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Old 03-01-2009, 07:08 PM
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sct owners, i need input

i read countless threads on here about SCT tuners. yeah, i admit i was skeptical. i picked up my X3 and installed my guages this past friday, had a very reputable diesel shop burn three custom tunes on it. the power is unreal, i mean silly amounts of power. the trans shifts feel more positive. i watch my egts and never let them get above 1k. is this amount of power normal? i guess what i'm asking is with watchful eyes on my guages and somewhat "disciplined" driving, do i need to worry about studs right away?
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:40 AM
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If the custom tunes are not made for a studded truck it shouldn't be too much of a worry if common sense is used to control the throttle. I'm sure some others will have some more input on this. The insane power is normal for a custom tuned SCT. It's a common thing to get the adrenaline rush during a WOT run from a stop light smoking a mustang GT,LOL.
From what I'm told, EGT's should be safe as long as they aren't over 1300 for more than a few seconds

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Old 03-02-2009, 04:34 AM
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Yeah the power is insane. I had a hard time not "playing" on the street for a couple weeks.

For my info what is WOT???
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Old 03-02-2009, 04:44 AM
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Wide Open Throttle.... stomping the gas...
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:04 AM
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mudvain where is your egt probe located? If its pre turbo you are safe to run up to 1250. Short bursts above that are ok as well. Running down the 1/4 mile for example and going above 1250 for a bit is ok.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:31 AM
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correction, its right at the exhaust port

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Thats what your guages are for bud, just keep a good eye on those and stay within the parameters on you should be fine.
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I got my SCT back in October. I'm just finally ok with not flooring it every time I get into the truck. Amazingly I can go across town now without my foot through the foorboard. lol. My gas mileage has improved again... but my rear tires are thrashed!
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:11 PM
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thats funny you mention that. the shop owner said right before i left the shop "hey guy, you might want to start looking at tire prices" i didnt get it until i let er roll some coal.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:27 PM
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I have been running custom sct tuning for over 2 years now without a single headgasket issue. You just have to be mindful of your egt's and you should be fine.
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