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post #1 of 5 Old 07-25-2008, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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My friend has a 2008 F-450 and is looking to gain some more power and definantly better fuel economy. He is averaging 8.5 mpg unloaded and around 4-6 loaded down with a 32'boat behind it. Where as his 05 Dodge cummins will get 10-12 loaded with the same boat and upwards of 20 mpg unloaded. We both know its not going to pull those kind of numbers. We were looking at an Edge J/A and a filter and intake, however looking at some posts, Whondering if the SCT programmer would be the way to go....like I said before this truck does do some fairly heavy hauling. As far as the warranty is concerned he says he does not care about the warranty, and we live in a state that does not check emissions so therefore a DPF delete would be ok. I saw a DPF delete kit on a site and it looks like its just basically a pipe that takes the place of the DPF. Is there any programming with the ECU that has to be done at all to get rid of that thing? Any help would be appreciated.
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in order to get rid of the dpf you need a tuner to diable the regen function otherwise it will go into constant regen. there are basically two companies that offer them. spartan and sct. i think either would be a fine choice. it seems like spartan has a few more choices and has been getting a little better numbers due to higher horsepower options. im sure sct isn't far behind with their other options.
my suggestion is that your friend should check into a few options and do a little reading so he knows exactly what he is getting. otherwise he may spend alot of money for something that is not what he needs. as for the edge, i wouldn't park next to a truck that had one on it. they are good for the attitude monitor. they do add some power but my opinion is the comprimise the integrity of the vehicle. you can do better for a little more money. it will also do nothing for the fuel economy.
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I tried calling Spartan several times in the past few days...All I've gotten was a machine. I am guessing he is busy because he is doing a lot of buisness but I do want to go with that setup, I have the liability waiver signed....waiting on a number for them to fax it to...they have quite a few different tunes for this truck and I'm wondering which is gonna make decent power...yet not burn out the trans right away.
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Have the spartan stuff at my friends house....will be installing this weekend. Will let you know how it affects things.
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