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Old 08-21-2012, 11:48 PM
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XRT vs MiniMax

Hi all, just purchased my first diesel a few days ago. I have been enjoying it a lot, but I am wanting to add a few things. My first mods are going to be exhaust and programmer. Just want some advice from those who have more experience than I do.

I have a friend who has a brand new H&S XRT he won at a pull he is wanting to sell and is giving me a good deal. My big question is, am I going to wish I bought the MiniMax instead of the XRT? I'm not worried too much about changing tunes because I'm probably going to leave it on mild, but am I going to need to run a pyro gauge anyway and be better off with the MiniMax?

I am also trying to decide between the 4" and 5" Flo-Pro. If I go with the XRT and 4" Flo-Pro, will I have any problems running hot with just a mild tune with minimal towing or should I increase to the 5"?

Sorry for the newb questions, but all my friends and family have Ram 2500's and couldn't contribute too much.

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Old 08-22-2012, 12:53 AM
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If you are going to put exhaust on it go with 5". Go with the mini maxx and dont look back.

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you're going to wish you got the Mini Maxx, but if you can get the Pro cheap enough, you might make a little money on it

no need for 5", it just boils down to sound and looks at that point
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I have no advice on the tuner as I have a spartan, but as far as exhaust, go 5" it seems everyone that starts with 4 eventually goes to 5 anyhow.


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If you get the xrt then it is a good idea to buy something else to use for guages as the xrt doesn't have guages. However then you will probably end up spendingd close to the mini anyways so personally I would just get the mini. As for exhaust, I ended up going with the 5" and I love the sound of it. I have heard the 4" and it sounds good to but the 5" is a little deeper if you like that kind of sound.
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As long as you set the defuel settings, you really have no need for gauges on the 6.4L.
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As long as you set the defuel settings, you really have no need for gauges on the 6.4L.
Some sort of guaging system is never a bad idea if it fits into the budget. Especially if you are adding that much power. Plus it just lets a person see if something is happening before it gets to bad. Also let the owner do a little diagnosing rather than paying the dealership to "troubleshoot" in my opinion.
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As long as you set the defuel settings, you really have no need for gauges on the 6.4L.
You need some sort of monitoring in order for the defueling feature to work, otherwise it won't defuel.
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Some sort of guaging system is never a bad idea if it fits into the budget. Especially if you are adding that much power. Plus it just lets a person see if something is happening before it gets to bad. Also let the owner do a little diagnosing rather than paying the dealership to "troubleshoot" in my opinion.
Trust me, I'll never drive a diesel without gauges. My 6.0 had around $1,500 worth of gauges. I'm just saying its not absolutely necessary. The defuel settings keep everything in check. It would be no different than driving a factory tuned truck without gauges.

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You need some sort of monitoring in order for the defueling feature to work, otherwise it won't defuel.
Why is that? I'm pretty sure the XRT PRO will defuel with set parameters. It's just like how the factory program defuels when the computer recognizes some parameters are out of spec.
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Why is that? I'm pretty sure the XRT PRO will defuel with set parameters. It's just like how the factory program defuels when the computer recognizes some parameters are out of spec.
The XRT PRO doesn't come with Defuel feature because it has no monitoring capability like the Mini or Black. In order for the Defueling feature to work it needs to be able to monitor temps and make changes accordingly. Since the XRT PRO doesn't have a way to monitor temps, it can't adjust for it and defuel. Whether the stock parameters are still in place, I don't know.

That said, if you don't leave the Mini or Black plugged in, they to can't monitor temps and adjust accordingly.
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