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Old 11-02-2013, 10:10 PM
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Can I install a dpf delete kit myself?

Sorry if this topic has come up, I'm new to the powerstroke world and this site. I seem to get lost in all the threads that never seem to fulfill my questions.
I just bought my first powerstroke, a 2008 f350 lariat. Regarding the dpf delete, can I do this myself? I have a buddy who has his mechanic brother install everything on his 7.3, and swears up and down that I don't possess the required skills to install the programmer myself. So here are my questions:
1. Can I install the exhaust and programmer myself, I know how to turn a wrench.
2. Can I install an exhaust (I.e. Banks) without installing the programmer at the same time?
3. Can I install the programmer without installing the exhaust at the same time?
4. What is the best programmer for my money?
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:43 AM
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Hands down SCT! That programmer seems to have the best results with custom tuning. (Stay away from canned tunes)
The biggest reason I went with that particular was because with a custom tune it also matches up your transmission shifting.
As far as a DPF delete, if you have the complete kit just read read read and have at her, it really does not seem to be that complicated.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:45 AM
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And yes you can install the programmer first.
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:30 AM
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It's hard to say if you can personally install your exhaust and programmer yourself. Some people aren't capable of changing there own oil (not saying you can't) so it's hard to tell what your skill level is. But I'd say an exhaust and intake is pretty straight forward and probably a 3 out of 10... Add dual exhaust and that goes up a little but still plenty do-able for the average joe. Programmers are extremely easy as long as you can follow the simple step by step procedure on the programmer itself. Do NOT install a dpf delete without using the proper programmer (make sure the tune you load is dpf delete compatible) otherwise the truck will constantly be in regen mode and that causes all kinds of problems. Good luck and keep us posted on what you decide... Also, and post some pics of your new truck!
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:18 AM
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Keep doing your research on here before you buy anything. You can install your own exhaust/tuner. IF it was me and I had to do it all over again I would go with SCT tuner with innovation or gear head tunes. The exhaust I would still do flo-pro or diamond eye
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:09 AM
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Thanks for input guys.
Now when you say "canned tunes", I'm assuming that you mean preset settings?

I've been looking at the flo pro systems, they seem to have what I want for a reasonable price. As well as the sct livewire ts, the one made for the dpf delete.

Should I also do a egr cooler delete as well?
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:33 AM
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And thanks for the welcome btw!
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:58 AM
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Also remember innovative and gearhead can tune on the minimaxx. I recommend the minimaxx. Also yes if you have the money delete the egr coolers. Also
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:25 AM
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Never seen anyone running IDP on their minimaxx
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:49 AM
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Never seen anyone running IDP on their minimaxx
Eric's tunes
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