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IDP street vs gearhead street quick review
Since I've now loaded and ran both I'd thought I'd do a quick review for those of you looking for a custom tune.
IDP street: Good firm shifting, with the added power the stock shift points that Eric uses for this tune were a bit to early for my liking. Idle was smooth until elevated or I flipped on the high idle rocker switch, at which point it would surge. Throttle was very touchy in parking lots or over bumps, pot holes ect. Power was good, egts were nice and low (1000-1100 under WOT). Erics customer service is top notch! I received my tune in a matter of 2 hrs after I called in my order. Always got back to me via emails quickly (sometimes within the hr or less) and made changes to try and satisfy me and tried to fix my surging idle with no luck.
Gearhead street: shifting is great!!!, shifts hold out slightly longer than the idp tune which is very pleasing, nice and firm as well. Idle is smooth and high idle doesn't surge like the idp tune. Low throttle position in parking lots, over bumps ect. Is almost stock feeling, until you slap that skinny pedal down and the power is immediately there. More power than idp street by far, but egts are a little high when getting on it hard (1400-1500). Matts customer service is good, emails returned within 24 hrs. Matt answered a call well after hours, but I did have a little issue with one of his salesman. After placing my order online, and checking the box to indicate that I do have a R/OR tunder and that I'm aware that these tunes will only work wwith these type of Tuners. I received an email the following day to confirm the number from my 3015r bc the number I gave was not an r model (it is an r model and the number I provided was correct). The salesman went on to tell me that the person who sold me the brand new 3015r lied to me and its not and r model. I called matt spoke with him and he said is the salesman didn't refund my payment he'd submit my order again on Monday, 8 days after the initial order. I received it a couple days after that and I'm really pleased with it.
With that said I don't blame the salesman for questioning the unit, as i bought it brand new pretty recently and we all know sct sstopped making them quite a while ago. Although I did mention on the online submission Form I was running a dpf delete with idp tunes. Things with gearhead could have been sped up a lot more if I wasn't working 15.5hr days and all my emails were sent well after their closing hrs.
I would definitely recommend the gearhead street tune over the idp street tune for 3 reasons;
1: better shifting
2: Stock like throttle in low rpm
3: better power
2008 F350 CC/SB; AFE 4" straight pipe, S&b intake, edge insight cts, IDP/Gearhead tunes, 35x12.5x20 toyo open country MT on stock 20s.
Last edited by 08bigred350; 03-13-2014 at 06:09 PM.