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Why no EFI LIve for PSD?

NO Respect! My SCT gets no Respect!

Most of the diesel guys around here don't really know what they are doing, so they can't understand why a truck with some SCT tuner thingy blows the doors of their Bully dog and Edge tuned rigs

And, when I finally do run into Cummins or Duramax guys who do know what's going on, all they yap about is their EFI Live and how it is the greatest thing ever and how Ford is crap because they can't use EFI LIve and are way behind... This annoys me.

Now, I am extremely happy with my SCT with custom tunes, and I can usually take these EFI Live tuned trucks, but I still have to wonder... Why doesn't EFI Live have tuning for the Powerstroke? Will it ever be an option for us, maybe not for the 6.0, but what about the 6.4 or 6.7?

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I've wondered the same thing for a long time. My bro in law has had EFI Live tuned duramaxs and now a cummins and he told me a while back about some guy who was trying to do it on a powerstroke, but I can't remember why he said they haven't done it yet. I will try to get in touch with him today and get some answers. He is friends with the guy that actually invented EFI live. Idk the guys name but I know he has called him and had conversations about tuning before. So maybe he will have an answer. I know it'd be badass on a 6.0!



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I agreet It would be awesome on a 6.0. Idk if it would be any better than a well written tune ont he SCT but I just really hate hearing about things that Dodge and Chevy trucks can do that Ford trucks can't lol

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I agreet It would be awesome on a 6.0. Idk if it would be any better than a well written tune ont he SCT but I just really hate hearing about things that Dodge and Chevy trucks can do that Ford trucks can't lol
Tell ya Im not sure it would make that much difference. I really like the SCT, but other options are always cool. But its just another thing to spend money on...

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I personally would sit in my truck with a laptop for hours driving around learning how to tune my truck.

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I personally would sit in my truck with a laptop for hours driving around learning how to tune my truck.

I know a duy with EFI Live on his LBZ with stock fuel and turbo and it is bad fast.

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NO Respect! My SCT gets no Respect!

Most of the diesel guys around here don't really know what they are doing, so they can't understand why a truck with some SCT tuner thingy blows the doors of their Bully dog and Edge tuned rigs

And, when I finally do run into Cummins or Duramax guys who do know what's going on, all they yap about is their EFI Live and how it is the greatest thing ever and how Ford is crap because they can't use EFI LIve and are way behind... This annoys me.

Now, I am extremely happy with my SCT with custom tunes, and I can usually take these EFI Live tuned trucks, but I still have to wonder... Why doesn't EFI Live have tuning for the Powerstroke? Will it ever be an option for us, maybe not for the 6.0, but what about the 6.4 or 6.7?
The craziest Cummins I have ever rode in had a Smarty on it. It was also p pumped with bigger sticks and turbo. All my Dodge buddies swear by the Smarty and the Dirtymax guys swear by EFI Live. Along with good custom SCT tunes for a 6.0, they are all great for their trucks. And I might as well throw in the Wildman for the 7.3.

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EFI and common rails are a great combination

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As to why not. Its because there are already multiple custom tuning platforms available for the PSD. SCT has the same tuning capabilities on the Fords as EFI live does for the GM trucks. Its actually a bit more complex due to the HEUI injection system

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As to why not. Its because there are already multiple custom tuning platforms available for the PSD. SCT has the same tuning capabilities on the Fords as EFI live does for the GM trucks. Its actually a bit more complex due to the HEUI injection system
Makes sense, now waiting for someone to convert a 6.0 to a common rail......

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