Adjusting your 2011-2016 Super Duty's PCM is the most effective way to get blistering horsepower and torque out of your truck. Your average 6.7L PCM tuner can add up to 80 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque to your truck's total output by simply uploading your high-performance tuner or monitor into your Super Duty's OBD-II port. 6.7L Ford programmers can also be used to read and clear DTCs, time your 0-60, data log, and monitor various engine parameters. Full-fledged monitoring devices offer your 6.7L Super Duty the best bang for your buck by displaying a huge array of information about your truck's operating conditions, in some cases completely eliminating the need for monitoring gauges. Custom tuning will necessitate the installation of one of our 6.7L cold air induction kits. Ford Super Duty Fitments: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Ford F250 & F350 6.7L Submodel Fitments: FX4, King Ranch, Platinum, Lariat, XLT, XL Some Exceptions apply, please see individual product pages for specific fitments.
In general, it's a good idea to increase the amount of bolt-on upgrades for each level of tuning you increase your truck up to. Moderate-level performance and towing tunes require at least a 6.7L cold air intake kit to improve flow and lower temperatures. High-level performance and extreme tunes will not only need an intake, but also some sort of DPF-back exhaust kit to improve outflow for a further drop in EGTs. These are just general guidelines, and an individual tuner or tuning device manufacturer may recommend different bolt-ons or a different parts progression altogether to keep your truck's engine safe from harm.
The answer to that question is... it depends. Sorry, but it really boils down to what you're looking to do with your 6.7L Super Duty. If you're just throwing on a set of rugged off-road tires and giving it a nice lift for looks, you're probably good with going with more of a monitoring device like the Edge Evolution CTS2 Tuner & Vehicle Monitor that offers some standard "canned" tunes that are pre-set to fit most Super Duty trucks out there. However, if your Super Duty is not like other trucks out there and is going to be used for some abusive work loads, heavy towing or extreme off-road action, you should consider the new world that custom tuning like the SCT Livewire will open up to you and your truck.
The Edge Evolution CTS2 Tuner & Vehicle Monitor not only gives your Super Duty some awesome increases in horsepower and torque but monitoring capabilities that are seriously out of this world. With it's 5" full color touch-screen that can be mounted at eye level for real-time monitoring, you can keep tabs on everything from EGTs, Boost, Speed, MPGs and other crucial engine output data. You can also hook up a back-up camera to this device to spot any hazards behind you or, if you really want to have fun with the CTS2, you can even set it up to track your 0-60 speed times to see how insane your 6.7L really is -- when it's safe to release all of those horses, of course.
While all of that monitoring is extremely fun and important, if you're really looking to improve your horsepower and torque for towing heavy loads or getting your 6.7L to perform at it's best at the dunes or while blazing new trails, custom tuning is where it's at. While you can probably find more extreme custom tuning out there, ours are strong enough to unleash the beast but safe enough that you won't be kicking yourself or sobbing like a baby when your motor gives you problems down the road. That's why we strongly recommend going with SCT's Livewire Tuner TS+ w/ 3 5-Star Custom Tunes. Depending on which tune you decide you need, you can expect upwards of 90 added horsepower and 170 ft-lbs of torque which is plenty powerful to meet any hauling, towing or off-road needs. The Livewire's large touch screen also gives you most of the same awesome monitoring options offered with any of the latest devices out there as well so you can keep tabs on the most critical engine level output information going on with your truck in real-time.