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Old 02-03-2010, 06:24 PM
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I need tunes dealers or tuners please help!!!!!!!!!

First off I have a 2006 F-350 6.0 Powerstroke Dually with an automatic transmission. My current factory strategies are VXCF9H7, TQCKOHZ, and ARZ2AL11. My truck is completely stock except for a 5" straight pipe exhaust and I also have an egr delete. I am looking for one tune that is EXACTLY what my factory tune is but only turn my light off because of the EGR delete. Second I would like a Tow tune for my truck with the light turned off because of my egr deletion. I tow an 8,000 lb load with a race car in the trailer on a weekly basis. I currently have Eric's tunes from innovative diesel and I am very disappointed with them. I tried talking with Eric about the tunes and he blames the fault with my truck but I know better. First off I have an extreme race, extreme street, and a tow tune from him. I have never used the race file, but I drove around on the street tune for a while and it shifts way too harsh for every day driving. I do not like the hard hitting quick style shifts I am looking for longevity out of my truck and not having to overhaul trans anytime soon. I do understand that is normal for an extreme file so its just not for me. The other problem I have is I switched to the tow tune for the winter months and lost 5mpg I went from 15 to 10 mpg and had tons of excessive smoke smelled like unburned diesel coming out of tailpipe. When I kicked truck out of cruise when slowing down it would have a very harsh buck jerk feel which I don't like and again I am looking fro longevity out of my truck. I contacted Eric about my problems with fuel loss on the tow tune and about the excessive smoking and he blames my truck saying something is wrong or I am doing something wrong. I explain to him that when I return to stock truck works flawless and he never gets back with me. So I want tunes from someone new. Like I said Only want a stock tune with the egr monitor off and then a tow tune for apps towing around 10,000 lbs. Let me know what you have and drop me a price as well thanks Gene.
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:31 PM
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check out dp-tuner.com i'm sure they can help
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:37 PM
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Dp-tuner is a good 7.3 dealer I have the 6.0
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:43 PM
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Try Matt @ Gearhead, I am running ID street and dont like the shifting. Im gonna try Matt's SLR tune. gearheadautomotiveperformance
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:47 PM
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Its funny a year ago no one talked about anyone else but Eric now I find a lot of unhappy Eric customers As of today it does seem Matt is the best out there and to clear things up I have an SCT X3
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Old 02-03-2010, 06:55 PM
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I have spoken with Matt 3 times now. I would already have his tunes but the sct I received had an issue and had to go back to them for service. He is creating a tune for me that is only egr delete, transmission tune and adding in the jakebrake for me. There will not be a power adder (he said maybe like 10hp only because it has to have something on it). I tow 16-17,000lbs and will not tow with added hp. I am also getting his 2 performance files.

The reason I recommend him is that I too have called for Eric 3 times now and no answer back....I called Matt 3 times on his cell phone at various times of the day and guess what....he answered and helped me through my issues. To me customer service is everything, well almost. I have also heard many good things about his tunes and the way the trans shifts so there is my pick.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:01 PM
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Both of them are great tuners. I prefer Matt's SRL over Eric's Extreme tune now a days. And yes, Matt's customer service is Great!

Enjoy your tunes
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You're not going to find a better solution than Matt @ GearHead...he is genuinelly a very nice person that is very easy to speak with and takes the time necessary to understand exactly what you're looking for in the way of a custom tune. He even wrote me a Street tune that has a 70 mph speed limiter on those occasions when the kids or valet will drive my truck. You gotta love this guy. He is absolutely the most responsive person I have ever dealt with in regards to providing an outstanding customer service ethic and has become the predominent custom tune writer.
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What does slr stand for? And if you didn't know the xcal tuners offer the option to remove the speedo limiter or set it to a certain speed... The lowest being 60mph. If some one has my keys it is in a low hp tune and the limiter is set to 60mph
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What does slr stand for? And if you didn't know the xcal tuners offer the option to remove the speedo limiter or set it to a certain speed... The lowest being 60mph. If some one has my keys it is in a low hp tune and the limiter is set to 60mph
SRL = Street Race Lite (Altought I think the Actual name is Street Lite Race)....hmmm interesting....I didn't even know that. I still say Matt's the Man.
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