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I decided i was going to buy the tuner but in a month or two but i was wondering do i have to install an intake? I will probably run the 210 or 250 tune most of the time, and i doubt i will drive it like i stole it. If i do drive it insane without the intake can i mess up my truck? Also, is a full dpf/doc delete with a new exhaust recomended? I am just looking at what will give me the best mpg's. thanks everyone!
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For the 210 tune you can get away with just a normal drop in filter, but for the 250 I would get a full intake, my intake on my 250 tune sucks the filter minder down pretty hard. If your going to tune the truck, I would at least get the DPF delete. The DOC/DPF delete is easier to install because the whole exhaust comes out in once section almost. As for a full 4" turbo back exhaust it isnt necessary, but It never hurts. I just run a dpf delete and adding a 5" dpf back exhaust to that, but I have my oown reasons as to why I dont do the full exhaust. But either way my truck runs just fine!

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I know some of the guys are saying that you should get a new intake for running the 250 or higher tunes and that the stock intake is good for 210 and lower. As for the delete, get atleast the dpf/doc delete setup. Much easier to install than the dpf only delete. It'll be the easiest to return to stock. But if you want, go with a full system. Most of the dealers on here offer a pretty good price. I'm sure they'll be signing in shortly to give some good advice. You're going to love it. My MPG went up about 30%.

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You must have a dpf/doc to run the 210 or 250 tunes or any of the dpf delete tunes for that matter. Most say you can run the 210 without a CAI but will recommend it for the 250 but should at least run a drop in filter for the 210. I would go ahead and get the CAI because you're gonna run the 250 eventually. Plus the ablity to clean it as opposed to throwing away the expensive oem one will pay for itself eventually.

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For the 210 tune and under, the stock filter is fine. To run the 250 and up tunes you will need atleast an aftermarket drop in filter.

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I ran the 210 tune for a a good bit with the stock intake and sucked my filter minder closed all the time... You should definitely break down and buy the intake as well while your at it. S&B is superb!

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Agreed, I know quite a few folks who have sucked the filter minder closed running the 210 tune like Hanging_Heels mentioned.

In order to run the 210/250 tune you will need to delete the DPF.

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I decided i was going to buy the tuner but in a month or two but i was wondering do i have to install an intake? I will probably run the 210 or 250 tune most of the time, and i doubt i will drive it like i stole it. If i do drive it insane without the intake can i mess up my truck? Also, is a full dpf/doc delete with a new exhaust recomended? I am just looking at what will give me the best mpg's. thanks everyone!
I would just suggest a CAT/DPF pipe and you can leave the rest of the exhaust stock. I'd run a dropin air filter or intake even with the 210 and 250 tunes. Let me know if we can help you.
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