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Most cost effective, quality tuner for the 6.4L
I picked up a DPF delete pipe on the cheap today on our local Kijiji(Think Craigslist), so I want to price out a tuner.
I went to the local shop, they only have the Edge CTS, CS and the superchips (programmer only, no display) to choose from for "DPF-delete tuners".
I used to have an edge evo on my 07 F150, and really liked it. But I was shocked by the prices. Mind you, this is through a shop here, so there's likely mark-up and then some plus how they gouge canadians on everything. They also had it in stock, which is always nice.
Anyways, the CS was about $930. The CTS was priced at $1140. And the Superchips came in the cheapest at $771.00.
The only other price I've gotten is $1300 (That looks to be the price to pick it up local or buy online) for the Spartan. I like that Spartan is popular, but I just feel like $1300 is excessive for just a darn tuner.
Someone told me that the Spartan also will cost more in the long run because apparantly they charge to re-tune for tire size changes, yet the Edge Evo you just enter in your tire size and go.
Is there anyone who doesn't use a Spartan who would recommend another tuner? Hopefully one that doesn't cost near $1000?? To me, the $700 range is exceptable, beyond that just feels like highway robbery.
Rant/ I'm more then aware you pay to play. But these crazy prices for tuners seems to me they are more then taking advantage of our 'new truck with DPF's' situation. You get soaked by the dealerships and the EPA for these trucks and this emissions crap, and then you want to change your truck for the positive to get rid of that emissions BS and the tuner manufactures are ready to soak you there. What choice does a person have but to either by new/newer or buy a miled out pre-DPF diesel?? /Rant(Sorry, this isn't meant to ryle anyone up)
Anyways, any help would be appreciated!
2008 F250, Scab 4x4, XLT, 35's