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View Poll Results: Best Tuner (all-around) for Gas Engine (6.2L)?
Edge- Evolution CTS Gas 1 33.33%
SCT- Livewire TS Gas 2 66.67%
Bully Dog- Triple Dog GT Gas 0 0%
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Old 10-10-2013, 09:51 AM
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Programers for 2012 6.2L F250

I am looking at a programer for my 6.2L F250; in looking at them, I've discovered that while there are a ton of options for the diesel engines, there aren't many options for the gas engines.

I'm looking for something with a touch screen that I can integrate into the dash upgrade as needed, monitor my performance in real time, and make adjustments easily. I am very new to tuning, so I would like something that doesn't require an engineering degree to operate.

I keep running into three programers:
Edge Evolution CTS Gas
SCT Livewire TS
Bully Dog Triple Dog GT Gas

Does anyone have any experience with any of these programers or any thoughts on better options for gas engines? Any information/advice would be extremely helpful.
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look at 5 star tuning, they use sct tuners and I never hear anything bad about them.
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look at 5 star tuning, they use sct tuners and I never hear anything bad about them.
Thanks, 2nd Stroke! I had not heard of them before. I will definitely look into them.
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i will second that. from everything i have read and heard, the only tuner to buy for a ford gas engine is one of mikes tunes from 5 star.
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i will second that. from everything i have read and heard, the only tuner to buy for a ford gas engine is one of mikes tunes from 5 star.
TJC, thanks for the second input! I looked them up and the prices are actually pretty reasonable. 5 Star sells a couple kits including a new intake (aFe or AirAid); any benefit to buying both at the same time? I was planning to do the intake at the same time as the exhaust, and I was planning to go with K&N, but I'm flexible with it.
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all i can say about the K&N is YUCK!!!
when you buy a K&N filter, you buy a big hole with a name on it you stick into the air intake that lets fine particles through to destroy your engine.

the stock air intake and filter will is 1000 times better than a K&N piece of crap.


as for the AFE or AirAid, i have never used either so will not offer an opinion on them.
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all i can say about the K&N is YUCK!!!
when you buy a K&N filter, you buy a big hole with a name on it you stick into the air intake that lets fine particles through to destroy your engine.

the stock air intake and filter will is 1000 times better than a K&N piece of crap.


as for the AFE or AirAid, i have never used either so will not offer an opinion on them.
Thanks for the heads-up! I am not sold on K&N in any way. They are simply the most recognizable brand without doing any research. I will definitely look into filters more before I make a decision on it.

I definitely have a lot to learn, and I'm thankful for all of the help on the forum. Much appreciated!
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all i can say about the K&N is YUCK!!!
when you buy a K&N filter, you buy a big hole with a name on it you stick into the air intake that lets fine particles through to destroy your engine.

the stock air intake and filter will is 1000 times better than a K&N piece of crap.


as for the AFE or AirAid, i have never used either so will not offer an opinion on them.
Thanks for the heads-up! I am not sold on K&N in any way. They are simply the most recognizable brand without doing any research. I will definitely look into filters more before I make a decision on it.

I definitely have a lot to learn, and I'm thankful for all of the help on the forum. Much appreciated!
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K&N marketing is less than desirable too.
they claim hp increase, which is a load of BS. changing the air filter will not increase HP
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I agree, K&N is garbage
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Yes as said before, contact Mike @ 5 Star Tuning. His custom tunes are second to none & great customer service.
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K&N marketing is less than desirable too.
they claim hp increase, which is a load of BS. changing the air filter will not increase HP
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Yes as said before, contact Mike @ 5 Star Tuning. His custom tunes are second to none & great customer service.
Thanks for the advice, Gents. I have done more research and I think I am sold on the SCT Tuner from 5 Star with an AFE Stage 2! I will contact Mike and post once he gets back to me!

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction; it's more help than I can say!

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I m new to the Gas trucks, however I have always run the K&N filters on my cars , diesel trucks and motorcycles without any problems. Here in Missouri I don't drive on much dirt roads and that would make a big difference. I am looking for a programmer for my 2015 F-250 with the 6.2 Gas engine , has dual exaust out to the rear bumper 2 1/2 inch ( Cat Back) with DynaFlow Mufflers and the K&N Air kit. Runs great ,,BUT always looking for a little more.. Thanks
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I am looking at a programer for my 6.2L F250; in looking at them, I've discovered that while there are a ton of options for the diesel engines, there aren't many options for the gas engines.

I'm looking for something with a touch screen that I can integrate into the dash upgrade as needed, monitor my performance in real time, and make adjustments easily. I am very new to tuning, so I would like something that doesn't require an engineering degree to operate.

I keep running into three programers:
Edge Evolution CTS Gas
SCT Livewire TS
Bully Dog Triple Dog GT Gas

Does anyone have any experience with any of these programers or any thoughts on better options for gas engines? Any information/advice would be extremely helpful.
5 Star uses SCT programmers, PHP uses Edge programmers. The generic Edge Evolution programmer destroyed the module on my lifted 150. Which ever tuner you purchase. Get that programmer custom tuned for your make, model and specific requirements. The generic programs that come on these devices are ok if your truck is and remains factory. Complete garbage if truck is customized.
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Did you ever get the 5 Star, SCT Tuner for your F250?

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Thanks for the advice, Gents. I have done more research and I think I am sold on the SCT Tuner from 5 Star with an AFE Stage 2! I will contact Mike and post once he gets back to me!

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction; it's more help than I can say!

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Hello,

I was just reading your message thread from last October about 5 Star and SCT Tuners.

I also have a 2013 F250, 6.2L and am thinking about getting a tuner. Did you ever get the 5 Star, SCT tuner? If so, how did your truck respond to new tunes? Did you try the tune that 5 Star has for better towing performance?

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