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    is the cost of the Pro is now
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    I have been kicking around the idea of a new pickup for about a year to replace my '13 Ecoboost. Last Nov. I was set on order a new F150, but I decided to hold off and see what this year had in store for me. In August I decided to get the last production year of this body style of F250 and ordered a '16 F250 Platinum with the 6.7. I finally was able to pick it up last weekend. I liked my Eco, but the F250 is where it's at. My dad has a 2012 F250 that I've put quite a few miles on. Yes, the 250s ride a little big rougher than the 150s, but I pull trailers and some equipment around for the farm and it always seemed like I was having to borrow the old guy's pickup. This pickup is set up with 3:55 electric lockers with a factory gooseneck and 5th wheel. They upped the power to 440hp/860 tq in these things and it is definitely noticeable in comparison with the '12.
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    Nice rig. I'm sure you will enjoy it.
    Polaris...it IS the way out!

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    is January 2016, 80 mile ride.
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    I doubt you'll go back to a gasser. No comparison, nice ride! As a chevy guy I will admit that Ford is putting out quite the product these days. Hell, they all are.

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    I'm a little late to the party here... I still have my '14 Super Duty, got all that emissions crap deleted off my 6.7 just after Christmas. So very nice.
    Every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. That means every day you see me, that's the worst day of my life.

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    1980 Yamaha Enticer 250 | 1990 Arctic Cat Jag AFS 440 | 1994 Polaris Indy 440 | 1996 Polaris XCR 440 SP | 1998 Polaris XCR 440 SP | 2003 Polaris Pro-X 600 | 2006 Polaris Fusion 600 HO | 2008 Polaris
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    1986 F150 XLT Lariat 5.0L V8 | 1994 Ford Explorer XL | 2000 F150 XLT 4.6 V8 | 2004 F150 Lariat 5.4 V8 | 2010 F150 Lariat 5.4 V8 | 2011 F150 Lariat 3.5L V6 EcoBoost | 2013 F150 Lariat 3.5L V6 EcoBoost | 2014 F250 Lariat 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel | 2016 F250 Lariat 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel | 2018 F250 Lariat 6.7 Power Stroke Diesel

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    Notice any difference after deleting emissions stuff?
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    The programmer I used to get rid of all the codes because all those sensors are gone added about 50 hp when I run it on the usual setting. I do have an "extreme" setting that puts it to like 650 or 700 hp. Tried that briefly just because but it was actually kind of hard to drive, just spun everywhere. Got scared I'd break something and I didn't like it staying in 1st gear to like 2500 RPM.

    I get better mileage now too and no regens or urea which is awesome. The garage on my house smells like the shop now too, like actual diesel exhaust, not some weird smell like before.
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    Every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. That means every day you see me, that's the worst day of my life.

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    1980 Yamaha Enticer 250 | 1990 Arctic Cat Jag AFS 440 | 1994 Polaris Indy 440 | 1996 Polaris XCR 440 SP | 1998 Polaris XCR 440 SP | 2003 Polaris Pro-X 600 | 2006 Polaris Fusion 600 HO | 2008 Polaris
    Dragon 600 HO CFI | 2007 Polaris Switchback 600 HO CFI | 2011 Polaris Pro-R Rush 800 | 2007 Polaris IQ FST | 2015 Polaris Axys Pro-S Rush 800

    1986 F150 XLT Lariat 5.0L V8 | 1994 Ford Explorer XL | 2000 F150 XLT 4.6 V8 | 2004 F150 Lariat 5.4 V8 | 2010 F150 Lariat 5.4 V8 | 2011 F150 Lariat 3.5L V6 EcoBoost | 2013 F150 Lariat 3.5L V6 EcoBoost | 2014 F250 Lariat 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel | 2016 F250 Lariat 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel | 2018 F250 Lariat 6.7 Power Stroke Diesel

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    I have thought about deleting, but I like the factory warranty. The regen is a pain in the butt, you could be getting 17.5-18 mpg and the regen takes it way down.
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    Yeah, voiding the warranty could end up being a stupid thing but during the first snowfall this year I got this damn "drive to clean" message and I couldn't really do that due to zero visibility and icy roads. I was puttering around town and going to and from the shop to get the tractor and snow blower and truck did a lot of idling, when it's snowing I always let my vehicles idle a lot to keep the windshield clear.

    It's too bad that on any trim package above XLT they don't allow "Operator commanded regeneration".

    That combined with the re-program of the little screen between the gauges that tells you how full the DPF is would be nice. If you saw it was at like 75% you could tell it to re-gen and clear that up so that if you do end up in a situation like I was you could clean the filter while parked or just puttering around.

    Anyway when it threatened limp mode and after the storm cleared and I had to drive almost 40 minutes getting like 8 mpg while it did it's super-long re-gen I got fed up and deleted it. If the EPA is going to shove this crap down our throats they should make them a bit more user friendly.

    Is your color "Bronze fire"? The dealer had a '15 Bronze Fire platinum in stock for almost a year. Salesman kept trying to convince me to trade my '14 that only had like 25,000 miles on it...

    Oh, the delete made it sound way better too. I can hear my turbo again if you're outside the truck. Inside it didn't seem to make much of a difference. I didn't do a full exhaust either, just a DPF delete pipe. Still have factory everything else. EGR delete is just block-off plates as well. All the coolers/rads are still under the hood.
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    Every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. That means every day you see me, that's the worst day of my life.

    My history of vehicles:

    1980 Yamaha Enticer 250 | 1990 Arctic Cat Jag AFS 440 | 1994 Polaris Indy 440 | 1996 Polaris XCR 440 SP | 1998 Polaris XCR 440 SP | 2003 Polaris Pro-X 600 | 2006 Polaris Fusion 600 HO | 2008 Polaris
    Dragon 600 HO CFI | 2007 Polaris Switchback 600 HO CFI | 2011 Polaris Pro-R Rush 800 | 2007 Polaris IQ FST | 2015 Polaris Axys Pro-S Rush 800

    1986 F150 XLT Lariat 5.0L V8 | 1994 Ford Explorer XL | 2000 F150 XLT 4.6 V8 | 2004 F150 Lariat 5.4 V8 | 2010 F150 Lariat 5.4 V8 | 2011 F150 Lariat 3.5L V6 EcoBoost | 2013 F150 Lariat 3.5L V6 EcoBoost | 2014 F250 Lariat 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel | 2016 F250 Lariat 6.7L Power Stroke Diesel | 2018 F250 Lariat 6.7 Power Stroke Diesel

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    I agree with P-Man. The EPA has these diesels so screwed up. Deletes are the only way to go. You can use them like their supposed to be used. They can idle all day long if you want to. Engines are supposed to "eat their own farts". I don't know anything about Fords or Chevy's, but my Cummins was so dirty on the intake after only a few thousand miles. I deleted my 2012 Cummins at 4793 miles. My local dealer will still honor the warranty as long as the tuner didn't cause the problem. My mpg went from 16.7 cruise set at 70 on the interstate, to 21.1, cruise set at 60 on a 2-lane hwy with many stop and goes. Doesn't take long to make your money back with the fuel savings, plus your engine is using fresh clean air instead of reusing the exhaust.
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