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I don't understand why anyone would want to "tune and delete" their $50,000 6.7l Scorpion. I figure 400 hp and 800 ft lbs of torque is adequate in a pick up. I would imagine there is no sand pile or muddy bog that would prevent all four wheels from turning, slipping. More torque wouldn't help, would it?
I believe Ford powertrain engineers spent mucho time designing and developing this engine to provide good power, mpg, and reliability. Boosting inlet pressure, fuel delivery, and deleting emission systems can cause premature failue of some component not designed to carry the extra loads.
A Super Duty will never out accelerate a Shelby GT500. A Super Duty will never get the mileage of an average Fusion. But a Super Duty will haul, tow and stop a lot of weight for their size making them very productive for their purpose.
Why risk powertrain failure with a "tune and delete"? Tell me the advantages that outweigh the risks.