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post #1 of 31 Old 01-26-2010, 09:30 AM Thread Starter
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Are the Mods Worht it?

I have been educating myself on the benefits and the drawbacks that you guys are experiencing. I get the impression that the 6.4 pukes and has it share of problems once modified. I had similar issues with the 6.0 once I put the SCT on it. Cold starting issues, puking out of the overflow and egr problems. I wonder in the quest of better mileage are any of these performance upgrades really beneficial to the longevity of this motor? Any feedback would be good. Thanks for your input in advance.

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I did mine for the fun factor. So yes it's worth it. Is it practical? No. Will it reduce engine life? Gee... you're effectivly doubling the power output without any hadrware changes so I'd say chances are good. At least the connecting rods don't wad up into little balls like some other makes. I freakin' love my Spartan tuned F-250!!
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Fun is good too. But reliability is important to me. I live 15 miles from town and 8 of those miles are dirt road. I guess I am looking for an answer that I will not be able to honestly get. Or should I say that I want to get. Fun with reliability.

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Fun is good too. But reliability is important to me. I live 15 miles from town and 8 of those miles are dirt road. I guess I am looking for an answer that I will not be able to honestly get. Or should I say that I want to get. Fun with reliability.
I think you can get fun and reliability. My truck has been tuned for 38,000 miles and i have 68,000 miles on it and have had no problems with it. I drive over 100 miles a day. If you dont run high HP tunes 275-310 these trucks are reliable. more so then stock because you dont have the regin. Just my 2cents.
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if you just want fuel economy you can take the dpf off and not have to worry about messing things up i would get around 17 stock no dpf and tuned 18-20. for some reason mine gets the best fuel economy running the 40 hp tune not sure why that is seems to be the opposite of most people but i actually got 21.6 one time on that tune, but the 210 and up are much more fun!
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you can run a 500hp tune and not have to worry about reliability. It all comes down to how you drive your truck.

Just some odds and ends. A couple of doo-dads, here and there.
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there are two sides to this yes stock is maybe better but in regen it DUMPS a ton of fuel into your oil and diesel is not nearly as good a lubricant as oil. and if you tune it your right foot tends to get heavy but if you delete the DPF you can eliminate the regen with tuning and therefore eliminate the fuel in oil contamination that occurs so it is up to you whether you wanna drop the cash on mods or not imo i would mod it because as far as i can see it will make it more reliable if you run lower hp tunes not the 310 every day

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sorry this is off the subject but what does job 1,2,and3 mean when your talking bout the 6.4,s?

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sorry this is off the subject but what does job 1,2,and3 mean when your talking bout the 6.4,s?
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So when do you expect to get into the head studs and upgrade tranny? I hear so much about the 210 tune this and the 275 tune that... When are the problems beginning to appear? I have extensively modded trucks in the past and I am not going there on this one. I have a triple gauge pod with dipricols hanging in my garage from my last 6.0. I just know when I install it in the new truck the game is on. What is the safe build point fellas??????

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