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post #1 of 12 Old 09-20-2007, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Tuner or Chip

I have a 2004 psd one ton 4x4 6spd, should I do a chip or a tuner.? My truck already has a couple of mods, but I would like to make it faster just curious about yalls professional oppinion. Thanks

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6speed 6.0L
Airaid filter and cold air
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SCT x3
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Tuners are more flexible. It seems that the best one for the 6.0 is the SCT. It allows you to pull trouble codes also.
I would suggest however, that you first get you some gauges (mainly egt) to know what's going on when you start increasing you power.

(PS - You probably should have posted this under General Diesel Discussion, rather than Introductions - could get more response)

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Welcome to the site! I say SCT (tuner) and gauges! There is nothing better than a SCT for the 6.0L. There are some great vendors and tuners on the site to help you out and give you some more info. If I can be of any help, just shoot me a pm.

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Hey man - around here SCT Xcal2 (tunes) or Livewire (guages and tunes) are the only way to go for the 6.0L


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I would do gauges first! Then an SCT w/ custom tunes from one of our vendors. I know its hard to spend the same cash on a good set of gauges as you will the tuner, but believe me you'll be glad you did when its over.

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ARP's, EGR blocked
AFE stg.2, MBRP 4" pipe
Air Dog 150, ITP reg. return
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How much for the gauges and the sct?

2004 F350 Dually
Ex. Cab 4x4 Long Box
6speed 6.0L
Airaid filter and cold air
Zoodad
4in. Banks monster exhaust with no cat to 5in. tip
SCT x3
Autometer Z series gages and duall pillar pod

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I use a quadzilla commander as a stand alone gauge, and have it mounted on the A pillar pod (optional). Total cost for the commander and mount was approx. $380. A brand new SCT Xcal2 with unlimited custom tunes from DJ's is in the neighborhood of $400. I saw discountpowerparts.com had a special on the commander a few weeks back for a listed price of $210, don't know if it was a mistake or not, but I paid $329 for mine and thought that was a very fair deal less than a year ago. I'd check it out. If I were in the market for one I'd jump all over that.

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'06 True Blue/Silver 250 crew cab
ARP's, EGR blocked
AFE stg.2, MBRP 4" pipe
Air Dog 150, ITP reg. return
Bulletproof oil bypass system
Banks technicooler
Ride rite air springs in the rear
EGT, boost, and fuel pressure gauges by DiProcol on the pillar

Plus a few other odds and ends...
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Knew it was too good to be true, discount power now lists the commander for $359... I should have bought 10 of them a couple weeks ago when I saw them on their website for $210.... It was just the one time I saw them marked for that tho...

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'06 True Blue/Silver 250 crew cab
ARP's, EGR blocked
AFE stg.2, MBRP 4" pipe
Air Dog 150, ITP reg. return
Bulletproof oil bypass system
Banks technicooler
Ride rite air springs in the rear
EGT, boost, and fuel pressure gauges by DiProcol on the pillar

Plus a few other odds and ends...
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