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Tuner Help?

I'm sure this has been asked 100 times, and yes, I've searched and read more than I care to read. I'm new to the Ford world and need some help here.

I need someone to tell me what the difference is between the SCT Livewire and Phalanx with KEM tunes is? Is just the monitor itself different or are there other differences?

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The difference is that you have the SCT Livewire that is capable of loading a KEM tune and you have the Spartan Phalanx (DashDAQ) which is also capable of loading a KEM tune. You cannot buy a Spartan Phalanx without Spartan tunes though. You pay the $1249.00 for our tuner, and then if you want KEM tunes you buy them separate.

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Thanks Jeff! I didn't realize I had to buy the Phalanx with the Spartan tunes. I thought I could buy it with the KEM or Spartan tunes. I'm glad I asked.

Now that I know that, what can you tell me about the Spartan tunes? I'm not interested in adding 200+ hp. How are the smaller tunes working out? Interested in 75-150 so I don't have to worry about hurting anything.
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Thanks Jeff! I didn't realize I had to buy the Phalanx with the Spartan tunes. I thought I could buy it with the KEM or Spartan tunes. I'm glad I asked.

Now that I know that, what can you tell me about the Spartan tunes? I'm not interested in adding 200+ hp. How are the smaller tunes working out? Interested in 75-150 so I don't have to worry about hurting anything.
Hell you can run a 250 tune and not worry about anything.


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Yea, like stated above....there isn't much to worry about until you get above 250 horsepower tunes. Yes, YOU could tear your truck up with the 250 tune, but it would take a lot of abuse and not taking care of your truck for that to happen.....and I meant a LOT of abuse.

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