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post #1 of 5 Old 12-17-2013, 02:36 PM Thread Starter Rookie
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new to the world of diesel

This whole world of diesel is brand new to me. Never owned a diesel before. Never driven a diesel before.

So, when I was looking for a new truck when the Yukon was about dead I landed an '08 F-350 superduty. It's got a 6" lift and 35" Toyo tires on it. I suspect the past owner had some kind of mods on it. But I really don't know what or where to start looking. He had/has an auto start system on it. (no fob for it . ) The muffler dropped a couple of days after getting it home. Ford dealer was nice enough to put it back on. So maybe a DPF delete???? A friend thinks he Probably had a mod cold air intake too. The stock one looked like it had been replaced. There are other things too.

So here I sit needing better fuel economy. currently getting 10-11 mpg. The speed and power seem great.

REading the sticky at the start of the forum on 6.4 and some talk with a friend I'm looking at a new cold air intake, ERG delete, and a tuner. (currently looking at SCT Livewire TS)

Any thoughts or advise would be greatly appreciated.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-18-2013, 07:13 AM
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Lots of 6.4 wisdom on this forum so no doubt somebody will chime in and help ya out.

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is the dpf already deleted? if not, do you plan on leaving it on? and that will give you a better idea of what tuner to get.
do an egr delete, cold air not really needed. but everyone has their own preference

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Definitely figure out exactly what's been done to the truck before you buy any speed parts, will save you some headaches and maybe money in the long run!

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