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About to seal the deal on a 2008 6.4 F250 XL

My father is about to pick up a 2008 f250 xl with 90,000 miles. Work truck trim, all stock. Ext cab long bed, white, 4x4. It is going to be used as a work truck to carry job materials in the bed an towing the race car trailer once a year. Probably will be daily driven for a while too. What should my father and I prepare for, what should i expect from this truck and any other opinions, thanks
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Radiator leaks were common in the "job 1 2008" trucks....



Air intake, DPF Delete & Exhuast, and a tuner (H&S or Spartan) and you will be set
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I noticed a large exhaust filter underneath. The particulate filter after the cat converter. Also had a very unique exhaust tip. The guy started it up, it was quiet. We took it on a test drive and it drove very smoothly and had alot power for a stock truck. I like the newer interior alot, even for an XL. How necessary is it to delete the dpf/cat and get a tuner? We want to leave it stock, quiet, and smoke free, but ive been reading how these engines have a ton of potential, and apparently are pigs on fuel. How true is that? The price for the truck is 16 grand. Ill take a pic next time we go to see it
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It will get 12mpg stock.. So Yes, tuner, dpf/EGR delete are a MUST, most see 16-21mpg after the deletes and custom tuning.
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I noticed a large exhaust filter underneath. The particulate filter after the cat converter. Also had a very unique exhaust tip. The guy started it up, it was quiet. We took it on a test drive and it drove very smoothly and had alot power for a stock truck. I like the newer interior alot, even for an XL. How necessary is it to delete the dpf/cat and get a tuner? We want to leave it stock, quiet, and smoke free, but ive been reading how these engines have a ton of potential, and apparently are pigs on fuel. How true is that? The price for the truck is 16 grand. Ill take a pic next time we go to see it


Well, imagine averaging 10-11 MPG not tuned... DPF kills mileage and if deleted you get back up to around 15-16...


Unique tip as in a double/dual tip right? That is a special exhuast tip made for DPF regens
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The truck will still be quiet and smoke free tuned and deleted. Even straight piped they are very quiet due to the compound turbo set up. You can run a very small tune.ie. 50hp and will be smoke free. You dont have to run a 300+ hp race tune. Although it is fun
You can also just run a delete pipe and keep the stock exhaust. Cheap and it works. Plus the truck will be quiet. And look stock


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