Bought my deceased best friend's Duramax. Need advice.
Hey guys, so about 10 years ago my best friend and me went out test driving new trucks. We went to a dodge dealership and test drove a 1500. loved the throttle response but wanted more. Went to Toyota dealership, Tundra, really liked their new 2007 body style, just not how the truck would be lazy for awhile before it downshifted. Hit the ford dealership and, well. He wasnt a ford guy anyway. We hit the Chevy Dealer, and similar thing to the Toyota, it was 50/50 chevy or toyota at this point, but before we left the sales guy told him he had to drive one more truck. He had never driven a diesel to this point and i think it was the first one i ever rode in too. I remember he punched it (damp day) and lit the tires up. SOLD. a few weeks later he got his truck he ordered from the dealership. He tragically died in a roll over accident awhile ago and when his wife decided it was time to sell his truck so i bought it. It feels to me like his truck lost alot of Jam it had when it was original. I could be wrong but i remember it squeezed me in my seat. I am not mechanically retarded, i know my way around a LS engine (to a degree) but since i got this truck, i started doing research on diesels and performance mods and well... my head hurts. The engine is hard for me to wrap my head around, i don't know any of the plumbing and well, honestly it looks like a nightmare to work on. Soooooo, i need advice. the last diesel i drove was my buddies 2011 LML, he had a DPF delete and a bullydog tuner on it but it sank me into the seat when i squeezed the go petal. I am looking for the same thing in my 08 LMM Truck. I would like to make as much as the new L5P (445hp~900tq) if possible. I watched Gale Banks on "Destroying the Duramax" in his youtube videos and i am unsure on how to achieve my goal. Should i get just a tune? EFi Live? Should i do a intake kit with a tune? Exhaust? I would like to go the route that would be the most reliable and get a EGR/DPF delete as well. I would like it to be Clean (no or very little smoke) and quiet if possible. Please, lay your wisdom down apon me, my budget is 1,000-4,000 canadian rubles