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Old 04-19-2010, 05:04 PM
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Tunes for Factory Exhaust and Lack of Gauges

Okay guys, I just got my SCT witha full library of Spartan tunes.

Sad part is, I don't have an exhaust or gauges yet Kitty and muffler are still in place...

So what can I run for now as a DD? A tow tune? I don't plan on towing, I just want it a little bit faster.

Or should I just wait (as hard as that will be)?

Thanks for any and all input
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Old 04-19-2010, 05:06 PM
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A tow tune isn't going to be faster, more torque. You should be able to run a light street tune, but be easy on the go pedal till you get guages and that exhaust
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My advice is free. Broken trucks are not. Stock plus is a nice improvement over stock. Tow tune is a lot faster than stock. Gen street is faster than the tow tune. Aggressive street is faster than gen street. Hybrid race is faster than aggressive street and locks the convertor 3rd gear to 6th. From stock exhaust to gutted cat saved me 100-200*.. On a decent tune if you went from a light. Keep in mind I'm not talking a long staging session just a light turns greed and you hit the pedal. If you hit the pedal and stayed into it till you hit 60mph you will be fine. Now going from 0-130mph your going to be fairly hot and that is ridiculous. Just keep in mind almost any tune written for high performance is going to bury a pyro in the 1/4mi. Be sensible and you should be ok. With a race file rolling into the throttle will up the egts quickly if the convertors when your doing say 50-70 and the egts are already at 700-800*.
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Dont do it.
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It can very quickly be bad news for your heads if you decide to run the truck hard with no gauges.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:25 AM
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Maybe I should clear my statement up. I wasn't really thinking about a 'new' SCT user, cause I know when I put mine on with the gauges, I couldn't keep my go pedal off the floor . That being said, I could drive my truck now without gauges, and just be easy on the go pedal, since I now have a good feel for the temps that I see at different throttle levels.

So I'll go ahead and back away from my previous comment, and say that gauges should be FIRST, if you're having to stage the buying of parts
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