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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-26-2018, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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The SCT supertuner is what I've had on my truck since 2007.
Tuner makers are put on notice?

EPA Fines Tuning Company $300,000 for Producing and Selling Emissions Defeat Devices

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F*^&K clean air.... We want POWER

Besides its really meat eaters that actually cause the bulk of enviro problems
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So China, Africa, India, et al can puke up the air, but after all the US has done (successfully, I might add) a few tuners across the country ain't gonna show up on anyone's pollution meter. I'm with Trump want to put a short leash on the EPA.

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Interesting they didn't go after Superchips. Those are the tuners I use. I understand they aren't as good performance wise but they still work well for my purposes. In fact I just bought another one for my F150 I decided to keep after all and put the one that was used for it on my Mustang. They make a huge difference in how the auto trans shifts and the power band using regular gas towing up 5k lbs.

If it works even better in my truck than the other 1845; I might use the newer 1865 in the Mustang (fun 4.6L car). The truck has the 5.4L.
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I'm probably wrong but I thought my SCT was a Superchips tuner. Those are Superchips tuner initials. Mine is an SCT XCalibrator 2. I have an 89 and 93 octane performance tune and a 93 octane torque tune.

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I could be wrong but I think Superchips and SCT split if they were ever the same company. Could be a Superchips co-founder or engineer split off and started SCTflash.com. Another tuner company is Diablosports. The difference in price is significant but the performance boost with a Superchips may only be 20 hp whereas the SCT might be around 60 hp; especially if a cold air intake or K&N filter is installed.

Superchips says it doesn't make much difference to install the intake. Much like the rubber gasket under our X-bike tanks we can remove to allow better air flow; my 1999 Mustang has a similar rubber gasket to force air to only come through a passage in the fender. Removing it and installing a K&N air filter is about the same as installing an expensive cold air intake. At least that's what "they" say.

I'm no expert on this stuff. I just wanted a better shifting, smoother running, engine with the added benefit of running regular gas but still getting adequate power. True muscle heads will go for the best of everything to squeeze out every bit of horsepower they can and leave nothing on the table.

Don't quote me but I think the SCT tuner can also be custom tuned by dyno's with the right software; again making it the choice for guy/girl to get the most out of their car or truck. These are the people who like to race the quarter mile on weekends. You know; those who run what they brung. I miss that track (Speedworld) just Northwest of Surprise but growth pushed them out. I guess there's a speedway in San Tan Valley but that's way on the other side of town; not sure how long it would take to drive from the old Speedworld to the speedway. Maybe an hour depending on traffic.
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I've thought about a tuner for my f150 Eco. It's a 2011 and the numbers I've seen are impressive.
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I've thought about a tuner for my f150 Eco. It's a 2011 and the numbers I've seen are impressive.
I think the transmission improvement is just as important as the horsepower boost. Firmer, but not jarring, shifts give it a solid feel rather than that squishy sliding into the next gear feel as stock.

Your 2011 may not see the radical improvement my 2001 with 172k did though.

If you're going to pull the trigger on the SCT you better do it quick and do it through ebay.
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vote RIGHT! Tell the EPA to stop this madness.
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