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Did you not test drive it before buying?
No difference in west coast trucks from any others these days. The "west coast" has infected the rest of the country with it's rules. Also emissions clogged will not choke the engine HP. If it was it would be throwing codes.
The Ford will be quicker unloaded or under a light load due to the V8 but put some real weight behind it and I think you will see the cummins pull better.
The truck should be performing better then what you describe so I would either return it to the dealer or at least have someone look it over before you start throwing more money into deletes and creating more potential problems.
2016 Ram 2500 Big Horn Mega cab, 285/75-18 (35's) Nitto Ridge Grapplers. Fuel Hostage III 18x9 +18 BS Wheels. Bilstein 2.3″ Front Lift, 1" rear spacer.