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Turbo spooling and custom tunes

This truck is my first diesel that I have owned. Had a bunch of 7.3's on the farm I worked on when I was growing up but never wrenched on them. Always been a Ford man but decided to go the the 6.0 since I only got 8-9mpg with my old V10.

Here is my question. I have been reading about the time that it takes for the turbo to spool up. It that why the truck is slow from a stop, until the turbo has a a chance to spool up and build compression? Wrenched on my v10 all the time but never had anything with a turbo in it.

I am currently stock (only owned it for a week so far) but u I have a SCT x3 but no tunes yet. Will custom tunes help the turbo spool quicker and help acelleration from a stop?

On a side note if custom tunes are that much more impressive than stock I am going to be in some seroius trouble It already hard to keep my foot out of the skinny pedal. Better put as much in my ticket fund as i do into my mod fund.

Hello, my name is Nathan...and I am addicted to my skinny pedal!



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Custom tunes help with the lag, try them first and if your still not happy, get your FICM tuned.

I'm sorry to tell you this but....... Custom tunes make a BIG difference in power than the stock tunes!! Start putting that mod money in the bank, most likely the first thing you'll need is new rear tires. LOL!

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I will actually be getting the FICM tuned in 2 weeks. I took my CTS when I went to buy the truck and saw that it was dipping to 41v right after starting. Got them to knock $500 off the price. Will be sending it off to Ed to get rebuilt when I go on vacation next week. I figured since I am sending it in it would be foolish not to have him throw a tune on it at the same time

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Yes, a good custom SCT tune will make a BIG difference. To the tune of ( haha! ) about 120 horses and 248 feet of torque increase on a stock engine for an 2006 6.0.
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So an fcim tune will decrease the turbo spool lag??


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So an fcim tune will decrease the turbo spool lag??


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It stands to reason that it would. To me anyway.


On the custom tune vs stock take off. Well um YEA it makes a HUGE difference. My 06 pulled 255 hp and 508 ft lbs of torque on the dyno at BDP I thought that was really low for a 6.0 anything. It took a while but I finally got around to getting my SCT and ordered my first tune from IDP, Eric knows his tuning, and I ordered the extreme street and you wanna talk about night and day it was unreal. I have not had it back on the dyno since, but from a standing start pedal to the floor turbo lag city with the stock tune to near instant spool and burning the 295's thru 3 rd gear and then a get in sit down shut up and hold on ride there after Yea there is a difference lol.

I would not recomend doing that very often studs or no EGT's skyrocket and that is never good. I also have run IDP's extreme race which gives torque converter lock up in all gears and it bad azz as well. I currently run Johanathan at BDP's daily driver tune and it is hands down far and away better than stock and nearly doubled my mpg's which were nothing to brag about. I also have his race tune and it is great as well.

Since the truck is going to be out of service while you are on vacation I highly recomend that you do your coolant flush before you pull it apart. I recomend you either use the flush from ford or get you some restore which will remove the silicate sludge that may be present and then use a extended life coolant that does not contain silicates I believe it is referred to CAT EC- 1 rated coolant. It will save your egr cooler which will save your oil cooler, or even better do this and delete the egr system all together.

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So an fcim tune will decrease the turbo spool lag??


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the ficm tune helped mine spool a little faster
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