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Old 02-13-2013, 03:50 PM
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Found the holy grail.

SCT Tuner, filled with Tunes from the guy who wrote the original Spartan tunes, customed written for my truck engine and trans, with a CAT/DPF delete.

All for the ungodly price of $1600.

I said yes, headed to the bank. Should be ready by next week.

Does this appear to be a sound deal?
I'm gonna go lay down in the driveway and pee straight up in the air now...

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Old 02-13-2013, 04:01 PM
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My opinion (which ain't worth much) would be to either buy a new SCT tuner with canned tunes and add the performance tunes from them or KEM tunes (Mike @ KEM wrote or helped write the original Spartan tunes) OR buy a new tuner from Spartan.

$1,600.00 is a lot of money for a "used" SCT tuner with tuning files that will more than likely never work on another truck. Plus, who do you call should you have tuning issues? Neither SCT nor KEM support the Spartan DashDaq and Spartan doesn't support the SCT tuner.
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:39 PM
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It is new. Self-employed Ford mechanic stock piled brand new SCT Tuners and loads them with KEM tunes (by mike, ex spartan guy), Custom tunes specific to my vehicle. With new CAT/DPF delete pipe. Everything is new. Everything will be installed for me. Everything will be tuned specific to my truck for $1600.
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Cool I glad you can still get a SCT
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:59 AM
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So it is a good deal?
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Is this sarcasm or a serious post? I sold my 6.4 a few months ago and it was modded and never ever woudl pay anywhere near that for a SCT and a delete pipe... but its ben a few months, a long day, and not nearly enough mountain dew...
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:12 PM
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Well hell, online prices are higher than that. The EPA are being douches and apparently cracking down. This guy does the install with $300 bucks worth of KEM downloaded tunes. Local guys use him, pay good money.

But to answer the question it's pretty serious. SCT isn't a great tuner with the preloaded tunes from my understanding but it is the only one that is available besides the Spartan Phalanx that will take care of a DPF delete. Spartan is $1200 alone, but the headache of installing it and a jacked up trans comes free with the tuner.
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Re: Found the holy grail.

I would source a used SCT and get some IDP or Gearhead tunes if I were you. Not fond of kem tunes.

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I found a used Livewire here on the ORG, after SCT stopped making the off-road livewire for $350. I personally, would not touch an SCT for 1600. For that money, you can buy a Spartan and have a little bit nicer display.... just my .02
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...... Spartan is $1200 alone, but the headache of installing it and a jacked up trans comes free with the tuner.
I'm confused as to what you're saying here.

Since they updated the DashDaq to a "Flash" type tuner, the Spartan is easy to hook-up and operate.

I have no idea what a jacked up trans comes free with the tuner means?? Can you clarify?

The Spartan tuner doesn't have transmission tuning, like the H&S race tuner did. Your transmission is computer controlled and "learns" your driving style over a few days of driving. There is also a procedure to teach the transmission "quickly", if you're in a hurry and don't mind some very aggressive 1/4, 1/2 and full throttle launches. Any tuner that can raise your horsepower by 250 or more can be hard on your transmission, if you abuse it. Some folks that really like to RACE opt to upgrade their tranny to units like the SunCoast.

I found this on another forum:

I have a spartan tuner and dpf delete pipe for sale if anyone is interested 300 for both plus shipping !! best way to reach me is by email onehotlx@netscape.net or cell 516-852-2489 thanks !


You'd have to pay Spartan for a new license (I believe it's $100.00) but you'd have access to all of their tunes from 40HP to 350HP including DPF on/off, EGR on/off and torque converter lock settings.

Now that the holy grail of a bargain!

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