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Old 05-30-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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Ford 6.7 diesel chip (tuner) experience?

Has only one out there "installed', "chipped", "tuned" their new 6.7 with an aftermarket tuner? I've had experience with older trucks and chips that gave excellent towing results for improved power and mileage.

My dealer is very receptive to the idea and says he wouldn't void warrantees so long as he can "approve" the tuner I use...ie. not one that is strictly designed to gain crazy amounts of HP.
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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thats is great, but if the factory wants your tune file or last tune installed and it does not match the factory program they will void all warrantee. they (Ford) are always looking for a reason to void the repair, and the dealer might say it is ok but they get paid from them. H&S would be my choice for the 6.7 they are making some big gains.. BTW it is tuned not chipped like the 7.3.. remember if you are out of town and need attention the other dealer might not feel this way
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400 hp and 800 ft/lb of torque isn't enough? I would think the warranty is worth more than any gains with a tuner.

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Old 05-30-2013, 09:11 PM   #4
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X2 what Dave said.
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Extra power = extra emissions = plugged up sooner DPF = more regens = worse mpg. The entire DEF, DPT, hoses, plumbing wiring on the new Fords is a serious expense to be playing with. I have pics of the entire back end of a 2013 F350 with no box on it for those that want it. Once you see it, you may think twice about screwing around with it.

An episode on TruckU | on SPEED they have the guys removing the entire 6.7L exhaust system and going with aftermarket non DEF/DPF exhaust and a tuner. So it can be done. However, like the previous F350/250 versions, when you crank up the tuner wick, the tranny and rear end then tend to go out early.
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I personally think the stock Ford is way more than enough power. Of course, my last Ford was a 7.3 IDI with a Banks Turbo. I think I would be more than happy with stock performance. I would most be worried about DPF performance.

The H&S guys tried to drive a 6.7 to the breaking point. They did not succeed. It lived at the end of the day.

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400 hp and 800 ft/lb of torque isn't enough? I would think the warranty is worth more than any gains with a tuner.

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The 6.7 already makes crazy power. I have had two chipped 7.3's in the past and find the stock scorpion does just as well....
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Don't own a Ford but IMO, you have great HP & Torque already, I'd stay stock.

Primary reason I tuned/upgraded parts on my older Chevy was to get my power numbers up to the new truck's output.
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400 hp and 800 ft/lb of torque isn't enough? I would think the warranty is worth more than any gains with a tuner.

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My thoughts as well. If I get on it to hard off the start, it feels as though im going to pull the pinbox right off the camper.

I also average 11.5 mpg going over I70 and back to Moab at almost 25,000lbs.

I am not complaining. It is more than enough
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they (Ford) are always looking for a reason to void the repair
If customers modify their vehicle, they may exceed the parameters for which the engine was designed. If you push enough boost to lift the head off of the block and blow a head gasket, why should any manufacturer pay for that. Manufacturers need to protect themselves from customer product abuse.
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