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Old 06-06-2009, 10:32 PM
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Hey guys I just bought an 06 today and I am looking at running a tuner in it. From what I have read the SCT is the best is that correct? Also who would I want to order it from? To run the extreme tunes do I need to head stud my truck or no? Also will the trans hold up when running the extreme tunes?
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:59 PM
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I ran mine on stock heads on the race tune for about a year with no problems just use your head and all will be good. Now I'm stud and have a stud tune in and love it even more now
Trans will hold up fine like I said just use your head and not every corner is a race to get away from ..

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Old 06-07-2009, 03:24 AM
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Not sure who all the sponsors are on this site, but Most tune writters can write tunes studded or non studded you wont get the max HP or TQ, but you will have alot over stock but able to keep it safe. As for the Trans as long as the tune is correct, and you talk with who ever does your tuning, they can adjust all your shift pressure by you telling them what is going on. Im still running a stock tranny on my truck and I pretty sure Im over the 550 mark close to 600hp would be my guess wont know till I dyno again.
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Hey guys I just bought an 06 today and I am looking at running a tuner in it. From what I have read the SCT is the best is that correct? Also who would I want to order it from? To run the extreme tunes do I need to head stud my truck or no? Also will the trans hold up when running the extreme tunes?
I got the SCT on my truck, i had tunes from Spartan, DJ Diesel (when they were still in business), and Innovative diesel. I tried them all until i found the 1 that shifted like i wanted it to. Currently i am running the Innovative tunes. Before i got my studs installed i would romp on it everywhere but i would also not hold it to the moon. I would never try and top the truck out, egts just get to hot. As far as purchasing the programmer and tunes from a vendor. I mean honestly some people had sales not too long ago on the SCT Xcal3 and were selling them with tunes. You can call innovative or whoever you like and get a quote on it. But like the other guy said...use your head and youll be fine, when i got my studs installed, i did not blow 1 gasket. I know some people running bullydogs and etc that have blown all of the gaskets between the cylinders.

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Old 06-07-2009, 07:40 AM
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not to jack but its kinda along the same lines what is the most power you can make safely out of a stockish 6.0?

to the op, im in the same boat you are i just bought mine and have no clue about diesels or tuners. im psyched to learn about it though. from what most guys have told me the sct livewire is the best chip to get with these trucks. where does everybody mount their livewires? im trying to find a pillar pod mount for it.

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Old 06-08-2009, 05:14 PM
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Livewire is not all its cracked up to be, I like my x2 cause you dont see any of that on the truck and think its a sleeper. Most ive seen done to a 6.0 with everything stock besides EGR delete studs exhaust and intake, Only added after that was a SCT and FICM tuning. They dyno at 502 uncorrected HP most ive seen a 6.0 do with stock injectors and turbo.
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