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Old 04-08-2012, 04:46 PM
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Tuner Pricing?

Have a bullydog gt, gonna swap up for the next level (dpf delete tuner) and was wondering 2 things..

Buy used or new?

Price of used (say for spartan,h&s etc, im still learning here)

or buy new and why?

also going to boar out the dpf so it looks stock but nothing inside, so no need for the pipe or airfilter (have a banks air intake and I like it)
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:49 AM
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New Spartan is $1249. You can find them used for $500-800. There is a $100 relicense fee for a used tuner that was returned to stock. Make sure it was returned to stock though if you go that route. It's $599 if it hasn't been returned to stock because a new license is required.
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Old 04-10-2012, 01:59 PM
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Buying new is always recommended as you will get full product warranty that way. If you arent worried about a warranty, you can pick up a used tuner usually for around a few hundred dollars cheaper. Also, if you get a tuner in a package deal with an exhaust, intake, egr kit, etc, you will save some extra money. Let us know if we can help with anything.
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ok, now any disadvantages to boring out my dfp vs replacing the pipe? i have another dfp sitting around so not concerned really.. just wondering?

also spartan has a nice interface, sct looks blah etc.. aside from graphical / touchscreens etc any historical data on whats best for the stock tranny on the 450's? looking to do this to gain L/100k not track performance (i know this is a loaded question)

Also just put in the banks air intake system (already noticed a drop im my fuel usage )
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:16 PM
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Buy used if you can. I have seen a few H&S for sale on other forums.
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looking to do this to gain L/100k not track performance (i know this is a loaded question)
From reading several posts on this website, it almost seems like the MPG gain or in our case, L/100km is a secondary perk/factor to being deleted. Most people are only seeing a few MPG better than stock. Seems like they are gaining 3-5 MPG. If you take the high-end of that and say diesel is $5/gallon (again, priced quite high) and do the math, it will take a long time to make that tuner pay for itself through fuel consumption savings. Granted, adding a tuner will prolong the life of your engine and increase your reliability so you may save some money in terms of maintenance costs. I'm just not sure if the fuel savings or lack there of actually justifies the cost of doing the deletes. I'm still covered under warranty and will probably not tinker with deletes until I'm out of warranty. Just like the peace of mind of being covered and if I paid for something, why not use it?
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