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Old 10-13-2009, 07:22 AM
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SCT vs PHP?

I just bought an 06 powerstroke that already had a K&N CAI, straight pipe TB SS Exhaust, and a six inch lift. Everything else is pretty much stock. I have a couple questions, the first is should i replace the K&N CAI with something else? I ran an AFE Stage II on my 05 powerstroke and it seemed pretty good. My next question is about tuners. Everyone on here loves the SCT, has anyone ran the gryphon from PHP? If so let me know what you think. Are there any other mods i should do to the truck before i put custom tunes in it? And what tunes for the SCT should i run?
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the afe is a better intake but for your power level its not a big deal. the stock intake is still good for 500hp so the extra money you would be spending on a new intake could buy your tuner. get an sct with tunes from innovative or elite. those are my two favorites but then again i havent ran cales or matts tunes.
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Old 10-14-2009, 05:58 AM
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thanks for the reply motoxracer. do i need to do an egr delete before i put an sct and tunes in?
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I have been running tunes for over a year and have no issues stock. I don't have personal exp with the gryphoon but I do know it is a lot less popular than the sct and only one person to write tunes. Also it seems to offer less power at least advertised. I'd get a sct with custom tunes. There are a lot of tuners writing tunes so take your pick just be sure to get gauges to montior your temps. The head studs and egr delete are a great idea but not always a nessisity. I would however get a dry filter if you run the aftermarket setup. They might be able to just get a new filter rather than a complete new setup since you already have the cai.
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:05 AM
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Thanks for the help guys. Gonna head out and see if i can get a different filter for my CAI and order my SCT with tunes. What guages do you guys reccomend? EGT, boost, Trans?
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Either of those choices would be good since the tunes are custom and they tune your transmission. I would choose the sct though. More tuning options available.
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I was just looking at the SCT Livewire. Do you guys know much about it? If i were to get the livewire would you still reccomend gauges, cause it looks like that unit has different digital gauge configurations?
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:08 PM
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As for an intake honestly you dont need to upgrade your stock one waste of money. Spend that 400 bucks somewhere useful.
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He stated he already had the cai installed when he bought the truck. Egt, tranny are the main stays since u have the boost in the factory cluster. The tranny in the cluster is a cluster f_ck of a gaue though. I personally would stay from the livewire I've heard more bad than good. If you want a good gauge setup that is digital look at the edge insite. It is a good gauge setup if you don't want a traditional pillar setup. I love my analog isspro gauges. Dfuser has a nice package deal on them I think. Or contact raul at stealth.
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Old 10-14-2009, 12:21 PM
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Ah my mistake.
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