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post #1 of 12 Old 09-22-2009, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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F450 upgrade

Need some advice
Whats the best way to get better fuel on an mileage?

I haul some large trailers but power is not a problemI was thinking banks 6 pack - have had on previous trucks
& maybe ??

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what year, and what engine do you have? banks isnt really what you would want IMO

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diy intake
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DPF delete and spartan tune

soon to go?:
2000 f-250

soon to come?:
6.4 and spartan
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If you want to keep your DPF and not mess with the emission equipment, I would go with Banks. However, if you are looking to get rid of the DPF ( big MPG gain from that alone) Then go with a DPF delete kit and a tuner be it Spartan, SCT...etc. Also, some other options would be to put a propane injection or meth/water injection system which also helps with MPG with the meth/water injection having the added bonus of lower EGT's. Just my .02
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The Spartan tuning has made huge improvements in MPG and the ability to towing serious weight on my F450. It's even pretty fast at the track, going 13.9 @ 9750lbs.
Give me a call if you want more details, but Spartan and DPF off tuning is really the only way to go. Let me know if I can help you. Sean
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I would suggest not using Banks tuning products. Their hard parts (pipes, turbos, intakes) are just fine, but maybe a little pricey for what you get. Their tuning is really not the best thing available in terms of power, safety, or price.

And if you have a 2008+ 6.4l truck, I would highly recommend a spartan system. You may not need the extra power, but with the extra power, you tend to get much better economy.

Spartan also makes tuning that works with the emission equipment still active. It may yield up to 2 mpg more than you are getting now, most likely about 1mpg. There is just not a lot anyone can do with that potato stuck in your exhaust (banks included).

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Maybe an overdrive for those empty runs?

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Go with the spartan and a dpf delete setup.
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advice

08 6.4L
Its looks like spartan & dpf delete is the way to go
& maybe some kind of overdrive.
I understand delete is for 'off road' only
Can anyone recommend a good shop in so cal?

thanks to all for the advice
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08 6.4L
Its looks like spartan & dpf delete is the way to go
& maybe some kind of overdrive.
I understand delete is for 'off road' only
Can anyone recommend a good shop in so cal?

thanks to all for the advice
For the tuner and pipe just do it yourself. There is alot of guys on here that can help walk you through it if you do need any help. As for the overdrive I wouldnt do it cause you cant just yank it off and take it back to the dealer for work.
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