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New to diesel with a 2006 F-250 SD Crew 4x4 with 41,000 miles. Perfect lil-ole-lady-from-Pasadena story (retired couple actually). Garage-kept, interior is 98% new and the exterior is 90%. Of course the bed is used and the fifth wheel was removed.

We pull a 7,000# bumper pull TT and wanted something with more margin to pull into the Rockies without getting our butts kicked creeping up the mountains. GCWR lands at 15,000#.

I can already say thanks to the forums because there is a learning curve . Put in an SCT Livewire TS+. Who knew such a big truck could throw down that much power? My buddy and I laughed like a couple teenage boys when I tromped the go pedal on the performance tune. And I read about others going nuts with the power improvements but I simply want good mileage and a confident tow.

So far I have read up on the 6.0L issues: head studs and FICM power supply. Read up on Bulletproofing, EGR delete and oil cooler changes for when the time comes.

Still trying to understand what "normal" parameters look like with the various monitoring options of the SCT. Specifically the things I really need to watch to avoid catastrophic repair bills. Open to hearing what the long timers say.

Lost on the strategy topic and what can/should be done about it. ECU is ...9H7 and TCU is ...0HZ.

Stephen




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New to diesel with a 2006 F-250 SD Crew 4x4 with 41,000 miles. Perfect lil-ole-lady-from-Pasadena story (retired couple actually). Garage-kept, interior is 98% new and the exterior is 90%. Of course the bed is used and the fifth wheel was removed.

We pull a 7,000# bumper pull TT and wanted something with more margin to pull into the Rockies without getting our butts kicked creeping up the mountains. GCWR lands at 15,000#.

I can already say thanks to the forums because there is a learning curve . Put in an SCT Livewire TS+. Who knew such a big truck could throw down that much power? My buddy and I laughed like a couple teenage boys when I tromped the go pedal on the performance tune. And I read about others going nuts with the power improvements but I simply want good mileage and a confident tow.

So far I have read up on the 6.0L issues: head studs and FICM power supply. Read up on Bulletproofing, EGR delete and oil cooler changes for when the time comes.

Still trying to understand what "normal" parameters look like with the various monitoring options of the SCT. Specifically the things I really need to watch to avoid catastrophic repair bills. Open to hearing what the long timers say.

Lost on the strategy topic and what can/should be done about it. ECU is ...9H7 and TCU is ...0HZ.

Stephen




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Thats sharp brother. Congrats.

I'm in the process of completely over hauling my 03 so holler if you have questions.

Colby

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