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Need Tuner!!!

Going to bite the bullet and purchase a tuner. I have a 2006 6.0 that has 50,000 miles on it. What is the best tuner to purchase? I only want it for fuel mileage. I am hearing a SCT...heard that from a tech at a Ford dealership. All opinions welcome...
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SCT with custom tunes from any of our site vendors cant go wrong with DJ's or Innovative

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2011 F150 Ecoboost Crew cab lariat. Custom tunes from KEM and 5Star, and Unleashed
2012 F150 Crew Cab Ecoboost stock for now-Totaled March 12 2015
2006 F250 ECSB Lariat 4x4

Leveling kit, 315/70/17 Kelly TSRs on Method race wheels
ARP studs and OEM gaskets done by Renegade Diesel
ECM and Atlas 40 FICM tuned by Bill at PHP SCT tunes by Truck Source Diesel. Gearhead, Innovative, Wildman and Tyrant diesel
Flowmaster/MBRP Hybrid Exhaust
Edge Insight CTS
Coolant filter
Bulletproof diesel FICM EGR Delete, Oil Cooler and Water Pump, and Light bar.
Dually LED lights from Stealth Automotive/Xpedition Outfitters
No Limit Fab 6.0 Cold Air Intake
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My SCT w/ DJ's Econ tunes gained 3.2 mpg on the hwy, and 2.0 in town.

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'Bessie' --2004 Excursion Limited 4x4 6.0L --SOLD with a blown head gasket, Bad EGR Valve and Cooler, Bad oil cooler

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If you do a search for SCT, you will find pages and pages. It is a common agreament here and everywhere I have looked, that the SCT is the only one for the 6.0. The hardest part is deciding on a tuner, because their are some very good ones out there. I personally use Eric at Innovative Diesel and could not be happier. I have tried someone elses tunes and they did not compare. IF you call Raul at Stealth automotive he can hook you up with what you need.


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04 CC longbox 6spd
SCT with Eric & Doug's tunes
Airraid intake 4" strait pipe
380hp & 850ftlb
4" lift with 315/75/16
bedliner liner on rocker panels
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with custom files is what you will pretty much get from this place!!

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2007 F250 6.0l King Ranch CC LB
Sponsored by Innovative Diesel Performance
SCT XCal2 w/ Custom Files & FICM tuning
DashDAQ Series II; ARP Headstuds; AFE Stage 2 XP Intake w/ Proguard 7
Industrial Injection 190cc injectors; FASS 150/180; ITP Regulated Return
'03 Turbo Swap; Zex N2O Dry Shot; CFM Smallmouth Intake Elbow
Zoodad w/ Predator Screen; MBRP 4" Cool Duals Straight Piped
EGR Delete w/ full manifold; Coolant Bypass Filter; Train Horns
Eclipse AVN62D; High Idle Mod; BFG ATs 285-65/20s

Truck- 12.51sec @ 108mph @ ~7700lbs (1/4 mi)
Cooler- 39.93sec @ 12.12mph @ ~180lbs (1/8 mi)

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Where is the best place to purchase the actual tuner and display?
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There's lots of sponsors here on the forum that sell them. I used DJ's Performance, couldn't be happier.

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I would go straight to the custom tuner you are gonna use.
Here are 2 excellent ones
Innovative Custom Tuning Online Store
::: DJ's Perfromance :: Home :::

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2011 F150 Ecoboost Crew cab lariat. Custom tunes from KEM and 5Star, and Unleashed
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2006 F250 ECSB Lariat 4x4

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ECM and Atlas 40 FICM tuned by Bill at PHP SCT tunes by Truck Source Diesel. Gearhead, Innovative, Wildman and Tyrant diesel
Flowmaster/MBRP Hybrid Exhaust
Edge Insight CTS
Coolant filter
Bulletproof diesel FICM EGR Delete, Oil Cooler and Water Pump, and Light bar.
Dually LED lights from Stealth Automotive/Xpedition Outfitters
No Limit Fab 6.0 Cold Air Intake
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You can go directly to the tuner (i.e. Innovative, DJs) or go to a third party vendor (i.e. Stealth Automotive, Discount Power Parts)...either way you go, you'll be happy with your trucks performance.

Eric
2007 F250 6.0l King Ranch CC LB
Sponsored by Innovative Diesel Performance
SCT XCal2 w/ Custom Files & FICM tuning
DashDAQ Series II; ARP Headstuds; AFE Stage 2 XP Intake w/ Proguard 7
Industrial Injection 190cc injectors; FASS 150/180; ITP Regulated Return
'03 Turbo Swap; Zex N2O Dry Shot; CFM Smallmouth Intake Elbow
Zoodad w/ Predator Screen; MBRP 4" Cool Duals Straight Piped
EGR Delete w/ full manifold; Coolant Bypass Filter; Train Horns
Eclipse AVN62D; High Idle Mod; BFG ATs 285-65/20s

Truck- 12.51sec @ 108mph @ ~7700lbs (1/4 mi)
Cooler- 39.93sec @ 12.12mph @ ~180lbs (1/8 mi)

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