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My review of the XRT
Monday I called Rudys Diesel Performance and ordered the H&S XRT, S&B CAI, and DPF/CAT delete pipe. On tuesday the intake came, wednesday the pipe came, and today (thursday) the tuner came. I was very impressed with Rudy's fast shipping. Anyway..
On tuesday I installed the CAI and it was very simple, S&B gave great pictured instructions, it was no big deal what so ever. After my install of it I noticed my turbos a little more but sound was not changed much until the tuner and dpf/cat delete install.
The install didn't go quire as smoothly as I had hoped but my father and I got it in a few hours. It feels great to get that DPF off of the truck... Sure is a ugly piece thats for sure.
The XRT setup was very simple, took about 20-30 min to do all of its steps but it was all very straight forward and simple.
Once it was done I loaded the mild tune (lowest tune 40hp) and wow... just it was a big difference from stock. Then I ran the wild tune (medium tune 80hp) and it is currently what I am running now and I am very impressed by just the wild tune. It is night and day difference, spins the tires very easily from a stop, really woke the truck up. I have yet to run the hot tune (120hp) but I will give it a go tomorrow. I would expect smoke output to be pretty high on the 120 because its enough on the 80 tune to puff a nice little cloud. I did a very unoffical 0-60 before and after the tuner was installed and my time on the 80hp tune was 2.1 seconds less, as for mileage I will let you know after a few days or maybe longer.... its hard to keep my foot out of it.
Overall I am VERY happy with the XRT. I would recommend it to anyone as long as my mileage goes up a decent bit as it should. Personally I love the new sound of my truck, some say that with just the dpf/cat delete pipe it sounds like a hairdryer, I can see how they say that but I really like the sound, I hear my turbos much more and the sound of the truck is amazing to me.