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Hi all,
I have been reading alot on this site for a cuple of weeks now and thought i would finally join. I bought an 05 dmax crew cab with a 6" fabtech lift but currently still stock tires, will eventually put 35's on it, had 95000 miles on it but all highway so this thing is spotless. After reading on here I will deffinetly change the mouth piece 1st since it a lly.

I tractor pull so i will be pulling 12,000 lbs and the trailer weight all summer. So here are the mods I thought i would do and in the order. Also time and money is a factor due to getting pulling tractor finished by june. lol

1. mouthpiece and airbox mod, not sure what setup to use, afe expensive but looks easier to install, remember right now time and money is an issue but sounds like this a must before hooking to a trailer

2. 4" turbo back exhaust, any suggestions?

3. tuner, ppe or efi, I understand efi is the best but remember i will be pulling 12,000 and dont have any plans on doing anything to the tranny in the near future. I cant afford a pulling tractor and a pulling truck both but want it to run the best it can without limping the tranny. How much is efi's preprogrammed tunes compared to ppe?

4. What should i do? ppe race valve, heard just drill out stock one, wat size hole? EGR block? etc.?
 

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You are on the right track with the Mouth piece mod. As far as an air intake I would go with S&B they are not real expensive. I would move it down on the list though. Your stock air box is capeable of handling 500hp easily. EFI is a little more expensive but, you can get a custom towing tune for it that will lower your EGTs and throw in a turbo brake upon decel. Most vendors will toss in two free tunes with the purchase of it. I would certainly install a set of Boost and Pyro gauges for towing. As far as the exhaust I would just go with a MBRP or Diamond eye .They are generally under 300 bucks and work well.
 

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You better rethink the trans--- with the tune and oversize tires, if you are not real careful with the throttle, you will smoke the trans.

I see an upgraded trans in your future! :rolleyes:
 

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u should run the new edge cs ,

air intake for sure & and lbz turbo inlet

egr blocker plate and finger stick

and remove the cat and muffler run straight pipe , since ur gonna be pulling heavy look into the 5'' exhaust to keep egt's down ....

and pcv reroute to
 

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What is the finger stick mod?
 
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