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Old 05-08-2013, 03:07 PM   #11
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With that kind of miles I would think twice about it for sure. I ran a 4# lower but my motor only had 70k and my second only had 30K. Boosting a heavy 4x4 takes learn how to drive the truck in a completely new way. No WOT from rolls, no OD to 2nd kickdowns, etc.

Who's tuning it?
Some guys at finish line automotive and performance here in Arvada / denver CO. They have done some tuning on another members truck with a 4.2l v6 with good results. They have done some l-swaps onto other vehicles too.

While were on the tuning subject. Will I need to buy a chip or tuner? Or do they just flash over the stock ECU?

I'm just wondering if i need any additional equipment for tuning.
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If you just need that black trim around the key off then just pop it off with a flat head screw driver. It's just snapped into place
Yep. Thats all im trying to accomplish. I'll try to wedge it off. I think that would free up that trim hopefully.
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Some guys at finish line automotive and performance here in Arvada / denver CO. They have done some tuning on another members truck with a 4.2l v6 with good results. They have done some l-swaps onto other vehicles too.

While were on the tuning subject. Will I need to buy a chip or tuner? Or do they just flash over the stock ECU?

I'm just wondering if i need any additional equipment for tuning.
Your stock computer will be find just need to get a tune via SCT XCal2 or 3.
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Old 05-08-2013, 11:44 PM   #14
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4x4dave, I HATE YOU! Iv fantasies about a lightning swapped king ranch since I was a kid!
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Some guys at finish line automotive and performance here in Arvada / denver CO. They have done some tuning on another members truck with a 4.2l v6 with good results. They have done some l-swaps onto other vehicles too.

While were on the tuning subject. Will I need to buy a chip or tuner? Or do they just flash over the stock ECU?

I'm just wondering if i need any additional equipment for tuning.
Yes you'll need and SCT handheld tuner.
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Yes you'll need and SCT handheld tuner.
Alright, I was under the impression that they can use their handheld tuner to flash and do everything and i just drive off with a re-flashed ECU.

But it sounds like i buy a tuner and they use my tuner to dyno tune? I'm new to the whole tuning deal. So realistically i should expect to buy a tuning device and dyno time?
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The SCT is what's used to flash your computer, so yes. Start looking for a used UNlocked X2 or X3.
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4x4dave whats your plans after getting blower on truck? you going to trailer the truck to dyno? The truck wont run until the tune is loaded. I did the swap on my 01 Screw 4x4. I was running 12psi and it was fun to drive. If you have any ?'s let me know
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Alright, I was under the impression that they can use their handheld tuner to flash and do everything and i just drive off with a re-flashed ECU.

But it sounds like i buy a tuner and they use my tuner to dyno tune? I'm new to the whole tuning deal. So realistically i should expect to buy a tuning device and dyno time?
Exactly. The tuning aspect of it all can get a bit pricey but it's what make the biggest difference in the end.
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4x4dave whats your plans after getting blower on truck? you going to trailer the truck to dyno? The truck wont run until the tune is loaded. I did the swap on my 01 Screw 4x4. I was running 12psi and it was fun to drive. If you have any ?'s let me know
Hell naw, no trailer queen haha. Daily driver + drag machine Did you ever blow your engine up running 12PSI?


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Exactly. The tuning aspect of it all can get a bit pricey but it's what make the biggest difference in the end.
Agreed. I'll just have to cough up the cash for the tune and the tuner!
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