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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Nederland, TX
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I apologize in advance, because I'm sure these questions have been asked elsewhere. I just haven't been able to find good answers on initial searching. But, after a couple of tanks run in my truck, I'm strongly considering doing a DPF/cat delete and tuning. I do have a few questions though:
1. If I do the DPF/Cat delete, do I have to do a tune too? I was thinking that just removing the DPF without tuning would be less likely to be blamed on a problem that would otherwise be covered under warranty. I think I remember somewhere that doing the delete without tuning could cause continuous regenerating, resulting in horrendous mpg's.
2. From what I've read here, Spartan seems to be the most popular and supposedly the safest (least detectable) tuner. From looking at their web site, it seems that it would cost $1600 to get their dpf/cat delete exhaust/tuner package. This is about three times what it cost me to do something similar on my last gasoline truck. Is this right, or did I have too many beers before browsing around their online catalog?
3. Are the Spartan exhaust systems totally bolt-up, allowing easy return to the stock exhaust in case I have to take it to the dealer for warranty work?
"Did you see the size of that chicken?!?"
'08 F250 King Ranch: Spartanized! +250HP tune, AFE Stage II Cold Air Intake w/ PG7 Filter. Harley Headlights. Recon Mirror Lights, Tail Lights, and 3rd Brake Light.