Xtreeme Street in cold weather? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 9 Old 02-23-2010, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
raisemhigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Cabot, AR
Posts: 170
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Xtreeme Street in cold weather?

Is it ok to run my Xtreeme steet in cold weather? Does anyone make a cold weather tune?

I am moving to ND in a few months, so Im wanting to make sure my truck is good to go before I head up there.

Also, Im not liking the way my Xtreeme street has been shifting lately. I am not racing on the streets, but do like to pass a car every now and then. I would like something a little less firm, but still have the same power. I heard good things about this new guy Matts tunes! Any feed back will be greatly appreciated.

SOLD: 2004 F250 6.0L, 8" on 38s, SCT, intake, exhaust, studded and gutted


Last edited by raisemhigh; 02-23-2010 at 02:50 AM.
raisemhigh is offline  
post #2 of 9 Old 02-23-2010, 02:16 AM
back in the saddle

 
shu873's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tipton, Iowa
Posts: 9,482
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 9
Thanked 10 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I think you're referring to "Matt's" tunes... He's been getting a lot of attention lately. His shop is called Gearhead Automotive Performance.

You will be just fine running Xstreet in cold weather, but I will warn you your cold starts could be a little rough until warmed up and I guarantee you cold starts will be smokey and smell of raw diesel fuel. It's just the nature of the beast with a race file. I live in Iowa and when the weather turns cold I generally switch to a tow file for the winter just for that reason. I also don't feel like the extra power is really needed when the roads tend to be snowy/icy and slick. Just my personal preference. I have in the past run Xrace/Xstreet during the winter months and it did just fine. Just didn't like smoking out the parking lot at work when I started it after sitting all night.

Kurt

shu873@powerstroke.org

'06 True Blue/Silver 250 crew cab
ARP's, EGR blocked
AFE stg.2, MBRP 4" pipe
Air Dog 150, ITP reg. return
Bulletproof oil bypass system
Banks technicooler
Ride rite air springs in the rear
EGT, boost, and fuel pressure gauges by DiProcol on the pillar

Plus a few other odds and ends...
shu873 is offline  
post #3 of 9 Old 02-23-2010, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
raisemhigh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Cabot, AR
Posts: 170
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
fixed...thx

I agree with you...I dont really care to run my Xtreme steet during cold winter months, and usually just take it back to stock. I have Erics tow and steet tune, but I hate the rpms that they shift at, so Ive always just used the xtreme tune.

I like running some sort of file, bc it seems like my truck starts easier when I have a tune loaded, over stock.

SOLD: 2004 F250 6.0L, 8" on 38s, SCT, intake, exhaust, studded and gutted

raisemhigh is offline  
post #4 of 9 Old 02-23-2010, 05:16 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
FastFocus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Anchorage, KY
Posts: 1,071
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to FastFocus
i run Eric's Aggressive tow tune in the winter time. It starts much easier and it has just enough power over stock to not be too aggressive in snow/ice.
One thing i noticed last year running Xtreme Street in cold is that you HAVE to let the trans warm up for quite a bit, otherwise it would slip into gear and sometimes not shift.
In Aggressive tow, i don't have that problem, as long as the trans is over 50*F i can drive it slow and be fine until its warmed up to normal.

-Aaron

'14 Mustang - DD
'07 F-250 PowerStroke - 5" MBRP Straight Pipe, Edge Insight, Eric Tuned SCT, HID's, 2.5" Newton Lift w/ 4" rear block and Icon Caster Sleeves, Bilstein 5100's, 18" XD Monster's w/35" Toyo M/T.
'96 Talon TSi(AWD conversion by Roberts Imports)
'98 Dodge Neon SOHC Coupé - FOR SALE


FastFocus is offline  
post #5 of 9 Old 02-23-2010, 01:43 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
fordfan30's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Ft. Knox/Flaherty Ky
Posts: 818
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I haven't had any problems running Extreme race this year and my ficm has a moderate reflash.

06 F250 4x4 ecsb, lowered 2", 6 Autometer Phantom 2 guages, Accufab Elbow, Zoodad, Airaid , Magnaflow 4"dp, 5" pipe 7" short stack, Studs, Egr delete, sneaky pipe, regulated fuel return, 6.4 banjo bolts, Moderate FICM from Innovative, High idle and foglight mods, Bilsteins, Sulastic shackles, DIY Harley headlights and traction bars. 8.76 in the 1/8th
fordfan30 is offline  
post #6 of 9 Old 02-23-2010, 02:00 PM
back to business




 
07OUTLAW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Not AK right now
Posts: 3,561
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I have ran Xstreet down to about -10* F. As Kurt said, cold starts are HARD.

I normally run a tow tune during the winter,........ easier cold starts, better shifting with a cold trans, and not as much power on tap to get you into trouble on icy roads. When it gets cold just be sure to plug it in, and be easy with her until everything is up to temp.


As far as Matt's tuning............

If you think Eric's Xstreet is to firm with the shifting, I think you might really enjoy Matt's SLR. It is silky smooth (except when the trans is cold, then it SUCKS big time, that goes away in about 1-2 miles of gentle driving though)

Note: I still like my tunes from Eric (ALOT), but Matt is doing a GREAT job too.

Duane
2007 - F-250 Lariat OUTLAW
1983 - MERCEDES-BENZ 300D




07OUTLAW is offline  
post #7 of 9 Old 02-23-2010, 03:58 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
lordVader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 131
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Erics x-race and cold New England mornings = rough starts...
I usually plug mine in (4hrs on timer) and let warm up for 10 minutes, then fine.
5w40 and opti-lube XPD really help.
For some reason cold starts on "tow" tune from Eric realy smokes. really really really smokes ! If I really needed it I would ask for a re-write.
Xtreme street does fine on snow.
Good luck with your move !

2005 F250 6.0 XCSRWLB/
ARP Studz / EGR Delete by FCDP/
SCT by ID / AirDog 2 /
Evans NPG+ / Coolant Filter /
4" Straight Side Pipes / Intake / OilBypass /
CM WaterMeth Injection /HighIdle Mod / Gauges / AirLift / BossPowerVee
'77 HD FXE - fat n low
22' Boston Whaler Revenge 225HP 2 Stroke
lordVader is offline  
post #8 of 9 Old 02-23-2010, 04:05 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
scotty2280's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: forest lake, minnesota
Posts: 2,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ive been running eric's x-street file the past two winters and yea you can notice the cold starts and super smoky start ups. maybe i should go to the street file or something.

studs,egr delete(sinister),dieselsite coolant filter, nuc oil bypass, dj's fuel + regulated fuel return, sct by eric, 4in silverline no cat, isspro gauges, cat elc coolant, hids, lots of other odds and ends......
scotty2280 is offline  
post #9 of 9 Old 02-23-2010, 04:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 229
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My extreme street starts fine cold. I haven't tried in anything below 10 degrees or so, but down to there no problems.


Quick hijack but how much smoke do you guys see with the extreme street? I get barely any, maybe a small puff every now and then. And i'm running nothing but a straight through muffler. No cat.

2003 6.0L F250 CC SB 4x4:
4" superlift, 33x15.50 Fun country's on 18x12" DC's...4" exhaust, no cat...SRL and Extreme street...Edge insight, EGT...2 MTX 10's behind the rear seat
tyhackman15 is offline  
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:
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



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

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome