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Old 04-22-2012, 06:33 PM
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6.4 exhaust/mph question

so let me begin by saying I dont know a whole lot about the 6.4's because I own a 6.0. but my grandfather has a 2008 6.4 and loves it. tremendous power, great quality as all fords are in my opinion. the only thing he hates is how bad the gas milage is. is there a way to improve the mpg on his truck? I know with the newer cummins you can rip out the stock exhaust and put a programmer on it to greatly improve mpg. is there a safe way to do this on the 6.4? his waranty is almost up so thats not a factor, but I'm trying to find the safest way to help him

any ideas would be great
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Old 04-23-2012, 05:37 AM
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Definitely do a DPF/CAT Delete and Cold Air Intake....and run a Tuner...H&S or Spartan will do the trick. He will see improved MPG's and Power. All for around $1000 . Contact the folks at

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thanks for the help. do you know what he can expect mpg wise? its pretty bad right now I think he's around 15-16 highway with NO trailer
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thanks for the help. do you know what he can expect mpg wise? its pretty bad right now I think he's around 15-16 highway with NO trailer
That pretty much has to do with him keeping his foot out of it. He should see in the 19-20 range if he drives sensibly on the highway. There are guys that get better and those that dont see as much of an improvement because the skinny pedal is way too tempting for them.
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ok great thats good to hear esp cuz he's old so he typically doesnt drag race the high school teenagers anymore. so if you could help with one final thing that would be great. I'm seeing alot of these dpf/cat deletes and was wondering if the one piece of pipe they show in the picture will delete both the dpf and cat? also what is the cheapest and simplest programmer to buy to complete this procedure? he doesnt need a 200hp thing, just something that he cant see and turns of the sensors.

thanks again
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There are 2 options...1 of which is a delete pipe that just takes the place of the DPF and CAT. There are also Full Exhaust Systems that are DownPipe Back systems. The Delete Pipe would be more than adequate for what he is trying to do (which is what you are seeing in the picture). H&S makes an XRT Pro that is the cheapest of their tuners but I would recommend the Mini Maxx. It is not that much more expensive but the benefits are great. Shifting tunes on the fly etc. H&S does not charge for any of their tunes so whether you want no gain or 275+ it is all the same money.
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:26 AM
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wow ok great. thats crazy they dont charge for their tunes! so step 1: buy just the simple dpf/cat pipe. 2: buy a s&b cold air intake. 3: buy the XRT Pro or the Mini Maxx for a grand total of just over a 1,000 bucks. see to me that sounds well worth it plus the benefits are amazing but he's an old, old school kinda guy so its gonna be hard convincing him to go through with this

is there a place I can like package all this together and get it from one place?

but thanks again
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wow ok great. thats crazy they dont charge for their tunes! so step 1: buy just the simple dpf/cat pipe. 2: buy a s&b cold air intake. 3: buy the XRT Pro or the Mini Maxx for a grand total of just over a 1,000 bucks. see to me that sounds well worth it plus the benefits are amazing but he's an old, old school kinda guy so its gonna be hard convincing him to go through with this

is there a place I can like package all this together and get it from one place?

but thanks again
The customer service cant be beat. Plus they are on powerstroke.org so can answer questions on here as well.

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just did the exact thing to my '09 this past week. XRT tuner, diamond delete pipe, S&B cold air intake for around $1400. What a difference!!! Can't tell you about MPG's yet. haven't had it on long enough. I was looking for the same as your GP though. Did it all myself in the barn. 6-8 hours total
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just remembered that price also included an EGR delete. Haven't had time to install that yet.
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