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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 10-18-2009, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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please help me with selecting a tuner

i have a 2006 ford f-350 6.0l and i want to purchase a tuner. have looked at banks six gun and dp tuners. please send any feedback or tuners that have worked for you. thanks, mike
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The final decision will be yours but ALMOST ALL will recommend the SCT with custom tunes.
As far as I know it is the only tuner that will also control the tranny also. For the 6.0L it is about the best tuner to get.

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He's right. Get an SCT X3 and an Edge Insight monitor.

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what are you planning on doing w/ the truck and what are you looking for out of the tuner?? racing, sled pulling, or just DD and a lil extra power??

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Sct with innovative custom tuning
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SCT The only way to go, without control of your trans you will fry it, SCT controls to trans for the extra power, innovatives custom tuning is great and shifts perfect in my opinion.

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with the sct you can get a mild tune, a truly wild race tune and even a goot tow tune. it does trans tuning, it does actually tune the truck. there is alot of expandability if you choose to modify later as well. stay away from the "box tuners" like edge, banks, hypertech and the likes. if it does not offer custom tuning and trans tuning then your truck will not perform as well as with the sct.

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Another vote for SCT. you hardly hear anything bad about them

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it seems like someone asks this question once a week at least. then everyone tells them to get an sct. thats what i did and i love it.

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