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post #1 of 13 Old 04-12-2011, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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To DPF Delete or not?

Looking to hear your opinions. I cant decide wether to keep my dpf and therefore warranty on the powertrain, OR, remove it and run it a little better, a little hotter, and a little more efficient?

Any and all opinions would be of help, Thanks in advance!

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after 50K and plenty of headaches im getting rid of mine. im sick and tired of getting off the highway after a good 30-45 min drive only to go into regen as soon as i get off the exit ramp.

i used to make a 35min commute to school about 3-4days a week which helped out a lot, but since the regens have been nothing but headaches.

what am i supposed to do while plowing?? oops, hang on i have to go jump on the highway for 30min...BS i usually run on tow haul when i see the message come up.
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Depends on where you live an the risk your willing to take. Another member just started a thread about his brother getting fined $2500 for deleting the DPF. Got pulled over for throwing black smoke. Check is out under New Posts.

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You can read all about it here, Brother Fined $2500 For No DPF!

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after 50K and plenty of headaches im getting rid of mine. im sick and tired of getting off the highway after a good 30-45 min drive only to go into regen as soon as i get off the exit ramp.

i used to make a 35min commute to school about 3-4days a week which helped out a lot, but since the regens have been nothing but headaches.

what am i supposed to do while plowing?? oops, hang on i have to go jump on the highway for 30min...BS i usually run on tow haul when i see the message come up.
*IT NEVER FAILS* that the freakin thing goes into regen on the last exit to go home. Just went on a 150 mile trip and as soon as I pulled into the parking lot, "CLEANING EXHAUST FILTER"
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Getting rid of the DPF does not automatically mean your warranty is voided. It is up to your dealer to make that call.



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dpf/doc delete was the best thing I've done for my truck!!!
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I'd agree that it has more to do with your risk threshold for the law than anything else. It's otherwise a no-brainer. Nobody complains about the extra power, MPG when they do it.

I was dying to get a 6.4 and do the delete... until I started hearing about the legal issues. If you live in the sticks and don't plan to roll coal everywhere you go, then all good - risk is almost non-existent. I live in rural WA, but I travel up and down I-5 to Cali, etc and I have heard of random emissions inspections in Cali, the ticket there is 10k. Too deep for my pockets. I dunno, don't be crazy and you'll be all good if you do it. If I did it, I would keep the silly looking exhaust tailpipe, to stay inconspicuous from Joey Public.
I don't normally 'roll coal' if ever if avoidable (well, sometimes in the wife's VW beetle - that's just funny) but those 6.4's run pretty dirty with the hotter tunes.

No legal fear, do it!!

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Best thing I did for my truck was averaging around 9.4 mpg with 37's and no tune, now with spartan 250 I average around 13.5 mpg

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just did mine last week.. i'm still on my frist tank of fuel w/ the CAT/DPF Delete.. and i'm currently running a IDP Street tune.. nothing exciting.. just a little extra power, better throttle response, and MUCH better MPG's.. lie-o-meter never got above 12.8 w/ dpf on.. now after 3/4 of this tank w/ 75% of it being highway.. lie-o-meter reads 22.8 as i pulled into work this morning.. i'm anxious to see what it comes out to hand calculated.. w/ dpf on.. i was getting anywhere from 11.5-14 on a good day.. I'm in VA.. no emissions here either.

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