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6 speed questions

I have been reading and reading and reading but I havent found much info on 6.0s with the 6 speed manuals trans. I just bought a 04 with 190k and plain to use it to tow (10k-30k pounds) mainly and a daily driver. Im trying to find good info on some towing tunes and other up grades such as turbo (as you lose boost so fast shifting, its hard to pull a load up hill) and maybe injectors down the road. The truck has just had the following done. new OEM injectors, new clutch, k&n cold air, hpop update, built proof egr cooler and oil cooler, ARP studs, and 3.5 straight pipe to 5 stacks, I just ordered coolant filter and oil by pass filter from sinister. I'm looking at getting a SCT live wire ts when I get the money because the truck doesn't have any gauges. Any help or info would be highly appreciated
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My buddy has a 6speed on his and he said just got the sct x3 and with the basic canned tunes the turbo stays lit while shifting from gear to gear

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Thanks for the reply. My plan is to email a few of the tuners and see what they can do. I see you have some innovative tunes how do you like them, I've read a lot of good things about them.
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Give PHP and Innovative a shot for tuning! We deal with both and have very happy customers running both tunes.
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I have the same issues, then again...I have a 7.3

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One of my buddys has a 01 7.3 his isn't as bad as mine but i thought they have different style turbos, he put a wicked wheel ll in his and loves it. We traded trucks for a day to see the difference in them and we both said his was easier to drive but his had less power( with out his tuner). My truck weighs 9400 ish pounds as well. So that probably doesn't help.
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i have a WW also, but im telling ya...it drops to maybe 1-2 lbs when letting off to shift

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Can any one tell me what tuning the ficm does exactly and if its safe to do and if you can run custom tunes with it?
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Can any one tell me what tuning the ficm does exactly and if its safe to do and if you can run custom tunes with it?
Basically, allows for better throttle response off the line, and some have seen better MPG. Yes you can run with a SCT custom tune or any other type of PCM programmer.

Safe..... Depend on the driver and health of motor. Head gaskets have been known to go with stock tuning. EGT wise, the higher the FICM tune rating, the higher the EGT.


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