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Introducing the Autoflash by MADNESS. Available for the FIAT 124 Spider/ABARTH platform.

Increase performance with faster gear shifts on your FIAT 124 Spider/ABARTH with the AutoFlash by MADNESS!

The MADNESS AutoFlash relies on updating the maps of the TCU to allow the gearbox to improve shift times and bypass the torque limiter.

The AutoFlash increases shifts by up to 24%!

If you ever take your car to a dealer for service or software update and they overwrite the AutoFlash, simply re-install it just as you did during the first installation. You can do this as many times as needed to your vehicle. Keep in mind that the AutoFlash will lock on to your cars VIN Number on first use and cannot work on any other vehicle after you sync it with your car.



 

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As I understand, this product is a rebranding of the TMC Autoflash. TMC does not list a product for the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider on their website. Can you please explain the discrepancy? Apologies if my understanding is incorrect.
 

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Sharkcohen and PureAdrenaline,

We cannot speak on behalf of the vendor.

What we can state is that we have the product in stock and have installed it on a number of 124 vehicles without any issues.
 

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sharkcohen,

You are correct. Our product lister made an error when listing the AutoFlash and did not delete that paragraph when he pasted a portion of the description. I have edited and corrected the product listing. Thank you for bringing that to my attention.

Please understand that I'm not a product specialist I simply post on behalf of the company to answer any question and address any issues members here have.

I also own an ABARTH that I have modified. I am knowledgeable on our products and services we offer. However there are a variety of questions I can't answer but if you have questions please give us a call and ask or Eric, Ray or Art who are familiar with the product you inquire about.

We try to make it a habit to not speak on behalf of another company or another product. We can however speak on the item we offer.
 

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Hey everyone. My name is Art and I work at MADNESS. Wanted to reach out since I saw my name mentioned (above) in the thread.

To clarify we offer the Autoflash for the 124 and it fully supports the AISIN AT6 as well as the MT6 transmissions. For those that are not aware what the Autoflash does is reprogram the transmission control module, raising the torque threshold from the factory programing in forward gears allowing more torque through the drivetrain and ultimately to the rear wheels.

We have sold/installed countless units for customers modifying their 124's in both our Austin, Tx and Signal Hill, Ca facilities and those customers have been more than please with the results! That is on top of the units that we ship daily to customers around the world. If you have a moment check out our YouTube video on the Autoflash. There we detail the benefits on the Autoflash.


The main caveat to the Autoflash is that is marries to the VIN of the car once installed. That is the reason that we like to talk with all prospective buyers via phone/email before commencing a build/placing an order. That is one of the main benefits of reaching out to us on the phone or through email. The three of us mentioned in the post above (Art, Eric, Ray) all have installed these products, use them on our own cars and drive these vehicles daily. It is the time that we are able to take talking to our customers, answering questions and getting to know their wants and expectations that allows us to make product recommendations that are in line with those wants and expectations. Personally we feel it ensures the most fool-proof way of modifying a vehicle that will keep drivers excited and happy.

To recap the Autoflash is in stock and does work with all transmission found on the FIAT 124. That said, the most important takeaway from this post is to please feel free to reach out to us at MADNESS with any and all questions. We love talking cars, it is our passion and something that we all feel fortunate enough to be able to do for a living! We don't always have all of the answers (nor do we claim to) but what we do claim is that we will put the work in to find them for you and be truthful in our recommendations. That's the one thing that driving the cars that you work with really lends itself. You know 100% how modifications will work in real life situations because you use those very same products and encounter those same situations while driving on a daily basis. We have logged tens of thousands of miles with MAXPower ECM modules, Intakes, Exhausts, Tunes, Wheels, Brakes, etc. to the benefit of the community that we proud to be a part of!

Thanks for the time and sorry to the long read.
 

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We have another review on our Autoflasher from Joe!





"The Autoflash is a great match with my Go Pedal the Autoflash made a dramatic change in the quickness of the shifts and when the RPMs runs up the power ban it shifts from one gear to the next smooth an crisp. Compared to stock its quick. Less hesitate from shift to shift and how you D press the gas pedal the RPM range will shift at the appropriate rpm even at a higher RPMs your shift is smooth and crisp. The Autoflash is a great addition by itself it will work perfect. If you pair it with the Go Pedal the package is awesome."

The AutoFlash has been thoroughly tested both on the road and the track and we are sure you will agree that the shift and positive feel of the engine after the flash makes for a superb upgrade.

For more information follow the link below!

http://shop.500madness.com/fiat-124-spider-autoflash-by-madness-pid4112
 

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Is there a way for a normal user to "unflash" autoflash without a trip to the dealer?
 

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Does it work well with the manual Abarth 124 Spider? Or is it only noticeable with the automatic?
The AutoFlash will work with both manual and automatic transmission however it's effects will be more noticeable in the auto gearbox due to the automated shifting.

Is there a way for a normal user to "unflash" autoflash without a trip to the dealer?
No, unless you have access to dealership software and hardware there is no way to remove the Autoflash as a home user.
 

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The AutoFlash will work with both manual and automatic transmission however it's effects will be more noticeable in the auto gearbox due to the automated shifting.
What exactly do you expect this product to do in a manual car?
 

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In my opinion it will mostly benefit the AT gear box. I can't find any MT review's for this flash other than the info from Madness themselfs. Maybe the titel of this thread is not correct in terms of the MT. It's more of a remap of some sort, correct me if I'm wrong.

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" For those that are not aware what the Autoflash does is reprogram the transmission control module, raising the torque threshold from the factory programing in forward gears allowing more torque through the drivetrain and ultimately to the rear wheels."
 

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The manuals don’t have a TCM ;)
 

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In other words, don't buy this if you have a manual transmission as it does nothing, lol.
I know, right??? I don’t understand the vaguery LOL.
 
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