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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 02:42 AM Thread Starter
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SCT and a plain stock 6.0L 4x4

Hi. I simply need help with the loaded tunes in the SCT SF3 3015, specifically in street mode of the strategy tune. Is the street tune safe when not towing and simply being used as an everyday driver in normal operation, no lead foot here when driving my truck, just wanting a little more power off of the light and improved fuel mileage.

I do not want to add exhaust or have to change the head bolts. I just want to keep the truck on the safe side, not looking for louder exhaust. I do have an AFE air intake that replaces the air filter.

Also I have read some people get better mileage with the performance loaded tune over the street tune, can anyone that runs this set up confirm that.

So is the street tune good enough for what I have listed my needs to be, or do you experts feel I need to have a custom tune installed?

Thanks in advance for all input.
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Re: SCT and a plain stock 6.0L 4x4

custom tunes are so much better in every way.

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custom tunes are so much better in every way.
100% agreed, never ran anything with canned tunes except an edge juice on my old work pickup (chip was installed before i got it) and it hated life

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Re: SCT and a plain stock 6.0L 4x4

I'm a running TSD street tune that is great. Good power, better economy, and even tow with it (up to 8k).


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Which custom tune do you recommend for what I am looking for regarding improved driveability and improved fuel mileage, meaning who do you suggest I contact and what do the tunes cost?

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SRL from Matt at Gearhead.

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Slickstroke6.0,

I assume you are running this program and if so, what kind of mileage do you get? My combo will be mostly city and about 30% hwy.


Also, just called SCT direct. They told me I will get the most fuel economy with the performance tune over their street tune. Street tune is 105 hp gain, perf is 150hp gain. Hard to believe going up 50 more hp from the 105 will give me better mileage.

We all like to go fast, I just don't need to do it in my truck.
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Slickstroke6.0,

I assume you are running this program and if so, what kind of mileage do you get? My combo will be mostly city and about 30% hwy.


Also, just called SCT direct. They told me I will get the most fuel economy with the performance tune over their street tune. Street tune is 105 hp gain, perf is 150hp gain. Hard to believe going up 50 more hp from the 105 will give me better mileage.

We all like to go fast, I just don't need to do it in my truck.

I only get about 14 MPG, but I have the worst commute. City driving, hilly, and low speed limits. I also have a sucky FICM flash, but PHP is gonna fix that for me, which should lead to huge MPG gains. Even with these issues, my leveling kit and larger tires, I get about 19 MPG on the highway.

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just switched to SRL for DD. i usually haul a$$ everywhere i go but ive been seeing about 13 or 14 in town and 16-18 @ 75-80 hwy or long trips 18-20 @ 70-75 (all hand calculated). havent towed anything but a couple miles with the new tunes seeing about 12-13 (factory gauge aka a lie) grossing roughly 10,000k

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It's funny how Diesels are different then gassers when it comes to power and fuel economy. On a gasser the more power the worse the mileage, Diesels are opposite to a point.. the more power you make the less time you spend pushing on the skinny pedal to get up to speed and the easier it is to maintain that speed over hills which helps mileage. The biggest gain you would see would be from deleting the cat, which doesn't make it any louder but helps a ton on mileage and power, second would he a ficm reflash from php or swamps they claim up to 4 mpg more with the reflash
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