confused. . . which SCT? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-05-2008, 03:00 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 100
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
confused. . . which SCT?

hey yall after almost buying a cummins i had a revelation and will be picking up my 4th ford but first powerstroke (2005 6.0). . . but now ive read so much i have confused myself. . . are shift on the fly tuners really that great? is livewire shif on the fly? and do DPtuners even compare to SCT products on a 6.0? im gunna get gauges, exaust, intake, and maybe an 03 turbo down the road so if livewire isnt shift on the fly to i just need the SF3. . . sorry for the long post but ive got to get some answers. . . oh and by the way i will be wanting custom tunes. . .
thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-05-2008, 03:06 PM
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Phillipsburg , NJ
Posts: 68
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I was wondering the same thing. I'm honestly confused a bit too. Also, what are the differences between the regular SCT offerings and the economy programmers? I thought the regular programmers gave you an increase in mileage and an economy tune?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 07-05-2008, 03:23 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: forest lake, minnesota
Posts: 2,297
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
the 6.0 is not shift on the fly. only the 7.3
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 07-05-2008, 03:48 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 100
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
so is shift on the fly really a big deal or can you get just as good mileage keepin your foot out of the throttle with a performance tune? i mean honestly i really want the thing for performance but, nowadays fuel milage is pretty important too. . . so nothing compare to the sct and has "tune-on-the-fly"?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 07-05-2008, 04:07 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Western PA
Posts: 557
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
No tune on the fly for the 6.0 here's a link for the tuner you want SCT Xcallibrator3 Custom Innovative Diesel Tunning, Xtreme Tunes can be added. Hi Performance Diesel

you'll get your best mileage out of the Hot tunes if you can keep your foot out of the go pedal, I run the innovative tunes so the TC locks out and you can lug it around all day BUT have the power when some idiot with a fart pipes wants to get a little ballsy at a red light
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 07-05-2008, 04:15 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Negley, OH and Morgantown, WV
Posts: 1,634
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to jhaddox
the only big difference between the livewire and the sf3/xcal 3 is that the livewire monitors your peramiteres, boost egt(with a probe) trans temp(with a tap) and that. if your buying guages just go with the sf3 or xcal3. I have the xcal 3 it has 3 preloaded tunes and can hold 3 custom tunes. As for the custom tuning just ask around here and find your preference, 3 big names people like on here are DJ's Elite and Innovative, i run inovative tunes and love em. just shoot some of the spnosors pm's and they can help you out alot more then i can:burnout

- Hi Performance Diesel
^^Great guys to work with
sorry for the long post and your gonna get addicted to the power
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 07-05-2008, 04:48 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 215
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
innovatives tunes is what i run an there awsome
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 07-05-2008, 04:56 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor

 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Ventura County, CA
Posts: 20,361
Thanks: 23
Thanked 23 Times in 14 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Send a message via AIM to Raul@Stealth Automotive
+ 1 more for innovative tunes.... like said above no 6.0 tuner is shift on the fly... if you want the best go with innovative or Dj's... my choice is innovatives...

i like the look of analog gauges over the livewire... its just too big for my taste... oh and can be easily stolen since its only on with a windshield mount like a gps...

if your looking for a great price were running a 4th of july sale and can set you up with the xcal 3 with innovative tunes and a set of gauges

PM me if your interested

-Raul
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 07-05-2008, 07:36 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 100
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
thanks everybody for all your help i was leaning towards runnin an innovative diesel sct and analog gauges. . . but some people say shift on the fly is so great anyways im just glad i didnt have a brain fart and go cummins. . ..
thanks again
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 07-05-2008, 08:08 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: middle georgia
Posts: 624
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i have to disagree banks six gun with pda (close to 1000$) is change on the fly so is edge platinum with attitude correct me if i am wrong, i would buy neither of the two
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 12:31 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors