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Need info on SCT Live Wire & other programmers

I have a 2004 F-250 4x4 with the 6.0 was thinking on buying a power programmer. I have looked at the SCT and it looks good but wanted some input on it and others. I have a lift but no other modifications. I would like better mileage and a little more power but mileage is most important because I am only getting 12-13mpg. Any input or if you have an sct live wire. What do you think of it. thanks
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Here is a writeup on the live wire. Most of the 6.0 owners love the SCT Sct Livewire

2002 F-250 4x4 EC, SRW, SB
Auto 93,000 miles
DP Tuner F5
ATS Compressor and 1.0 Exhaust housing high flow back plate
Turbo Back 4" Silverline Exhaust Mbrp Muffler Delete
Isspro Trans,Pyro,Boost Triple Pod
Fumoto Oil Drain Valve
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I just got a livewire with DJ's tunes. It rocks :burnout I would maybe wait on a livewire though. If i had to do it again i would have bought gauges and an Xcal. Their is some bugs with the livewire and it doesn't do some very obvious things. Like turn on and off on the gauges screen with the key. All in all it's ok though.
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what ever you chose to go with, get yourself a set of gauges. With the bigger tires and a stock exhaust you REALLY need to watch your EGT! It will get up there a lot faster with the big meats on it and the fact that your exhaust is more restrictive than an aftermarket setup. My advise would be to get yourself a 4" turbo back exhaust and gauges before you do any tuning.

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thanks for all the input
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i too have a lifted truck, and EGT's are a nightmare !! especially with my HOT *** tune from matt for the SCT. i opted to go with gauges instead of livewire,but the SCT is an awesome programmer man you wont be disappointed.
and yeah a good 4" turbo back exhaust with no cat will help tremendously, i would also say a tranny upgrade should be in your budget, and an I/C upgrade will also knock another couple hundred degrees off your EGT's.
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Although the 6.0L's are not known for their great fuel saving potential, 12-13mpg is low. Our economy tune is designed for bumper-to-bumper traffic, reduces turbo lag and we hear can save you between 2 and 4 mpg. Still, there may be other factors involved in your high consumption which should be checked out first.

I'm going to ask DJ to list the things you can check and I will send you a PM.

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Like turn on and off on the gauges screen with the key. All in all it's ok though.
I'm confused - maybe because I don't use mine as gauges since I've got A-Pillar gauges but what is it not doing? I may need to add that to my write-up.

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I've seen the livewire before- it's bigger than the Evolution tuner (by Edge) in size. It's quite large to me. But it's a cool looking piece, and has a lot of great functionality for what I saw. Get the right tunes and you'll be burnin rubber ALLL day
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I've seen the livewire before- it's bigger than the Evolution tuner (by Edge) in size. It's quite large to me. But it's a cool looking piece, and has a lot of great functionality for what I saw. Get the right tunes and you'll be burnin rubber ALLL day

Oh it's awesome - it just kills your street racing unfortunately. Literally I have guys pull up next to me at a light who will need my lane and think that can whoop me and get in front of me - get beside me and see it on my dash - light turns green and they don't even bother giving it gas and fall behind me where they WOULD have been to begin with. Its hilarious and happens all the time. Usually it's a guy in a fairly quick truck but the good thing about most guys who have a fast truck is they've seen the LiveWire and know what it is and know they'll get eaten.

'05 F250, CC, FX4, 6.0 PSD
sct x4
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
DJ's FUEL+ - Fuel Pressure Intensifier
Nitrous Express NXd Stacker
Snow Performance Stage III Water/Meth Kit
ARP Studs
MBRP 4" Turbo Back w/ no Muffler & no Cat
DashBoss on my iPad
ISSPRO Gauges in Triple A-Pillar
High Idle Mod
Iron Horse Front Bumper Replacement
12,000LB MileMarker Winch
2000Watt Power Inverter
Viper 5901 Remote Start/Alarm
Pioneer Avic-D3 Stereo/Nav
Train Horns!
Valentine 1
Velvet ride shackles
RockStars on 33's
Big azz dent from a blown tire.
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