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Old 04-28-2012, 05:52 AM   #11
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I've got a Smarty Jr. programmer on mine and took off the converter and muffler and replaced it with an aftermarket exhaust with a resonator so I could hear in the cab. Everything I've read advises to put a set of gauges on it to monitor EGT, boost and most importantly trans temp. I wouldn't trade my truck for the world. I've only pulled the new TT a couple times but I can hardly tell its behind me. Definitely a work horse.

This is another nice thing about the Diesel ease of adding ALOT of torque thru simple handheld programmers. Most simply increse the fueling and boost threshold mapping in the ECU. Try adding 80 ft lbs of torque to a gas motor without turning a single wrench it will never happen. Youd need to do heads and cam swap in addtion to exhuast and intake manifold on a gas motor and then youd be lucky. Literally plug the handheld into the OBD port it reflashes the ECU in minutes and you have another wheelbarrow load of torque added to a Cummins motor.

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Old 04-28-2012, 09:29 PM   #12
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Thanks for all your comments. I bought the truck and now I'm excited to take it on a trip. I'll do some research on tunes and tips to achieve better MPG and torque.


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Old 04-28-2012, 09:33 PM   #13
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Thanks for all your comments. I bought the truck and now I'm excited to take it on a trip. I'll do some research on tunes and tips to achieve better MPG and torque.
Congratulations!! Check out there is a lot of good info in that forum.

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