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  1. thenek

    thenek New Member Established Member

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    Hello eveyone, I'm new to the forums and hope to be a regular here. I have had my Sonic Blue 03 Lightning for about a year now, and love evey minute of it. I havent done much to it yet other than a 40 series flowmater and a free WOT boost pressure bypass mod found here. http://rpmoutlet.com/boost bypass.htm

    I'm looking at buying a package deal on RPM outlet.com (Optio E "E-kit" http://rpmoutlet.com/lightning.htm ) and it comes with either the Diablosport, Predator or the SCT Stratagy. Also the guy at the SCT dyno shop is trying to sell me the SCT Excaliber 2. So, the question is which tuner is better?
    If SCT is better, then what is the difference between the Stratagy and the Excalibur 2?
     
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  2. 03SNOWBALL

    03SNOWBALL New Member Established Member

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    I would go with whatever your local dyno shop uses.What part of Ohio are in .
     
  3. thenek

    thenek New Member Established Member

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    Fairborn/Beavercreek near Dayton
     
  4. Fade 2 Black

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    SCT XCAL2 is the way to go.
     
  5. Gripstang

    Gripstang KickPushKickPush,Coast.. Established Member

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    Why? I love my Predator. Other than the fact that you can store more tunes on the SCT why is it better than the diablosport?

    Sell me on it. :-D
     
  6. hemislayer99

    hemislayer99 Here...Hemi...Hemi!!! Established Member

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    Off topic, but does that really work?
     
  7. thenek

    thenek New Member Established Member

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    I would say so, when i took it to the dyno it was putting out 9.47 lbs of boost. Thats about 1 and a half lbs over stock. It says you can get up to 3 lbs of boost from it, prolly depends on what other mods you have done.

    Here is my dyno results

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  8. Pewter99TransAm

    Pewter99TransAm New Member

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    I would do the x cal is i could go back and do it all over again. it holds multiple programs so you can runs races tunes street tunes etc. My predator can only hold one at a time. other than that they are identicle.
     
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  10. thenek

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    Well sounds like the best bet is to go with the X-cal 2 since my local dyno guy is SCT certified. Thanks you all for your input. I guess i will see how much all the stuff in that kit at rpmoutlet is seperatly without the tuner.
     
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    Nvr_Spds Pushrod > 4v Established Member

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    Xcal2 Holds more tunes, and loads a tune ALOT faster than the Predator. Nothing wrong with the Predator, i started with one, just got a killer deal on the Xcal2.
     
  12. 03SNOWBALL

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    That aint to far from here Ive been to the fairfield malup some time
     
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    Get both like me :poke:. Both have their pro's and con's. I like the SCT Xcal2 more.. Stan
     
  14. thenek

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    Some friends and i are having a dyno day there on 5 Aug if your interested. It's $50 for about 3 runs on the dyno and $75 an hour to tune. You are more that welcome to join us.
     
  15. thenek

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    I just found out from Jeff at Precision Autosports http://precision-autosports.com/index.php "SCT dyno guy/tuner" that the Strategy is an X-cal 2 that has a "canned tune" on it. He can wipe this tune and boom, it is essentially an x-cal 2 with custom tunes. So now i have no problem buying the "E-kit" on rpmoutlet.com since it comes with the Strategy.
     
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