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Old 10-23-2015, 08:42 PM
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Hello. Got a few questions on the SCT-X4 tuner I just got for my 01 F150 SCREW with a 5.4. According to the manual there is supposed to be a tow tune for gas models, but all I see is the octane tunes. Am I missing something or is that it? I've e-mailed SCT twice with no reply, kind of disappointed, as they come so highly recommended. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
you arent missing anything, i am running the same thing, I purchased the sct about a year ago and all i have is the octane options as well. You have to purchase and install the custom tunes
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According to the definition on original post #1, all of the mail order tunes (MPT, 5*, Omega, etc.) are "canned tunes".

So my question is, why is canned tune A better than canned tune B? Why is SCT canned tune not as good as Omega canned tune or vise versa?
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Originally Posted by WXman View Post
According to the definition on original post #1, all of the mail order tunes (MPT, 5*, Omega, etc.) are "canned tunes".

So my question is, why is canned tune A better than canned tune B? Why is SCT canned tune not as good as Omega canned tune or vise versa?
going off the OP:
SCT canned tunes are more like "factory" tunes. They are made at the SCT "factory".

The mail-order tunes are semi-custom. As in you contact the tuner and tell them what mods you've made and what kind of tune you want. You can specify if you want firmer or softer shifting or more throttle 'tip-in' etc. Then you can datalog and have the tune revised (sometimes for free). You can also have this tune revised later if you do more mods. But it's not quite the same as going to a tuner and getting on their dyno.
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Originally Posted by SixShooter14 View Post
going off the OP:
SCT canned tunes are more like "factory" tunes. They are made at the SCT "factory".

The mail-order tunes are semi-custom. As in you contact the tuner and tell them what mods you've made and what kind of tune you want. You can specify if you want firmer or softer shifting or more throttle 'tip-in' etc. Then you can datalog and have the tune revised (sometimes for free). You can also have this tune revised later if you do more mods. But it's not quite the same as going to a tuner and getting on their dyno.
On dyno tuning is by far the best way to go if it is available to you in your area and with a tuner that knows what they are doing. We dyno everyday and the results from bone stock to custom is huge and from "canned" to custom is still a huge difference. Similar results can be had from remote tuning but nothing beats the dyno.
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I see this an old thread but, I've read a lot of things on here that make me rethink a tuner. I've wanted something to give my truck a little more ummph. I have a 2011 ecoboost with 56,000 miles. It sounds like the SCT x4 is a reputable tuner that is safe and provides good canned tunes. I don't drag race or drive hard, mainly easy driving. I'm looking for slightly better gas mileage with more power. Would SCT be a good fit? Suggestions if not?

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Originally Posted by Fordman1979! View Post
I se this an old thread but, I've read a lot of things on here that make me rethink a tuner. I've wanted something to give my truck a little more ummph. I have a 2011 ecoboost with 56,000 miles. It sounds like the SCT x4 is a reputable tuner that is safe and provides good canned tunes. I don't drag race or drive hard, mainly easy driving. I'm looking for slightly better gas mileage with more power. Would SCT be a good fit? Suggestions if not?
A custom tune on a stock vehicle is a huge improvement. Yes you will get more power and fuel economy. But the truck will be more responsive and drive a lot better.
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A custom tune on a stock vehicle is a huge improvement. Yes you will get more power and fuel economy. But the truck will be more responsive and drive a lot better.
Which do you sell? How much are tunes? What tuner to use?
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Originally Posted by Fordman1979! View Post
Which do you sell? How much are tunes? What tuner to use?
Hello Sir.......we have all the programmers available. I would want you to get in touch with DynoSteve here at our shop as he handles all the tuning. I am not sure what unit he would want to get you into. Please send him out an email...... [email protected]
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Great info, thank you.
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