Not taking anything away from hypertech because that is your choice of tuner, but your comment about waiting Til your truck is out of warranty before custom tuning is comical at best, you are programming your truck with hypertech and gonna void your warranty just the same as a custom tune. Either one of them can void your warranty if found in your truck. That's a fact.This subject always opens a can of worms....and I will agree that SCT has good bang for the buck if you later want to go with a custom tune as most of those guys use the SCT handheld as a delivery device.
However, I don't see a reason why anyone would say "stay away from Hypertech". They have an excellent reputation for making SAFE HP and Torque, and are the original "chip" company in aftermarket performance tuning. They were doing it in the early 80's on E-prom chips before anyone else.
You won't go wrong with either. I'm running Hypertech because I know it won't break anything, and I doubt I will want a custom tune at least until my truck is out of warranty...if I ever do, I can return my Hypertech to stock and sell it.
Well CB I do respect your input because I know you've tried 'em all. I don't appreciate the comical comment...but as I stated in my first post on this thread....it always opens a can of worms when someone asks this question....and not just here on this forum. I understand the logic in your opinion...and I will be data logging eventually. That said, it is only your opinion. I know how Hypertech tunes, and while some of your comments about "generic" tunes are correct, they are only assumptions, as I know for a fact Hypertech tests each year model and tweaks all year models and updates constantly. I have some customers and friends that are custom tuners, and what you've noted about the GOOD ones is correct. However, I don't personally know an EcoBoost custom tuning expert. I have run various custom tunes on Mustangs in years past, but they were all non-turbo, normally aspirated engines.Not taking anything away from hypertech because that is your choice of tuner, but your comment about waiting Til your truck is out of warranty before custom tuning is comical at best, you are programming your truck with hypertech and gonna void your warranty just the same as a custom tune. Either one of them can void your warranty if found in your truck. That's a fact.
Also the reason sct is a better programmer is because you can datalog your tunes to make sure they are running safe, you never know when the fuel turns bad or the tanker guy screws up and puts 91 in the 93 bulk tank. Stuff happens. All trucks are different and react different to tunes, programmers like hypertech, superchips, edge, and even sct canned are generic and fit all model years from 2011-2014 ecoboost trucks. There is a lot of guys that have problems with their custom tunes and some that haven't and they are all made from the basic mold but with different strategies. Once you datalog you will find these imperfections and its fixed. And I'm willing to bet if you datalogged your hypertech you would find that it's not as safe as you think it is.
10-4. Been there, done that. Read the PS to my post and you might better understand my position, even if you respectfully disagreeYou are correct and I was wrong for the way I came across after i re-read it, completely unacceptable, not my nature and I apologize. Hope you accept.
No I never did, that guy sent is datalogs to somebody and that guy told me that it needs a lot of work so I think I'm gonna try innovative diesel next.Cbvet is stand up. As far as warranty he has been there with turbos and tunes. Cb did you ever purchase that other tune that became available. You are the connoisseur of tunes.
Speed limiter, tune related; speedometer adjustments, tune related. Seatbelt buzzer and fog light disconnect issue are not tune related and I've never heard of anyone "tuning" either out. Honestly, the seatbelt dinger is an easy fix. Go to a junk yard and cut a seatbelt latch off of a car with the same latch. Keep it in your center console and when you "go hunting" plug the latch into your receiver. Obviously that's a really bad idea for on road use, but it works if your trying to be stealthy and still be able go get out in a hurry.I am interested in buying a tuner not only for HP gain but more so for:
- eliminating the 160km/hr top speed limit
- eliminating the seat belt buzzer, for times it can bothersome as when hunting
- being able to run fog lamp and high beams together when on back roads
- adjusting speedo for different size tires
I've heard there are tuners that can do these things. Does anyone know which tuners and any other options besides HP gain they can offer?