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Post SCT Livewire question

Just got my used SCT Livewire, seller said it will turn off DPF and EGR, but I was curious as to if I needed custom tunes to do that right off that bat?

I should have my exhaust on early next week and was hoping to be able to turn the DPF off with the canned tunes already installed.

I searched all kinds of verbiage to try to find an answer but really couldn't find what I was looking for.

I have a stock 2010 F250 and ordered a Diamond Eye DP back 5in, and will be doing SB CAI as well following. I just wanted to know if I had to have custom tunes to turn the DPF off or if I will have that option with the SCT Livewire Canned tunes.

I have NOT plugged the tuner into my truck to sync at all, and just installed the drivers etc today.

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Your OK, you have I believe 3 canned tunes, when the tuning process starts it will ask you a series of questions and when it ask about exhaust/DPF you will have the option for w/wo DPF. Now you have an additional 3 places to add custom tunning, like gearhead, etc.

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Thanks boss, that was exactly what I was hoping. I already talked to Matt/Larz at Gearhead and am getting their tunes in June, June 1 is my Bday so it's a present to myself, but the exhaust is a gift from the parents and the CAI is from the wife. Tuner was a necessity as I got a good deal on it from a member.

I was hoping that the SCT Livewire had the DPF option, as long as it was an older R model, which this is supposed to be. I am going to hook it up before I do the exhaust and program it per Larz recommendation, so I don't take the exhaust off, just to try to tune and realize I cannot turn DPF off.

Also, EGR delete is not going to be done for some time, probably later in the fall when I have some free weekends. I know turning the EGR off via the tuner is a "band aid" but is it prefered to leave it ON, or turn it OFF but left in place? Guess since it's was such a pain onm y 6.0 I wanted to know if people thought just turning it off before deleting it was better than nothing kinda thing.

Thanks for your/everyone's input. It's so weird to go from the 6.0 where I seemed to know a lot, did all my own mods/maintenance to knowing so little.

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Leave it turned off whether it is or is not in place

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Gearhead tunes, EGR is turned off.

2008 F350 CC SRW, 4X4/LB
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Leave it turned off whether it is or is not in place
Thanks, that was my thought. Im hoping to get the delete done sooner than later, but under warranty for 50K more miles and 5 years, not sure how removing the EGR would be for any warranty work. I'd prefer to leave it and just turn it off for now.

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