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Anyone running Spartan tuning WITH DPF?
As my thread title indicates, I am curious if there is anyone on here who runs or knows someone who runs Spartan or similar tuning with the DPF intact?
Believe me I would love to do a DPF delete but as a Southern California resident (and owner of a Eco-friendly building company) I very unfortunately cannot consider this option.
I am trying to do my best to stay within the California emission requirements which seems to drastically limit my aftermarket options (all parts must be CARB certified to use). I have installed a K&N air intake and just ordered a Bully Dog DPF-back exhaust system to somewhat help to get the 6.4 breathing right and I would love to run a tuner like Spartan while keeping the DPF.
I use the truck as my daily driver, about 100-200 miles a day, and commonly tow between 6k-10k using a 20 foot enclosed trailer. I do not plan on setting the tuner to any of the Extreme tunes, maybe just a tow setting around +50-75 HP just to get the trailer moving a little easier through the hills.
My main goals (by using a tuner) are to slightly increase my MPG, watch my EGTs/trans temp/etc, and increase power when towing. My main concerns with running a tuner with the DPF is raising EGTs, going to regen excessively, and obviously the overall effect on reliability.
I appreciate everyones feedback and look forward to seeing what everyone thinks.