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What programmer/tune do you recommend?

What mild tune/programmer do you guys recommend for my 05 6.0? I currently have exhaust, intake and ficmrepair.com Atlas 40 ficm upgrade (40hp upgrade or 75%, 10hp upgrade, overlap if I add a programmer). My truck has very low miles but no gauges to monitor which is why I am considering a mild programmer/tune upgrade to help improve power and fuel efficiency with my 38" tires


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Honestly, spend the money on gauges first. Any tuner is going to make it run hotter as far as EGTs go.

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All of the above...

Or check my SIG

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SCT live wire ts has all guages on it so you don't need to put them on the a piller very easy to tune and set up its very user friendly

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Will look into the livewire

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I've tried a couple different combos and in the end the SCT with DP tunes were best, and look, you even have customer support on this site which is way cool

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I prefer gages and an X3, but a Live Wire is an option. Just do yourself a favor and make sure you can see what's going on in your engine with some kind of gages/monitor.
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