Originally Posted by LargeCar
I like the Edge Platinum that I have and I tow all the time with it. I should copy and paste the following because I say it so often. If you think your truck is a race truck and need to beat everybody in the next lane and blow black smoke all over them get the SCT, it is a good unit for those purposes. However if you think your truck is for hauling stuff and towing trailers then I would suggest the Edge Platinum. It has all the needed gauges built in, easy to setup and remove, leaves no "footprint" for the dealer to see, can be changed on the fly, has all the canned programs installed and does not seem to suffer the need for new tunes for every new flash Ford throws at your truck. Additionally, it seems lately I have read more on this forum of SCT's and puking and now even more trans issues,
could be because this is a really SCT friendly board and the Edge owners don't speak up as much.
I have the Edge Platinum and a Powershot 2000 and have towed over 20k on the 06 with zero problems with puking or the trans.
Slip around on this board and see what you read about the two different units then make your own informed decision.
Now if SCT gets the Livewire up and running with all, or most, the goodies the Edge now has I might have to test drive one of those, it may be the best of the best. Any SCT dealers out there up for a loaner for testing?:shrug:
I will echo most of what LargeCar is saying. The part I made bold is something that seems has perplexed me for a long time.
I will grant you that the SCT is the best out there for controlling the tranny, but once you start using it for power, what is the potential cost?? Headstuds/gaskets?? Seems the cost of a tranny rebuild is pretty close to the cost involved in properly fixing blown headgaskets, so in my mind that is a wash....
Some of the SCT proponents have stated in the past that using the "canned" tunes will not cause puking but until you get to the wild custom tunes, you aren't making as much, let alone more power than is available with the Juice. Plus you don't have the Juice's flexibility (both in the shift-on-the-fly capability and it's ability to be put on without needing a reprogram just because you got reflashed).
The bottom line is, what do you plan to do with your truck?? If you wanna stoplight race, then go for the SCT, no question. If you mainly tow, the Juice is a good unit.
So to get back to your questions:
1) Can you tow with the Juice?? Absolutely!! Been doing it since '03 (and still on my original tranny, btw).
2) Can you use it with the other mods you mentioned?? Probably, but you won't get the max benefit from those expensive parts using it. Plus, by the time you get that far into it, you are most likely gonna need/want to go with new studs/gaskets anyway, so the SCT is what you will need then for sure....
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