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Hey guys just picked up my first powerstroke Tuesday. It's a 2003 6.0 FX4 F-250. As soon as i got home i ordered 4" TBE. I had an 06 dodge that i totalled so im pretty familiar with modding. Just wondering what intake and programmer is good since i can't throw a Smarty on it!! Thanks guys
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If I were you and the truck still has the stock intake, then I would leave it.

As far as the tuner goes seriously look at the SCT line.

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Really? It flows better than an aftermarket one would? I hear 6.0s are vulnerable to headgasket failure. And i dont want to roast my trannie. Will i be ok with an SCT?
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Yeah, it will flow to at least 500 HP. The SCT is real good for trannies.

I have run the SCT with custom tunes (extreme tunes) for over 60K and have not had any problems. Now, with that said I don't dog the heck out of my truck, but I have been know to get on it on occasion.

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Alright sweet bro!! What sct should I get? And with what tunes?
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You can get the digital version, I can't remember the name/model if you don't have gauges. It will display all kinds of stuff. Or you can get the SF3 and put gauges on the pillar.

There are several tuners, just look around. Innovative, PHP, Matt w/Gearhead and several others. It's personal preference and very opinionated to say the least.

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Thanks man!! Thanks for helping me so quick. I think I'm gonna enjoy owning a powerstroke!!
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Yeah you will.............keep your eye peeled for TX GTG's. What part of the world you in?

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you will want to do head studs as soon as you can find the money for it! As well as an EGR delete if possible, those are expensive but will greatly improve your reliability. Make sure you get tunes with that SCT that are for "non studded" trucks

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you will want to do head studs as soon as you can find the money for it! As well as an EGR delete if possible, those are expensive but will greatly improve your reliability. Make sure you get tunes with that SCT that are for "non studded" trucks
why do head studs before they crap out? Some last forever on tunes...just the luck of the draw.
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