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Old 08-31-2009, 04:01 PM
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Mileage Tuners for 08 6.4L

Just got a 08 6.4L, bone stock, i have heard that tuners are bad for them while still running the DPF in the trucks. Also heard that intakes are bad for the new motors. I don't really wanna take off my DPF due to emission testing in Boise, anyone know what is a decent tuner for my truck?

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It is very hard to gain fuel mileage while keeping the DPF. Yes you will get more power but at the cost of fuel mileage. Typically a tuner while keeping the DPF does nothing for fuel economy, maybe 1 more MPG depending on the tuner. I would either recommend the SCT or Spartan. That way you can use it while keeping your DPF, and if/when you decide to remove it, you can simply buy the delete pipe and switch tunes. Let us know if we can help!
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Just got a 08 6.4L, bone stock, i have heard that tuners are bad for them while still running the DPF in the trucks. Also heard that intakes are bad for the new motors. I don't really wanna take off my DPF due to emission testing in Boise, anyone know what is a decent tuner for my truck?

Please let me know

thanks
I was just as worried as the next guy in regards to the "warranty"...
do the dpf/cat delete with the full spartan tune. get the most mileage savings.
then when/if in less than 2 hours you truck can be returned back to stock.
and then back to tuned again. I finally stopped worrying about it and made the jump. lots of good people and information to help with the transition.
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It is very hard to gain fuel mileage while keeping the DPF. Yes you will get more power but at the cost of fuel mileage. Typically a tuner while keeping the DPF does nothing for fuel economy, maybe 1 more MPG depending on the tuner. I would either recommend the SCT or Spartan. That way you can use it while keeping your DPF, and if/when you decide to remove it, you can simply buy the delete pipe and switch tunes. Let us know if we can help!
What Aaron said, with the Spartan tuner or SCT Livewire, you can go from running DPF-on tunes to running DPF-off tunes if you decide you want to. You could actually with the Spartan, since you get 3 tunes, get 1 DPF-on tune, and then 2 DPF-off tunes as your three tunes. That way you can have some there ready to use if you decided to take off the DPF one day.
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I've heard things about the edge juice with attitude works pretty good....when reading the reviews on Xtreme Diesel Products, but u guys one here live and breath powerstrokes..haha...so what has anyone heard about them?
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They are terrible for your transmission. Product reviews on there are pretty much worthless, no offense to XDP, but they are. Spartan and SCT are going to be the best tuners out there for your transmission, hands down. And you have the benefits of being able to put a delete on if you decide you want to down the road.
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ok sweet...i will look into them. What about air intake, heard Airaids are good.
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Lol....must be that XDP? AFE PG-7 is in my opinion the best. I had an Airaid on my truck....never again is all I will say to that
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ok cool...i really appreciate it.
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Anytime man!
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