TUNER QUESTIONS? LOOK HERE! - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-13-2009, 06:35 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: KCMO
Posts: 831
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
TUNER QUESTIONS? LOOK HERE!

So, I see that the first page in this forum is mainly about tuners, so why not make one thread that everyone can post in? Sticky it if you really want it to be useful.

First and foremost, I am in no way an expert on 6.0s, but I can read just like everyone else so I research quite a bit.

By far the most agreed upon tuner will be SCT. Most popular are the X2 and X3 tuners. The benefit of a custom tune over a banks, edge, *insert generic brand here* tuner is that a custom tune will tune the transmission, and based on my understanding they are also safer on the engine as it is actually directly modifying the tune on the truck, rather than piggybacking and modifying the signals live.

When adding horsepower with a custom SCT tune, the tuner will increase line pressures and such in the trans so it will actually SAVE your transmission from slipping and therefore increasing its reliability with the higher horsepower.

As for who to get your tune from, there are many different guys tuning. They will all adjust their tunes to meet your needs and most of them use the same software to do it, so its just a matter of who you feel comfortable with.

Personally, I use tunes from Cale at BTS(Brians Truck Shop). Others will mention Innovative and a few others I cant recall.

Please feel free to add your comments or tell me i'm completely wrong and should never post again!

Good luck!
Ruben
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-13-2009, 06:54 PM
Smoke Eater


 

Join Date: May 2009
Location: Chillicothe Ohio
Posts: 1,301
Thanks: 3
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
Send a message via Yahoo to fdchief
great post... i just got my x3 from first coast via inovative diesel... with erics extreme race tune and love it... but very good post although i will tell you for an out of the can tuner the bully dog power pup i was runnin did a damn good job
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 07-14-2009, 09:26 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Washington
Posts: 637
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Good info, also another HUGE benefit using an SCT w/custom tunes is the ablity to have the EGR valve turned off.

This does assist/help in puking problems and I believe eliminates EGR problems when thier all gunked up and whatnot.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 07-14-2009, 02:08 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: KCMO
Posts: 831
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Just found this post by RescueF250, hope you dont mind me quoting you here!

Quote:
Originally Posted by RescueF250 View Post
They are different Vendors out there all good tunes. Here's a list.

Eric at Innovative Diesel
Cale at BTS
Matt at Gearhead Performance
Evan at River City Diesel
Tadd at Elite Diesel
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 07-15-2009, 02:18 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: KCMO
Posts: 831
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Bump, do people even read other threads before posting a new one!! I still see a ton of tune questions!! Grr....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 08-04-2009, 06:16 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: KCMO
Posts: 831
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Bump for the newbs...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 08-05-2009, 12:47 AM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 92
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Spartan also has custom tunes and their own tuner the "Phalanx".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors