Mileage Tuners for 08 6.4L - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

6.4L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 Old 08-31-2009, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
steepanddeep_208's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?

Please let me know

thanks

<TEAM STEEP AND DEEP>

08' F-250 Twin Turbo 6.4L Lariet
SCT Basic Tuning (DPF comming off soon )
AFE Stage 2 Intake
Alpine 12" Type R
Alpine 1000 watt Monoblock

BIG THANKS TO PAT @ BIG TWIN DIESEL!
steepanddeep_208 is offline  
post #2 of 12 Old 08-31-2009, 03:06 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 
Rudy's diesel performance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 1,041
Thanks: 9
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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!

Sales @ Rudy's Diesel Performance
*CONTACT US FOR SPECIAL PACKAGE DEALS ON SPARTAN, SCT AND H&S PERFORMANCE DPF/CAT DELETE KITS*
(919) 383-9300 OR Toll-Free # 1-866-757-6537

Rudy's diesel performance is offline  
post #3 of 12 Old 08-31-2009, 03:17 PM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor

 
A8050266's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Tampa Bay area
Posts: 727
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to A8050266 Send a message via MSN to A8050266 Send a message via Yahoo to A8050266
Quote:
Originally Posted by steepanddeep_208 View Post
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.

-=Sam

813.390.0040 / Sales, engineering, and floor sweeping. (mostly the sweeping)

2015 F350 CC FX4/Lariot SWD Platinum white
A8050266 is offline  
post #4 of 12 Old 08-31-2009, 03:49 PM
Compression Ignition Addict


 
08stroker250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 8,819
Thanks: 5
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rudy@DPFDeleteKits View Post
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.

Jeff Dodd
spartan_jeff12@yahoo.com

2012 Ford F-250 Lariat CC/SB

Mods - Spartan tuned via laptop, 4" AFE stainless exhaust system, 2.5" PMF BMC leveling spacers, 3" PMF lift blocks, Fox Racing 2.0 shocks, Recon smoked mirror & cab lights
08stroker250 is offline  
post #5 of 12 Old 08-31-2009, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
steepanddeep_208's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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?

<TEAM STEEP AND DEEP>

08' F-250 Twin Turbo 6.4L Lariet
SCT Basic Tuning (DPF comming off soon )
AFE Stage 2 Intake
Alpine 12" Type R
Alpine 1000 watt Monoblock

BIG THANKS TO PAT @ BIG TWIN DIESEL!
steepanddeep_208 is offline  
post #6 of 12 Old 08-31-2009, 08:34 PM
Compression Ignition Addict


 
08stroker250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 8,819
Thanks: 5
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

Jeff Dodd
spartan_jeff12@yahoo.com

2012 Ford F-250 Lariat CC/SB

Mods - Spartan tuned via laptop, 4" AFE stainless exhaust system, 2.5" PMF BMC leveling spacers, 3" PMF lift blocks, Fox Racing 2.0 shocks, Recon smoked mirror & cab lights
08stroker250 is offline  
post #7 of 12 Old 08-31-2009, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
steepanddeep_208's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ok sweet...i will look into them. What about air intake, heard Airaids are good.

<TEAM STEEP AND DEEP>

08' F-250 Twin Turbo 6.4L Lariet
SCT Basic Tuning (DPF comming off soon )
AFE Stage 2 Intake
Alpine 12" Type R
Alpine 1000 watt Monoblock

BIG THANKS TO PAT @ BIG TWIN DIESEL!
steepanddeep_208 is offline  
post #8 of 12 Old 08-31-2009, 08:59 PM
Compression Ignition Addict


 
08stroker250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 8,819
Thanks: 5
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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

Jeff Dodd
spartan_jeff12@yahoo.com

2012 Ford F-250 Lariat CC/SB

Mods - Spartan tuned via laptop, 4" AFE stainless exhaust system, 2.5" PMF BMC leveling spacers, 3" PMF lift blocks, Fox Racing 2.0 shocks, Recon smoked mirror & cab lights
08stroker250 is offline  
post #9 of 12 Old 08-31-2009, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
steepanddeep_208's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Boise, Idaho
Posts: 22
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
ok cool...i really appreciate it.

<TEAM STEEP AND DEEP>

08' F-250 Twin Turbo 6.4L Lariet
SCT Basic Tuning (DPF comming off soon )
AFE Stage 2 Intake
Alpine 12" Type R
Alpine 1000 watt Monoblock

BIG THANKS TO PAT @ BIG TWIN DIESEL!
steepanddeep_208 is offline  
post #10 of 12 Old 08-31-2009, 09:03 PM
Compression Ignition Addict


 
08stroker250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 8,819
Thanks: 5
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Anytime man!

Jeff Dodd
spartan_jeff12@yahoo.com

2012 Ford F-250 Lariat CC/SB

Mods - Spartan tuned via laptop, 4" AFE stainless exhaust system, 2.5" PMF BMC leveling spacers, 3" PMF lift blocks, Fox Racing 2.0 shocks, Recon smoked mirror & cab lights
08stroker250 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome