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Old 07-10-2013, 09:29 AM

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Time for Some Upgrades

Alright so now that school is out of the way and the Army is paying me full time again, it is time for my stock truck to get a little love. I know to do the whole head studs and egr delete gig. I just have a couple questions, how hard is an egr delete? Also what tuner is the best for is, I am looking at the SCT Livewire TS, where is the best place to purchase one? Thanks I appreciate all the help.
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I can tell ya (being a weekend warrior) that absolutely nothing on these motors is "hard". However, nothing on them is easy either. There are tricks that help but a lot of stuff is just hard to reach. These engines can be taken down with nothing more than some ratchets, sockets, and wrenches. I say all that to say, don't be scared and give it a whirl. I think the biggest thing for me was setting aside enough time. I'm slower when I work on things. For me, I wouldn't even think about doing an EGR delete for the first time unless I at least had a Saturday to do it. Stuff is hard to reach and it just eats up time figuring ways around it all. And yes, SCT is the way to go for a tuner.
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:06 PM
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Egrs can be tricky I have yet do one but seen enough videos. another thing to consider:

if your truck gets inspected, smogged a egr delete will throw a egr code if its 03 an above or early o4 i believe built prior to 9th month of that yr.

egr delete is good if you dnt have inspections and a sct tuner to turn egr off and get rid of the code.

Bulletproof egr is another product that "WILL NOT CLOG" and lets you pass emissions test. I had the bulletproof egr but then my state does not do emission test so i got an egr delete when I did studs, and switched coolant and tuner.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:47 AM
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SCT tuner. I am not a fan of the Livewire. I prefer the Edge Insight to monitor and the SCT X3 or SF3 to tune with. An egr delete is not all that hard to do. Just take your time.
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