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maddiewisner

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I have a 2020 Ram 2500 6.7. I’m looking to do a full delete and tune on it and was curious if anyone had experience with buying “delete kits”. Just looking for some general input as to best tuners or best kits, pros and cons, or the most cost efficient way to do it. Thank you in advance!
 

tron67j

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Con - the company that may sell you the delete gets caught, they turn over their sales records, and you get a hefty fine. It is a Federal crime to do so with a max gune of $5k per part added/removed. It makes it more obnoxious for those persons travelling behind you. You bought a diesel knowing the requirements and costs of running it.
 

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The EPA and state environment departments are really cracking down on tuners. Many of the big names have taken “early retirement “.

There are still a few out there but they have been driven underground. Expect a thorough vetting before you will be admitted to their forums. Most will require you to submit a good bit of personal information and wait for it to be checked out. Once admitted, be sure to follow forum etiquette. The mods will quickly bounce anyone the feel might be working for the authorities.

If you plan on frequently modding or updating your truck beware you tuner may get busted and not be able to help you with updated tunes for new mods.

If you plan a one and done delete, you will probably be OK since your tune won’t need maintenance.

Keep all your emissions components so if worse comes to worse you can go back to stock without spending $10k on new emissions components.

You can always learn how to create your own tunes. The software is getting much better with more automation and AI. The aforementioned forums are shifting more into how to use the software. This way you won’t be reliant on a tuner to create / maintain tunes for you.

Overall deleting ain’t as fun, easy or cheap as it use to be.
 
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KYPOTLICKER

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Keep your old parts, may or may not want them down the road to return the truck to stock. Plenty of reputable kits/tuners around, yes you do have to look for them.
Pro- reliability, performance, fuel economy.
Cons- loss of warranty if applicable. Will not be able to use dealer for repairs (is this a con though?)
Despite others comments, tuning and deleting a diesel does not necessarily "make it more obnoxious for those persons traveling behind you."
 

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Some take the delete conversation too far. I've deleted every diesel I've owned except for the current one and I'll delete it when the emissions gear fails. My trucks sound no louder than stock nor blow any black smoke. It's all in the tune (and I install a muffler). Not only does it minimize the failure of components it also cleans up the air being cycled through the engine and in turn, can help it to last longer. That said... it's not legal anywhere so if that's any concern to you don't do it.

I've had good success running H&S MiniMaxx canned tunes, but I also run the stock HP tune. I only delete when necessary to remove failed equipment.

Word of caution.. IF you delete maintain stock HP levels. If you turn up the HP/TQ, be prepared for your transmission to puke its guts out. The 68RFE is not designed for any additional HP/TQ. It's easy to turn it up to feel the power, but it comes at quite the cost.
 

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