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Old 04-27-2011, 03:54 PM
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Advice on my 2008 6.4l manual tranny

Hi fellas I am new to this forum and i have a question for ya. I have a 2008 F-350 with a manual tranny I am wanting to start adding horse's. I want to DPF delete and chip and intake. I want to know if theres anyone out there who is running a manual tranny that can give me advice on tuners and how much horse's my clutch can handle before it starts slipping? I know I will eventually have to upgrade the clutch but to do the chip, deletes, and clutch at the same time is not cost effective for me. Any advice is welcomed.

Thank you in advance.
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with most tuners you can choose the hp to load. i have h&s xrt pro and love it.
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With a stock clutch I would only go up to a 210hp tune until you can afford an upgraded clutch. And as far as options on who to go with there is a couple of companies but the big 4 are spartan diesel, Innovative Diesel, KEM and H&S. I believe they are all sponsors on here so you can click on them in the sponsors sections and it will lead you to their websites so you can gather more information for your self
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Eric- Have you ran the stock clutch at 210hp or know people that have without it slipping if thats true that would be sweet?
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I was considering going with the SCT Livewire and sending it to Innovative to get their milder package of tunes I thought that would be a good set up with the two towing tunes and the one street performance tune that adds 140hp that I think would be a safe combo for my truck and for my clutch. I do not know alot about the livewire though it seems like a good affordable tuner. Does it read EGTs from the factory manifold sensor or do you have to purchase there probe kit?
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Eric- Have you ran the stock clutch at 210hp or know people that have without it slipping if thats true that would be sweet?
No I haven't due to me having an auto. But there has been a handful of guys that have. Just don't take my words as the bible but the 210 would seem like a safe bet as the highest you could go.
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With a stock clutch I would only go up to a 210hp tune until you can afford an upgraded clutch. And as far as options on who to go with there is a couple of companies but the big 4 are spartan diesel, Innovative Diesel, KEM and H&S. I believe they are all sponsors on here so you can click on them in the sponsors sections and it will lead you to their websites so you can gather more information for your self
Call the four tuners that were mentioned above and ask them. That would prolly be the safest thing to do.
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Thanks for the advice. I would love to go spartan but its just out of my reach price wise. I like the mini max though and its pretty affordable.
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How well your clutch will hold up with extra HP , has more to do with how you drive it. When I was shopping for a tuner 150 HP number came up more often than not. I know of several people who run 210 without a problem, but they don't race from every stop light. I have a 75hp tune in mine. The engine has 74000 miles. If I stand on it you can hear the clutch start to slip. I have driven over the road for 25+ years and very familiar with clutches.
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I have an 08 6.4 manual with dpf delete Down pipe back 4" exhaust S&B intake SCT livewire with pre loaded tunes only and my clutch slips on even the lowest setting so the statement about the 210 tune is false. If i set my truck on there extreme tune i cant get into it at all
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