An EGT (exhaust gas temperature) probe is recommended for all applications with performance modifications such as this. EGT is an indication of how hot the combustion process is in the cylinders. EGT is also directly related to the air/fuel ratio. The richer the air/fuel ratio in a diesel, the higher the EGT will be. Most stock applications running the PPE Xcelerator Standard Power Programmer 1110200 stay below level 3 for daily use. (It’s best to invest in some type of gauges to monitor the vehicles parameters.) Towing may lead to higher EGT’s so the level best for towing will be determined by the size of the load. The heavier the load, the lower the level you’ll want to run.
*PPE rates at their horsepower levels at the crank shaft, not the wheels.
Actually there is no “best programmer” for any truck. Choosing the right programmer is based on what you are using the truck for and what your main objective is with it. Now there are some units that are better than others based on what you are looking for, but the first step is deciding what you want out of your truck. Mostly all programmers will yield some type of fuel enhancements. Give us a call at 1-888-DIESEL-4 and together we can work on finding the best programmer for your truck.
Some of our popular programmers on the Ford 6.0L's:
Bully Dog Triple Dog GT Diesel Downloader 40420
Edge Products Ford Evolution Programmer
SCT SF3 Power Flash Ford Programmer 3015
Superchips Flashpaq Tuner
PPE does not offer the ability to adjust tunes on-the-fly.
This all depends on your driving characteristics. The stock transmission naturally has it’s weak points and may slip under hard acceleration on higher HP settings.