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***Few questions about the SCT X3.***

1)Can you run an SCT on a truck with just a stock straight pipe, and gauges?

2)Will it kill an auto transmission or any other parts of the truck?

3)Will it void your truck's warranty?

4)Can you tow 10,000 lbs with an SCT? Plow snow?

Note: Don't have a truck yet, but might consider one for better mpg's and a little more power. Won't do any racing, burnouts, boosted launches or anything like that, just normal "grandma" driving. Truck will be an 05-07 6.0.


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An SCT with custom tunes would be the best choice IMO. It will be better for your tranny since they make changes in the TCM too, not just the PCM(ECM). You can get a variety of differnt tune files to suit your driving needs. There are race files, economy files and tow files. Just talk to any one of our vendors that deal with the SCT and they can get you set up when you are ready.


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^^^what Rob said

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2012 F150 Crew Cab Ecoboost stock for now-Totaled March 12 2015
2006 F250 ECSB Lariat 4x4

Leveling kit, 315/70/17 Kelly TSRs on Method race wheels
ARP studs and OEM gaskets done by Renegade Diesel
ECM and Atlas 40 FICM tuned by Bill at PHP SCT tunes by Truck Source Diesel. Gearhead, Innovative, Wildman and Tyrant diesel
Flowmaster/MBRP Hybrid Exhaust
Edge Insight CTS
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yep ^^ as for the warrenty, just return the truck to stock before you take it to the dealer

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I won't break the truck though, right?


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nope. Everything will be just fine with CUSTOM tunes.

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Get custom tunes and your tuner can write you a file for your plowing I would think. I haul 12k with my tow tune from cale on an almost daily basis, with no problems

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What about all these stories about blowing head gaskets I hear?


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Newton 2.5" Leveling kit
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Those are from people who beat on them constantly. If you arent constantly hot rodding you will be fine

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ARP studs and OEM gaskets done by Renegade Diesel
ECM and Atlas 40 FICM tuned by Bill at PHP SCT tunes by Truck Source Diesel. Gearhead, Innovative, Wildman and Tyrant diesel
Flowmaster/MBRP Hybrid Exhaust
Edge Insight CTS
Coolant filter
Bulletproof diesel FICM EGR Delete, Oil Cooler and Water Pump, and Light bar.
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If you push your truck to the limit, running over 1300 egt's, its gonna fail.when my gasgets went, it was my own fault. pushing the truck too hard.

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