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Anybody with Mini Maxx and DPF delete.... Any advice?

Hey everyone, had my truck for about 3 weeks and have done the AFE CAI and have just ordered the Mini Maxx and DPF delete.

Is there any particular set up that the majority have found to be the best with the tuner.

Is there anything I should be aware of or to be keeping an eye on while running a tune? Engine temp, exhaust gas etc. If so, why and if I don't could this cause problems down the road?

I'm completely new to diesel and trucks, but not to ford.

I heard that KEM tunes are some of the best.... How do I get these?

I have a MAC and a PC, which would give me the least amount of hassle setting u and updating etc?

Thanks everyone in advance


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I havent done any updates on my mac yet, but shouldnt be any issues. If ya get the KEM tunes, most recommend 275 as the highest tune until you do some tranny upgrades. I have set my boost to defuel at 45psi, cold coolant at 140, tranny at about 210, coolant 210, oil 220, and pyro 1 at 1450. Cold coolant is a good fool proof way to make sure the engine is warmed up before you decide to lay into it as you turn the corner from your house. I got the flo pro 5" aluminized exhaust, only issue was the clamps suck and are garbage. I highly recommend get some indusrtial band clamps from a semi/tow truck store. Plus you can take them off and reuse them as many times as needed, just in case you gotta re install the DPF junk. My truck only had 30K when I got it, so I TRY to go easy somewhat now to allow the engine to get used to the newer tunes, maybe break in a little, and just feeling it out. Another thing is traction bars, I got the pro comp ones for like $450. I have 4" blocks, and after seeing the video that shows the axle twisting up, I was like holly ****, and I need traction bars. H&S has a video or just YOU tube it. Anywayz, Im fairly new too, but did alot of hw on here prior to going foward, pretty much any question you have you can find it in a search too.

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Congrats on the new toys!! I highly recommend using KEM tunes. Mike is wonderful to work with and really knows his stuff. I personally use the KEM 210 tune and love it, but it all depends on how much HP you want to make. You can find the tune that best suites you at Home - KEM Performance, Inc.. As far as the exhaust goes, MBRP or Flowpro should serve you well. Also, check in at and make sure to keep your firmware up to date, and you can always download tunes for FREE there as well.

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