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post #1 of 12 Old 06-21-2008, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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What tuner?

Well i just got my 07 6.0 PS and i want something for a little more performance, mpg, but mostly smoke. I know absolutly nothing about tuners. I'm looking for something that can give me all these things but still be simple enough for me to use. Also not looking to spend alot, less than or around $500
What do i need to get.
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sct xcal3 with custom tunes

my name is jeff but my friends call me.........jeff



2003 f-250 6.0 lariat, crew cab, long bed,fx4

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ohh yeah and welcome to the forum

my name is jeff but my friends call me.........jeff



2003 f-250 6.0 lariat, crew cab, long bed,fx4

Autometer guages
Z plate Zoodad
4inch turbo back
s&b intake
Pro comp
8.5 inch lift
Dual shocks
toyo 37's
stereo System
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Welcome! With the SCT we can change every parameter in your truck for what you want it to be.

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SCT Xcal3 no questions, now you just have to do your homework on who you want to tune it, that question has been disputed many many times on the ORG. ohh and welcome

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How hard is it to use, am i gonna need anything else to go with it. I know some tuners say you need more airflow or a EGT gauge.
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Xcal 3 is plug and play, if you don't already have an exhaust and gauges I would look into those 1st, the stock air cleaner breathes good enough and won't need messed with. is your truck stock right now? you can add a tuner to your truck now but it's not recommended, you want your exhaust flowing good, I ran my Xcal 3 without gauges for a while with innovative diesels street tune without any problems but now that I have a EGT gauge and see how fast they climb I was playing with fire, but it can be done if you not beating that crap out of it all the time

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wow... noone posted that he needs gauges first! a min of a pyro gauge.. but if your running an auto i would highly suggest pyro and trans gauge since the stocker is very inaccurate.....
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Hi Raul,

I hope you are doing well. I disagree. We believe, as long as you are a conscientious driver, running our tunes, you would only need gauges if you tow. Based on my conversations with customers I would say most are conscientious drivers and the ones that aren't will flat out tell you.

That is not to say that gauges are not an insurance policy if you can afford them or the extra money for a monitor/Livewire but a necessity (nod) unless you tow more than 4-5,000 lbs. or live in the mountains, you should be fine.

We don't believe you need an air intake either unless you are going with bigger injectors.

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The stock intake may supply enough air but why not get a after market intake that you can clean and service without having to buy a new air filter every time?

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