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Finally taked to Nate at PTP and ordered up:

- H&S mini max
- Mini max dash mount
- 5" diamond eye down pie back exhaust w/o muffler, no bungs
- S&B cleanable intake

Nate was a big help as was ALL the info on here, pretty much a brain overload!

My truck is a 2008 F350 crew cab long bed 4x4 king ranch with 60K miles on it, I got a average of about 11 mpg mixed out of it. We'll see how the upgrades work.

Anyone have any tips or tricks I should know before installing these? I'm going to start shooting some penetrating lube on the exhaust nuts and bolts today
 

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congrats. have someone help you drop the dpf she is a heavy akward *****.Other than that its real straight forward.Check to see if you have the latest tune available loaded into your mini on the h&s site.I used nate as well he was super helpful.Enjoy
 

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Congrats!!! You are going to love the new goodies!!! Your truck is about to wake up from a 60k mile slumber and come alive!!
The penetrating lube was a good move to do prior. Definitely get a buddy to help, and you might have to use ratchet straps to help pull the old pipes off. Nate at PTP is awesome, and their prices can't be beat! Let us know how much you love it when it's all installed, or if you have any questions during the process.
 

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Installed mine last night. Spartan, AFE exhaust and S&B. Took about an hour and a half. I cheated with the sensors, I bought new ones so I could leave the old ones in the stock exhaust to make it easier to switch back. Definatly have someone help. I havent seen anyone post this one here but when I pulled my stock exhaust off, in order to get the rear section off I had to remove the rear duals to get it to clear the rear axle. Maybe mine is different because it is a 450 and the rear axle is bigger?? Anywho... you will love it. Wow what a difference!
 

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Yeah I will for sure have a friend help me with the exhaust. I also hear that I'd need to jack the truck up by the receiver hitch to unload the suspension and get enough room over the axle to slide the pipe out. I'll have ratchet straps handy too if I need them.

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Travis
 

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(un)Official Install Instructions:

1. Take off old stuff
2. Install new stuff
3. Pack an extra pair of shorts in the console
4. Go for test drive (hold on)
5. Jump out of truck and change into new shorts (not in public)
6. Drive home and convince the wife it was the best money spent EVER and you promise her you wont get a speeding ticket.......then ditch the original shorts in the bottom of the hamper.:D

Seriously though, the install should be pretty straight forward and easy to do. An extra set of hands always helps as does spraying down the hangers to help get the stock exhaust pipes out. A floor jack will definitely help to get the stock system out without cutting. If you run into any snags, you know where to find us.

Thanks for the kind words, we really appreciate it!
 

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Install the tuner first(you can set it up for DPF off). If the tuner is not working properly you will know then. If you take off the DPF and the tuner is not working then you will have to put the DPF back on to drive the truck around(this would not be fun to find out after a couple of hours of playing with the exhaust).

Jacking up at the hitch will help you get the exhaust pipe out from the passenger rear.
 

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Hope it goes smooth, I was waiting for the warranty to expire, but I just might have to spring for it when I get back home early next year!
 

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(un)Official Install Instructions:

1. Take off old stuff
2. Install new stuff
3. Pack an extra pair of shorts in the console
4. Go for test drive (hold on)
5. Jump out of truck and change into new shorts (not in public)
6. Drive home and convince the wife it was the best money spent EVER and you promise her you wont get a speeding ticket.......then ditch the original shorts in the bottom of the hamper.:D

Seriously though, the install should be pretty straight forward and easy to do. An extra set of hands always helps as does spraying down the hangers to help get the stock exhaust pipes out. A floor jack will definitely help to get the stock system out without cutting. If you run into any snags, you know where to find us.

Thanks for the kind words, we really appreciate it!
:woot: can't wait. SUPER fast shipping!! I ordered monday afternoon, and got my intake and tuner the next day! I'm suppose to get my exhaust today so only 2 days for everything to arrive :thumb: . not many companies have service like this anymore, kinda sad.



Install the tuner first(you can set it up for DPF off). If the tuner is not working properly you will know then. If you take off the DPF and the tuner is not working then you will have to put the DPF back on to drive the truck around(this would not be fun to find out after a couple of hours of playing with the exhaust).

Jacking up at the hitch will help you get the exhaust pipe out from the passenger rear.
thats what I plan on doings, tuner first, intake and exhaust next. Gunna be fun in the 100*+ days here in Texas


Hope it goes smooth, I was waiting for the warranty to expire, but I just might have to spring for it when I get back home early next year!
I still have 40K on my powertrain warranty but I figure it would be worth it to go ahead and do the swap. Last oil change was with around 8-10K on that oil and I had about 20 quarts come out!!!! thats a damn gallon of diesel from regens :slap:
 

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The service at PTP is outstanding! I had a similar story to you, and now I tell everyone I talk to to buy from them. I'm pumped for you to get your parts installed on your truck! The heat won't even phase you because youll be so excited lol! We have similar heat here in Florida, and it's rough for sure. Hopefully you have a place in the shade to work on truck.... I work on my truck in the morning because my driveway is shaded for the first half of the day. It works out nice! Keep us updated!
 

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Can I install my intake a couple of days before my tuner. Dont think it would hurt but I'd hear some people having issues with just intakes?
 

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okay, got it all on! not a bad install at all, total of 4 hours for everything (tune, intake and exhaust) I spent at least a hour BS'ing with some neighbors that came by too. I wasn't working fast either, nice and easy, so I could have probably shaved another 30 min to a hour off the time if I was speeding.

one word for the results: WOW. thats it, plain and simple, WOW. Actually can't wait to fill the fuel tank up and see what kind of MPG's I'm going to get now. I have the mini set of the preloaded hot tune, and I did notice the egt's got up there for a second. I show a max of 1530 and that was probably a 3/4+ throttle for about 3 seconds, so I didn't think it was going to be that high.
 

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Man that's awesome!! It's pretty impressive huh!?! You have definitely awoken a sleeping beast! I ran the default power level for a few weeks on my black Maxx and I liked it alot... BUT I just recently switched to the Hot Damm 300 series and I love it!! I only run it on mild 99% of the time, but my EGT's are alot cooler and my MPG are better. You can set your defuel at 1450 or whatever you want if you don't like those high temps. Congrats!!
 

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Last night I painted up my dash mount and also updated to the .28 newest update as well as the hot damn 300 and the Trans tune (S2M). Haven't really got on it to hard but I did notice that with the 300 tune in hot the black puff was gone pulling away from a stop light. With the factory loaded tunes on hot I'd get a puff of black smoke which I'd rather not have. I'm okay with it puffing black at the moment I romp on it but want it to clear up pretty good.
 

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(un)Official Install Instructions:

1. Take off old stuff
2. Install new stuff
3. Pack an extra pair of shorts in the console
4. Go for test drive (hold on)
5. Jump out of truck and change into new shorts (not in public)
6. Drive home and convince the wife it was the best money spent EVER and you promise her you wont get a speeding ticket.......then ditch the original shorts in the bottom of the hamper.:D

Seriously though, the install should be pretty straight forward and easy to do. An extra set of hands always helps as does spraying down the hangers to help get the stock exhaust pipes out. A floor jack will definitely help to get the stock system out without cutting. If you run into any snags, you know where to find us.

Thanks for the kind words, we really appreciate it!
Hahaa, thats funny Nate. :woot:
 

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okay, got it all on! not a bad install at all, total of 4 hours for everything (tune, intake and exhaust) I spent at least a hour BS'ing with some neighbors that came by too. I wasn't working fast either, nice and easy, so I could have probably shaved another 30 min to a hour off the time if I was speeding.

one word for the results: WOW. thats it, plain and simple, WOW. Actually can't wait to fill the fuel tank up and see what kind of MPG's I'm going to get now. I have the mini set of the preloaded hot tune, and I did notice the egt's got up there for a second. I show a max of 1530 and that was probably a 3/4+ throttle for about 3 seconds, so I didn't think it was going to be that high.
For cheap insurance reasons, Im a believer in a good diesel additive, especially when traveling long distance and unsure of the quality at each fill up.
That helps keep the top end lubricated and injectors healthy, and may get another mpg on top of what youve gained with the DPF delete and tune.

I agree with DieselFeverDiseases 1450 defuel setting for safety purposes.
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Watch the egt's, If they get to 1500 deg. and tend to stay that high for longer than you think it should, contact H&S or post here for some advice about how to get the temp lower without a big compromise with the power.
 
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