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05 what chip is gonna be best

I run a 05 f350 cc 156wb with egr delete and 4" dual Mbrp Airraid intake and 75 gal aux tank and i am looking for a chip/programmer i dont do alot of city driving and i dont put many miles on (maybe 8,000/yr only 39k on truck) whats gonna give me the best tow power/fuel economy seeing as i do almost 100% interstate driving and average trip is 1000 miles with no stops thanks to aux tank has the 5 spd auto with 3.73 thanks guys
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SCT with custom tunes.... End of story......

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Any sct Cause i was looking at the touch screen but idk which tunes or by matt eric or what. With sct can you switch on the fly
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No you can't switch SCT on the fly but it is still worth it. I used Eric at Innovative to tune my 6.0 and I had zero complaints. If I bought another 6.0, I would custom tune it without a doubt. You also should look into getting gauges. I would recommend an edge ct or cts. That way you can monitor EOT and ECT

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Cant i use the sct touch screen as a gauge cluster i believe i can get the egt probe as an add on
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Any sct Cause i was looking at the touch screen but idk which tunes or by matt eric or what. With sct can you switch on the fly
With any of the SCT device you can't shift on the fly. The choice of which one is up to you, some member who had got the Livewire sent it back because it's too bulky to mount in the cab. Majority of the people run the x-3 or sf3 with the Edge CS/CTS as a monitor for gauges.

As far as who's tunes to use, IMO they are all great. You just need to read up on past posts and make a decision. You really can't go wrong with any of the main tuners.

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I don't know for sure if the livewire will monitor EOT and ECT. You definitely need an EGT guage and I would also reccommend boost and tranny temp. If the livewire will monitor EOT and ECT then you will be good to go. If not then I would highly recommend a custom tuned SCT/Edge CT,CTS combo. I think Raul at Stealth Automotive offers a package deal like this.

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Here ya go. If you are interested just get a hold of him and he can work out what will fit you best

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SCT and Insight.. Works great!

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Shaeffers 9000 5w40 don't use in your 6.0
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is the sct touch screen extreme 8900 the same thing as the livewire
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