I do not want to have to stop and get the programmer out and have to sit there and change parameter or go thru screens, i just want to hit a button.
That's really want your going to have to do if your wanting to do it right. It isn't that much of an inconvience. Once the novelty of shift on the fly wears off, there really isn't that much of a positive thing about it. This is coming from someone that had the Triple Dog downloader before switching to SCT and now to the Spartan Phalanx.
And i want my tranny to live
I do not know of a way that you can have shift on the fly programming and be able to have a tranny that survives it all. To my knowledge there is no
way that it can work from an engineering standpoint.
Is that what the SCT Livewire does? Do i have to have custom tunes or do the stock canned tunes do that? What is the difference in CUSTOM and CANNED tunes?
Don't do livewire, too many bad things about it versus good. I wouldn't take the chance.
I am not going to dog my truck, but want to know that i could keep up if need be.
That's what we all start out saying.
I have a Bully Dog PUP that cost me 25 bucks, am i going to see and feel 600 or more dollars in difference or should i just get a set of guages and call it a day with what i already have?
Oh it will put out power(atleast it did for me), but you run the risk of causing more then 600 worth of damage to your truck.
Can i add a OUTLOOK monitor for my guages? Are outlook monitors vehicle specific?
You can add the outlook monitor, however
, you will only be able to use bullydog stuff with that monitor depending on the firmware that is on the outlook. If the outlook that you have has the tranny temp gauge(which is something your going to want if you have an auto) then it will only work on bullydog products for the 6.0. When they added the memory for the tranny temp gauge, they took out the "outlook w/other" option on the menu screen.
I know this is a lot of questions but i am a lost soul right now. I do not want to spend more money than i need to. I still need to get my tires also.
I'm going to be honest here, and more then likely this part of my post won't be liked, but I get the sense that you are very budget concerned(nothing wrong with that), but you are venturing down a path that isn't really for the budget minded. I speak(and probably a good few others do as well) from dealing with the issues of just adding a tuner. You don't want to do this on the cheap. You can get lucky and not have any issues with going cheap, but you run a bigger risk too. There are alot of unforeseen incidents that can happen that have happened.
If your just using this vehicle for fun that's one thing, but if you still need it to be there for you don't do it on the cheap. You might get lucky and play all day long and nothing happen, but then again you just never know. I know it's not the fun way, but sometimes you just have to evaluate rather or not stock really is sufficient for you and for whatever reason it's not, be prepared to shell out some bucks. I know this truck has cost me more then I ever dreamed of not only in modifications but in repair bills as well(which I had to foot every one of those bills and I'm about to do a tranny rebuild as we speak, just waiting on the kit to get here) and all this started with was a tuner.
Just thought I would add a different perspective on this as some people just get carried away with the fun aspect and forget about running the risk of paying the piper later on.