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Best settings for Xcal2?

I'm getting an Xcal2(actually a strategy flash with the preloaded tunes from SCT). Anyway, aside from loading one of the tunes there are also a lot of end user adjustable option with I think transmission line pressure and shift points and various other settings. What should I set those at on a 2000 4x4 that's stock aside from intake and muffler delete?
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I can't tell you much about the user adjustable options, I've got custom tunes and I pretty much leave the other stuff alone. But if I were you I would stick with just the tow tune and don't ride it too hard until you get yourself a set of gauges. At a bare minimum you need EGT and tranny temp, boost is helpful too. Since you say your truck is otherwise stock, you're going to build a lot of heat real quick with your tunes. Go with gauges first, then do a 4" exhaust and intake. Not only will that cool you down some, it'll help you get the most out of your tuner. But the most important thing you need is gauges! Some people don't want to spend the $$$ on them, but they'll save you from grenading your truck. Trust me on that one.

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I can't tell you much about the user adjustable options, I've got custom tunes and I pretty much leave the other stuff alone. But if I were you I would stick with just the tow tune and don't ride it too hard until you get yourself a set of gauges. At a bare minimum you need EGT and tranny temp, boost is helpful too. Since you say your truck is otherwise stock, you're going to build a lot of heat real quick with your tunes. Go with gauges first, then do a 4" exhaust and intake. Not only will that cool you down some, it'll help you get the most out of your tuner. But the most important thing you need is gauges! Some people don't want to spend the $$$ on them, but they'll save you from grenading your truck. Trust me on that one.
I hear ya! I'll check out the gauges first. It's amazing SCT can sell a programmer for stock trucks and don't mention anything about needing gauges before putting the tunes in.
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superchips is the same way, I used to have a 1705 and when I read the instructions it said the tow program could be used alone, but to use the higher tunes gauges and exhaust were recommended.

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