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Old 02-25-2013, 12:36 PM   eBay Motors  #1 (permalink)
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Hey all,
Had my new 2013 for a week & I'm loving it. Looking to get some feedback & opinions on some stuff I'm wanting to do. I'm coming from a '11 half ton chev, the reason I ordered a diesel was for pulling my travel trailer (7700 lbs dry). The truck is a daily driver.... I had planned on grabbing an edge cts programer, back-up camera, & sensors to monitor different temps (main reason for programmer). I'm not looking for a bunch more hp or torque....a little better fuel economy if anything (pleasantly surprised with stock milage...better than my 1/2 ton!). The one thing I want to get rid of is the hideous exhaust tip (I know it has a purpose). Through research on the internet the only comparible exhaust (temp wise) is the banks monster. I've come to realize banks isn't that popular on this site (thread about rusting exhaust / others about being over priced). Personally the only Banks product I've ever had was a Banks cai on my last truck & I loved it. I know any exhaust mod without a delete kit is only for looks & maybe a little bit of change in sound. But the stock exhaust is so terrible it needs to come off!!! My question is this....Do I stick with a Edge CTS programmer, back-up camera, Sensors. Banks exhaust ( that will eventually rust / most of 'em do, some quicker than others). Or go with another programmer with delete (If I can still find one) & another exhaust? I know my warranty on power train goes out the window with deletes. Are the gains of a delete & exhaust mod that beneficial it's worth tossing power train warranty? Again all I'm looking to do is monitor temps a little closer, install a back-up camera (didn't like stock camera in last truck), & get rid of the stock exhaust.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:49 PM   eBay Motors  #2 (permalink)
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From reading a couple's people opinions on the LML's, your warranty is something I would keep for awhile. Edge makes pretty good programmers, and most of us run MBRP exhaust, as it's very reasonably priced and works/fits great. But I would honestly keep your truck stock for at least the first 50,000. That way if you got a problematic truck your not stuck with the cost of everything.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:59 PM   eBay Motors  #3 (permalink)
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I would get an H&S Race tuner while you still can...you can always wait to put it on. As for the benefits of tuning vs. warranty: I am going to end up saving almost $900 per 10K miles just on fuel and probably another $100-$150/yr. on DEF...which is enough to cover any minor repairs I might need (I hope ). I run my tuner on Tow, which is pretty safe. Also, the Edge CTS is just for gauges; it was never meant to tune or delete your truck. That said, I have a CTS and I really like it for gauges.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:35 PM   eBay Motors  #4 (permalink)
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Thanks guys....Kinda leaning towards edge cts for gauges, & camera with an exhaust. There is absolutely no way I can wait to get to 50,000 before changing out that aweful exhaust. Like I said above I'm not currently disappointed with my milage. But I haven't heard many people complain about better milage! I think a 3mpg increase with delete & exhaust is a reasonable expectation (based on others experience). Guess what I really need to decide is if I want to toss my power train warranty after owning the truck for a week? That stupid looking exhaust needs to go! DPF Tank is also pretty terrible as well....come to think of it, the passenger side of these new trucks is hideous!!!
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:49 PM   eBay Motors  #5 (permalink)
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come to think of it, the passenger side of these new trucks is hideous!!!


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Old 02-25-2013, 03:19 PM   eBay Motors  #6 (permalink)
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Thanks guys....Kinda leaning towards edge cts for gauges, & camera with an exhaust. There is absolutely no way I can wait to get to 50,000 before changing out that aweful exhaust. Like I said above I'm not currently disappointed with my milage. But I haven't heard many people complain about better milage! I think a 3mpg increase with delete & exhaust is a reasonable expectation (based on others experience). Guess what I really need to decide is if I want to toss my power train warranty after owning the truck for a week? That stupid looking exhaust needs to go! DPF Tank is also pretty terrible as well....come to think of it, the passenger side of these new trucks is hideous!!!
If you just want to get rid of the musket, magnaflow makes a nice filter-back exhaust. It does nothing for sound but it looks great and you keep your warranty. Personally I think it looks better than the banks kit.


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Old 02-25-2013, 04:48 PM   eBay Motors  #7 (permalink)
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If you just want to get rid of the musket, magnaflow makes a nice filter-back exhaust. It does nothing for sound but it looks great and you keep your warranty. Personally I think it looks better than the banks kit.


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That's what I got, alot better than the trumpet.Ooops just reread I got MBRP. By saturday night exhaust will be front to back with a Mini Maxx tossed in
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:35 PM   eBay Motors  #8 (permalink)
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If you just want to get rid of the musket tailpipe I wouldnt drop the coin for the Banks. It will still sound the same since the miffler is built into the DPF. There was a post on here a while back of a guy who cutoff the musket and slid a MBRP tip on witha clamp which kept the cooling aspect and really looked good.
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