I finally got the delete done and woohoo, im glad I did. She runs much better now. I settled with the H&S on "Street", just didn’t care for the hard shifts when on "Performance".
A couple tips if you plan on doing the work yourself, and are not a mechanic type.
Leave all the sensors and what not in the DPF, just follow the cables back and unplug. They will be safe there if you ever need to reinstall. Just be careful when you pull the unit out. It’s a little heavy and I tore off one of the plugs.
I used a floor jack to help support the weight but could have really used someone to help watch and protect all the goodies that stick out.
Also remove the entire hanger assembly with the DPF. I fought with trying to get those rubber mounts loose for a while. The way they are positioned makes it a PITA while lying on your back. It’s much, much easier to just take the brackets loose at the frame then remove from the DPF once its off the truck.
Don’t forget to tie all the wires and hoses up out of the way before installing your new exhaust
Here it is, a very expensive paperweight
I ran the new exhaust to dump just over the rear axle. I like the clean look of no pipe sticking out.
Here she is parked in a slight hole to help show the exhaust tip
Power is about what I expected no huge gains, but it feels like a different truck. Much improved throttle response and smooth power through the entire RPM range. Not to mention it SOUNDS AWESOME. I couldn’t bring myself to install the Donaldson muffler -- Just left it straight piped.