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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-11-2006, 03:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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Which tuner??????

Alright time for some expert advice guy's.:bow: I have a 06 250 with 1700miles on it and had to have the turbo replaced after 100miles. I'm going to put exhaust (turbo back) and I would like to put a tuner in it. I've been told to put a min of 3000 miles on it before a tuner. I would like to know if this is right. I drive the truck on the hwy about 30 miles a day round trip to work and on the weekends I tow my jet boat (7500lbs) around 60 to 100 miles round trip. I would like a tuner that helps fuel mpg and more spunk for pulling. I wouldn't mind some extra power for MVA & FIRE call's. I would like to have your input please and no(laugh ). Thanks...
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I have the Edge Platinum and think it's great. I haven't had any others so I can't comment. I like the the turbo cool down feature and ability to shift on the fly. No need to change tunes depending on if you're towing something just push a button. I also like having built in digital gauges. As far as when to add it...I would say if you did the Edge don't go above level 2 or a very mild SCT tune until you hit at least 3000 miles. I might even wait a little longer though like 5K. Congrats and good luck. Hope this helps.
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I've ran the SCT, BD Powerpup, Superchips 1701, and TS 5x. The best to me is the SCT because it can give balls to the wall power or just better shifting or you can have both. It can be tuned from 25 extra hp to over 100 at the rear wheels! The other tuner that I really liked was the TS 5x. It is a great tuner if you're not looking for extreme power, shifts very well, and tunes only take about a minute or two to load.

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Out of the box, Bully Dog Triple Dog. Custom tunes, SCT

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Well, A local part store talked me into a free trial run of the Bully Dog. I told them I just wanted the low or next step up. mg I came home picked up the wife and took her for a ride.:93C_peelo All she could say is how is this going to help MPG.. Now I know I'm buying something soon!!!! Yes she did smile and liked it when she drove it home.
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Now you should take a ride in a truck with SCT...:evil:
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I would like to try one but I don't know of any dealers in NE OREGON....
You guy's sure love you SCT!!!!!! (I WANT TO TOUCH IT AND PET IT..)
I know that is not . I would like to try a SCT to see what the truck will do.
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Like I said Out of the Box/Off the Shelf, Bully Dog.....Custom Tune SCT. That BD tune you ran is the lowest setting (economy/tow). The next level up is the best for mileage. You should expect a minimum mileage improvement of 10-20%. Mine went to 18.6 in town & 21.4 hwy.

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