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New to the 6.4 game

I just signed off on my 08 6.4 today. And curious what are some things I should look it for? What should I do too it to get the best out of the 6.4 monster. And what problems typically occur? I used to drive a 7.3 and this is a huge leap for me. Any input is appreciated.

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Curiosity. Why does it go through regen so often? How do I fix that?

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I just bought a 2010 6.4 and am new to the game as well. I am looking for modifications that improve engine reliability and mpg. I dont have a need for more power. Any suggestiongs for mpg and relability would be great.

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Go to the 6.4 general section and read the stickie there that's posted by country aggie. It answers alot of questions and then some, great info to gain for a new 6.4 owner. The 6.4 is a beast once you delete the emissions equipment and tune it (that's how you get rid of the regens by deleting the emissions equipment).


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I'm going to do the egr and dpf deletes. And I'm trying to decide if I want Spartan or H&S tuner?

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Well if you tow alot then I'd say mini maxx as you can change tunes with a touch of a button- like switch between the race tune and down to the tow tune. With spartan you can't switch on the fly you have to re download and install the desired tune.


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I'm going to do the egr and dpf deletes. And I'm trying to decide if I want Spartan or H&S tuner?

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this is a touchy question and has been answered countless times. do a search and make youre own decision about what features you like best.

x1000 on reading the "general 6.4 modifications" thread by countryaggie. very informative and goes over just about everything.

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Alright. Thanks! I don't tow allot right now. I wouldn't mind stopping to change tunes. But I want power and practicality. I want the most without being "that guy" I have heard allot about the mini. And very little about Spartan except Spartan makes the 6.4 a monster.

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yes spartan does. to the point that i feel the 350hp tune is not safe for the street. i run the 300hp tune full time and it fits my needs perfectly, the 310 and 350hp tunes have a very touchy throttle. the 300 im running now drives like stock (once the tranny shifts soften out) for the first half throttle then after that its a rocket.

you cannot go wrong with either H&S or spartan. spartan has more power and a better gauge display but H&S has the shift on the fly, custom tunability, and the ability to adjust the speedo and disable the TPMS.

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You like your Spartan then?

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