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post #1 of 26 Old 10-07-2013, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Tune time!

Not looking for anything crazy. I probably won't race the truck and I don't beat on it too much (this doesn't mean I don't like to lay into the throttle every now and then). I need a tune that isn't going to smoke much (I hate California). I rarely tow with this truck, maybe once or twice per year. Will be using the tune for the extra torque and a few more MPG. This truck is daily driven. Keep in mind I am still running the stock exhaust (for now). I have narrowed it down to a few and would like to get some pro's and con's based on my needs.

IDP Street
IDP Aggresive Street
IDP Xtreme Street
Looney
SRL

2004 Ford F250 SD Crew Cab 6.0 PowerStroke 4x4
-BPD Oil Cooler
-BPD EGR Cooler
-SCT Livewire TS
-SRL Tune (Gearhead Performance)
-Blue Spring Mod
-Fabtech 8" lift (dual stabilizer, dual front/single rear Fox Racing shocks)
-20" Weld Racing Wheels
-37" Toyo Open Country Tires
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Any of those tunes will do. Just contact one of the tune writes, talk to them. Try out the tunes, then have the tune writer adjust to your liking.



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X-3 tunes by DJ'S,QT,GH,ID. Gryphon FICM tunes, ARP studs,Stage 1turbo,ATS coolant recirc lines,Swamp's 48v ficm,coolant filter,AD2,Snow Perf stage II,EGR delete,4" turbo back straight pipe,S&Bintake,Quad "A" pillar autometer gauges,Suncoast Tri Disk Conv.,Billet input shaft,Suncoast superduty rebuild kit,Trans-go shift kit,Mag-Hytec trans pan,CFM+ elbow,ccv mod,15K reese 5er,17" LCD TV/DVD,Cobra 29 Nitewatch CB
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Are any of these more advantageous for street or highway? My driving is about 70% highway/30% in town. Shifting characteristics all about the same?

2004 Ford F250 SD Crew Cab 6.0 PowerStroke 4x4
-BPD Oil Cooler
-BPD EGR Cooler
-SCT Livewire TS
-SRL Tune (Gearhead Performance)
-Blue Spring Mod
-Fabtech 8" lift (dual stabilizer, dual front/single rear Fox Racing shocks)
-20" Weld Racing Wheels
-37" Toyo Open Country Tires
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SRL hands down


2006 F350 Lariat cc sb
ARP head studs 245ft-lb, ford head gaskets
RCD 175cc 30%
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egr delete
4" exhaust
sct livewire
srlXX
coolingmist water methanol 10 gph nozzle
afe intake
intake horn
6" skyjacker 20xd hoss 37 toyo mt
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GHA just e-mailed me back about military discounts. This is too great of a deal to pass up. I am going to try the SRL out first. Can't wait. Still open to info about the other guys though. I can still be persuaded. It will be a week or two.

2004 Ford F250 SD Crew Cab 6.0 PowerStroke 4x4
-BPD Oil Cooler
-BPD EGR Cooler
-SCT Livewire TS
-SRL Tune (Gearhead Performance)
-Blue Spring Mod
-Fabtech 8" lift (dual stabilizer, dual front/single rear Fox Racing shocks)
-20" Weld Racing Wheels
-37" Toyo Open Country Tires
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you'll be happy


2006 F350 Lariat cc sb
ARP head studs 245ft-lb, ford head gaskets
RCD 175cc 30%
blue spring
egr delete
4" exhaust
sct livewire
srlXX
coolingmist water methanol 10 gph nozzle
afe intake
intake horn
6" skyjacker 20xd hoss 37 toyo mt
stock trans
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Are any of these more advantageous for street or highway? My driving is about 70% highway/30% in town. Shifting characteristics all about the same?
Can't really say, every truck reacts different to tunes. What may work good for my ECM strategy and driving habits, may not work for you or your truck. Hence the name CUSTOM TUNES.


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X-3 tunes by DJ'S,QT,GH,ID. Gryphon FICM tunes, ARP studs,Stage 1turbo,ATS coolant recirc lines,Swamp's 48v ficm,coolant filter,AD2,Snow Perf stage II,EGR delete,4" turbo back straight pipe,S&Bintake,Quad "A" pillar autometer gauges,Suncoast Tri Disk Conv.,Billet input shaft,Suncoast superduty rebuild kit,Trans-go shift kit,Mag-Hytec trans pan,CFM+ elbow,ccv mod,15K reese 5er,17" LCD TV/DVD,Cobra 29 Nitewatch CB
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Lilpooh Any of those tunes will do. Just contact one of the tune writes, talk to them. Try out the tunes, then have the tune writer adjust to your liking.
What he said.

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dmalmgre Are any of these more advantageous for street or highway? My driving is about 70% highway/30% in town. Shifting characteristics all about the same?
I liked the extreme street for highway driving.

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This is a great tune!

So really it all depends on you and your truck. Just contact the tune writer as Lilpooh said and you'll be happy.

2007 F250 KR CCSB 4x4 ARP's, PMM's EGR delete, PMM's coolant filter, SCT Sf3, GearHead's SRL & SRLXX, Rancho 7000's, IDP FICM tuning, blue spring, Wicked Wheel 2, No Limit Fab. CAI., 2008 rear differential cover.

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Are any of these more advantageous for street or highway? My driving is about 70% highway/30% in town. Shifting characteristics all about the same?
SRL+ if you are studded; SRL if not. As long as you ease into the throttle you won't see smoke - just a little haze at times. Matt writes great tunes.

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BPD 6 Phase 53v FICM, EGR, HD Oil Cooler, Bypass Oil Filter & Water Pump
ARP Studs w/ OEM Gaskets
DC Power 190a upper; DB Electric 200a lower alternator
295/65/20 Toyo MTs
PMF 3 Link
7,500LB Tuff Trucks Leveling Coils
Icon 2.5 piggyback CDC shocks
Dynatrac Free Spin Kit with Dynaloc Hubs
EDGE CTS Monitor w/ EGT, pressure, and temp sensors
Blue FPR Spring Kit
Twin F450 Auxiliary Springs
Banks Monster Exhaust
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Vivian just hit me with a good price. Could get both for under $100. I think I might have to do it!

2004 Ford F250 SD Crew Cab 6.0 PowerStroke 4x4
-BPD Oil Cooler
-BPD EGR Cooler
-SCT Livewire TS
-SRL Tune (Gearhead Performance)
-Blue Spring Mod
-Fabtech 8" lift (dual stabilizer, dual front/single rear Fox Racing shocks)
-20" Weld Racing Wheels
-37" Toyo Open Country Tires
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