Originally Posted by Road Hog
Looking for programer, monitor, etc.
How does the SCT Touch Screen Xtreme compare to new Bully Dog Performance Management Tool? Has someone installed the new Bully Dog Performance Mgt. Tool?
want performance and option for economy too. will NEW SCT touch screen Xtreme do both, and comparable to Bully Dog Per. Mgt. Tool?
First off the Xtreme is bluetooth, while that may sound cool to have, at this time it's pretty limited as far as what sensors you'll be able to get. This is because bluetooth as it is now can't handle the amount of information or the speed that some sensors relay that information back. Second, I don't like the idea of a wireless device tuning my truck. Bluetooth is pretty secure and has a low disconnect rate as far as just by accident, but I wouldn't want to take the chance on that.
As for the Bullydog, the tuning isn't the best in the world and my tranny didn't care for it all that much either. Now this was with the triple dog, but I don't think their tuning has changed all that much between the two.
As to economy from either one, custom is always going to have a slight edge over "off-the-shelf" one size fits all tuning, however, how much economy you get is directly preportional to how heavy your foot is. I have gotten better economy from hotter tunes, but I've also gotten my worse economy with hotter tunes, all depends on how heavy my foot has been.
If your wanting a digital OBD-II gauge, I would actually get the DashDaq with the Ford Enhancement license that gives you access to 9 modules to get codes from and about 460 sensors to put on the screen(not at once mind you). Plus it gives you the ability to add analog input gauges for EGTs, Fuel PSI etc., things that aren't on the computer to get.
Then get the xCal 3 with custom tunes and you should be good to go.