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yeah i was just wondering if you guys could give me some advice. So i have an 03' regular cab 6.0 with a 6 speed which i currently have a hypertec on. Well i was thinking of selling the hypertech and getting a sct livewire. My question is are sct's preloaded tunes any good? I dont really need any custom tuning and, will i experience any problems? The truck has 62,000 miles on it and never been in for waranty work once. would appreciate any advice thanx
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yeah i was just wondering if you guys could give me some advice. So i have an 03' regular cab 6.0 with a 6 speed which i currently have a hypertec on. Well i was thinking of selling the hypertech and getting a sct livewire. My question is are sct's preloaded tunes any good? I dont really need any custom tuning and, will i experience any problems? The truck has 62,000 miles on it and never been in for waranty work once. would appreciate any advice thanx
I use to run the hypertec adjustable on the fly a long time ago, the canned tunes on the sct are way better on power than hypertec. As far as running into any problems, there are no guarantee that you won't have mechanical issues with your truck even in stock form

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It's recommended that an exhaust and gauges be put on also,which the I believe the the livewire has.Take some time and use the search on this site to read up on the 6.0!
also the hypertec don't control the tranny and can possibly mess it up.

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i like the power of the hypertech it just makes my engine really choppy on the extreme setting when letting out on the clutch and i also want to monitor more things than my pillar guages show. will and sct work with a manual tranny?

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yes it will work with a manual tranny. I you would please fill out your sig so people can see some of the things done to your truck and help you out a little better. As far as monitoring go's you said you have gauges what do you have? The live wire can monitor some.

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i have guages for my boost egts and trans temp. I know that the trans temp really isnt necessary but i already had the gauges which i had intended to put in my old obs powerstroke but i sold it and the gauges were paid for so i put them in. Im mostly just of my truck being so choppy everytime i let out on the clutch and a little more power never hurt anyone do you think the livewire would be a good switch?

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How many miles on clutch?

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Honestly the SCT is the greatest tuner for the money, they know what they are doing with powerstroke tuning and are very helpful if you need something. as far as livewire i dont have that i just have programmer, basically same thing, just dont have the gauge monitors.

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it has the original clutch yet and it's never slipped yet and one more thing how much boost should i be seeing? Sometimes at WOT I can get my boost guage to go past 35 is that bad?

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I don't think a sct will help with the choppy clutch, it might make it worse with the added power.as far a the boost 25-35 in the norm, depends a what you have done and what flash you have in your truck.

Hopefully another member will chim in about your choppy clutch issue, might be glazed over.

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I don't think a sct will help with the choppy clutch, it might make it worse with the added power.as far a the boost 25-35 in the norm, depends a what you have done and what flash you have in your truck.

Hopefully another member will chim in about your choppy clutch issue, might be glazed over.
Idk if its an issue with the clutch or just the way the tuner makes the truck run. When i let out it will shoot out puffs of black smoke which is always cool but it makes the motor like lope. And its hard to get a real staright answer becuase there isnt many 6.0s with 6speeds but i appreciate all the help i can get

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