Join Date: Nov 2006
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Trying out a DiabloSport Tuner!!
I am new to this forum and wanted to chime in.
I have a 2006 6.0, XLT 4x4, CC, long box. It is primarily a work truck (forestry/construction works) and spends a lot of time off pavement. I have been an owner of 7.3 litres since 1996 and have a lot of adjusting to do with this 6.0
First off, I have never had an auto transmission in 20 years (6 trucks before this) so this is also an adjustment.
I have approximately 13,500 km's (about 9000 miles) on the truck and seem to be always annoyed by the turbo lag and the shift patterns of the trans. I spoke to a local trans guru and he gave me a DiabloSport Predator Tuner to try out. It does add power and does change the shift patterns a bit but not enough for me to go out and buy it yet. I think I may be looking for a more custom tune.
Now, reading this forum, it appears the SCT is the way to go. I am interested in only doing any modifcations to get the truck to run closer to my expectations so the major power isn't my first issue. I would love to get rid of the turbo lag (or at least minimize it), change the shift patterns a bit (keep it in 3-4th longer for the 40 mph speeds), and if there is an increase in fuel economy along the way that would be great.
My typical towing needs are about 10% usage of the truck with tow loads being between 5000-8000 lbs on average.
Any how, before I go on more I would like to pre-thank anyone for some advise on tunners or whom to contact on a more personal basis.