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what SCT is best

ok guy im bout to drop some cash into my 2004 F-250 with the 6.0. im bout to do injectors, arp head studs, black onyx gaskets, egr delete and rebuild my oil cooler. but after that im buying a SCT. so which is the best. im really looking for power!!!!!! i want to surprise those puck kids that think their cars are so fast! hahahaha
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ok guy im bout to drop some cash into my 2004 F-250 with the 6.0. im bout to do injectors, arp head studs, black onyx gaskets, egr delete and rebuild my oil cooler. but after that im buying a SCT. so which is the best. im really looking for power!!!!!! i want to surprise those puck kids that think their cars are so fast! hahahaha
The SCT device itself really doesn't matter. (X3, SF3 or Livewire) Getting the custom tunes is where the power will come from. Tuners like Innovative Diesel, Gearheads, Elite, RCD...etc.

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can you explain how that whole thing works. dont you just like download it??? sry im not use to this idea yet haha i got an edge juice platnum with attitude so it has nothing to download
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I have the sf3 and only have custom tuning from innovative and I am very pleased witht here tunes and customer service. Haven't felt the need to try anyone else's tunes. maybe in the future once i do the egr and oil cooler from BD.


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MS2004 - Who's injectors? Personally I'd go with an upgraded turbo before injectors. A powermax can be had for $1,200 then sell off your stock turbo to lower the price. Injectors will be way more than the cost of a turbo. Just MHO.
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can you explain how that whole thing works. dont you just like download it??? sry im not use to this idea yet haha i got an edge juice platnum with attitude so it has nothing to download
You buy the SCT programmer and then you call any of the mentioned tuners. They will write a tune for your truck based on the upgrades you have and what your intended use of the truck is. They will e-mail you the tune as an attachment, save it to the computer, upload it into the SCT and then program the truck.

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ok makes sence. seem easy. whos tunes are best. and the reason im doing injector is because my 7th injector is starting to go. but idk what injectors to get yet. but i might get the powermax to. where is thebest place to get it?
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Tunes: Innovative Diesel, QuickTricks, Gearhead, KEM, & a variety of others all write quality tunes. Give one or multiple a call and tell them what you're looking for and go with the folks that give you the warm & fuzzies.

Injectors: That really shouldn't happen... Do you have cold start problems? What oil & additives do you run? Search the forum for info on aftermarket modd'd injectors, A LOT of different opinions.

Powermax: Search the forum, someone listed about 10 dealers including prices not long ago. Any of the .Org sponsors can get you the turbo, just have to shop price as they are all good outfits.
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it starts fine never had a problem with starting. but i use a 5w40 oil but no additives.
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You've lost 7 injectors?

Do you have a fuel pressure gauge? Maybe you should look at some fuel system upgrades.

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