Well I finally got my new truck deleted and tuned. I got really lucky and found a leftover Mini Maxx to do my DPF delete. Had a full EGR delete done and 4" exhaust back into a Magnaflow dual outlet tailpipe kit. Turned out really, really nice but I'm probably going to go back and have a muffler installed. I had the 6.0L straight piped, and even though that sound will always have a special place in my heart, I'm kind of over it and just basking in the pure quiet and comfort of the new to me 6.4.
Here are my questions/concerns. Diesel shop installed the MM and it ran dang good. No complaints. Got it home after I drove it a day or two over the weekend and decided I better check for an update on it since it had been sitting on the shelf awhile. Sure enough, there was an update available for it. Did that and installed it on the tuner itself and then reloaded the tuning on the truck. At that point, I guess I inadvertently found that the MM has two levels of power settings? IIRC, it's like a mild and hot, and in each of those programs, there are four power levels. Does that sound right? I set it on the hot setting and have been running it on that since. Now my truck runs REALLY good, but it's super smokey. Not a fan of that at all. It's throwing alot all over my tips and side of my truck since they're tucked slightly.
Will that smokiness work itself out since its still learning? I don't drive it much during the week, it only comes out on the weekends, so I haven't put many miles on it since I re-loaded the tuning post-update. Another question, is that the level I should be running on if I want to tow with it occasionally on the tow setting?
Next question is, my truck has a 3.55 rear end. Before tuning, the transmission was really good about shifting up and running a real low RPM while crushing. Now, it seems like it won't up shift into the next gear because its always ready to rock. I don't need/want that. I want it to get better mileage. If I want it to go, I'll take the 2 second delay and wait on the downshift to come. Is that normal, or is there some way I can adjust that?
Forgive my ignorance, I've been reading and reading and it's always difficult to tie specific questions I have into 15 different threads discussing pieces of my problems. I'm totally new to the H&S, and I'm more than impressed with them as a company. Hoping some of you guys with MM's can chime in and give me your thoughts/opinions. Thanks alot.
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