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Exclamation Three kits 1 6.4!!!

Just bought my first real diesel truck (first one is a gmc savana 3500 6.5l lol) and after researching like crazy on mods for improving hp and mpg i decided to go ahead right away and spend an extra 1000 on a tuner and deletes since it will pay for itself in fuel economy!!! The truck is a 2008 f-250 crew-cab long bed 4x4 100 000 miles and will be used as a daily driver and for towing my 30" work and play toy-hauler 8400 lbs empty ( 10 000 full ) i' m not going drag racing or anything but it will be fun to smoke those retards with honda's !!! So after shopping i came up with 3 kits 1: spartan phalanx tuner, dpf cat delete. 1380$ shipped (ebay ). 2: sct 3015r, dpf cat delete, afe stage 2 intake 1150$ shipped. 3: sct 3015r, 4"downpipe , back exaust. 1050 shipped (ptcinc.ca). I like the sct delete and fter kit but i'v heard bad experiences with intakes so i think spartan and deletes for 230$ more without intake would be better thanks everyone any help would be appreciated!!! Rock on!!!
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It's going to be a long long time before fuel savings pay for the tuner + exhaust. Especially if your going after Hondas.

I have read of people having problems with the 3015 not loading tunes properly.

I'd find an H&S instead.
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i use to get frustrated when people would say h&s h&s h&s even if someone didnt ask but honestly after trying out the sct egde and custom tunes on sct i just got a h&s and its way better and worth it. im sure spartan is on par tuning with h&s and has a better monitor but things like shift on the fly and adust for tire size sold me. once again this is just my opinion take it or leave it either way what ever you pick hope it turns out all right for ya. If you are choosing between just the three mentioned definitely go with the spartan

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Three kits 1 6.4!!!

Spartans are great. I don't tow so don't need to be switching tunes, I wish I had the tire adjustment, but since that is my ONLY complaint I'll take the better gauges and run.

On a side note I do believe Spartan has better customer service (but that is just from what I see as response time on the boards by H&S or Spartan employees, Spartan answers board questions fast).

As far as intake, what tune setting do you think you will run? On higher tunes (especially if you are gonna be towing) you will def need an intake or you will start popping your filter minder every time you accelerate).


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Well im planing on keeping the truck for at least 3 years so by my calculations it will pay itself in fuel savings....
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H&s is really costs toouch for me. The best i found was 1600$ just tuner... So i will go ahead and buy the spartan with dpf/cat del... Everyone likes them so i cant go wrong with it i think!!! Maybe ad an air filter later this summer... Thanks for all the advice guys!!!
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Three kits 1 6.4!!!

You might be able to get away with a quality drop in filter. I think S&B makes one. Just stay away from K&N. they are great in N/A motors but not so much in turbo'd


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Spartans customer service is superb! Spartan couldn't ask for better employees then Jeff and Mick. Those guys are a wealth of knowledge, patient, and thorough. Their customer service is second to none!

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You might be able to get away with a quality drop in filter. I think S&B makes one. Just stay away from K&N. they are great in N/A motors but not so much in turbo'd


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Curiously, whats the issue with K&N on a diesel/turbo motor? I have heard this a couple times recently and was wondering what issues that they would pose?
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Their filters are not up to par. You might as well not run a filter at all...


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