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sct question from experienced guys

so looking at sct products since they seem to be the preferred choice. looking at the live wire, vs the sf3. dont have gauges yet so considering the livewire comes with gauge monitor, is there any other pros/cons to one of the other. dont really have time for custom tune stuff, live in montana and just want to get some more power and definitely more mpg's. any solid insight, on these 2 or sct vs the edge cts?

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a custom tuned chip for a stock truck is pretty cheap and there isnt a wait when you order.
now if you had a modified truck (injectors, turbo, trans) that would take longer to receive.

isspro gauges are good, so are autometer.
the edge cts is a good monitor as well.
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Others may disagree with me, but don't hold your breath on the mpgs.
You'll get more power for sure, but the mileage thing is more of a placebo effect in my experience.

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Not sure we're you read SCT is preferred but a ts type tuner with a supporting vendor is best.I like php

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Sct may be preferred on 6.0s but chips are most recommended on 7.3s.

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so looking at sct products since they seem to be the preferred choice. looking at the live wire, vs the sf3. dont have gauges yet so considering the livewire comes with gauge monitor, is there any other pros/cons to one of the other. dont really have time for custom tune stuff, live in montana and just want to get some more power and definitely more mpg's. any solid insight, on these 2 or sct vs the edge cts?
I would recommend Tony Wildman for the 7.3 tuners! Has been in the 7.3 game for a LONG time, one of the best IMO.

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Others may disagree with me, but don't hold your breath on the mpgs.
You'll get more power for sure, but the mileage thing is more of a placebo effect in my experience.

Mine gets 11-11.5 mpg around town with out a chip and 12.9-13.7 with a chip depending on driving habits which usually I'm pretty hard on it. I've never really understood where the extra fuel mileage comes from with extra power too. I can only guess it's the change in the injector timing cause you would think that extra pulse width would make it worse. JMO

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The tunes will be the same between the SF3 3015 or Livewire TS as a tune literally in of itself is a computer file, once uploaded to the truck, regardless of which model you use to upload it.

The 3015 is basic plug and play type tuner, and the Livewire has the ability to monitor all your guages and whatnot as well as the tuning.
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ok so if a chip is the path i choose a TW (through XDP for 300$) or TS for 427$? any pros/cons experiences. Not much done to truck and dont plan much more than 4" open exhaust, a freeflowing intake, and a trans when it goes out. just use my truck (228,xxx) for alot of highway driving to work

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Do the TW for $300 or the PHP Phoenix for $300
The TS is more generic and $427 is about double what it should cost

PIS 230/80's, Van Turbo with EBPV, BD Billet Wheel
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