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Had the new 6.4 for a couple of weeks. Great truck . I want to do a DPF/Doc delete and tunes. At what milage are ya'll doin' this. I was thinking about 10000. Don't know if I can wait that long.. Thanks, Ken

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i was gonna wait till 25 or 30,000...but i had some money burnin a hole in my pocket, and i did it all at about 10,000, and ive had no problems

others have done it with less than 1000 miles with no problems

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Everyone seems to have a difference of opinion on this topic. I myself waited until I have 35,000miles on mine befoe I tuned. Mostly because I didnt find out about Spartan until 25,000miles. I believe in a break in/shake down period to make sure the truck is in good working order. Beat on the truck for the first 10,000miles stock to flush out any gremlins and then tune away. Yes the trucks probly could be tuned from the dealership. But why take the chance of breaking something before the parts have seated in. Spartan and SCT will still be there after a good break in.

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I did it at 20,000 miles

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Thanks guys - I'm glad to here I was thinking along the right lines. This engine seems to be much improved from the 6.0 according to what I've read and experianced so far. Also seems to handle the tuning better than the 6.0 did.

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I think you'll find the issue to be more with when you are comfortable with tuning the truck.

As far as break-in, tuning will not cause any positive or negative effects assuming the truck isn't just outright abused with the tune in place.

However, just like the failure rates on electronics- the higher percentage of bad parts will rear their head when the truck is brand new. Once you have enough miles on the truck for you to be comfortable that you are driving a solid unit, that is the time to tune.

Taking the DPF on and off to get window motors, door locks, or interior stuff fixed can be a real PITA- but other than that, any time is the right time.
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Tuned mine with about 500 on the clock.
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I agree with forcefed.

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Tuned mine with about 500 on the clock.
X2, 20000fun miles now, no problems,great benefits

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I tuned mine at 9,500 miles and haven't looked back. I'm at 25,000 now.
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