Ok guys, getting ready to pull the trigger and get a SCT with some custom tunes ordered... Ive slowly got a few things done that needed to be BEFORE tuning...
Bought the truck bone stock a few weeks ago, and so far this is what I've done.
05 6.0 130k mile (Avg 9.8MPG as of now) (Stock TTY headbolts) (Dealer installed brand new FICM before I bought it) Truck is very strong, all injectors working perfectly. Previous owner never had a single issue with heads,EGR cooler failure,turbo etc. or warranty claim since the truck was bought new. Batteries, Alternator, and FICM is all its had replaced.
4" MBRP Turbo back exhaust (no cat, no muffler)
Updated STC HPOP fitting
New Oil cooler
Blue spring upgrade
Coolant bypass filter
Edge Insight CTS (All readings DEAD ON from specs i've read on here)
6" Lift on 35's
I Understand I am running a non studded truck...It will stay that way until for some reason the gaskets blow....
I do not want a drag truck. I do punch it from time to time from a stop light. But don't do any drag racing or extended WOT runs. I want reliable power, with fuel mileage gains. The heaviest I will tow is a 4k lbs boat (Rarely)
I mainly want the tuner to tune the tranny shifts. I want to firm them up. But wont mind having a few extra ponies.
Im pretty impressed with IDP's reviews, and believe I will be going with them for my tunes. I also plan on getting the FICM tuner also.
Im looking for a tune for everyday driving with decent fuel economy,quick firm shifts, with the ability to occasionally ruin the rice burners day leaving a stop light.
What would you guys suggest? 60hp? 100hp? I am not familiar with the differences in Street, Xtreme street, Aggressive st, etc.
I also hear that " Economy Tunes" are a waste of money, because best fuel mileage comes from the highest HP tunes, but keeping your foot out of it.
Opinions or suggestions on what to do, not to do would be great. Self control is not an issue, I dont plan on blowing the heads off it anytime soon. But I understand things do happen...lol