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This really tweaks me for some reason.. :
I work everyday on a military base.. Have for over ten years now.. I'm one of those dreaded 'defense contractors'.. since owning this rig I've taken notice of just about every other one I encounter- specifically, I look at the tell tale tail pipe (say that three times fast) out of curiosity...
I see likely as high as a 60/40 split with those who have NOT deleted to those that have... It's likely that the 40% that don't have straight tips are still deleted- let's guess 20% of those, but retained the exhaust from the DPF back...
anyway.. I had cause to be in the motor pool lot this week, where there were three super duties.. two were 6.4's and one was a 6.7.. neither 6.4 had a DPF.. these are registered USG permanent tags.. and this tweaks the crap out of me..
guessing, now- I guess there are at least two tunes available from the factory.. One is what we all see on our 'civilian' rigs, and one obviously is for the gov't that apparently doesn't require the same emissions as we do.. you know, the same gov't that demands we have them.. I'm dying to pop the hood and see if there is an EGR, too.. But I haven't had the opportunity... yet...
in fairness (if there is such a thing when using 'fairness' and 'gov't' in the same paragraph), these rigs may have been produced with intent for overseas use- such as either of the sandboxes we're active in.. but, that is still no excuse as far as I see it..
there may be a bright side, though, since I like to look for those.. most gov't vehicles are auctioned at the end of their service life.. I don't know if it's miles or time that determines that, but these rigs will likely be auctioned at some point.. my question is: "if I were to purchase one of those rigs at auction, would I be able to legally maintain the lack of emissions equipment, or would I have to have it installed before I could legally register it?"...
sorry for all the space I've consumed here.. the hypocrisy kills me..