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Old 06-30-2010, 09:40 PM
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Thinking of buying a job 1 08 Super Duty. Harder to mod than 09-10?

Looking at an 08 Super Duty and judging from the vin it is a job 1. Whatever I get I want to do the DPF delete and get a tuner. Is this harder to do on a job 1? Also which programmer or tuner is best for a job 1? Thanks!
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It being a Job 1 will not affect anything. Go with Spartan! You will be more than happy you did at the end of the day.
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It being a Job 1 will not affect anything. Go with Spartan! You will be more than happy you did at the end of the day.
I also have a job 1 F350. I have been thinking about the Spartan tuner and DPF/DOC delete also. Are you saying modding a job 1 6.4 is ok?

What would your recommendations be for max power settings vs later 6.4's?

Will the tuner and exhaust help with the low end power - the 6.4 is a dog from a standstill.

On previous diesels I have had, doing the egr blocker plates helped with throttle response. I have read that there can be a problem with head gaskets blowing with the blocker plates on a 6.4. Is this true?

Thanks!
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If you run the bigger tunes and put in blocker plates, yes it has a tendency to blow gaskets. The best way to do away with the EGR is a delete with wastegate. If you run the lower tunes, you shouldn't have a problem. I would also suggest headstuds for added protection.
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I also have a job 1 F350. I have been thinking about the Spartan tuner and DPF/DOC delete also. Are you saying modding a job 1 6.4 is ok?

What would your recommendations be for max power settings vs later 6.4's?

Will the tuner and exhaust help with the low end power - the 6.4 is a dog from a standstill.

On previous diesels I have had, doing the egr blocker plates helped with throttle response. I have read that there can be a problem with head gaskets blowing with the blocker plates on a 6.4. Is this true?

Thanks!
My truck is a Job 1 and I have had it modified for over 50,000 miles. The only issue is the Job 1 TCM's and transmission tuning. If your going to run the 310 tune...the Job 1 TCM can hurt you. As for the block off plates....I wouldn't mess with them.
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My truck is a Job 1 and I have had it modified for over 50,000 miles. The only issue is the Job 1 TCM's and transmission tuning. If your going to run the 310 tune...the Job 1 TCM can hurt you. As for the block off plates....I wouldn't mess with them.
Thanks for the response - forgive my ignorance, but what is a TCM and how do you fix it?

As for my other question - does tuning and exhaust make the bottom end noticeably more responsive?
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Thanks for the response - forgive my ignorance, but what is a TCM and how do you fix it?

As for my other question - does tuning and exhaust make the bottom end noticeably more responsive?
TCM = Transmission Control Module

It electronically controls your transmission. The Job 1 TCM's aren't the greatest and aren't typically that great with the 310 tune that we offer. We offer a TCM replacement for those that want to run the 310 on their Job 1 truck for competition use on the stock transmission.

Yes, the tuning will increase throttle response.
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TCM = Transmission Control Module

It electronically controls your transmission. The Job 1 TCM's aren't the greatest and aren't typically that great with the 310 tune that we offer. We offer a TCM replacement for those that want to run the 310 on their Job 1 truck for competition use on the stock transmission.

Yes, the tuning will increase throttle response.
Thanks again - Mine is a dually, so no competition for me. Just looking for some better economy and some better low end response. Sounds like a tuner is the way to go. Do you guys sell direct or through dealers?
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Thanks again - Mine is a dually, so no competition for me. Just looking for some better economy and some better low end response. Sounds like a tuner is the way to go. Do you guys sell direct or through dealers?
Both
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"Just looking for some better economy..." lol. I remember saying that. Definately addicted to the power these trucks can produce!
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