel like it labours a bit, select a higher shift setting.

. Ultra low power in standby (ignition off): Just 13m A, which is 50-75% less power than a typical ELM327 OBD2 bluetooth device

. Saves LED night override setting to EEPROM. When touring in the daytime with headlights on, I found it annoying to manually override it after each rest stop. Now saves the setting between engine starts

. Pedal Controllers: Better operation if you have a pedal controller [iDrive, torque etc].

. LED in 4LLC: In 4LLc, the LED now shows you if the TCC is locked or not.

. reliability and stability improvements - automatically recovers if problems are encountered (e.g. a sw freeze caused by corrupted data from a poor OBD2 connection)

. Bug Fix: In 4LLC, using a paddle to change into SPORT mode did not lock the TCC. Only worked if shift lever was used.

I'll release details of how to obtain a software update soon.
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Thatís sounds great mate, looking forward to software update.
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OJ's challenger has been at MM4x4 HQ for the last week receiving some improvements to lockup-mate and auto-mate.
We're constantly tweaking and improving auto-mate as we receive feedback.

The latest improvements to auto-mate (Challenger) are:

. adjustable shift pattern This feature available on the Pajero is now available for the Challenger too. Allowable settings of 1-10 (default is 3). Why adjust the shift pattern? With larger tyres, you can now achieve 10% better fuel economy around town (compared with current auto-mate) by just tweaking the shift pattern. If your car feel like it labours a bit, select a higher shift setting.

. Ultra low power in standby (ignition off): Just 13m A, which is 50-75% less power than a typical ELM327 OBD2 bluetooth device

. Saves LED night override setting to EEPROM. When touring in the daytime with headlights on, I found it annoying to manually override it after each rest stop. Now saves the setting between engine starts

. Pedal Controllers: Better operation if you have a pedal controller [iDrive, torque etc].

. LED in 4LLC: In 4LLc, the LED now shows you if the TCC is locked or not.

. reliability and stability improvements - automatically recovers if problems are encountered (e.g. a sw freeze caused by corrupted data from a poor OBD2 connection)

. Bug Fix: In 4LLC, using a paddle to change into SPORT mode did not lock the TCC. Only worked if shift lever was used.

I'll release details of how to obtain a software update soon.
I have done just under 500kms since getting my Challenger back from Marshall. Having had a new prototype program installed for the last few months to compensate for the 32"/813mm tyre's I am now running.
Well "chalk and cheese" compared to the prototype program, this latest software is great!

Currently I am running level 6 of 10 levels which is a 3% offset from the new level 3 default tune for factory diameter tyre's. Even though my tyre's have a 5% increase in circumference the +3% level 6 tune functionality is more than I could have hoped for. Fuel economy has improved, it is not quite back to the factory tyre economy but it is very close. Gear up changes are improved especially 2nd to 3rd at all accelerator pedal settings. Change from 3rd to 4th is slightly more noticable on a very light gentle accelerator but if you slightly overshoot the accelerator application then slightly back off at the 3rd to 4th change the "urge/boost" feeling you get at the 3rd to 4th change at gentle accelerator position is no longer noticeable.

Each level of user selectable tune offset is 1%, this doesn't sound much but how it effects the drive experience is significant. Level 3 is the default program for factory diameter tyre's' 30.5"/776mm. Only reason I can foresee to using level 1 or 2 would be if you have a 2wd PB Challenger as these had 245/70R16 factory tyre's and a 4.1:1 final drive ratio compared to the 3.917:1 and 265/70R16 or 265/65R17 tyre's that the 4wds have. Level 4 or 5 would suit those running a profile up in tyre's (31.5"/803mm). Level 6 for 32"/813mm tyre's and that leaves levels 7,8,9 and 10 for those running 33" or 35" tyre's.

In the last week I have done 492kms, a mixture of slow city stop start, suburban commute, freeway and steep windy hills driving, and I can not fault the new program.
It took about hundred kms for the adaptive learning function of the INVECS II to get used to the new program but now it seems to have settled down.

Unfortunately it will be some time before I get off road or do some heavy towing but if initial impressions are an indication then I am not expecting any problems.

So if you are running oversize tyre's or simply want a more refined Auto Mate experience I suggest you get a software upgrade. If you have been sitting on the fence "umming and ahhing" on whether to invest in an Auto Mate or not, then you do not know what you are missing out on. Treat yourself to an early Christmas present!

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Old 28-10-19
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Does the new software update also change the selection from 4th to 5th gear? Is it possible to adjust the speed at which 5th gear is engaged? I find the challenger is more economical, more responsive and generally better to drive when left in 4th gear below 100km/h.
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I believe there is a 5th gear lock out that can be selected, I haven't tried or needed to use this function.

However Auto Mate does not hold onto TC locked 5th gear if the engine load is too great, it will change back to 4th TC locked. In some circumstances it will tend to hunt between 5th TC locked and 4th TC locked and if this becomes annoying then I just select 4th with the paddles but still leave the trans in "D".

The factory program selects 5th way too early and then unlocks the TC rather than change down to 4th TC locked.

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I believe there is a 5th gear lock out that can be selected, I haven't tried or needed to use this function.

However Auto Mate does not hold onto TC locked 5th gear if the engine load is too great, it will change back to 4th TC locked. In some circumstances it will tend to hunt between 5th TC locked and 4th TC locked and if this becomes annoying then I just select 4th with the paddles but still leave the trans in "D".

The factory program selects 5th way too early and then unlocks the TC rather than change down to 4th TC locked.

OJ.
A double click of the automate button locks out 5th gear. I select that option on a windy road or around town. When you turn the ignition off it resets to normal mode and you will need to reselect 5th lock out with another double click. A simple double click unlocks and returns 5th gear.

Really looking forward to the software update.
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Oh dear,
Now I HAVE to spend more money!
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