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Easy or Mild tune?

Insalled H S mini maxx and I started with mild tune. i have a 4in exhaust with dpf delete and soon an intake. which tune would me best for what i have done? Also, which is the better shift schedule to use?

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How do you plan on using your truck? That will be the biggest variable.

With an intake, you can pretty much run any tune you want. You could do the same with a stock airbox (high HP tune), but it'll suck the filter minder in or your temps may ramp up.


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If u don't wanna run the risk of running the hd300 tune if your not that controllable of your right foot then don't do it because once you run the hot on the hd300, you can't go any lower lol!
I just took the lid off the stock airbox until my afe stage 2 kit came in...
Personally I'd get a cai kit just for better flo no matter what tune you plan to run or change between.


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For DD any tune up to the 250 hp range will be fine with a stock airbox. You "shouldnt" suck your filter minder in unless you run tunes larger than 250. The higher the HP tune, the better MPG's most will see, as long as you keep your foot out of it.

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Insalled H S mini maxx and I started with mild tune. i have a 4in exhaust with dpf delete and soon an intake. which tune would me best for what i have done? Also, which is the better shift schedule to use?
One thing to keep in mind as well is that the easy tunes cycle the EGR while the mild and hd300 don't.

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I run the stock airbox with an Afe filter and have never sucked the minder in.



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I run the stock airbox with an Afe filter and have never sucked the minder in.
I never did either, but my egt's would get warm at times so I upgraded. We must be the lucky ones.

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I run the s&b cai with the lid off. Works great!

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How do you plan on using your truck? That will be the biggest variable.

With an intake, you can pretty much run any tune you want. You could do the same with a stock airbox (high HP tune), but it'll suck the filter minder in or your temps may ramp up.
Have a 35ft fifth wheel camper. other then that looking for power and mpg. 65% power to 35% mpg. also is there any transmission upgrades to get for running tune? dont want to lose tranny
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You're probably not going to want to run a big tune while pulling a camper.

There is a larger capacity trans pan you can add on and if you want to knock those EGTs down a little further, get a downpipe. Other than that, there are a few more trans upgrades, but they start to get pretty expensive quickly.

65% power is easy. 35% MPG is not. If your truck is getting 15 MPG right now (you'd be in the minority... I think most of us get between 13-15 HWY hand-calculated), you'd have to get 20.25 MPG. That's not a common gain. But, you're talking about picking up that when you're hauling, it may be possible especially if you're on the lower side of the haul MPGs (about 9 MPG).


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