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How would I know if my truck's been chipped

I recently bought by first diesel, 2008 with about 26,000 miles. It had a pretty significant lift and oversized tires. I've had it lowered to stock, and put on stock tires.

I'm wondering if there's any way to tell if the truck was chipped? I don't have any reason to believe it was, I just don't really need an additional performance boost and don't want to get in trouble with my warranty. It has normal turbo lag, mileage and regen seem to be pretty normal, at least "normal" from what I can gather from the forums.

Thanks for the help.

BTW, sorry if this has been covered, I did do some searching.....
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You could check the exhaust and see if it looks like it has been taken off.

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Tail pipe is stock, big can underneath I assume is the DPF. Would a performance chip require DPF delete?
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You can run DPF on tunes, but I wouldn't recommend it.

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You can run DPF on tunes, but I wouldn't recommend it.
Any particular experience you are basing this on? I'd like to know your reasoning behind this recommendation.

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if you looking to see if it HAD one on at one time look that the box where the computer is below the dash and see if it looks like it has been messed with. as well as if there is any particular gauges that are not factory. the exhaust would be a good hint but i mean if the guy didnt know anything he could have kept the stock one on and ran a chip but that would end badly with the EGT running real high. if your wanting to know if their is one on there now....you would know about it.

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Any particular experience you are basing this on? I'd like to know your reasoning behind this recommendation.
Before I made the right decision with my truck, I ran two different DPF on generic tuners. The first one was a Superchips Flashpaq. Plugged my DPF. The second one was a DiabloSport Predator. It too plugged my DPF. I also had a turbo fail when my DPF plugged. So yes, I have experience with DPF on tuners

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Wasn't trying to be a wiseass, was genuinely asking.

However, you are coming across as saying ALL DPF-On tuners are unsafe for the vehicle.

I am to understand Spartan makes tunes for DPF On, and I have been told they are fairly safe.

Dude, you must beat the *** off of your truck... I ran an Edge Evo on Extreme for over 30k miles with no DPF issues.

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Wasn't trying to be a wiseass, was genuinely asking.

I didn't take your post as you being a wiseass.

However, you are coming across as saying ALL DPF-On tuners are unsafe for the vehicle.

They probably aren't all bad, but I hear more bad than good out of generic brand DPF on tunes.

I am to understand Spartan makes tunes for DPF On, and I have been told they are fairly safe.

Yes, we have DPF on tunes. They have proven to be safe for the DPF over long periods of time. Most people that run them do for a few weeks/months before pulling the trigger on doing a DPF delete.

Dude, you must beat the *** off of your truck... I ran an Edge Evo on Extreme for over 30k miles with no DPF issues.

I have always ran the hell out of my truck. It's made over 30 passes at the track since late May, along with quite a bit of tune testing over the past few months. Once it's lifted this winter, all of that is to be retired though. My truck is VERY tired

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