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Just bought my first diesel truck it's also my first Ford truck. 2011 F-250 6.7 with 130k miles. Had to get out of my Chevy it already needed new ball joints at 24,000 miles and because it was lifted the dealership wouldn't touch the truck. But every dealership is different. Already looking at what all I can get done to the new truck to improve performance and MPGs from the sounds of it the two go together on these trucks. First thing I need is a programmer. I was looking into an edge. Any suggestions on must have aftermarket mods?


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May want to look into changing over to an air to air intercooler placed in front of truck in place of the air to water guy on the fender well.
Keep an eye on your turbo.
Avoid driving over offset angled bumps especially with those big tires to limit frame flex and blowing radiators.
Good looking truck man, enjoy it.
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May want to look into changing over to an air to air intercooler placed in front of truck in place of the air to water guy on the fender well.

Keep an eye on your turbo.

Avoid driving over offset angled bumps especially with those big tires to limit frame flex and blowing radiators.

Good looking truck man, enjoy it.

Nick

Nick, do those 11 and up still as the same problem than 08-10 whit blowing/bending/cracking rad when the front of the flex????

Op nice truck you got there. For tuning, H&S or Spartan


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Get rid off all the emissions stuff (DPF, EGR cooler, & urea injection), turbo back exhaust, and a tune will really wake it up from a MPG, reliability, and power standpoint. I would limit the tune to about 500-550HP though. The 6.7 is a great engine, but the bottom end is not anvil tough like the 6.0. In the interest of saving cost Ford reduced the beefiness of the lower end, so you don't have the cushion durability wise that the earlier engines had.
 

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Get rid off all the emissions stuff (DPF, EGR cooler, & urea injection), turbo back exhaust, and a tune will really wake it up from a MPG, reliability, and power standpoint. I would limit the tune to about 500-550HP though. The 6.7 is a great engine, but the bottom end is not anvil tough like the 6.0. In the interest of saving cost Ford reduced the beefiness of the lower end, so you don't have the cushion durability wise that the earlier engines had.
I'm already looking at a tuner, cant decide how I want to do the turbo back. I just don't want to have black smoke pouring out of my exhaust.

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Not a fan of illegally,( this will be used on the road, correct )? removing or tampering with emission control devises and never do if myself as its a $10k for me.
The whole tuner and delete kits are on the way out. Authorities cracking down baby, hard!
Tuner and delete companies are lawyering up in preparation. One or more wants your vin number ( some non diesel mechanics think they wan it for build issues, no, you get those codes from ford on motorcraft.com for $10)hand over when they come. Registration will be suspended until reinspect with original equipment is reinstalled and your fine is paid off.
But hey that's my sources say and indicate.
Now, not sure the age here but I remember the pollution, soot and filth of the sixties and 70s. We will not be returning to that.
It's all of our water and air and we pass it on clean.
Enjoy the fancy truck on closed property. That's always fun, be safe, don't break the laws and keep her clean.:smile2:
 

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There is my friend Yan. Yes buddy they do unfortunately. Lots of videos of it now on YouTube.
They have to be dealt with by a quality shop with a killer welder working in there.

The biggest offenders are angled speed bumps. Line your truck up to cross straight so there is no twisting. Stay out of parking lots who's entrance has a concrete apron. Line up square there as well as the angle bump and twist is not agreeable to it.
 

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It really depends on the state. There is a looming piece of Federal legislation that if it becomes law is troubling, but SEMA is already on top of it, and there is already a petition with over 150,000 signatures out of 100,000 needed last I checked, so I doubt it will become law.

Some states emissions test Diesels. My state does not, and also does not emission test vehicles over 8,600 lbs GVWR, so I'm double covered. Even in states that test though, most often all they are testing is tailpipe emissions, and EGR has nothing to do with that at idle since the system isn't active anyway. I likewise doubt they can test to see if the DPF is functional at idle, though they can use a mirror to see if its there like they do for cats. I don't know enough about how the urea injection systems work to know if that's a problem or not. Some states do an opacity test to see if the truck blows smoke or not, but that's easily defeated by just loading a stock tune back in prior to testing and then retuning afterwards.

Now a few states do a visual inspection too, but then there's the question of if they know what to look for or not. If you live in CA I'd be worried. Elsewhere I'd take my chances. I will say though that the EGR cooler on a 6.7 is much more noticeable than on a 6.0, so it probably pays to ask around to be safe.

I'm not a fan of illegality either, and if the emissions systems they put on our trucks didn't cause engine failure and reduce mileage I'd work around them, but sadly that isn't the case. I've wondered for years, and know I'll never get an answer because the people who need to test it are both too dumb and too busy cow towing to those who just want the press of being a "friend of the environment", is what is the impact of emissions per mile? If a vehicle pollutes a bit more, but also gets better mileage at what point do emissions controls become moot? Fuel only has so many atoms and molecules of various elements compounds in it, so the engine burning the fuel cannot create any, all it can do is let them through and/or combine them with atoms and molecules from the air it ingests. The question is how much of each category of pollutants is being emitted to go a mile. We all care about the environment, but the issue I take with Diesel emissions and how they are carried out is much the same as the ethanol that's polluting our gasoline and a lot of other "green" technologies (hybrids, electric vehicles, etc.). Science is never used as a qualifying factor to know whether or not we're making a positive impact, a neutral impact, or a negative impact with these new laws created by bureaucrats who wouldn't know NOx from cow dung. So yeah, I have a problem when I drive by a guy in a Prius who snickers at me thinking "that guy doesn't care", when the mining operations needed to get the nickle for the battery pack in his car polluted the air 3 times more than the lifetime emissions of three regular gas cars while opening the ground to erosion, and the water to runoff pollution.
 

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+ 1 TKO.
My buddy used to work for Featherlite trailers and hauled the NASCAR race trailers out to the new owners. He would go from Iowa to California with a pre-EGR W-900L with a 550 hp cat and he would get just over 7 mpg for the trip. Then they bought him a new W-900L with a 550 hp Cat and now he can hardly get 5 mpg. He said how in the hell can this be better for the air when he burns so much more fuel to do the same trip.
 
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