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post #1 of 18 Old 10-25-2010, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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SCT custom vs stock for me

i dont want any major hp gains just a better towing experience and better MPG and less tranny problems(mines in the shop right now cause the tow/haul started flashing on me the yesterday, stopped after restart but took it in to get checked out anyway)
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you will gain about 1-2mpg and the shifting will be a lot better....
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a custom tow file will help. as to your tranny problem it was probably just the temp sending unit that failed. its an easy fix and dang near the only problem i ever heard with these trannys. if you do lots of towing id get some gauges as well. boost tranny egt

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For towing, SCT with custom tunes are the way to go. Just be sure to tell the custom tuner what mods you have (studs,exhaust,ect,ect). Also as already mentioned, a set of aftermarket gauges or an Edge to monitor temps is a must when towing. The stock gauges won't tell you anything until it's too late.

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well i was in your boat a week ago. i bought my first custom tune and if you thought just putting the sct on your truck was awesome, custom tunes are AMAZING. i think i drive a race truck now haha

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so basically its worth the extra $50 to get the custom tunes when you buy the programmer. now programmer first or swap the exhaust first? cause im on a limited budget and cant just throw it all on there at once. and if i get the programmer first then do i need to wait until i get the exhaust done to buy the custom tunes?
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so basically its worth the extra $50 to get the custom tunes when you buy the programmer. now programmer first or swap the exhaust first? cause im on a limited budget and cant just throw it all on there at once. and if i get the programmer first then do i need to wait until i get the exhaust done to buy the custom tunes?
well what SCT do you have? do you have gauges? if you dont then that should def be your next purchase....
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i dont have anything yet thats what im trying to figure out is where the best place to start is
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I vote gauges first!
Since your on a budget, I would just delete the restrictions in your current exhaust ie: cat and muffler.
Then buy the SCT
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Another vote for just delete your muffler and cat in your stock exhaust, gauges, and then SCT,

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