KJ Jones
Brand Manager, 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords
March 4, 2014

As late-model-Mustang owners and performance enthusiasts, we're all aware of how critically important having a good tune (or PCM calibration)" is, when we enhance our Ponies with mild-to-wild engine upgrades. Basically, most 'Stangs of '96-to-present heritage...more so '99-and-up...rely on custom calibration of some sort, when horsepower is the main objective. The same theory applies for most modern-day Ford diesel trucks, which many of us also own or drive.

While SCT is one company that has moved itself into the forefront in the tuning arena; with its calibration software and hand-held flash devices for fuel-injected 'Stangs, Bully Dog has become one of the most-popular brand for the Powerstroke crowd. Today, in what appears to be in accordance with the "strength in numbers" ideal, SCT Holdings announced that it has acquired Bully Dog, in a combined effort to offer Ford car and diesel truck customers the most-effective software solutions for optimizing their vehicles performance.

Combining the strengths of these two leading companies will expand our vehicle coverage and accelerate our international growth in both the performance and fleet segments, said Lisa Schule, Managing Director of GEF, a global investment firm that invested in SCT in 2013. Bully Dog and SCTs complimentary software will be a crucial part of new technology advances in vehicles as they become more intelligent, fuel efficient, and powerful.

There are many synergies between both companies and our combined performance and fleet customers will see the direct benefits: more products for more vehicles with more features sold in more places in the months to come, said Rick Trudo, CEO of SCT. With Bully Dogs vast vehicle coverage, we can offer our customers calibration solutions for even more vehicle applications.

The plan for both companies is to introduce several new products in 2014. Our sister publication has already tested one new SCT item, the X4 hand-held flash tuner, and a detailed report is on deck for the July 2014 issue of 5.0 Mustang & Super Fords.