what tuner/programer - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 Old 05-30-2012, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: annapolis md
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
what tuner/programer

Yep another tuner thread, I didn't want to hijack so here is my thread.

ok so I just bought a powermax turbo, so now I am thinking of getting a tune to compliment it.

First off I am not studded so do not want anything too extreme. Just a little more umph and better towing. Maybe I will studded in the future, but not sure right now.

So I am thinking either the atlas 40 tune or an sct with IDP's tunes, or even someone else's.

A couple questions
For the atlas tune, I went to powerhungry's website and it seems like you either need to send in your ficm or get a gryphon cts/cs Am I right?

For the sct I see there are several different types. The sct3, the itxs wireless, the ipd preprogramed.

So I know this is a loaded question, but which one is right for me?

Thanks for your input


2005 F-250 cc 4x4

2005 F-250 XLT Sport CC 4x4. MBRP Turbo back, Edge insight, blue spring upgrade, kitty lost
quackrz is offline  
post #2 of 14 Old 05-30-2012, 06:32 PM
Compression Ignition Addict

 
Jteets75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 664
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Go with the sct sf3, then go to truck source diesel and get the "super panty dropper" tune but make sure you tell him your not studded and they change a couple things for you.

Jteets75 is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 05-30-2012, 06:49 PM
War is the answer!


 
WarChild's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Posts: 5,499
Thanks: 218
Thanked 77 Times in 32 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
What he said. SCT is your best option. My first duty station was Annapolis MD Loved that place.

White 04 F350 Lariat SRW/CC/LB/FX4 227,XXX+
Studs/BPD58V FICM Atlas40/BPD oil cooler/waterpump/7.3 fan
Edge insight CTS EGT/Turbo timer/FP SCT with ? Tune
Powermax w/KC billet wheel Warren 175/30%
5-8" MBRP Off Road Turbo Back/harpoon
2" Leveling/33' BFGATKO
ELC/PMM Coolant filter
aFe Stage2/EGR Delete


Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful) is the motto of the Corps. That Marines have lived up to this motto is proved by the fact that there has never been a mutiny among U.S. Marines.
WarChild is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 05-30-2012, 07:18 PM
Powerstroke Techie

 
Lilpooh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sassamansville, Pa
Posts: 9,787
Thanks: 95
Thanked 195 Times in 157 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by quackrz View Post
Yep another tuner thread, I didn't want to hijack so here is my thread.

ok so I just bought a powermax turbo, so now I am thinking of getting a tune to compliment it.

First off I am not studded so do not want anything too extreme. Just a little more umph and better towing. Maybe I will studded in the future, but not sure right now.

So I am thinking either the atlas 40 tune or an sct with IDP's tunes, or even someone else's.

A couple questions
For the atlas tune, I went to powerhungry's website and it seems like you either need to send in your ficm or get a gryphon cts/cs Am I right?

For the sct I see there are several different types. The sct3, the itxs wireless, the ipd preprogramed.

So I know this is a loaded question, but which one is right for me?

Thanks for your input


2005 F-250 cc 4x4
For the PHP FICM tune, you have 3 choices on how to get the tune into your FICM. You can either send in your FICM to PHP so they tune it. You can put your name on a list to have a programmer sent to you so you load the tune and return the programmer back to PHP. Your last choice is to buy the Gryphon FICM programmer to keep and swap in/out any of the 4 FICM tunes as much as you want.



Since you have a Powermax, you really should be running a custom tune to get the most out of that turbo, so why pay more for one of the SCT programmers that have canned tunes you'll never use. I suggest you get a SCT X3 that only does custom tunes. The SF3, iTSX, and IDP #3015ID all have canned tunes on them, granted they also hold 3 custom tunes, but you'll be paying more for those tuners because they have the canned tunes in them.

2004 F350 CC DRW King Ranch
X-3 tunes by DJ'S,QT,GH,ID. Gryphon FICM tunes, ARP studs,Stage 1turbo,ATS coolant recirc lines,Swamp's 48v ficm,coolant filter,AD2,Snow Perf stage II,EGR delete,4" turbo back straight pipe,S&Bintake,Quad "A" pillar autometer gauges,Suncoast Tri Disk Conv.,Billet input shaft,Suncoast superduty rebuild kit,Trans-go shift kit,Mag-Hytec trans pan,CFM+ elbow,ccv mod,15K reese 5er,17" LCD TV/DVD,Cobra 29 Nitewatch CB
Lilpooh is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 05-31-2012, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: annapolis md
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by WarChild View Post
What he said. SCT is your best option. My first duty station was Annapolis MD Loved that place.
Daytona isn't too bad


Thanks for your service

2005 F-250 XLT Sport CC 4x4. MBRP Turbo back, Edge insight, blue spring upgrade, kitty lost
quackrz is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 05-31-2012, 09:49 AM
The Silent Service

 
colo_dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 5,313
Thanks: 0
Thanked 60 Times in 26 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Go with the SCT X3 based on not having to pay for the stock tunes you won't run on your truck while that Powermax is installed. Ensure the tunes are written for stock head bolts, and your Powermax.

Here's a counter point to the whole thing however. If you are building the truck for a little more power and better towing, why did you purchase a Powermax particularly on stock bolts?
colo_dually is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 05-31-2012, 10:36 AM
Turbos = Witchcraft
 
TooMuch03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: West Bend, WI
Posts: 2,842
Thanks: 2
Thanked 36 Times in 18 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
I agree that the SCT is your best option. Hands down. For your FICM tuning, the option are PHP, IDP, and KEM.

2003 F250 6.0

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tuscany View Post
Compounds FTW!!!
TooMuch03 is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 05-31-2012, 10:56 AM
Premium Member



 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Spokane, WA
Posts: 20,126
Thanks: 111
Thanked 176 Times in 166 Posts
Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Quoted: 224 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
with all the above

2005 F250 King Ranch Work Truck.

Studded and Deleted
175/30% Injectors from WARREN DIESEL!!
Barder Stage 2 Turbo
Warren Comp Tranny w/ PI TC
Six0~Stroker is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 05-31-2012, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: annapolis md
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by colo_dually View Post

Here's a counter point to the whole thing however. If you are building the truck for a little more power and better towing, why did you purchase a Powermax particularly on stock bolts?

Everything I have read it's a good addition over stock. I am planning on getting studs within the next 8 months.

You disagree?

2005 F-250 XLT Sport CC 4x4. MBRP Turbo back, Edge insight, blue spring upgrade, kitty lost
quackrz is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 05-31-2012, 12:18 PM
The Silent Service

 
colo_dually's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 5,313
Thanks: 0
Thanked 60 Times in 26 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The Powermax is a double-edge sword depending on the build. Up until recently it was the only aftermarket option for the 6.0L that hasn't cost an arm and a leg. Some folks tow well with it, under custom tuning, others complain its hot and laggy. It will build boost around the 35# range is memory serves, and that is something I would advise strongly against until those studs are installed. You may cause bigger issues going that route before the supporting modifications are on board.

I realize that you have already purchased the Powermax, but take a look at the Dura-stroke turbo threads on ORG, by Madpowerstroke. He's making a lot of headway offering a turbo that may out perform the Powermax with what you are trying to accomplish. Particularly under towing conditions, on stock injectors. Any questions, shoot me a PM.
colo_dually is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome