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Old 04-11-2011, 07:14 AM
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Custom tunes for 6.4? HELP

i have reciently put a mini maxx, exhaust, and intake on my 2008 6.4. i see lots of people talking about "custom tunes". i have never had a tuner before so i am a little confused. how does this work? how do you get them? should i get one or just stick with the tunes that came with the mini maxx? is there any other tunes that will help with fuel mileage? any answers would be helpful
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:24 AM
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Guess the first question is what are you looking for in a custom tune?

Are you happy with the way you newly installed MM tuner works on you rig?

Some of us are looking for More power some are looking for a better shifting trans, custom tuning run the gambit.

The H&S website should be able to answer you questions.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:59 AM
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You can run KEM tunes.
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KEM will do a custom tune for you. Go to the web site. They have a price list there. Once you pay for the tune, they will contact you via email, ask want you want, then email the tune to you.
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I just recently purchased an SCT Livewire TS for my 2010 Ford F250 (6.4L diesel). I have the basic preloaded programs, but am wondering where to get a custom tune created. I would like to be able to use the variable vane turbo as an exhaust brake when I let off the accelerator. I know they have the programming for other Ford diesels, but does anyone know where I can get a custom tune on the SCT?
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:18 PM
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I just switched from kem the h&s and I was happy with kem until I installed the mini. I will be sticking with h&s from now on. My truck is quieter smoother more fuel efficient and more powerful with h&s
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I just recently purchased an SCT Livewire TS for my 2010 Ford F250 (6.4L diesel). I have the basic preloaded programs, but am wondering where to get a custom tune created. I would like to be able to use the variable vane turbo as an exhaust brake when I let off the accelerator. I know they have the programming for other Ford diesels, but does anyone know where I can get a custom tune on the SCT?
I would be careful with using that as an exhaust brake. I've heard problems about the exhaust valves hanging open and damaging pistons.


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Old 03-28-2013, 05:42 AM
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I would be careful with using that as an exhaust brake. I've heard problems about the exhaust valves hanging open and damaging pistons.


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Where have you heard that?

I didn't have any problems with my exhaust brake tune. I haven't run it a bunch, but there's a guy on the H&S forums who runs his all the time
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You just need to monitor backpressure. I havent heard that either but I know most exhaust brake setups like on dodge the backpressure kicks up high when it kicks in.

OP, as for tunes, I would say you are better of running Gearhead tunes
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I haven't been able to come anywhere near the braking power of the Cummins VGT setup. It does help though.
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