OK, warranty is up, so, no more worrying about it. Had the Banks 6-gun on it about 5 years ago but had nothing but problems and dealer warnings, so, I took it off after about 2 months. Damn waste of money there! I'm convinced SCT (Livewire or X3??) is the way to go now. Not looking to race or anything, just want to have fun once in awhile, but, not have to worry about blowing something up!
Couple times a year I lug around a 10' Arctic Fox camper with a 20' ski boat behind it. It's an '04 F350 auto trans. w/4" Rancho lift on 35" tires and a Banks 4" turbo-back exhaust (w/stock cats). Also have the coolant filter on it. Stock air intake. No other mods.
1. Should I go with an aftermarket air intake? I've heard the stock intake is OK??
2. Looks like SCT will monitor EGT's but you need a pyrometer?? Suggested solution?
3. Does the SCT mount somewhere, or is it just a handheld? I'd like to use it as my gauges, or, do I need to bite the bullet and just get some gauges? If I do still need the gauges, shouldn't I just go with the X3 to save some $$?
4. I want the truck to be reliable, so, what else do I need to do considering I'll be running the SCT?