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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