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Tuner Question

Hey guys im doing this for a buddy, but he is wondering what tuner and gauges to run.
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2006 Ford F-250 3/4 ton qcsb

His mods are:
4" mbrp exhaust
arp studs
ford head oem gasket
bullet proof egr
new upgraded ford oil cooler
casserly 155cc reman injectors
airdog 165gpm

He is looking at an SCT tuner, not sure what one to get. I have heard good things about both the x3 and the sf3. I was thinking he should probally have a custom tune wrote, so some recommendations on a good tune writer would also be great.

I was also thinking about a 4 gauge pod with, pyro, low side fuel pressure, HPOP, and an edge insite cts.

Any recommendations are welcome and greatly appreciated. Im a cummins guy so im a little lost in the powerstroke world haha.

Thanks guys and have a great easter!
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to the site... Sct tuner with Innovative Diesel custom tune really woke my truck up. If he's looking for inexspensive gauges glowshift are cheap and affordable they work pretty well on mine. Probably a oil temp gauge would probably be the best investment for these 6.0L since you will never know when the oil cooler will crap out.

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thanks for the info, what model of tuner do you recommend? And thanks for the welcome!
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If you want a product that will tune and monitor, check out our Infinity. You won't find a more advanced/enhanced product on the market.

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Hard to say I still have mix feeling with mine, sometimes wish I went with the SF3 tuner, since I hardly use the live wire except for loading tunes it just spend most of its time in the center consol. Then again mine is the older version.

2006 F-250 6.0L Powerstroke, K&N intake with S&B filter, 3.5" - 5inch Mbrp Cat back exhaust with muffler delete pipe, Garret Powermax, Performance Machine Coolant filter, SCT Livewire w/Innovative Diesel Xtreme tune, High idle mod, Glowshift gauges Egt, oil temp, fuel pressure. 2.5" leveling kit, 35X12.50R17 Nitto Trail Grappler, Rancho Dual Steering Stabilizer, Rancho 9000XL Shocks.
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SCT X3 and the Edge insight CTS with the EGT probe hands down! Best bang for the buck, definitely the best tuner for the truck, and no thousand dollars worth of gauges because the insight CTS had you covered! If you browse through the 6.0 forum, you are going to read this is the most used combination and there is a reason for that.

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SCT X3 and the Edge insight CTS with the EGT probe hands down! Best bang for the buck, definitely the best tuner for the truck, and no thousand dollars worth of gauges because the insight CTS had you covered! If you browse through the 6.0 forum, you are going to read this is the most used combination and there is a reason for that.
X2 ... That's the route in went with for my 550 buildup. I also got a fuel pressure sensor for it.

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X2 ... That's the route in went with for my 550 buildup. I also got a fuel pressure sensor for it.
Definitely agree on the fuel pressure! If you are running low fuel pressure your injectors aren't getting lubered up the way they should. Get the Blue Spring upgrade too. The reality of the SCT is that you can download the same custom tunes on all of them, so it really doesn't matter which model. The SF3 comes with generic tunes to tinker with, but definitely would have some custom tunes written.

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Thanks guys for all the info, all good info. Who is a good tune writer? I checked out innovative diesel already, just looking at all options.

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SCT X3 or SF3 for tuning and the Edge Insight CTS with egt probe. Add a fuel pressure and a low pressure oil pressure gauge. As for tunes the popular choices are Eric at Innovative Diesel, Matt at Gearhead Automotive, Vivian at Quicktricks, and Tony at Total Diesel Performance. My personal choices would be Matt or Tony.
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