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Old 10-02-2008, 10:59 AM
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Tuner for F450

What one would be the best and is there one? How about a DPF delet tune with a pipe. Thanks look forward to info. Also a ehaust system, preferably a set of stacks.A cai that does not throw codes.
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Old 10-02-2008, 11:06 AM
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What one would be the best and is there one? How about a DPF delet tune with a pipe. Thanks look forward to info. Also a ehaust system, preferably a set of stacks.A cai that does not throw codes.
Yes there are tuners for both DPF delete and DPF "friendly" tunes. The DPF friendly are your typical Bully Dog, SuperChips, and Hypermax. Spartan and SCT are choices for DPF delete and DPF delete pipes.

As far as stacks, the only "bolt on" system I believe is from MBRP, but those are only 5" stacks and you still have to cut the bed and measure. I did a custom kit from Grand Rock since I had to cut and measure anyway, I got mine from Gus at Farmboy's Diesel, he hooked me up sick with the bed kit and 6" Aussie stacks.

With stock tuning S&B and Banks don't throw CEL.......if you tune it, then your options open up to AFE and others

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Old 10-02-2008, 11:08 AM
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I think you got the right man in here...Julian is one of the fwe guys onhere that know this 6.4 better that anyone
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I put a spartan tuner on my 450. I also did the DOC/DPF delete and have been running the 210 tune. My truck has 4.88 gears and I have went from 11.9 MPG empty to 13.9 to 14.3 MPG empty.
The power increase is very noticable and I'm very pleased with the performance.
Spartan has a great product but they are very tough to get a hold of sometimes. They have a forum that I had to use alot to get the answers I needed to some questions. Also the only other complaint I have is I have not recieved the CAI or a tracking number that I paid for on 12 Sep. That is a little frustrating because it is $325 bucks and I have no idea what the status is.
It will take a while for the tuner to "pay for itself" but the performance is worth it in my opinion.
Mike
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Old 10-02-2008, 04:11 PM
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I run both Spartan 250 and SCT in my F450 4.88 gears. I have had great luck with both, but I'm addicted to the power of the 250 spartan. Shifting is great with the newest SCT 1.26 for the average person, but the Spartan is awesome IMO. I like shifting very fast and very firm, this is how my Spartan tunes are(maybe to harsh for some people). My truck has a Suncoast converter and trans, so that may have some effect on things a little. There are pros and cons to both. If your not looking for the 250 hp, the SCT is a nice all around unit. It supports online updates for new programs and Ford reflashes. It's plug a play when you get it, and if you sell your truck it can be removed and unlocked for use in another truck or for sale. The Spartan tunes are more "custom" and certainly worth the wait. The tunes are written for your truck only and you get one free update for Ford reflashes or updates. If you remove it to program another truck, programs have to be purchased for the next truck. Many other features on the display and monitering are similar, but most of this comes down to your own taste. It's like picking paint colors for your house or furniture type. Both are great options and I think the competition between Spartan and SCT will only help us, the end user. Great things are still to come. Good luck with the choice.
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