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First timer which tuner/tuning?

Hey guys just decided to get a tuner and some tuning done on my truck. Its an 05 with 68k miles and my only mods are a MBRP turbo-back dual exhaust with a cat delete pipe. i have the stock headbolts and still have my EGR in place. My truck was just flashed this past week when it was in the shop getting dummy plugs and a stc fitting. Knowing very little on the subject i think i am going to go with a SCT tuner and have tunes done by Eric at Innovative, Vivian's Looney or Matt at Gearhead. I dont want to run a tune that is going to blow my headgaskets or risk my engine. Any preference on a particular SCT unit and tunes/tuner? thanks in advance

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Vivian at quicktricks has a looney tune for non studded trucks

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looks like i am actually going to go for the looney tune based on reviews and the style of my driving. Anyone give me any insight on whether i should go for a SCT X3 or the SCT SF3?
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Since your getting a custom tune get whichever of the two tuners you can get the chespest

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Since your getting a custom tune get whichever of the two tuners you can get the chespest
sf3 seems to be cheaper.... performancetruckproducts.com seems to be the best priced with $341.10 shipped.
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sf3 seems to be cheaper.... performancetruckproducts.com seems to be the best priced with $341.10 shipped.
You can buy a X3 from Vivian for $425 that comes with unlimited stock custom tunes. That's 11+ tunes!!!

http://www.quicktricksauto.com/sct/p...2003-2007.html


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You can buy a X3 from Vivian for $425 that comes with unlimited stock custom tunes. That's 11+ tunes!!!

SCT X3 Power Flash Custom Tuner for Ford 6.0L with Unlimited Stock* Custom Tunes (2003 - 2007)


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i was figuring it would be cheaper to buy the SCT separately unless im wrong? im planning on doing ARP studs and a EGR delete bullet proofing in the near future, but i only would use her looney tunes since i dont do any towing/racing
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sf3 seems to be cheaper.... performancetruckproducts.com seems to be the best priced with $341.10 shipped.
If you buy that SF3 for $341.Then first tune from Vivian will cost you $50, that puts you at $391. Then your second tune will cost you $40, now that puts you at $431. At this point you have two custom tunes for your truck.

6 month from now you get studs and want to try more powerful tunes, look to spend another $40-$65 for a single tune or $100-$165 for a 3 tune package.


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If you ae not going to run a tow tune and just want to get unstudded looney tune then sf3 is a good deal I did not buy mine with tunes but I bought it from a member in here… there is a sct for sale in the classifieds on here right now for $275

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He has dropped the price to $275 shipped

http://www.powerstroke.org/forum/per...er-sct-x3.html

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