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HI guys,

I am new to this site and I have never posted on a forum before. Anyways, today I have finally purchased a 60hp tune with deletes, an OBD2 monitor, cold air intake, and I'm still debating on going with banks monster exhaust or afe's exhaust system. Now, I am aware that it is against the law, but I have had so many problems with my emissions system. My check engine light is always on and this disables little luxuries on the vehicle. The dealership doesnt even know what is going on so i'm done dealing with the hassle, goodbye warranty! Now I love the motor's power as it sits bone stock however, I hate how fast the power dies off after 2900 rpms and I feel like she can be kind of a dog accelerating after 70mph. In two weeks I will be installing, I will update progress along the way and get a video of the exhaust, 0-60, possible 0-100, fuel economy etc.. So let me know what you think, and also help me decide what exhaust to get haha.
 
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I have had some time today to install my cold air intake and my OBD monitor. Haven't received my intercooler yet and my ECU is on its way to PPEI for the tune, anyhow here are some pictures.

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K&N Cold Air Intake

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ScanGauge2 Install
Had to remove the entire front cluster because that little cubby hole seemed like the perfect spot and I didn't want any wires showing, and yes the door closes in front of the screen with no issues.

Thanks for looking and I'll make sure I keep everyone updated!
 

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Had some more time today to complete a few extra things before my ECU arrives this week. There are two plugs that have to be removed before you install install the computer. The first plug is by the EGR and is extremely simple to remove, I may have went a little overboard and wrapped the plugs in tape so they don't get dirt and grime in them. The second plug is not easy to get to at all, I had to remove the intake manifold to be able to completely remove the plug and wrap it. I also installed my K&N boost tube, I was not going to use this tube however, my intercooler is still being built through RIPPMODS. Here are some pictures to show where the plugs were and a picture of the boost tube.

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First plug by the EGR

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Plug by the intake manifold.

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Temporary boost tube.

Thanks for looking, I am planning on purchasing a go pro so I can upload videos of the completed project!
 
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Here is a small video of my delete, still working out some kinks but she purrs. Still have mufflers on however that will soon be gone, and the new intercooler will be in shortly. Working on filming a video of everything, this will take me around 2-3 weeks to complete since i work 2 weeks straight at a time. I hope you all enjoy!
 
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I havent yet, i had to drop off the jeep at my local exhaust shop to have a full 3" straight pipe installed. As soon as i get that installed and my intercooler i will be doing tons of tests. I will say she gets it with this tune. Transmission is holding great so far, the all wheel drive really helps.
 
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Got my vehicle back today from the exhaust shop. I went 3" straight pipe all the way from the turbo to the y pipe and the duals coming out are 2.5" with 4" black tips. The sound of the motor is incredible with no mufflers or cat. I have also started filming today so expect a fully detailed video in about 2 weeks.
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Great thread. I will be having my ECM tuned by PPEI very soon and removing the DPF. I have 31,000 miles on my Jeep now, and I feel lucky I have not had one problem (knock on wood) but I'm just tired of all the soot going back into the engine from the EGR and of course the fuel mileage robbing DPF.
 
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Thanks i have been putting a lot of time into this thing and its finally starting to pay off. Your dead on about robbing fuel mileage due to the DPF. I have not done hand figures but according to both my scan gauge and my screen on the dash says i have roughly a 7mpg increase, now i think thats unrealistic but ill let you guys know when i do my hand calculations. You wont regret getting the tune best investment i have made for my diesel much more even powerband. I just have to work on my EGTS and i think if i run water methanol injection that should take care of it so i can tow my boat.
 

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If you look at my signature you will see my Jeep is the only vehicle I have that isn't deleted. Hell my Audi TDI is deleted and I average 39 in the city and 48-50mpg on the highway and it will roll coal too! I gave up my Jeep to Gale BANKS a month after I bought it in Nov 2013 for them to do R&D on it while I was deployed for 10 months. My Jeep runs great, and the DPF back exhaust is nice, the water-meth is fun to play with, but I'm just not happy still having the DPF on it and regens and of course sooty oil from the freaking EGR
 

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Was the ECM pretty easy to get out? Do you still have the EGR on the vehicle, or is just electronically shut off through tuning? My father has a lift in his garage, I will need to get under there and look at how hard it will be to get my DPF off and install the delete pipe. I hope I can get my hand up there. What brand exhaust did you go with from the turbo back?
 

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The ECM was super simple to remove it is right behind the coolant overflow. I still have the EGR it is just electronically shut off right now. I am going to purchase the new intake manifold that Banks just released that completely removes the egr. As far as exhaust i just took it in and had straight pipe exhaust installed from the turbo back. The DPF is not too difficult to remove its just all the plugs that are tucked in there. And the bolt on the v band that holds the cat to the downpipe on the turbo is difficult to remove but i didnt have a lift so you should be in a lot better shape then me haha. I did find that it was much easier to remove the dpf filer first and then remove the cat since everything is all compacted in there.
 

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If you look on BANKS website for the exhaust for the Jeep, that silver Jeep is mine :) BANKS was super cool to me, my tuner, water-meth, exhaust and plane ticket + hotel was all paid for by BANKS when I came back to the states to pick up my Jeep
 

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How much did your egts drop with methanol injection?
 

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My EGT's did not lower, they actually increase a small amount, let’s address the claim that using water-methanol can lower EGTs. Remember that methanol is a fuel, and as such it contributes to the cylinder pressure when burned. One of the byproducts of the combustion process is HEAT. This is ALWAYS the case! One of the reasons that some manufacturer’s claim lower EGTs with water-methanol is because they do rapid acceleration testing that does not subject the vehicle to fully loaded conditions for a sustained period of time. If you are towing or running the engine and all of its components for long periods of time, the componets become heat soaked. Under these conditions, using a 50/50 mix of water-methanol will result in an increase of EGT, plain and simple. Using lower blends, such as 75(water)/25(methanol), you may find a balance point for your particular application where the water cooling and the methanol burning balance in such a way as to net an equal EGT with a moderate increase in power.

A mix of greater than 50% methanol is NOT recommended. This is primarily because the 50/50 blend with water allows the water to serve as a flammability inhibiter. You do not want any possibility of a flammable fuel being exposed to heated under hood components. As you increase the percentage of methanol above 50%, you increase its flammability without significant gains in performance. Racing changes the picture a bit, but I would recommend improved fuel lines and more attention to the safety aspects if using a higher blend. On the street, the benefit of running a water methanol blend is the same as any power adder… more power when you want it, less (diesel) fuel consumption when cruising.
 
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How many miles do you have on your Jeep since you deleted it? No check engine lights? I see Flo-Pro makes a delete exhaust for the Ram 1500 Eco diesel, I wonder if it would fit the Jeep
 

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Thanks for the information on the methanol injection, like I said I havent really ever messed with a diesel before. I have put roughly 1000 miles on my jeep since the delete, before the delete my engine light was on and now I havent had a single issue, my engine light shut off and has not turned on since. I actually called flo pro about the exhaust and they told me that the jeep is a little different then the ram and that the pipe would not fit, so I had to have it fabricated through a local exhaust shop
 
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