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Old 08-16-2011, 11:02 PM
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How is this tuner?

Everybody says go SCT, seems as if SCT is the EFI live/PPE of the powerstroke world. How is this programmerEdge Products Ford Evolution Programmer
though? I see it on XDP for 350. I would like to get a cheaper programmer and bump my mileage. I use my 07 for the ranch mostly. So yes towing and hauling.

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Old 08-16-2011, 11:20 PM
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I believe that edge products do not tune the transmission. That is the biggest killer of general tuners. Especially towing, it would be good to have the higher line pressure in the transmission to prolong life of internals among the other things a tune for the trans does. Hope that helps.
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Old 08-16-2011, 11:30 PM
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Edge Products Ford Evolution Programmer

it says level 1 = higher trans line pressure is this the same?
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Don't do it. Get yourself an SCT X3 and custom tunes. This isn't where you want to cheap out.

BUT

The first thing you need is a good monitoring solution so you know what your truck is doing BEFORE the big repair bills slap you upside the head.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:03 AM
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There's more in SCT tuning of the Transmission than just the line pressure.

Hands down the SCT with custom tuning from a quality tuner is the best thing for your transmission. You'll need a monitor to keep an eye under the hood, the Edge Insight CS/CTS can't be beat for the money.

Most destroyed 5R110's are from folks running sub-standard programming.
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As was mentioned, SCT for custom tuning and the Edge Insight CS or CTS for monitoring your engine vitals.

PS. There are literally HUNDREDS of parameters for tuning the 5R110 transmission in the SCT software.
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:21 AM
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I couldn't agree more. I tried to go the cheap way out with my 6.0 and bought a hypertech maxx energy. Man biggest mistake ever. It wrecked my transmission. After a new tranny I sold the hypertech and bought an sct makes a world of difference. Do yourself and your truck a favor by going with SCT.
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SCT can actually access the TCM and TUNE the trans... I'm not aware of any other programmers that can do this. The Phalanx supposedly could, and there were beta testers a few years ago, never heard much more. It could also tune the FICM through the OBD port, but it was also like $1200.
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:08 AM
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I knew the sct calvalry would show up sooner or later with guns blazin'.

These guys are right, spend the extra few hundred bucks and do it once(and right the first time). $500 now or several thousand later. You can get a used x3 pretty cheap, just make sure it is unlocked before buying it.

What about the manual transmissions, are the regular tuners more prone to melting an engine down? Obviously for huge power go with sct/custom tunes, but what about the person who just wants a little more oomph?
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:22 AM
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With the manual, I would still go with the SCT. Simply, its tuning is based on your trucks specific stategy coding, and the mods you've done to it. Everything else, will be pretty much the same program for every 6.0L out there. Can't confirm the reliability aspect, but its always better to go custom.
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