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Old 01-31-2011, 07:01 PM
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First time powerstroke owner help!

I just recently bought my first powerstroke. I've always owned GM gas trucks. I want to chip it and put exhaust on it. It is an '08 6.4L. I have been told by some people that I have to get a DPF delete kit before I can do anything to it. I was wondering if anybody could tell me what all I need for it and if you had any recommendations. I'd like to see at least a 75HP increase and as much fuel mileage as possible. The only mod I have so far is an AFE cold air intake. I apologize for my ignorance I was just wanting to educate myself before I started spending money on it. Thanks!
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:21 PM
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The two companies most people seem to be going with are Spartan and H&S, just google them and have a look. Also search for them on this site, there are TONS of discussions on them.
They both offer tunes of an additional 250 hp, and can get extra tunes thatll give you more than 300 extra ponies. Theres people running these tunes that get 18-20 on the highway. I'm planning on ordering the H&S Minimaxx before too long, cant wait.
Note: both Spartan and H&S require a DPF delete. Its not worth it to tune these 6.4s without the DPF delete.
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Welcome to the .Org buddy! You will learn a lot here.

Are you looking to delete the DPF and do a tuner? If so, I recommend checking out the Spartan Phalanx! Let me know if you have any questions. We are doing some awesome specials right now.
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:34 PM
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Thank you both of you! When I order a delete kit will it come with everything I need? Is it easy enough for me to do it myself or do I need to plan on having someone else install it? I'm not a diesel expert but I am fairly tech savvy.
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first of all

the first thing i would do is ditch the dpf. you will gain good mileage with just that.

next go with a 4" or 5" turbo back exhaust no kitty. with or without muffler. i personally would go with 5". a week after you go with the 4" YOU WILL WISH YOU WENT WITH 5"

as far as tuners go your 75hp goal is pretty much out the window. you can get tunes anywhere from 40hp - 345hp. you will never have enough power from what Ive read people seem to get the best mileage in the 275 or the 310 tune. i cant back that up i drive a 6.0

Mini Maxx - H&S Performance

you got a good intake so your good there.

also your going to want gauges. most tuners have them built in

did i forgot anything?
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Thank you both of you! When I order a delete kit will it come with everything I need? Is it easy enough for me to do it myself or do I need to plan on having someone else install it? I'm not a diesel expert but I am fairly tech savvy.
Everything can be done in the driveway at home. We offer full package deals, and most other vendors/dealers do as well.
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Everything can be done in the driveway at home. We offer full package deals, and most other vendors/dealers do as well.
Do I need to worry about anything like a lift pump or fuel shim rails etc?
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Can I get the DPF delete without getting a programmer or do they have to go hand in hand?
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Also I am reading about bungs? What are they?
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Do I need to worry about anything like a lift pump or fuel shim rails etc?
No sir!

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Can I get the DPF delete without getting a programmer or do they have to go hand in hand?
No sir! You must have a programmer/tuner to delete the DPF.

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Also I am reading about bungs? What are they?
Bungs are not necessary with the Spartan tuner. The bungs are used to put the exhaust sensors back in the delete pipe to prevent a no crank situation, but this is no longer necessary with our tuner. As far as I know, the SCT and Superchips Race are the only tuners that you need bungs in your delete pipe.
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