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Old 02-07-2012, 05:39 AM
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is the dpf delete kit worth the money

08 6.4 hauling 35 foot horse trailer, have good power and get around 10.2 mpg, but would like to increse mpg is a delete kit worth it? have heard yes, no and waste. help
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Old 02-07-2012, 05:52 AM
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Keep in mind, even with a delete mileage while towing or driving in the city will still suck. Some users have even reported no gains while towing. These trucks get their best mileage gains when driving empty on the freeway.

What truck and gearing do you have? That can also have a difference in what kind of gains you have or don't have.

Allot of users feel that it's best to be as close to stock levels when tuning though there are some users pushing the envelope and running higher tunes, but you have to monitor the gauges allot more closely to make sure something doesn't happen while your hauling your livestock. If your looking for huge power increases as well as mileage, take a look at H&S or Spartan. If your looking to just get rid of the DPF and run in stock or mildly tuned and don't want to spend as much money, take a look at the DPF-R+. All three have been reported to make good mileage increases with the first two also giving you insane power increases as well.

Whether they are ultimately worth it, only you can answer that. Everyone on the boards will say yes, but no two trucks are exactly the same.

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Old 02-07-2012, 05:58 AM
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08 6.4 dpf delete ?

Is it worth the money? and will my mpg increase thats what im looking for
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:02 AM
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Thats pretty much what Ive heard, I went from a 6.0 to the 6.4 last year the power I gained by that was crazy in itself, so Im not real concerned with the power more the MPG, right now Im getting 10.2 towing or just driving, so any gain would be great, Im going with the H&S tuner
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:08 AM
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Yes it is worth the money. The truck can breathe better, you can go a little further on oil change intervals, delete it!
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depening on your dealer ,and if its still under warranty , if you want to take a chance at not getting a warranty repair covered and them not warranty whatever it is because of a modification to the emissions

as far as fuel mileage , there is no gaurantee that youll get more but a chance that you can ,every truck is different , i guess what im saying is that there is no set amount and no gaurantees either way

now im sure there will be somebody that will post on how a dealer cant deny you warranty unless they can prove that the modification caused the issue , but as a dealership tech for 21 years i can say ive seen it done more times than not , if you know the tech at your dealer and they can work around it , go for it

does the truck perform better , yes , does it help with oil change intervals , yes some , possible better mileage ,yes , but i look at things on a broader spectrum, if you delete and the high pressure fuel pump goes , (a 2500.00 average job ), and they deny warranty then you didnt gain anything by the modifications

just do the research and know what you want to do , and all the pros and cons of doing it

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Old 02-07-2012, 06:15 AM
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Thanks for the info, I know that it will help the truck breath and run better, I guess my ultimate goal is mpg, when traveling all over WA hauling horses for high school rodeo, every penny helps, so even an increase of 2 mpg would be great! no warranty left on truck picked it up used,
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:19 AM
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well if no warranty left then yes , id do it , and like you say even a 2 mpg increase is a help, good luck
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:31 AM
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heres another question, what level of programming to run? Ive heard not towing that the better mpg is is a hotter mode, is this true, and then a question when towing were to run the tuner, Im getting the H&S TUNER that I can change while driving
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The H&S and Spartan guys have seen better increases on the higher tunes. Keep in mind though, when towing, you will want to be closer to stock or the milder tunes. If you run the higher tunes while towing and something goes wrong, it will go wrong in a hurry.
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