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Old 11-17-2012, 08:37 AM
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I need some opinions im wanting to add some horse power for towing and better fuel mpg which of the sct do i need to get? and is there a good place to order from
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:37 AM
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Tunes depend on the amount of weight. I tow a 13,000 5th wheel using Matt's unlimited tow and elite's as well. You don't get any extra horsepower with these tunes, they do turn the egr valve off as I don't have my egr system deleted. Sometimes I'll run it stock, but I do notice my egt's a little higher.

Now, if your towing up to 8,000lbs Matt's tow tune works great and I get better fuel mileage as well (not much just a little).

Your best bet is to work with the person who will write the tunes to get it dialed in at the best setting.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:15 AM
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What are you planning to do with your Edge CTS? Are you going to use it for monitoring only or are you replacing the whole thing?

I would go for a SCT X3/SF3 or Livewire depending on what you want to do. Either will let you load custom tunes or use SCT's standard tunes, which are still quite good.

FWIW, I have had the SCT X3/SF3 since 08 and just purchased the DashBoss system monitor. I was considering a Scan Gauge II, but opted for the DashBoss. The SCT X3/SF3 has limited internal data-logging. I used to hook up my laptop through the SCT interface for periodic monitoring.
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Old 11-17-2012, 12:09 PM
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Matt at Gearhead Automotive Performance has a great tow tunes, I really like how he tunes the tranny. He has 8k (or up to 13k for studded trucks) and unlimited tow which is pretty much just tranny tuning. This reminds me I need to get back with him to add turbo braking into my tunes, it's kind of like a Jake brake but using turbo back pressure.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:56 PM
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I use Vivian at Welcome to Quick Tricks! Custom Tuners Miami, Florida
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