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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-19-2016, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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Hi gents! New to the forums. Been researching the 4th Gen forums and trying to find information about this tuner. I just purchased one, it is out for delivery as I type this. I have a 2012 Mega Cab with the 68RFE and 6.7 (obviously). It's stock, so I will be doing the EGR and DPF deletes once I have it programmed. I wanted to do some info recon before I get my hands on the tuner. I'll post the software/specs once that happens.

In the mean time, since these aren't made anymore, does anyone have the XRT Pro files in a DropBox account? I have read many posts about the Mini and Black Maxx, but not much on the XRT Pro files for 4th Gens. I did download the other poster's files for the Mini, but I believe those won't work on the XRT Pro.....

I am in IT, so I have tried to research first before bothering anyone, as I know what RTFM is and only post when I hit a dead end.

From what I gather, the 60hp with 2 timing is the best bet for longevity. I only pull a 7k boat at times and not trying to grad race. The vehicle already has 198k on the clock, so I don't want to get to outrageous with tunes. Thanks in advance.


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Installed and WOW

I now have the software info:

Part # - 12350331
Serial # - MEM-BF4B HW-1.3
SW-1.02.3 TV - 6.8.32
Tune Version Mild w/turbo
Tune Status - Installed
Power Level - TOW
Application - 10'-12' 6.7L Cummins
Fuel - ULSD
Trans Tuning- Locked


With my testing so far, I have increased my mixed driving 2 mpg, engine is WAY more responsive and idles smoother, and the transmission seems to be a tab smoother shifting but that may just be me. I will look into getting the unlock code for the transmission, the general consensus seems to be it's well worth the money. When installing, I chose "with emissions" settings since I don't ahve the DPF delete pipe yet.

One question I have is that the manual doesn't state how to turn off the EGR (although I will be deleting this weekend, already have kit on hand), so I am assuming that the H&S disables it automatically? Any suggestions on the firmware version I am running? Better ones available?
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Yes, on the 2011-12's, the H&S tuners turn off the EGR when you select the emissions removed option.

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It appears it doesn't

So yesterday I remove all the EGR crap. Yes, as everyone states the back 2 15mm nuts on the EGR cooler are a pain in the rear but patience is needed more than brute strength. More time consuming than anything. I wasn't able to bleed coolant from the allen key bleeder, it's completely stuck and I risked torquing or breaking the fitting/pipe, but other than that it was fairly straight forward. In just a mere 2 weeks, the EGR system already had a lot of soot (I had thoroughly cleaned the entire system at that time) and it's almost criminal that the government would mandate such a stupid idea! Someone should take a stick to the individuals or gov entity who forced this on the manufacturers. I am all for being environmentally conscious without being a far left idiot.

So here are my findings:

1- The EGR DOES NOT get automatically turned off when going with the above tune version and choosing emissions enabled. Reading the H&S manual, it makes it sounds as if the EGR is turned off, you can leave all the connectors on, but the DPF stays operational when choosing "enabled". After the EGR delete kit was installed, I was getting a check engine light and I was getting EGR related codes on the Tuner diags screen. I had to go back in with the tuner and change the setting from emissions "enabled" to "disabled" and after the DTCs were cleared, no issues!

2- Driving in today to work, I saw an average mileage increase of 5 MPG! That is the same route, time of day. and similar daily traffic pattern which is mixed road and highway stop and go traffic of 36 one way trip to the office (I-45 N. Houston traffic and Hwy 105). I purposefully filled up before I performed the EGR delete. When I hand calculated the fuel used this morning, filled up to see how much was used, I went from 15.5 mpg to 20.5 mpg at the pump.

It's like driving a whole new truck! This now leads me to another question:

I haven't bought a DPF delete pipe yet. I have read that the DPF pipe will clog up, but is this something that I need to worry about today or will it take a few days? I have a hard time shelling out $150 for a straight pipe when I weld and can get aluminized 4" exhaust pipe for $10 ft.
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You need to get your DPF removed, If you keep driving it you will end up spending a lot more than $150.00!!!

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