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Old Yesterday, 09:58 PM   #1
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So i've been looking into a tuner for my 10' F150 Screw! I have found some similar posts about tuners and how they are bad for trucks. Almost all the posts i have found however only pointed the finger at Diesels only and not gas trucks. What are some negatives about a tuner?
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Dude, this has been asked 100,000,000,000,000....
times, at least.
Google that same question and you will get tons of threads/post.
They are not all bad, there are bad tuners and there are good tuners
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Lots of posts on this as stated.

I had a 5* Tune on my truck from 22k miles till the day I traded it in at 75k Miles (5 years)

0 Issues, all out better performance and better gas mileage. Ran the 93 Perf tune from about 30k till the last day I returned it to stock.
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Dude, this has been asked 100,000,000,000,000....
times, at least.
Google that same question and you will get tons of threads/post.
They are not all bad, there are bad tuners and there are good tuners
Okay i apologize brother!
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Okay i apologize brother!
no need to apologize man, someone was gonna say same thing I did in a matter of time.
Seriously though you'll find more info through Google with less response from a-holes like me/mine, lol
I too run 5 star tunes and have the same results as above mentioned. Best mod I've ever done
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Lol, no need to apologize, someone was gonna say same thing I did in a matter of time.
Seriously though you'll find more info through Google with less response from a-holes like mine, lol
I too run 5 star tunes and have the same results as above mentioned. Best mod I've ever done
May i ask what tuner you went with?
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May i ask what tuner you went with?
I went with the SCTX 4 tuner with 3 custom tunes from 5 star.
Best thing with the SCT device is multiple people tune for them so you have more choices, I also tried a tune from LET and it just didn't work for my truck, that being said there are many people really happy with their LET tunes. Every truck is different
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The 5.4 won't have as much benefit from a tune but you can expect 20-25 hp with a good tune. That's about it... Shifting will be improved though. I used an edge programmer on my 5.4 engines and they were good and inexpensive. Less difference between canned tunes and "custom" tunes on a 5.4 imo. By a cheap unlocked edge and call it a day...
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