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RANGERDANGER17 02-08-2011 09:57 AM

TUNER QUESTIONS?
 
I'm curently looking at buying a SCT X3 tuner. And I'm wondering what 3 custom tunes i should get. I tow a trailer about every weekend. I know one will be 87 economy tune.

leadfoot 02-08-2011 10:39 AM

I would go with a 93 tune, it is all that I use.

04blackedge 02-08-2011 10:40 AM

87 economy, 93 performance, 87 towing

RANGERDANGER17 02-08-2011 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by 04blackedge (Post 1810292)
87 economy, 93 performance, 87 towing

how much of a difference would I see between the 93 performance and a 87 performance

01_ranger_4x4 02-08-2011 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by RANGERDANGER17 (Post 1810293)
how much of a difference would I see between the 93 performance and a 87 performance

there is a difference but IMO its not huge, i rarely ever run my 93 perf tune. it stays in 87 performance for everything from towing to off road.

Bwanaworker 02-08-2011 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by RANGERDANGER17 (Post 1810263)
I'm curently looking at buying a SCT X3 tuner. And I'm wondering what 3 custom tunes i should get. I tow a trailer about every weekend. I know one will be 87 economy tune.

If you don't mind me asking who are you getting your SCT X3 from? Im also in the market but can't make up my mind on where to buy one.

99offroadrngr 02-08-2011 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Bwanaworker (Post 1810302)
If you don't mind me asking who are you getting your SCT X3 from? Im also in the market but can't make up my mind on where to buy one.

u can get one anywhere but i'd say just get it from rogue performance and have fred make you the tunes

01_ranger_4x4 02-08-2011 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr (Post 1810315)
u can get one anywhere but i'd say just get it from rogue performance and have fred make you the tunes

X2

Bwanaworker 02-08-2011 12:13 PM

Thanks guys. His website was a little weird but I guess thats why they say don't judge a book by its cover. Time to drop him a line (I love tax refund day).

99offroadrngr 02-08-2011 12:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Bwanaworker (Post 1810319)
Thanks guys. His website was a little weird but I guess thats why they say don't judge a book by its cover. Time to drop him a line (I love tax refund day).

yeah he does great work. Just shoot him an email and he'll help you out

ltr

Jelly's Ford 02-08-2011 04:31 PM

I always use the 93 tune in my truck. But damn it loves gas when I do that haha.

But good choice on the getting an X3. With custom tunes that's the only good tuner for our trucks IMO. The store bought ones just don't do the same as they would on like 2fiddy or something.

fourliter dan 02-08-2011 04:55 PM

even the ones u get for a "2fiddy" are not worth the money.... same deal... go custom there and get oh so much more....

back to topic-

so you all with tuner, what kind of mpg increase did you see in the economy. also is there a tune for a 92-93 octane? im not a fan of 87 just from the deposits it leaves in a motor( please god no flame). also anyone running an auto trans, did it help much?

RLong31 02-08-2011 05:07 PM

^flame

01RangerEdge 02-08-2011 05:21 PM

Also with the X3 can't you firm up the shifts if you have a auto?

leadfoot 02-08-2011 05:29 PM

You can vary the shift firmness a little through the programmer but most of it is set up in the tune. I hated the auto transmission in my truck until I got the tuner, it is much more drivable and efficient now. I am not sure how much mpg increase comes from the trans itself.

01_ranger_4x4 02-08-2011 05:30 PM

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Originally Posted by 01RangerEdge (Post 1810445)
Also with the X3 can't you firm up the shifts if you have a auto?

yes you can

Jelly's Ford 02-08-2011 05:55 PM

I have noticed no mpg change. If anything it is a little worse sometimes. But I can for sure tell the truck is more powerful and shifts sooo much better compared to stock. Do y'all think if I changed from the 93 tune to my 87 I could possibly get a few more miles out of a tank of gas?

RANGERDANGER17 02-08-2011 07:46 PM

What would you say about getting a 87 towing tune or would it just be best to run the performance tune when towing?

99offroadrngr 02-08-2011 07:53 PM

you can get a torque tune if you want but you can also do just fine with a performance tune. you can get 3 different custom tunes on an X3

RANGERDANGER17 02-08-2011 08:13 PM

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Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr (Post 1810515)
you can get a torque tune if you want but you can also do just fine with a performance tune. you can get 3 different custom tunes on an X3

Yeah i know i can get 3 tunes. Right now i know I'm getting 87 economy, 87 performance tune but not sure what to do for the last one?

99offroadrngr 02-08-2011 08:45 PM

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Originally Posted by RANGERDANGER17 (Post 1810542)
Yeah i know i can get 3 tunes. Right now i know I'm getting 87 economy, 87 performance tune but not sure what to do for the last one?

id go with those two and 93 as the thrid

RANGERDANGER17 02-08-2011 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr (Post 1810564)
id go with those two and 93 as the thrid

Yeah so your saying just a 93 performance tune? And it would have to be 91 we dont have 93 here.

99offroadrngr 02-08-2011 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by RANGERDANGER17 (Post 1810588)
Yeah so your saying just a 93 performance tune? And it would have to be 91 we dont have 93 here.

yeah i'd just do that but its completely up to you and what you want or need. 91 is fine. you can get tunes made from as low as 85 up to 93 octane, just specify what octane you want/need

RANGERDANGER17 02-08-2011 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr (Post 1810595)
yeah i'd just do that but its completely up to you and what you want or need. 91 is fine. you can get tunes made from as low as 85 up to 93 octane, just specify what octane you want/need

Do you think a 85 economy tune be pretty close to a 87 economy tune?

99offroadrngr 02-08-2011 09:33 PM

really don't know. id be lying if i told ya lol

I'd email a tuning place about this stuff, they know it in and out


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