Frequently Asked Questions

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Here are the answers to some common questions for those inquiring or have ordered from Frieling Racing.  Remember you can always Contact Us for support too.

What does your tuning software look like?

Frieling Racing develops only the tools to communicate with the ECU or TCU.  We do not have our own tuning software.  Because we read and write regular binary files and the iFlash or iBoot does the file checksum, you can use any file editor available.  Popular file editors are WinOLS, BitEdit, Dimsport Race, Alientech ECM, while some will use a Hex Editor.

How does your system work?

We are way ahead of you!  Check out our How It Works section here.

Do you provide tuning files?

Our business is designed to supply the hardware that allows you to read and write to vehicle Electronic Control Units.  We do have partners that provide file service and we can recommend one to you.

Do you provide stock files?

Some systems may be ID only or require you have the original file on hand to make the tuning from.  We are not in the business of selling files, however we do have some available.  These do cost money and are at request only if not in our SHOP.

Can I reset End User cables?

In the event that you lock the cable to the wrong ECU type, we may be able to reset the cable for you depending on the situation.  This requires use of the XDevice Tool Kit in our Downloads section.  This is purely on a case by case scenario.

End user cables do get locked to the VIN of the car which is agreed upon during the connection process.  One cable does one car.  If you have a shop that wants to flash multiple cars, contact us for setting up a Slave cable that is paired to your Master.

I keep getting errors when trying to connect?

Our protocols and hardware is extensively tested before released to the public.  If you have an error, we suggest you send us a screenshot to our email and include all relevant information to the car.  Many times errors can happen due to poor voltage, ECUs already being tuned, improperly assembled files, etc.

Are there any licenses or software updates?

We do not have any additional licenses.  However, for security and updates we release new software versions every 6 months.  This is typically done on January 1 and July 1.  Software updates can be downloaded from our Downloads page where you will need to compile the update for your private label use.

I don't see a vehicle or ECU type in your list?

Our business is about selling hardware.  So the more cables we can sell, the better.  If there is an opportunity to create a protocol that we don’t have, and time is available, we will develop it.

Many newer vehicles have read encryption and the only way to flash these is in boot mode or having the original files.  Our protocols do not mean you can easily flash a vehicle if you do not have the correct information.

I hear you have the best BMW F-Series Flasher? True!

The Frieling system is sold as Master, Slave, and End Users.  Master cables allow you to encrypt and decrypt end user and slave read/writes.  The F-Series is an ID only however and you need to have the matching software to create a tune from.  For example, this is what customers follow: https://www.vrtuned.com/bmw-f-series-obd2-ecu-flashing-instructions/ .  If you want to use the Master cable to flash cars at your location, then you need to buy the corresponding protocol for the ECU type.  The F-Series is only Petrol cars right now including the BMW I8 and Mini Cooper F Series.  The slave cable works the same way where it can also read/ID and write unlimited amount of ECUs but the read and write are encrypted.  You would need to add the protocols for that to use.  So if you have a dealer just doing BMW F Series, they would buy just the F Series protocol for the slave.  The best way to do this is with end user cables.  The end users lock to 1 vin and 1 protocol.  This way the customer has the cable that stays with the car.  They can then flash between tuned and stock, and where applicable, use the diagnostic function to read and clear trouble codes. The decrypted files are standard binary that you can open in any file editing software.

Tell me more about Polaris ECU Flashing!

The Frieling Racing iFlash for the Polaris supports all Bosch ME17 and M17 ECUs.  Our system allows you to ID the software number and read the full 1504kb map via the OBDII port.  Once you read this out, you can make a tuned file using your file editor.  Frieling is only the read and write tools.  You need a editor like WinOLS, BitEdit, etc.  Then you can flash the tuned file to the vehicle via the diagnostic port.  If you want to change eeprom you need to do this in boot mode.  If you decide to work with End User cables for customers, you use the master cable to decrypt and encrypt the files as seen here – https://www.frieling-group.com/how-to-use-frieling-racing-icrypt/.

To flash vehicles, you will need the following:

Tell me more about Can-Am ECU Flashing!

The Frieling Racing iFlash for the Canam supports all Bosch ME17.8.5 ECU.  Our system allows you to ID the software number via the OBDII port where you then find a matching original to make a tune from.  Then you can flash the tuned file to the vehicle via the diagnostic port.  If you want to read the ECU to build a database of original files, you need do this in boot mode.  Once you have some stock files, you can upgrade or downgrade firmwares easily.  We provide the tools to read/ID and write.  To do your own tuning, you will need a file editor.

To flash vehicles, you will need the following:

How does your DSG Transmission Flashing Work?

Frieling Racing covers all DSG from 2006 to 2016.  All DSG can be written through the OBDII port.  90% can only be ID through the OBDII port where you need to have an original file to make a tune from.  You can read direct from the TCU with the adapter cable however.  Frieling hardware has a Master Cable, Slave Cable, and End Users.  The Master Cable allows you to encrypt and decrypt Slave and End User files.  End User cables lock to 1 vin and 1 protocol.  This allows you to sell the cable to the customer so they can flash between tuned and stock.  End User cables are $185 each.  If you want to flash vehicles with your master, then you need to buy the protocols for each of the those modules.  Once you buy the protocols, there is no licenses or other fees.  You can flash as many vehicles as you need.

 

  • DQ200 – Reading can be done by ID and having original files or on the bench directly on DSG box, requires harness.  Writing can be done via OBDII port.
  • DQ250 C,E,F – Reading via OBDII for Cxx only.  Others can be done by ID and having original files or on the bench directly on DSG box, requires harness.  Writing can be done via OBDII port.
  • DQ250 M,Q,B – Reading can be done by ID and having original files and writing is done via the OBDII port.
  • DL501 – Reading can be done by ID and having original files or on the bench directly on DSG box, requires harness.  Writing can be done via OBDII port.
  • DQ500 – Very special for only certain vehicles.  Only Frieling can do these via ID of the DSG and then getting the original file to flash back to the car via the OBDII port.
  • VL600 – Found on the Audi R8 and Lamborghini.  Can read and write via OBDII.

If you want to provide customers their own cable to flash between tuned and stock, you need End User cables.  These lock to 1 VIN and 1 Protocol.  The cost of this is $185 each cable.  I sell them in lots of 10.  You can also ship these to any customer worldwide.

What’s your return policy?

Our hardware and software is proven technology.  In the event there is a cable issue, we will connect to it with the XDevice to make a change as needed.  We do not offer a refund or return on hardware or software.

Where do you ship to?

We ship worldwide to authorized billing/shipping addresses.  All shipments are done via Fedex from the USA or Israel depending on the order type and quantity.

What form of payment do you accept?

We accept Paypal, Credit Cards, and Wire Transfers.  All orders except wire transfers can only be shipped to authorized billing and shipping addresses.  PayPal and Credit Cards are subject to a 3% fee. All payments are processed under the Vivid Distributing LLC (Vivid Racing) accounts.

I just got my order, now what?

Once you receive your order, you will want to visit the Downloads page.  This gives you the ability to download the different applications your tool(s) are authorized for.  Cables are usually shipped ahead of time with the protocol licenses required already installed.  If you intend to private label the flash clients for end users, you will need to compile the iFlash using our compile zip file.

I have no idea what I'm doing and freaking out!

No problem.  We are people too and understand issues can arise.  Our normal support is available by email or phone.  We can make ourselves available if possible with a screen share.  If convenient, we may provide numbers to communicate via WhatsApp or Text Message.  We will always try to exceed expectations in supporting customers.

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