2019 XLT SuperCrew 3.0 PS
Hi, I am considering buying a 2019 F150 XLT with a 3.0 with about 32,000 miles on it. I'm currently researching as much as I can about the 3.0 before I pull the trigger. One of my concerns is that I live about 3 miles from a small town and I do probably 50-70% of my driving in short distances (less than 10 miles one way) and I have been reading all the regen threads. My head is kind of spinning wondering if all this regen stuff is going to be a big headache for me? I work as a crop consultant in ND, so in the summer months I will be hauling around an atv in the back of the pickup and also do some pulling (JD 620 tractor, skid steer, 16' bumper hitch stock trailer w/sheep, etc). I currently have a 2010 F150 with the 5.4 3V that I have been very happy with except for the fuel economy. The 3.0 Powerstroke is really appealing to me for the much improved fuel economy and the towing-friendly torque. I would like to know what could be my options for deleting the DPF? Is it just getting a custom exhaust and tuner? Can we turn off the DPF (and EGR and DEF) with Forscan? I have a '04 F250 6.0 that I do my heavy towing with and am familiar with the simple deletes on those, but was curious how difficult/expensive it would be to delete the DPF in a 3.0? Any advice would be much appreciated as I am dealing on the pickup this week. Thanks.