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Old 07-28-2009, 11:29 PM
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3 Custom Tunes from IDP Question-Discussion

I recently purchased a SCT X3 and the 3 custom tunes from IDP.

Economy, Tow70hp-Shft and Street

For those of you that use these tunes, what do you use each for?

I'm currently using the Street Tune for day to day driving. It has decent performance, I wish it had a little more power for merging onto the freeway when the rice rockets won't let me in... I might have to consider the extreme tune at some point but I'm still on the stock head bolts.

I'm getting ready to tow my travel trailer that weighs about 8500lbs loaded down with gear. I will be towing over the mountains.

Can I use the street tune for towing as well -- kind of the set it and forget it strategy? Or would I be better off re-flashing to the tow tune? I figure the tow tune will help with engine braking etc.

I have Insight Gauges with EGT Probe so I can monitor temperatures.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:46 PM
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Call Eric at Innovative, I think they say you can if you are towing below 10K. Keep an eye on your EGT's. If they stay kinda high just pull over and change your tune then. Just my
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the street tune is for light towing, ie 3000lbs or something around those lines. If you're towing 8500lbs i would put it on your tow tune. That's way too heavy for street, your EGT's will be high, your cylinder pressures will be too high and you could run the risk of lifting the heads and blowing your head gaskets since your still on stock bolts.

i personally do not like the street tune. I've got it but took it off my tuner, i only tow with the tow tune now. Tow aggressive is a very good program and she pulls much better imo than the street tune. I also have been getting 15mpg on the tow tune while doing 95-90mph towing around 4-5k lbs.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:40 AM
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I use the street for pulling my 2 place enclosed sled trailer and its alittle more winter friendly than the extreme street. The extreme is sweet but when the roads are slick the power can sneak up on ya. If im pulling any heavy loads I always load tow mainly becuase I love the turbo brake. If I were you I would def spring for the X-street, I ran it for 20,000 on stock studs no prob.
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iv been talking with ted at innovative and if u want the x-street with stock head bolts u cant still get it and be fine just tell them and they wiill make accomodatios according to your truck
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eric can write x-race or x-street files for truck with stock headbolts. I have several customers running them with no issues.
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You'll be okay on the street tune, just watch your gauges. I run the Street Tune Daily and tow with it as well.
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:09 PM
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Somebody posted this awhile back so I copied it and saved it so I would know. I towed with my street program awhile back and it did just fine pulling my trailer and it weighs around 8500. But I kept a close eye on my gauges.

List of erics:
Xtreme Race- 420-440rwhp/760-780rwtq - Converter locked in all gears.
Xtreme Street- 420-430rwhp/730-760rwtq- Not recommended for towing.
Street- 400rwhp/670rwtq- Tow up to 10k lbs.
Tow- 310rwhp/560rwtq- Towing over 10k lbs up to the maximum of the truck.
Economy- Mileage program only.
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