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Mind made up, going SCT, one last ?

Made up my mind that i am going SCT, I would like to find a used one. I have sceen a few. I figure i will end up with custom tunes so if there any difference between the SCT SF# and the SCT Xcalabur 2?

After buying this i just call Eric and tell him what i want and pay he emails it to me?

I hope this crossess 2 of 3 items off the list. I am going with 3 pod guages on the pillar.

Hopefully Santa will bring a check for the tires.

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After buying this i just call Eric and tell him what i want and pay he emails it to me?
In the broad strokes yes, but first you'll have to use your SCT to "pull" the strategy of your truck and that is a series of letters and numbers that you give the tuner(the person) and they will write the tunes that you want based on that strategy.

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I hope this crossess 2 of 3 items off the list. I am going with 3 pod guages on the pillar.

Hopefully Santa will bring a check for the tires.

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Sounds to me like it's a good start. I didn't see this til after I sent you that long post in your 3 tunes and shift on the fly thread, sorry about that.

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Good call bud, you won't be disappointed

Get with Raul at Stealth auto, he has package prices for guages and SCT. Its a much better price than I paid a few years ago.


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If you do buy used. Make sure it is unlocked and able to be programed. I bought a used sct for my old focus. Guy said it was unlocked. When I got it, it was not. Didn't want to go threw the trouble of getting it unlocked and ended up almost giving it away.
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Before i pull the trigger is there any difference between the SCT SF3 and the SCT EXCALABOUR 2 ? Might as well save a dollar if possible?

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Before i pull the trigger is there any difference between the SCT SF3 and the SCT EXCALABOUR 2 ? Might as well save a dollar if possible?
teh SF3 is the newer tuner with canned tunes... the X2 is the older version... and the X3 is the one with no canned tunes....

ill put it to you this way... by the time you buy a used SF3 or X2 then pay for tunes youll end up paying more or the same if you were just to buy a new one right off the bat.... then add gauges and everything you need on top of that and youll end up paying more than if you just bought our combo kit...

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He's right, you may be able to get a tuner used, but then you have to pay for the tunes. You're better off just buying a new tuner and getting the tunes with it for free. Innovative tunes are the way to go. Seems like Raul can really help you out with that...


Also one more suggestion, do NOT get an economy tune. You will be very disappointed. My extreme street gets better mileage than my economy tune, and the economy tune is slower than molasses.





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Also one more suggestion, do NOT get an economy tune. You will be very disappointed. My extreme street gets better mileage than my economy tune, and the economy tune is slower than molasses.
Depends on who you get it from. I have an aggressive street economy that I get good mileage out of(which is hard running 4.30 gears on a DRW). It really depends on the person doing the tuning, that's why I suggest getting tunes from a couple of people not just one, they all have their strentghs and weaknesses.

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