Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Port Elgin, Ontario
I'll throw in with what little experience I've got on this….
I had an SCT XCALII on my Mustang due to a Steeda CAI, long tube headers , 4.10's etc etc etc, so it was a necessity…
Generally, I'm going to say canned tunes will never be as good as someone who knows what they're doing with a custom tune.
The drawback there is that you may not get the customer service you need from a customer tuner.
Makes sense right ? Something that will fit every application, or something that will fit your vehicle in particular.
Now, before the canned tune crowd gets all defensive, there's nothing wrong with canned tunes, and if you feel your getting a benefit to them, then it's money well spent, I applaud you.
But, if you're not into major mods, or screwing with the air/fuel mixture (by adding a true CAI), then the irritations of a tuner don't seem worth it to me, which is why, after I sold the Mustang, I decided it didn't really interest me anymore, perfectly happy with what the factory has to offer.
Depends what you want from your truck, what you're looking to spend, and how much potential hassle might be involved.