Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Kansas City Mo
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New Mini installed WOW!!! Thanks PTP!!
So I installed the Mini last Friday, the DPF/DOC pipe yesterday, and downloaded the extreme tunes with 45 TC lockup today and went out for the trans relearn.
All I can say is WOW!! The truck can now breath and it is a totally different animal. I can't wait to pull the fiver with it. You can definetly tell it isn't working as hard to get up to speed at all. The 0-60 and 0-80 WOT pulls were unreal. Turbo lag was gone. I had my 18month and 3 year old girls strapped in the back seat and they were giggling so hard I found myself laughing out loud. The 18 month old kept saying "gigin" ( again), and the 3 year old was screaming "WOW that was fast". I hardly noticed any smoke either. I also am glad to get rid of that awfull dpf/doc induced wierd exhaust smell, and get back to smelling a real diesel exhaust.
I still had the stock air box on and EGT's never rose above 1160. Friday with the Mini installed and running " no power DPF installed", I was hitting 1300 pretty easy on hard accelerations up to 50mph. I can't wait to see how it is once the S&B is installed.
The TC locked up around 42 mph ( on the speedo) and just pulled hard from there. I really can' t believe how different the truck acts. On just the mild setting, the rear end broke away at 30mph !!!
We then went back into town to grab some pizza. I take the same route and drove the same way as I did Pre Mini and one thing is for sure, the boost usage is totally different. There are some small hills where the boost would rise above 20 at 45 mph, and now it never rose above 15. Obvious fuel savings there!!
I would really like to thank all the members who posted tricks and tips on how to take the DPF off. With no lift and truck on the ground, I was able to get it off and the delete pipe installed in just under 1.5 hours. If I would have had an air ratchet I would have been done even sooner, that outside downpipe flange bolt was a bear to get out. I could only get one click of the ratchet at a time....
I would like to thank Nate at Performance Truck Products. Great customer service, super fast shipping, and he answered all my questions throughout this whole process. I ordered from the website on a Saturday, the Mini and S&B were on the porch Tuesday, and the Diamond Eye was there on Thursday. I usually don't put stickers on the rear window, but if you have any stickers laying around Nate, send me one. I would be glad to display one in the window.
2008 F250 Crew Cab 6.4 2wd Mini Maxx, Diamond Eye DPF/DOC delete, S&B CAI
2009 Harley-Davidson FLTR
2011 Edge ( yeah I got kids)
2002 Tracker targa 18wt 90 horse Mercury
2010 Cougar 322QBS Fifth Wheel