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Thinking about ditching my Hypertec & going with the SCT. Which model do I need & someone help me understand custom tunes & how to go about doing/getting them. I have stock intake & 4" turbo back Magna flow with cat delete. I only use my truck for pulling a 16k camper. I drive this truck less than 8k a yr.
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Any SCT will work, doesn't matter which model, just make sure to get custom tunes from Matt @ Gearhead or Eric at Innovative.

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I just switched from a Superchips Flashpaq to an SCT X3. Custom tunes are the only way to go. I'm testing mine out now using IDP Eric's aggressive tow tune on my 5er. Pulling a heavy load you'll definitely want to get gauges to monitor your EGT's, EOT, ECT and Trans. A lot of guys on the ORG use the SCT X3 with either regular pillar gauges or the edge insight. Either way your going to like the SCT as I've had mine only a little over a week and love it.

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Go SCT
Go with the canned tunes

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Go SCT
Go with the canned tunes
WHY?? Custom tunes are twice as good than the canned tunes. I mean, hello, you have Gearhead tunes in your truck!

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hardly twice as good, i ran the street tune for awhile and loved it plus i dialed in the transmission how i wanted it. Then i got bored and bought the SRL while it does seem to have some more power the canned tune was just fine. not to put the blame on the tune because i ran it, but it has puked twice since on the SRL obviously making more boost therefore pushing past the gasket. FYI, ECT EOTnever more than 10* part, no white smoke or coolant
Basically what im saying is if your gonna run tunes i recommend keeping them MILD unless you get some studs, which the canned tunes can be set MILD

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hardly twice as good, i ran the street tune for awhile and loved it plus i dialed in the transmission how i wanted it. Then i got bored and bought the SRL while it does seem to have some more power the canned tune was just fine. not to put the blame on the tune because i ran it, but it has puked twice since on the SRL obviously making more boost therefore pushing past the gasket. FYI, ECT EOTnever more than 10* part, no white smoke or coolant
Basically what im saying is if your gonna run tunes i recommend keeping them MILD unless you get some studs, which the canned tunes can be set MILD
I dont see an EGR delete on your list.....you probably flash boiled your coolant in the cooler.


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hardly twice as good, i ran the street tune for awhile and loved it plus i dialed in the transmission how i wanted it. Then i got bored and bought the SRL while it does seem to have some more power the canned tune was just fine. not to put the blame on the tune because i ran it, but it has puked twice since on the SRL obviously making more boost therefore pushing past the gasket. FYI, ECT EOTnever more than 10* part, no white smoke or coolant
Basically what im saying is if your gonna run tunes i recommend keeping them MILD unless you get some studs, which the canned tunes can be set MILD
Matt tunes his files with less cylinder pressure than stock, so I think that your gaskets were either already on there way out before the custom tune, or you have an egr cooler issue.

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I dont see an EGR delete on your list.....you probably flash boiled your coolant in the cooler.
I agree.

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there you go then, tune it up hammer down

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ARP
Black onyx
Sinister EGR delete
Edge CS
Pioneer AVH3200
BOSS 1500w monoblock amp
RockFord P3S 12"
Nitto Trail Grappler

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