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new 6.4 owner have ?s on towing and chips

I have a 2008 F350 DWD. The truck is fully stock and am not ready to get rid of DPF yet. I only put 5000 miles on the truck a year and tow about 14,000 or so Fithwheel and boat double pulling. I have been looking at getting a Spartan Chip and h&S Minimaxx. Questions are.

1. With a fully stock pickup can i run the 210 tow tun safely or do i need to do the DPF with spartan.

2. what is the more safe chip to run while towing is one have any other advantages or the other for safe operatoins.

3. What chip has less issues.

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I have a 2008 F350 DWD. The truck is fully stock and am not ready to get rid of DPF yet. I only put 5000 miles on the truck a year and tow about 14,000 or so Fithwheel and boat double pulling. I have been looking at getting a Spartan Chip and h&S Minimaxx. Questions are.

1. With a fully stock pickup can i run the 210 tow tun safely or do i need to do the DPF with spartan.

2. what is the more safe chip to run while towing is one have any other advantages or the other for safe operatoins.

3. What chip has less issues.

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yes you can but you will have to delete the dpf to run that hot of a tune. spartan and mini max will both get the job done, mini max has shift on the fly spartan doesnt prob the only difference. they niether have issues, use the search function and look it up. they are a lot of these threads each day about tuner questions

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So H&S would be a better choice for me due to they have the TOW tune with no added power.

Alos what would be too high of a tune for me with my stock truck with either of the chips

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i believe spartan has that to. you cant go wrong with either i personally have h&s but spartan makes a good product to

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My experience with the Mini Maxx and the DPF present was that it went through regen more often, especially on the higher DPF present tunes. I say if you are going to do it, do it right and DELETE. I bought mine new and ran it for a month or 2 with the DPF and knew I had to get rid of it. The truck is amazing with its unlocked potential...

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So H&S would be a better choice for me due to they have the TOW tune with no added power.
It's not really a tow tune per say. You just have multiple power and transmission options.

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DPF Present
Stock HP
Mild: 40 HP
Wild: 80 HP
Hot: 120 HP
Power Levels can be adjusted on-the-fly at the touch of a button after Installing the Download to the vehicle. The current Power Level will be saved even if the Mini Maxx is unplugged.

So safey pulling would be the 40HP tune and you said on the 80 to 120 tunes i would be doing the burn cycle more often. Do you seen much increase on milage with this chip with the DPF present
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yes 40hp would be ok. and you wont see an increase until you delete it.

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So safey pulling would be the 40HP tune and you said on the 80 to 120 tunes i would be doing the burn cycle more often. Do you seen much increase on milage with this chip with the DPF present
Not at all.

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Do you have to delete the Cat also
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