mileage tuner - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

6.4L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 Old 11-03-2012, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
GRI
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
GRI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: cortland
Posts: 114
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
mileage tuner

Is there a tuner that is just for mileage and small amount of power that works with a dpf delete? I'm not looking for a whole bunch of power mostly mileage

08 PSD super crew. high idle mod, ccv mod, AFE proflo s drop in
GRI is offline  
post #2 of 14 Old 11-03-2012, 06:09 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
travisH3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 4,317
Thanks: 6
Thanked 41 Times in 40 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 13 reviews
H&S and spartan both have low power tunes that you could run to basically just get a tad more power and dpf delete. you could also look at a custom tune for an SCT but the only difference is h&s and spartan do not require the sensors from the dpf to be plugged in while the sct requires that the sensors be plugged in(thats why some exhaust kits have bungs)

i recomend h&s for a few different reasons but if you use the search bar at the top (h&s vs spartan) you will see the pros and cons of each.

H&S XRT pro if you dont need gauges
H&S Mini maxx if you need gauges plus it is shift on the fly tuning which is nice also

T-rav
2010 F350 6.4- H&S Single turbo kit, 5" flo pro,No limit SS cold side kit, No Limit intake, MPD billet CCV/oil filler, newton leveling kit, RED Newton traction bars, custom projector retrofit in oem lights and a bunch of LED lights LOL

Holderdown Performance #teamHDP

OUR FLEET: 2015 f450, 2014 Platinum F350, 2012 F450 6.7, 2010 F350 6.4, 2005 F350 6.0, 04 F450 6.0
travisH3 is offline  
post #3 of 14 Old 11-03-2012, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
GRI
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
GRI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: cortland
Posts: 114
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I was wondering if there were cheaper options. As I don't need any major hp

08 PSD super crew. high idle mod, ccv mod, AFE proflo s drop in
GRI is offline  
post #4 of 14 Old 11-03-2012, 06:36 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
travisH3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 4,317
Thanks: 6
Thanked 41 Times in 40 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 13 reviews
nothing that i would trust. cheapest option would be mini maxx xrt pro and dpf delete pipe. you can buy them use for a bit cheaper also.

T-rav
2010 F350 6.4- H&S Single turbo kit, 5" flo pro,No limit SS cold side kit, No Limit intake, MPD billet CCV/oil filler, newton leveling kit, RED Newton traction bars, custom projector retrofit in oem lights and a bunch of LED lights LOL

Holderdown Performance #teamHDP

OUR FLEET: 2015 f450, 2014 Platinum F350, 2012 F450 6.7, 2010 F350 6.4, 2005 F350 6.0, 04 F450 6.0
travisH3 is offline  
post #5 of 14 Old 11-03-2012, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
GRI
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
GRI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: cortland
Posts: 114
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Yeah that's what I was afraid of. Thx for the help

08 PSD super crew. high idle mod, ccv mod, AFE proflo s drop in
GRI is offline  
post #6 of 14 Old 11-04-2012, 04:01 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
muntu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 304
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Gear Box Z DPF-R Ford 4.0 Programmer GBZFD40

2008 6.4 job3 F250 3:55 gears 10K gvw silver stretchcab 8ft box.timbrens and goosenek hitch.51 gal aux tank.
muntu is offline  
post #7 of 14 Old 11-04-2012, 04:20 AM
Hillbilly Deluxe

 
STROKED_NY_023's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oxford, NY
Posts: 2,996
Thanks: 3
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
You get what you pay for... Personally if I was gonna tune I would want a tested and proven tuner, not just the cheapest option, especially if it going on my $40k truck.

Also nothing wrong with a used tuner, reflashed with your tunes, it will be no different than new.



Sent from my Galaxy S2 while my wife is yelling at me for being on my phone...

_____________________________________________
Seth

Stroked_NY_023
95' F-350 CCLB DRW POWERSTROKE
08 Axle/4x4 conversion, 5spd conversion, 6637, 5" SP exhaust, gearhead tunes
.]
STROKED_NY_023 is offline  
post #8 of 14 Old 11-04-2012, 04:33 AM Thread Starter
GRI
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
GRI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: cortland
Posts: 114
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
H&s it is. I was not trying to cheapen on the quality . But why pay for 160up when you're only going to use 50hp

08 PSD super crew. high idle mod, ccv mod, AFE proflo s drop in
GRI is offline  
post #9 of 14 Old 11-04-2012, 04:37 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ars5147's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Western PA
Posts: 905
Thanks: 4
Thanked 29 Times in 28 Posts
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Quoted: 55 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Higher HP tunes give the best mileage most of the time too depending on driving habits. I gained 3 to 5 mpgs after deleting mini max. The 250 tune on the mini max only got me about 3 mpgs, 9.9 to 12.9. I gained 5 mpgs from 9.9 to 14.9 on the 300 tune. This is all mixed driving. I'm sitting on 37x13.50s (almost, more like 36.5) and 6 inch lift too.

The high HP tunes are always something to consider when looking for mileage. They make driving easier/more enjoyable too.

But for the no power increase route, the cheapest route would be DPF-R and delete pipe, then next cheapest would be XRT-pro and delete pipe. I don't think you could go wrong with either one. The XRT-pro will probably have better reviews b/c it's the more popular of the two.

2008 6.4 CCSB FX4
1997 F350 CCLB 7.3
2011 F150 SVT Raptor

Last edited by ars5147; 11-04-2012 at 04:42 AM.
ars5147 is offline  
post #10 of 14 Old 11-04-2012, 04:46 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
travisH3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 4,317
Thanks: 6
Thanked 41 Times in 40 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 13 reviews
Find the h&s xrt pro used. I have 700 dollars in my h&s mini maxx that has gauges and a delete pipe. As long as the previous user returned the tuner to stock, you will be able to plug it right in and tune the truck.

And the dpf-r 4.0, the 4 means its taken them four updates to fix the issues with it. All it does is delete the dpf but a lot of people that bought it had issues. In order to start the truck with the dpf-r, you have to key on and wait until the light on the tuner is green. It takes a little bit and then you can start it. People also have issues with it going into regen because its not actually a tuner. You plug it in and it fools the computer to thinking that the dpf is clean and doesn't need regen.

T-rav
2010 F350 6.4- H&S Single turbo kit, 5" flo pro,No limit SS cold side kit, No Limit intake, MPD billet CCV/oil filler, newton leveling kit, RED Newton traction bars, custom projector retrofit in oem lights and a bunch of LED lights LOL

Holderdown Performance #teamHDP

OUR FLEET: 2015 f450, 2014 Platinum F350, 2012 F450 6.7, 2010 F350 6.4, 2005 F350 6.0, 04 F450 6.0
travisH3 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome