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Tuner questions. BD, H&S or Edge CT/CTS
OK, so I've got a 2011 F350 (SRW) 4WD longbed that I use to tow either a 20' rollback car trailer, a 26' enclosed car hauler or a 35' gooseneck 2 car wedge hauler. 60% of my usage is towing, 40% just daily driving. I'm currently at 70k miles and don't want to do anything that will void the Ford 100k engine warranty. Once that's finished, I'm looking at a DPF/EGT delete (hate the DPF fills every 2500 miles).
My choice of tuners is between the BullyDog GT diesel, the H&S BlackMaxx and the Edge CT or CTS.
My questions are,
#1, it looks like the H&S is simply a modified BullyDog GT diesel. Same looking package, but I'm guessing there is a difference in the programming, right? Seems to be a large difference in price, with the BD costing about $2-300 less. So, what the difference between these 2?
#2. Edge CT/CTS. These look to do pretty much the same with the only difference being touchscreen (CTS) vs buttons (CT). Is that it? And is the touchscreen worth the extra dough?
#3. What's the best choice of these 3, or should I be looking at something else entirely?
I've already installed the radio gizmo where I can do on the fly navigation changes, and have 3 cameras installed (front bumper, rear tailgate and rear bed view). Love love love that, but thinking of installing a rear camera on the back of the enclosed trailer so I can see what's behind me when towing it. I'd switch that into the current rear bed cam.
Filters. I've been using only Ford Motorcraft filers for oil and fuel. I change my own and don't want to give Ford an easy out should I somehow manage to puke the engine during the 100k warranty. I've heard they look for any reason not to do expensive repairs past the 50k mile point. but once I hit 100k, are there any other filters to look at? I run Shell Rotella synthetic oil and change every 7500 miles, mostly due to the towing useage. Friends have told me it's better to just wait until the engine computer says to change. What do you guys do?
I have gone to a dry washable air filter, but keep a clean spare Ford paper filter in the truck, just in case. Not sure yet if I want to add a cold air intake kit.
I do want to thank everyone on this forum. Learning a LOT by reading the various threads.