The 6.4 Powerstroke is a force to be reckoned with…When it’s running.
Don’t worry, we have rounded up the best parts to keep your 6.4 Powerstroke running, gain power and MPG.
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6.4 Powerstroke Performance and Reliability starts with choosing the right tuner.
It doesn’t matter what Diesel Engine you have, the Mini Maxx Tuner is great for all applications. But in the 6.4 Powerstroke it is the absolute best tuner you can find. Starting with the ergonomics of the Mini Maxx itself, it is a compact package that packs a huge punch, with a large display for easy reading of the important stats, very easy to use interface and all of the important information is right where you need it.
With 4 selectable pre loaded power modes from stock to an additional 120HP with shift on the fly. But the most important feature of this 6.4 Powerstroke tuner is the fact that it allows you to delete the DPF system from your truck this will boost performance, MPG and most importantly the reliability of your 6.4 Powerstroke.
Want to add 250HP to your 6.4 Powerstroke? Well look no further than the Spartan Phalanx II Flash Console with this programmer is not the typical one size fits all, this is a performance focused absolute monster of a tuner. With features like a full line of paramater monitoring and datalogging the Phalanx is for 6.4 Powerstroke owners looking for serious power and performance.
The Phalanx II Flash Console allows users to monitor virtually every key factor of their engines performance, from EGT’s to oil temp and fuel rail temp, much like the Mini Maxx the Phalanx II also offers DPF Delete which is key to making your Powerstroke full of power and reliability.
If you’re working with a tight budget but still want solid performance and the ability to delete your DPF, the DPF-R tuner is the way to go for your 6.4 Powerstroke. This very simple tuner doesn’t provide all of the flashiness of the Mini Maxx Tuner or the Phalanx II Tuner but it does deliver everything it promises.
Doing the DPF delete on your 6.4 Powerstroke is one of the absolute best modifications that you can do if you want to boost MPG and let your engine breathe. This tuner is just the first step in making the DPF delete easy, check out our DPF Delete Parts Roundup for more info!
Delete the DPF with an Exhaust Upgrade
Whether you want a full turbo back DPF Delete system or just a DPF Delete pipe, we’ve found the best options for your 6.4 Powerstroke.
This light weight and economical exhaust for your 6.4 Powerstroke will leave you with a grin from ear to ear once you fire it up the first time. With a DPF and Muffler delete this will add some serious power to your Powerstroke, most importantly it will eliminate the DPF which is the cause of many 6.4 Powerstroke owners headaches.
Weighing in at only 20lbs this system also offers a significant weight savings over stock.
This is the alternative if you’re not looking to go full turbo back. This aFe Mach Force delete pipe is a 2″ to 4″ pipe that bolts right up to your factory exhaust system. This pipe provides maximum flow and eliminates the hassle caused by a DPF filter providing better HP, TQ and MPG.
Choosing the right Cold Air Intake for your 6.4 Powerstroke.
This intake is by far the best cold air intake you can add to your 6.4 Powerstroke. Everyone knows an engine loves cold air and that is especially true with a Diesel, don’t make your engine try to suck through the factory snorkel anymore, let it breathe with this aFe cold air intake setup.
This unit features a 3 stage dry filter that is reusable and is also oil less. Oiled filters are great for catching fine particles but they are no match for aFe’s 3 step filter, plus you have the added benefit of not having a sticky red mess under the hood. Oiled filters have also been known to be problematic as the oil can get sucked into the intake tube clogging sensors and oiling up your intake.
This filter alone out flows the stock setup by 26% and you will see a 13 HP increase over stock!
S&B offers a great product also, this filter outflows the stock system by 23.3%. That will mean a serious boost in your Horsepower,
Block off your EGR before it’s too late!
If you’re thinking about whether or not you really need an EGR block off, take a look down your intake manifold. You will see built up soot all over the place, this is caused by your EGR. This will end up costing you thousands when it causes sensors to start failing. Don’t continue to have performance robbed from your 6.4 Powerstroke, this Sinister Diesel EGR kit is the best bang for your buck and will keep your truck running for years to come.
Get a Coolant filter if you care about your 6.4 Powerstroke.
Your 6.4 Powerstroke has a cast block, this means that there is still casting sand that breaks loose from your block and it is flowing through your coolant system. Before this causes a nightmare at the mechanic shop for your truck add this cheap and effective upgrade.
That wraps it up. After making these cheap and effective modifications to your 6.4 Powerstroke you will be a very happy Diesel Driver. The 6.4 is still lightyears ahead of the 6.0 in terms of reliability but you do not want to have your $60,000 truck turn into a lawn ornament for Chevy guys to laugh at. Roll coal all over them by upgrading your ride!