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Old 07-07-2008, 05:04 PM
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SCT Tuner help??

ok guys i am new to this, ive searched but would like a direct answer to my questions. i have a 2004 f250 6.0, current mods are just 4" straight pipe turbo back, i want to get a tuner for it and have been hearing about the SCT. which one is best for my motor/ mods. the only other mod i plan on doing is cold air intake everything else is bone stock. ive heard of alot of problems with the 6.0s without a tuner and alot of problems with the tuner. my truck runs awesome right now and would hate to ruin it by puttin a tuner on it. it has 44,000 miles on it. what is the best tuner for me? ive heard of people blowin head gaskets and stuff like that and i dont want to have to deal with that stuff. any help is appreciated
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:08 PM
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SCT is the best for the 6.0 from any of the custom tuners
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i was in the same situation a few years ago....

here's what i did: i wanted to eliminate the problem of the headgaskets blowing so i called 8-10 different dealerships around the area to see if they would do a head gasket replacement under warranty and while they were in there go ahead and replace my head bolts with arp headstuds. i finally found someone who would do it so it cost me 500 for the studs and 100 for a deductible.... good deal

after that i ordered my X3 from Dj's because i had heard so much about the looney tune. it is awesome, unlike any other tuner i have seen. i had previously ridden in 6 liters with bully dog, edge, and superchips and SCT shifts the best and overall tunes the best... not to mention the most power.

SCT is the way, and i'm sure others will agree. Innovative, Djs, and others will be able to hook u up. Good luck
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Old 07-07-2008, 05:11 PM
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SCT for sure. Only problem I had was a clogged EGR cooler, and that can (and does) happen stock. And my tunes were a little "hotter" then average since I had studs planned.

If you're worried about the HG, try to locate a dealer that will replace the factory bolts with headstuds under warranty, if there is warranty left on your rig.

Otherwise, enjoy a SCT and just have the tuner "dial" back the tunes to your comfort level.
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well id probly have to run the tunes it comes with not any custom ones because i cant afford the headstuds and stuff. so would the tunes it comes with mess up my motor?
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no u would still want to order custom tunes so they can write it specifically to your truck but in your email or phone call explain to them that u dont want a super hot tune because your HG might not be able to take it. there are tons of tunes out there for u. and when u get the money some day have arp's put in (and try to get it done b4 your warranty is out)
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and i see that your truck is a 2004 just like mine so u might want to consider it soon if u are thinking about doing it at all
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just bought the truck about 3 months ago and came with no warranty now what SCT should i get i see there is different models? and who should i go to to get tunes put on it
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just bought the truck about 3 months ago and came with no warranty now what SCT should i get i see there is different models? and who should i go to to get tunes put on it
truck has a 5yr.100,000 mile warranty from Ford
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ok so how did you handle the warranty and get them to put in aftermarket headstuds. . . (bare with my ive never had a warranty before) do you tell them you want the studs changed and they just do it for a hundred dollar deductible, with the catch being finding a dealership that will put on aftermarket studs?
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