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Old 05-08-2013, 10:10 AM
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Exclamation Need help finding a good tuner!

So Ive been looking around the forum and seen a bunch of different write ups on tuners, But cant figure out which one I should go with. Ive seen that plenty of poeple are running a SCT brand. So basically I am asking if anyone out there can help me out and guide me to a good tuner for my truck. Something that can tune for towing/better power and can also read trouble codes. The only brand Ive used before was a PPE brand programmer until I found out that its not really used for Fords! (I was young and dumb!)

Running a 2004 f-250 4x4


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Old 05-08-2013, 11:09 AM
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Most people use the SCT platform because it can hold custom tunes. Pretty much all current day tuners can write tunes for them.

Another option you may consider if you do not already have a monitor/gauges is our Infinity. It will tune and monitor all generic and Ford enhanced PID's. It will also datalog and read/clears DTC's as well. You can check it out HERE if you would like.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
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OP do you have a monitor yet or gauges? If not your money will be best spent doing that rather than a tuner. A good monitor to watch your deltas and fuel pressure is a must on a 6.0
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OP do you have a monitor yet or gauges? If not your money will be best spent doing that rather than a tuner. A good monitor to watch your deltas and fuel pressure is a must on a 6.0

I do not have a gauges or monitors for my truck at the moment. That's why Ive been looking around for something to help monitor and give me a lil extra boost here and there because I need it for towing needs when gonig out to the desert. I am running 37" tires on 20" rims as well, and it seems like the truck is losing a lot a power trying to roll the bigger tires on stock tunes.
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I use DP tunes for towing my rig out into the desert on 37s, works great - highly recomend.
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Old 05-08-2013, 03:36 PM
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I use DP tunes for towing my rig out into the desert on 37s, works great - highly recomend.
Im a lil new to all this tuner and monitor stuff, but do you use the tunes only when towing or do you also have tunes that you got from Dp tunes to run for your regular daily needs? I mainly am looking for something to give a lil boost on the stock tunes when I am driving around the street and freeways, and that boost for towing.
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Old 05-09-2013, 02:57 AM
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I run a studded tow tune (about 80hp) all of the time. They sent me a performance tune and I've ran it once or twice for short periods but it drives like a race car and shifts pretty firm. The tow tune manners are much more like stock, and I prefer that. Stock my turbo boosts to 28, DP tow it bosts to 32, DP performance it boosts to 36 so they do make a difference. Before I had studs I ran DPs non studded tow tune for 25k miles towing or not. Just like you say, just a bit better than stock but safe. Reliabilty and longevity are always my main concern so I stay away from the performance tunes. Now that I got bigger injectors I had my tow tune modified for the 155s, I didn't bother to get the performance tune updated, I just never run it.
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I'm running an SCT myself with an Edge insight CTS for my monitor. I got my tunes from Matt at Gearhead. I have a street tune and a heavy tow tune. Once I loaded the heavy tow tune I just left it that way and run it always.
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