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post #1 of 12 Old 06-25-2008, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Predator + 6.0 owner looking for a custom tune writer

Hey yall. I have a Predator tuner and I'm looking for someone out there that can write a cutom tune for me. I'm looking specifically for fuel mileage here. I used the sompany's web site to find custom tuners in my area and they are either all out of business, or all they'll do is install the stock Predator tunes. Hmph. Even *I* can do that.

I searched the forums here for "custom tunes" and got a ton of hits, but all for those of you that HAVE them!

Anyway, a pointer to a reputable tuner is worth some gratitude.

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Dump that Predator and get an SCT with custom tunes... It will make your commute into Frederick a whole lot better!

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2008 F350, CCLB, 6.4 PSD (Brad-the wife's truck is black)




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4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

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Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
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Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
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Take it from someone who knows.... if you love your heads and tranny... get rid of the Predator! I had one once but no more! I do wish you luck in finding custon tunes. I have heard the newer models are not as bad as the earlier models were at eating head gaskets and trannies!

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Every time Doug starts up his truck now, he's going to hear chomp, chomp, chomp of that Predator chewing on those head gaskets...

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2005 F250, CCSB, 6.0 PSD, FX4 (The Sweet Unit is white)
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Fluidampr
CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
20" BMF Novakanes wrapped in 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers
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predator + 6.0L = BANG!,...whoosh....fizz....drip....drip....drip
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I dont know of anyone using the Predator for custom tuning a diesel. I know they work great for mustangs and stuff, but the SCT is the way to go on the diesel. Put that predator up for sale.

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Heads and gaskets and tranny, OH MY!

Well heck. Anyone want to buy a Predator? Gently used...

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So, what is it about the SCT that you guys like so well? I did a bit of looking around and there seems to be a couple versions out there Which one are you guys using?

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SCT Xcal2, but they are now selling the Xcal3 and Livewire. The Xcal is just a handheld tuner, while the livewire includes digital gauges. It's a bit bulky compared to some of the other digital gauge readouts. If you are looking for just the tuner, go with the Xcal3 from DJ's or Innovative.

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2005 F250, CCSB, 6.0 PSD, FX4 (The Sweet Unit is white)
2008 F350, CCLB, 6.4 PSD (Brad-the wife's truck is black)




Engine Mods:
Fluidampr
CCV Reroute (Reinstated)
4" MBRP Exhaust
MTW Stage 1 Turbo
Bulletproof 53V FICM
BulletProof EGR Cooler
BulletProof Water Pump
Riff Raff Intercooler Boots
Gogo Diesel Direct Drive Solenoid
BulletProof All-Aluminum Radiator
BulletProof All-Aluminum Intercooler
BulletProof Oil Cooler System w/ Bypass Filter
SCT w/ Custom Tunes (TSD, DJ's, Innovative, Gearhead, QuickTricks)

Exterior Mods:
Bilstein 5100 Shocks
Icon Adjustable Trac Bar
Firestone RideRite Air Bags
BDS Dual Steering Stabilizer
Aluminum Finned Differential Cover
Reese 16k Manual Slider 5th Wheel Hitch
Icon 2.5" Leveling Kit w/ F-350 rear blocks
20" BMF Novakanes wrapped in 33" Nitto Terra Grapplers
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