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post #1 of 23 Old 04-14-2008, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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got my sct today any opinions on custom tunes

Got my sct xcal3 today now I just need to get my custom tunes from dj's. I don't have head studs yet but I will in a couple months. So I would like a economy tune a tow tune and looneys. So what does everyone think or is there another one I should get. I tow a 21ft toy hauler once or twice a month and my boat and other than that a lot of normal driving. So any opinions would be great thanks

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Anything guys

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I'm happy with DJ's tunes. I have not tried Innovative or anyone else's yet... Looney increased my MPG by 3 when I "babied" it and no racing around... Trying regular driving style now... Good Luck and have fun with it.

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Those are sensible tunes for your setup. Congrats!

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Thanks...when I get home from work today I'm going to try the stock tunes can't wait but really can't wait for the custom ones

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I have a quick question about dj's tow tune. Should I use it when I am towing an aluminum trailer with 3quads, 3 dirtbikes for about 6 hours. It weighs around 3000 pounds

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I would just watch the egt, and if it trends higher with the load, stop and grab a coke and switch to the tow tune. Most tow tunes run close to stock injector timing, which keeps the egt's low, and helps at the bottom end. I tow my 16ft. Carolina Skiff on Looney some times when I forget, and it stays below 1000f. Any heavier than that, I always run the tow tune.

FORDMUGG- Try the Street Looney. It spools the turbo faster, and slightly lessens the cloud when passing on the freeway. That's what I run daily. Their straight economy will supprise you, too. It gets up and goes. Alot of "out of the hole" power that's good for traffic situations. The Looney will give you the best MPG though.

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I have the Street tune in as my dayly driver. I can get bout 18 mpg on my 30 miles commute to work with this tune. Its fast enough too...smokes like a train.

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You do not need head studs with just the tuner. If you start pushing 500 HP then look into the head studs.

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I would just watch the egt, and if it trends higher with the load, stop and grab a coke and switch to the tow tune. Most tow tunes run close to stock injector timing, which keeps the egt's low, and helps at the bottom end. I tow my 16ft. Carolina Skiff on Looney some times when I forget, and it stays below 1000f. Any heavier than that, I always run the tow tune.

FORDMUGG- Try the Street Looney. It spools the turbo faster, and slightly lessens the cloud when passing on the freeway. That's what I run daily. Their straight economy will supprise you, too. It gets up and goes. Alot of "out of the hole" power that's good for traffic situations. The Looney will give you the best MPG though.
So are you saying that i would be best if I run it on looney while towing my toys around, just watch my egt's. I would love to do that but....i dont have a pyrometer yet, i ordered from xdp and they have it on backorder so i wont have the pyrometer by thursday when I am making the trip. Also did you say that looney gets the best milage while towing? What kind of mileage does dj's tow tune usally get. How is looney gas mileage compared to economy when not towing?

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