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CAI, help with smoke

Whats up everyone? Quick question. 2008 6.4 I have it deleted with H&S Minni but I do not have a cold air intake, just stock still. When I get a little aggressive with the skinny pedal like getting on the freeway or passing someone I get lots of smoke out the tailpipe. Will putting the CAI on help solve this problem? I'm thinking its just not getting enough air compared to more fuel with the tuner. I think its fun sometimes but I don't like being that guy rolling coal all the time, I just want to stay under the radar, if you know what I mean

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Whats up everyone? Quick question. 2008 6.4 I have it deleted with H&S Minni but I do not have a cold air intake, just stock still. When I get a little aggressive with the skinny pedal like getting on the freeway or passing someone I get lots of smoke out the tailpipe. Will putting the CAI on help solve this problem? I'm thinking its just not getting enough air compared to more fuel with the tuner. I think its fun sometimes but I don't like being that guy rolling coal all the time, I just want to stay under the radar, if you know what I mean
I had the same happening and read somewhere to turn down the low boost fueling I think is what it is called. It seemed to help me.

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Actually I guess it was when I was at a dead stop that I noticed an improvement but the throttle response didn't seem as good as when it was at 3

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5" DP BACK FLO-PRO EXHAUST
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CCV MOD
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Yes an intake will help clear up some of the smoke. But depending on what tune you run, there will still be plenty of smoke when getting on the go go pedal.

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If you keep the tuning the same then yes a cold air intake will lessen the smoke some. Or you can change your fuel settings or you could do both.

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Thanks guys for the help. I'll be ordering an S&B, When you guys mention to turn the fuel settings down how exactly do you do that? I'm not very savvy with this tuner but I guess I could give H&S a call on Monday.

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Thanks guys for the help. I'll be ordering an S&B, When you guys mention to turn the fuel settings down how exactly do you do that? I'm not very savvy with this tuner but I guess I could give H&S a call on Monday.
You have to go through the download tune process on the mini maxx again and it should ask you about LBF or low boost fueling 0 is the least smoke 5 will make the most.

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SINISTER EGR/COOLER DELETE
6000K BEAMERS HID HEAD & FOGLIGHTS
KMC XD WHEELS W/NITTO TRAIL GRAPPLERS
2.5" LEVELING KIT
DIESELSITE COOLANT FILTER
ROTELLA EC-1 RATED COOLANT
5" DP BACK FLO-PRO EXHAUST
FLO-PRO CAC PIPE & INTAKE ELBOW
CCV MOD
AIR LIFT 5000LB AIR BAGS W/ONBOARD COMPRESSOR
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You have to go through the download tune process on the mini maxx again and it should ask you about LBF or low boost fueling 0 is the least smoke 5 will make the most.
Sounds easy enough. Thanks for your help

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08 F350 JOB 1
H&S MINI MAXX HD300 W/S1M
SINISTER EGR/COOLER DELETE
6000K BEAMERS HID HEAD & FOGLIGHTS
KMC XD WHEELS W/NITTO TRAIL GRAPPLERS
2.5" LEVELING KIT
DIESELSITE COOLANT FILTER
ROTELLA EC-1 RATED COOLANT
5" DP BACK FLO-PRO EXHAUST
FLO-PRO CAC PIPE & INTAKE ELBOW
CCV MOD
AIR LIFT 5000LB AIR BAGS W/ONBOARD COMPRESSOR
AFE CAI
PMF TRACTION BARS
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