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Old 11-03-2012, 03:19 PM
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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
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:09 PM
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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
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:27 PM
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I was wondering if there were cheaper options. As I don't need any major hp
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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.
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Old 11-03-2012, 07:52 PM
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Yeah that's what I was afraid of. Thx for the help
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Gear Box Z DPF-R Ford 4.0 Programmer GBZFD40
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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.



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Old 11-04-2012, 04:33 AM
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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
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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.

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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.
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