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Thinking of buying a SCT X3

Hey guys. I have a chance to buy a SCT X3 tuner for $150. The guy was using it on his 2006 F350 but recently got rid of the truck. He says he was using it with spartan tunes.

My question is will the spartan tunes already on the tuner work with my truck or where would i get tunes for my truck from? Also my truck is stock except for a coolant filter and exhaust and i was wondering if there would be some sort of tune safe for my truck? Im not looking to get huge power with the tuner yet. But i also done want to blow my HG right away.

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the only way those tunes from his truck will work on yours is if the strategy is the same for both trucks. most likely it is not. You can get tunes from many places the two most common on here are innovative and cales tunes. either one is a great choice. if you are going to be putting a tuner in you will want some sort of gauges so you know what your egts are

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Ill sell you my SCT livewire with egt probe, original packaging material also. I used it on my 6.0 2003 until my dad and I...well don't get along anymore. It was used for about 8 months and got me a good 18.8 calculated at 70 mph. I also can check on seeing if you can continue with my lifetime tunes from DJ diesel. He is the one who did mine. PM with an offer.
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the only way those tunes from his truck will work on yours is if the strategy is the same for both trucks. most likely it is not. You can get tunes from many places the two most common on here are innovative and cales tunes. either one is a great choice. if you are going to be putting a tuner in you will want some sort of gauges so you know what your egts are
Alright thanks. So i will have to buy the tuner then get in touch with someone that can write custom tunes for my truck. I just ordered a quad a pillar and some isspro performax gauges. Ill have the gauges in before i end up purchasing a tuner.

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Ill sell you my SCT livewire with egt probe, original packaging material also. I used it on my 6.0 2003 until my dad and I...well don't get along anymore. It was used for about 8 months and got me a good 18.8 calculated at 70 mph. I also can check on seeing if you can continue with my lifetime tunes from DJ diesel. He is the one who did mine. PM with an offer.
As far as i can tell the only different between the X3 and livewire is that the liwewire mounts on the dash and has gauges built into it. Unfortunately im going to be running some isspro gauges so i think ill just stick with a X3, Thanks anyway

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Alright thanks. So i will have to buy the tuner then get in touch with someone that can write custom tunes for my truck. I just ordered a quad a pillar and some isspro performax gauges. Ill have the gauges in before i end up purchasing a tuner.
Great choice in gauges, i just got them in the 4 pillar a month or so ago and love them. Very nice install and great lookin gauges. Then the tunes are up to you whoever you would like to go with but like i said both of those guys are great at what they do. can't go wrong

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If I understand correctly, the device will serve only 1 vehicle. So, the first truck needs to be returned to stock settings, so that the 2nd one will load. Other than that, you need to get the SCT unlocked my the maker.

I use an SCT on my truck, with tunes from Eric at Innovative Diesel Performance. I chose him because of his skills at making the auto trans shift so well. I use the "extreme street" setting, and it is just the berries.
BTW, I get 18-20 MPG with this tune.

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