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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-30-2006, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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New guy with questions regarding SCTflash

First off i have a 6.0 Power stroke with 37k miles on the clock. No big problems just a little recall that i got handled a while back. Ive been really into the aftermarket itch for some time with this truck but never scratched it. I have a 97 Toyota Supra that is heavily modified so thats where the mod itch comes from! Well i just have a few questions in regarding the SCT Excaliber that i just recently picked up. I got it for $275 bucks becuase the place was closing down so i thought that was a good deal and had to get it.

First question, is it safe to run the SCT w/o any other mods as long as its not an aggressive setup?? This is the very FIRST mod i have gotten for the truck and im NOT looking to go insane with the mods.

Second, if i do need other mods to safely run the SCT what are they? Exhuast? Intake? Gauges?

Third, is the SCT programs sufficient for me or should i get it tuned from some one here on the boards??

The truck is just used is a company work truck that ONLY I use. My father owns the company so this is why i can mod the truck. I DO tow my Supra with the truck fairly frequently since i race it from time to time.

Thanks guys for the help!!!

John Garnett
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2006, 05:44 AM
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You should get yourself some gauges and exhaust isn't a bad idea either.

The canned tunes will be ok but for optimum preformance and custom tweaks you will want custom tunes. Let us know if we (DJ's) can help.
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Get you some custom tunes, and let er rip.
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I think one of the standard tunes will be safe but with your other experiance it's safe to say you know the value of guages....99% of the time I don't need my guages but that is because I used them in the same condtions with the same mods over and over so I know it's safe for my truck ...without the guages I would not have that perspective....did that make sense....
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told you they would say gauges and exhaust... and i want to go for a ride when its finished... or you can just leave it with me for a few weeks like you did the poopra
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-01-2006, 03:50 AM Thread Starter
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haha that will make another good excuse to come down and visit Kerr

Thanks guys for all the info! Looks like ill be investing in some good gauges and exhuast pretty soon. Any recomendations on gauge brand and location?

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