SCT and DD - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.4L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 Old 01-06-2010, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
msdt-99517's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 89
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
SCT and DD

I have an 08 with 6" lift and 37's. I have the SCT, magnaflow and dpf delete, and a stock airbox. I am not looking to race the truck so i was gonna leave it on the performance setting. I put the transmission setting on soft. I should be okay leaving the truck this way all the time correct? Or just leave it on tow? Sorry for the dumb questions, just wanna stay away from problems.
msdt-99517 is offline  
post #2 of 8 Old 01-06-2010, 09:12 PM
Compression Ignition Addict


 
08stroker250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 8,819
Thanks: 5
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I would think you should be fine. Make sure that you have the tire size adjusted for your tires. 37's and tuners can be destructive to a tranny over time.

Jeff Dodd
spartan_jeff12@yahoo.com

2012 Ford F-250 Lariat CC/SB

Mods - Spartan tuned via laptop, 4" AFE stainless exhaust system, 2.5" PMF BMC leveling spacers, 3" PMF lift blocks, Fox Racing 2.0 shocks, Recon smoked mirror & cab lights
08stroker250 is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 01-07-2010, 02:02 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Do not leave it on "soft" setting! That is basically a stock trans setting which sucks for any performance tune! Not safe for your trans. Better to have it "firm" and safer in the long run! Just my two cents!
smoxy is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 01-07-2010, 05:29 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jimd1050's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Plainville, MA
Posts: 283
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Cool SCT Performance Tune

Believe it or not, I've been running the River City Diesel 485 Tune since I bought it in August and averaging 15mpg combined. About 2 weeks ago, I dropped down to the SCT Performance Tune because of the winter slop up here in New England and to see if I could get a little better mileage. Right away, I missed the additional power so much that I started driving it normal (easy). I drove it for 3 full tanks of fuel and my mileage did not change at all. When I filled up yesterday, I re-loaded the 485 tune - damned the torpedoes!

Regards... Jim D

'08 F250XLT Super Duty 4X4
Intake, Tuning and Exhaust... Back to Banks
Suspension/Drivetrain by WC Motorsports

http://www.justtruckin.net/pages/mytruck.html

jimd1050 is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 01-07-2010, 05:44 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
msdt-99517's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 89
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
[QUOTE=jimd1050;1625902]Believe it or not, I've been running the River City Diesel 485 Tune since I bought it in August and averaging 15mpg combined. About 2 weeks ago, I dropped down to the SCT Performance Tune because of the winter slop up here in New England and to see if I could get a little better mileage. Right away, I missed the additional power so much that I started driving it normal (easy). I drove it for 3 full tanks of fuel and my mileage did not change at all. When I filled up yesterday, I re-loaded the 485 tune - damned the torpedoes![/QUt

Trans setting?
msdt-99517 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 01-07-2010, 06:32 AM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 
powerstroker67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chaplin, CT
Posts: 828
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
[QUOTE=msdt-99517;1625993]
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimd1050 View Post
Believe it or not, I've been running the River City Diesel 485 Tune since I bought it in August and averaging 15mpg combined. About 2 weeks ago, I dropped down to the SCT Performance Tune because of the winter slop up here in New England and to see if I could get a little better mileage. Right away, I missed the additional power so much that I started driving it normal (easy). I drove it for 3 full tanks of fuel and my mileage did not change at all. When I filled up yesterday, I re-loaded the 485 tune - damned the torpedoes![/QUt

Trans setting?
Mileage may have improved but remember that winter fuel is also cut with kero (usually 20-50%) and MPG will drop because of that also. Winter here in the Northeast also brings longer idle times and warm again hurting fuel mileage.
powerstroker67 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 01-07-2010, 12:44 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jimd1050's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Plainville, MA
Posts: 283
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Cool

[QUOTE=msdt-99517;1625993]
Quote:
Originally Posted by jimd1050 View Post
Believe it or not, I've been running the River City Diesel 485 Tune since I bought it in August and averaging 15mpg combined. About 2 weeks ago, I dropped down to the SCT Performance Tune because of the winter slop up here in New England and to see if I could get a little better mileage. Right away, I missed the additional power so much that I started driving it normal (easy). I drove it for 3 full tanks of fuel and my mileage did not change at all. When I filled up yesterday, I re-loaded the 485 tune - damned the torpedoes!
Quote:
Trans setting?
Basically "Stiff" - with the custom tunes, RCD sets up the transmission - I have the option to make individual changes for WOT shift points and shift pressure for each gear but that's it. It's stiff but NICE stiff, not harsh!

Regards... Jim D

'08 F250XLT Super Duty 4X4
Intake, Tuning and Exhaust... Back to Banks
Suspension/Drivetrain by WC Motorsports

http://www.justtruckin.net/pages/mytruck.html

jimd1050 is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 01-07-2010, 12:49 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
jimd1050's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Plainville, MA
Posts: 283
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Cool Winter mileage

[QUOTE=powerstroker67;1626059]
Quote:
Originally Posted by msdt-99517 View Post

Mileage may have improved but remember that winter fuel is also cut with kero (usually 20-50%) and MPG will drop because of that also. Winter here in the Northeast also brings longer idle times and warm again hurting fuel mileage.
Hey Neighbor! I think I'm still doing an apples to apples comparison because the 485 mileage spec was based on 2 weeks ago and it was already cold up here. I just thought I'd give the 485 a rest and try the "Canned Tune" - it only took a day to regret going backwards. This morning driving to work on the 485 again, I think I smiled all the way to work!

Regards... Jim D

'08 F250XLT Super Duty 4X4
Intake, Tuning and Exhaust... Back to Banks
Suspension/Drivetrain by WC Motorsports

http://www.justtruckin.net/pages/mytruck.html

jimd1050 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome