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Phillbert

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hi guys im a little lost with the vats thing
Vehicle Anti Theft System
How do i know if i should order a vats or no vats memcal?

ATM i have the red flashing light indicating i have VATS but when i put the new motor in (VX L67) do i need to disable it or keep it?

Is there an advantage to not having it?
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VS? If you are doing a engine swap than the PCM isn't effected. On the VS you can still swap the PCM without effecting the VATS (only from VT onwards are the PCM and BCM linked for VATS) so as long as you have the BCM and matching key head all should be fine.

No VATS means you don't need a key with working key head. VATS just makes it a little harder to steal.
 

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Yes sry VS ute
Ok thanks for clearing that up immortality
 

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What ECU and memcal combo are you using?

VX ECU won't work in the VS unless you have VATS turned off (pretty sure it can't be plugged in anyway). The VX memcal won't work in the VS ECU because they use a different security signal, again you need VATS off, but TBH you'd be better off getting a VS specific memcal/tune.

The mail order tuners on this site or at PCM hacking can do it for you pretty cheaply.
 

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I have ordered a memcal with no vats through mace (VS L67 AUTO Throttle Tune No VATS)
Got in touch with the guy doing the conversion for me and he just confirmed No Vats
 
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