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post #1 of 18 Old 08-10-2012, 08:42 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone, I have been reading a lot about the Sct tuners on this site. I have decided to get one my self. But now I would like to ask Which one is better? This is my Daily driver. Very new to me. It is a 06 Amarillo, Lifted on 37in tires. I was told the the head bolts have been replaced, I can see the Down pipe on the turbo, and It still has the EGR. But was redone, or Fixed. I do not believe it has been deleted. I am useing a Edge cts And all reading are showing great from what i have read on the forms. I haul a 20ft wakeboad boat. And some off road playing. So if anyone has any idea on Which SCT would be better for me, it would be helpful to make my decision. Seeing how it is Friday i will wait until Monday to make a order.

SCT Economizer Fuel Saving Device for 96-08 Ford Gas And Diesel's
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SCT 3015 96-08 Ford 6.0L Powerstroke and gas powered F-Series trucks Tuner
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Any if anyone has the best place to purchase one that would be very helpful

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I have no first hand experience with the Econo tune SCT but my vote goes to the SCT 3015 simply because you can custom tune it and have an Econo tune, Performance tune, and Tow tune all in the same device and the ability to change whenever you want.



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I have not seen any post on the ecom. Tuner. Thats why i wanted to ask


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My advice, go with an SCT SF3 or X3 for your tuning needs, and have custom files written.

You are going to want to verify the status of those head bolts, if they are TTY stockers, or ARP or H11 studs. The tuning for the two varies in power, based on what the heads can hold.

I see the 'economy' marketed files as snake-oil, reason I say that is I find my best economy on my highest HP tune (IDPs - X-Race). Most others here find the same result when the file is driven responsibly. Check my build thread in sig for specifics, but I average 8-10% better on my Street tune and 12-14% on my X-race file. You just have to drive it normally, and not go out roasting the tires.

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How would i go about seeimg which head bolts were used. I asked the dealer to ask the old owner to give me a call so i may ask him what has been done. I am already getting ready to flush tje coolent and go to all synthic oil and gear oil. But i was wanting to fid the old owner so i did not end up doing something twice.
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Look at the headbolts from the drivers side. There's a place between the air filter and the motor, that's pretty open. If they look like standard bolts, you're still stock. If they look like a nut and thread, you're studded. If in doubt, take a couple of pics, and we'll let you know for sure.

I keep losing track of the thread that has the pictures I use, else I would post those.
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The SCT SF3 will come pre-loaded with their standard tunes and allow you to add up to 3 custom tunes if you would like. The SCT X3 is basically a blank tuner that you can have 3 custom tunes downloaded into.

For a daily driver looking for mileage, we've had great results with our custom 80hp Economy file. Let us know if we can help...

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If you decide to buy a used SCT, hear is the info to read over.

What to look for when buying used SCT for 6.0



In the pic below, the bolt I'm holding is the stock head bolt, the bolt to the left in the head is a APR stud with nut.


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It looks like i have stock head bolts. I took some pictures. When i get home ill upload to make sure. But untill i get home i i wont be able to post them.


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It looks like i have stock head bolts. I took some pictures. When i get home ill upload to make sure. But untill i get home i i wont be able to post them.


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