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Need some advice/opinions

So, I've owned the Super Duty for a little over a month. Had the $800 radiator replaced and coolant changed, also the other miscellaneous items like thermostats, oil pressure sensor, etc.

I have an extended warranty on it so it wasn't too bad of a cost. Warranty has almost paid for itself.

I'm wanting to get rid of all the DPF and EGT stuff. My question is, once I remove the DPF and run the new pipe/exhaust, is there any tuner out there that will completely retune the ECU to disable regen?

And if so, what are the best options? I'd like to get an entire kit?

I know some people have said Innovative.
Is it cheaper to mix and match?
Most posts I've read have said Spartan is the only option they'd go with. Does anyone offer Spartan included in a kit?

Thank for any advice.
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It's all in what you want to spend. There all mostly good options, but I'd read into all before deciding. For example, different tunes will have different power levels, firmness in shifts, more or less smoke/egts, ect. When I did mine I got a 4" delete pipe from flo pro, and a SCT tuner with IDP tunes. But now I have a 5" exhuast and a KEM 345. So in the long run I wish I woulda just gone straight to the 5" with KEM. But I didn't have the money at the time. I think spartan is probably the way to go if your willing to spend the 1500 bucks. But as I said, I'd look into all these different tuners, and see what matches what you want the best. It's not hard to find these delete tuners, you can still find all the main ones like H&S, spartan, SCT, ect.
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I've definitely been reading reviews and opinions of all the major ones.

Basically I just want better MPGs. I tow every so often, boats, motorcycles, etc. I'm not looking to make a ton of extra power. I have a Harley if I want to go fast.
But I don't want to delete DPF if it's going to cause performance/mileage decreases or increase any maintenance issues.
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Deleting will do just the opposite. Increase mpg, performance. Unfortunately, maintenance is a big deal with these.

They make a fast Harley now???

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Of course I'm handy under the hood, I currently own a cummins.

2010 F350 CCLB Cabelas Edition
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01' 7.3 CCLB, 6637,wicked wheel G2, HPX, PHP Hydra, MBRP 4" Turbo back, Bellowed uppipes, Stancor gpr, 6.0 cooler, Fpr, Glow shift exhaust, pyro, trans, 203*/billet housing/ Cat EC-1, '07headlights/05' grill, Oh8' gate.
78' F350 "dumpy" old school
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I have the H&S on mine, I just hit 200000+ today. These trucks require good maintenance like any other diesel in my opinion, such as the fuel filters oil filters and making sure to always run diesel additives when necessary. As far as mpg I get an average of 12-15 driving in a lot of stop and go traffic and upwards of 17-20+ on highway driving with a light foot. I bought my tuner directly from H&S I think 3 yrs ago. I really really like the 2011+ super duties but mine is paid off and running well, I have a very good reason to keep this one for a while longer!!
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Deleting will do just the opposite. Increase mpg, performance. Unfortunately, maintenance is a big deal with these.

They make a fast Harley now???
Ha touche!! I'm just saying that a Harley is a lot easier to work on and fix when I break something from squeezing performance out of it.

What would be my best options to increase MPGs?? Is there anything? Just throw and intake/DPF back exhaust on and call it a day? If I tune it without removing the DPF I read that it will regen more often? I'm assuming that's based on driving habits also.
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I'm seeing about 15MPG mixed driving right now, but it leans more towards highway.
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Ha touche!! I'm just saying that a Harley is a lot easier to work on and fix when I break something from squeezing performance out of it.

What would be my best options to increase MPGs?? Is there anything? Just throw and intake/DPF back exhaust on and call it a day? If I tune it without removing the DPF I read that it will regen more often? I'm assuming that's based on driving habits also.
1. Dpf back exhaust will do nothing for you.
2. Tuning (the right one) will disable the regen and egr)
3. Best option for better mpg, tune and delete. (Depending on your location you may need to test so keep your filter)
4. A Vrod is the only thing that will beat my wing. but I agree they are way easier to work on than these $&@" trucks, and cheaper.
5. I will have a dpf only delete pipe available Saturday if anybody wants one.

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Of course I'm handy under the hood, I currently own a cummins.

2010 F350 CCLB Cabelas Edition
No Limit cai, Mini Maxx, 5" turbo back Flo Pro, Sinister egr delete, Sinister coolant filter, Cat EC-1, PTP shift solenoid. 20x9 +18 XD Monsters
01' 7.3 CCLB, 6637,wicked wheel G2, HPX, PHP Hydra, MBRP 4" Turbo back, Bellowed uppipes, Stancor gpr, 6.0 cooler, Fpr, Glow shift exhaust, pyro, trans, 203*/billet housing/ Cat EC-1, '07headlights/05' grill, Oh8' gate.
78' F350 "dumpy" old school
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yeah but I look cooler on my softtail than a vrod

so I'll look for the right tune and exhaust.

pm me about your delete pipe. thanks
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So, I've been reading more and more.
It seems like H&S is one of the better options for tuners.
But they have different models available. Is one better than another? I'm assuming I get different/more uses between them.

And as far as a full down pipe/turbo back exhaust, I'm seeing AFE as the main choice. Is that the better of the choices?

We don't have emission tests in FL, so I don't need to switch between the 2 pipes.
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