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SFT Vs GDE

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    Well damn, guess I started a little more than I thought I did.

    I’ll grab some popcorn and enjoy the show.
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    Wow, I am glad I came for this. I have had great customer support from GDE for the past 7 years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dakohrs21 View Post
    Well damn, guess I started a little more than I thought I did.

    Iíll grab some popcorn and enjoy the show.
    The show ended a few days ago. but never too late for some popcorn.
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    I think everyone is a bit harsh on SFT. So the guy doesn't know how to market, that doesn't mean his tune isn't legit. I'd be willing to try it, BUT my big hang-up is that 48k mi warranty they're issuing me for the AEM. My truck has 160k miles and in my heart of hearts, I KNOW something is going to fail in that time. So having that warranty is key. I'm not sure if either of the tunes will allow me to keep that warrantly w/o getting another ECU, as if I take it in for work, they'll overwrite the GDE tune. If I go SFT, they'll know it's tuned due to the flash count and I may lose the warranty altogether at the time I need it most. At least with GDE, I know I can get it REtuned by them for only $50, so that puts them ahead (given the tunes are similar). Maybe I should just get another ECU and flash it and put the stock one in when I need warranty work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idoseadoo View Post
    I think everyone is a bit harsh on SFT. So the guy doesn't know how to market, that doesn't mean his tune isn't legit. I'd be willing to try it, BUT my big hang-up is that 48k mi warranty they're issuing me for the AEM. My truck has 160k miles and in my heart of hearts, I KNOW something is going to fail in that time. So having that warranty is key. I'm not sure if either of the tunes will allow me to keep that warrantly w/o getting another ECU, as if I take it in for work, they'll overwrite the GDE tune. If I go SFT, they'll know it's tuned due to the flash count and I may lose the warranty altogether at the time I need it most. At least with GDE, I know I can get it REtuned by them for only $50, so that puts them ahead (given the tunes are similar). Maybe I should just get another ECU and flash it and put the stock one in when I need warranty work.
    My Thoughts exactly. I am happy to take the $3000 and the warranty, get the GDE Tune on a separate ECU from Co-Parts, and then IF I have an issue, I can swap the ECU out for warranty work. .

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    Quote Originally Posted by slduus View Post
    My Thoughts exactly. I am happy to take the $3000 and the warranty, get the GDE Tune on a separate ECU from Co-Parts, and then IF I have an issue, I can swap the ECU out for warranty work. .
    What if I told you I had warranty work completed several times with a GDE ECM installed? Having an extra ECM is unnecessary.

    FYI there is an additional charge should you send GDE a blank ECM for programming. It costs them to have the stock tune installed on a blank ECM in order for them to modify it.
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    True....But I have priced it out. I can get a used or blank ECU for around $200, and they charge $150 to program it. or, give them $500 for them to provide one...My way saves me $150 bucks As for need of a second, your probably right, but I just feel better having my stock tune for issues that FCU could void warrenty...Its just peace of mind

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    From this point forward, SFT will be known to me as the Jimmy Tune

    A Jimmy Tune customer on FB is reporting 4-11mpg gains wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bounty Hunter View Post
    From this point forward, SFT will be known to me as the Jimmy Tune

    A Jimmy Tune customer on FB is reporting 4-11mpg gains wow.
    Makes me want to get a Facebook just to read Ecodiesel stuff again lol


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    I am an admin on one Eco page and a Mod on another. Jimmy just went off and accused Keith of stealing his tunes. Jimmy has since deleted his posts. We were going to let it ride for a bit.
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