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Which Programmer?

I'm thinking of buying a programmer for my 2005 6.0, but I'm a bit nervous because it's my daily driver. I drive 100 miles roundtrip each day to work. During the summer months I'll pull a 28ft enclosured trailer around on the weekends draging an old camaro to shows. I would like to have a some added red light pep when these rice burning, fart sounding, winged cars pull up beside me. I'd like to have something I can change while sitting at the lights and change back when I want to pull my trailer. I've did the EGR cooler & cat delete, but still has the stock head bolts.

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SCT with custom tunes
but did you not happen to see this?
Which programmer?
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There are polls and numerous post for this. SCT is your best bet.

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SCT with custom tunes
but did you not happen to see this?
Which programmer?
Yep I did. I read through the entire post, but I guess I didn't notice the the title of the post. It seems like sct is the way to go, I guess I just want some opinions on my application.

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Yep I did. I read through the entire post, but I guess I didn't notice the the title of the post. It seems like sct is the way to go, I guess I just want some opinions on my application.

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no problem. No matter the application SCT is the way to go. Unless you want to fork up the money for a Spartan.
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Can you change programs with the X3 on the fly? Is there anything to look out for when buying a used programmer off the internet?
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no its not change on the fly. On the fly tuners dont work on a 6.0 period! Make sure it is unlocked. SCTs can only be changed from 5 different vehicles before they are locked.
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I found an X3 within 50 miles of here that's only a few months old. The guy bought it new and has only been on his truck. He does have 3 custom tunes for his 2003 6.0L loaded on it. My question is will the SCT preloaded tunes still be on it as well as the 3 custom tunes? I plan on using just the SCT preloaded tunes and didn't know if the custom tunes deleted the preloaded tunes in the programmer.

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