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Old 05-29-2012, 05:37 PM
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I'm looking for a used 6.4 and it'll be my first diesel. It looks like removing the dpf and cat and adding a tuner is a good way to make your truck run more efficiently while adding power and mpgs. I guess removing the egr also makes it more reliable. Im not looking to add huge power gains but I do want a solid truck. Is there any other basic things to do to the truck to help me out without doing a ton of work to the truck? I'm not looking to rebuild the engine or anything.
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1. DPF Delete (supporting mods: downpipe, exhaust, intake, tuner)
2. EGR cooler delete (wastegate isn't a bad idea)
3. aftermarket CAC pipe and intake elbow
4. CCV reroute
5. Air Dog II
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:17 PM
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What is the cac pipe and ccv reroute? Sorry for the ignorance, completely diesel illiterate
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So doing all 5 of those things with make me a strong reliable foundation?
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So doing all 5 of those things with make me a strong reliable foundation?
The first two for sure!
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Then work on the others
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What is the cac pipe and ccv reroute? Sorry for the ignorance, completely diesel illiterate
Charge air cooler pipe (AKA intercooler pipe). It's the pipe that comes off of your intercooler and meets the stock intake elbow.

Crankcase vent reroute. It's a simple mod that can be done in the driveway at home with some heater hose, a plug for the intake, and hose clamps. Your crankcase is currently venting into your intake. To eliminate this, you do a simple reroute. Most people just dump it to atmosphere under the truck but others do it a little more sophisticated and have a closed loop system or dump it into their exhaust.

If you can afford to do all 5 mods around the same time, go for it. You can also do it in steps. The DPF delete and EGR cooler delete are going to be the ones I would shoot for first.
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Thanks for the help. I would do the exhaust work/tuner first anyways. I have to hear my vehicles
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