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i have a 6.0 X and just bought a dealer extended warranty. i am looking foryou guys opinions on a pefemance mod. i am just looking for a small hp and tq gain. maybe 50-75 hp and good tq gain for towing and just fun driving. is there a plug and play device that i can just unplug before i take it to the dealer for warr.work or should i flash it and have to replace with my stock tune whenever it goes to the dealer?

let me know what ya have and what ya think my best move is. i am new to modding diesels.

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I'd go with a programmer, like our SCT X3 with a custom 65rwhp Tow program. You can return to stock at anytime and you'll have no concerns with the dealer. You'll notice a modest power gain, slight mileage increase, and great reliability when towing. Please PM, email, or call with any specific questions and we'd be glad to help.
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I'd go with a programmer, like our SCT X3 with a custom 65rwhp Tow program. You can return to stock at anytime and you'll have no concerns with the dealer. You'll notice a modest power gain, slight mileage increase, and great reliability when towing. Please PM, email, or call with any specific questions and we'd be glad to help.
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I'd go with a programmer, like our SCT X3 with a custom 65rwhp Tow program. You can return to stock at anytime and you'll have no concerns with the dealer. You'll notice a modest power gain, slight mileage increase, and great reliability when towing. Please PM, email, or call with any specific questions and we'd be glad to help.
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As they said, Sct is the smartest way to go. The x3 has 3 different canned tunes you can run, One being a nice 65HP tow tune which sound like it would be great for you. It can also help you with light diagnostics if ever needed. Tranny adjustments/Shift points/TC lock ups/and a few others goodies.

Sct also came out with an "Economizer" programmer that you should look into. I'm not sure of the H.P gains, But would assume a 50-70HP gain.
Good luck with your choice. You will hear the same thing over and over again "SCT". There is a reason for that. SCT has incomparable motor and tranny programming for the 6.0L. You would assume that a far superior programmer would be twice the money as other. Fortunantly is is equal and sometime less..

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I have the SCT Livewire and it works great. There is a selection for "65 HP Tow" option in there as well. But the "performance" tune really woke that bad boy up though. Good luck in what you decide.
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thanks for all the helpful info guys. sounds like just what i want. a lil more pep when normal driving and towing but a lil more umph when i wanna play..lol

2003 excursion

6.0 psd baby!!

100% stock for now.

clean oasis report. not a single item till now.

76,000 miles when i bought it.

needed 2 injectors, y pipe, lower rad hose, egr valve.

now has 82,000 miles.

lovin every min of it
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