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Old 11-16-2014, 09:38 PM
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Default EFI Live vs Smarty vs Mini Maxx

Trying to decide on the best programmer. All I want to do is EGR and DPF deletes, not really interested in increasing power, all of my driving is long haul highway and I just want to max out my mpg and get the longest life out of my motor.

I found the EFI and Smarty kits on ebay with all the delete parts for ~$1300, but the old style Mini Maxx with the necessary parts is $2300. Why the increase in price? Is this an issue of getting what you pay for?

Here's the links for the Smarty and EFI programmers.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Smarty-Jr-ME-DPF-EGR-Delete-Flo-Pro-Custom-Egr-kit-2007-2012-6-7-Dodge-Cummins-/111413836731?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item19f0c83bbb&vxp=mtr
http://www.ebay.com/itm/5-Exhaust-DPF-EGR-Delete-EFI-Live-AutoCal-Dodge-Cummins-Diesel-6-7L-07-09/361083385907?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D27538%26meid%3D782153f1947c4f7f9d91923a9e8c18eb%26pid%3D100005%26prg%3D11353%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D111413836731&rt=nc

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Old 11-16-2014, 10:02 PM
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Efi live and never look back. mm is good stuff. I'm not sure what it truck is but if efi is available that's what I would point you to. If you decide on efi let me know I have a buddy who does efi.
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:03 PM
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Also, I just went to H&S website to look at the mini maxx because I've heard that you have to buy the DPF unlock code through them and the only unlocks that I could find are for overdrive. Do they even offer that unlock anymore?
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Is EFI plug and play? When I'm in town usually it's only for a couple days and I don't have time to take it to a shop. Is it something I can just wire in, do my deletes and get back on the road?

Sorry, it's an 07 6.7
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I just bought a MiniMaxx from:

H&S Race Tuners - DPF Delete Tuners

It requires no unlock codes.
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The EFI Live is a programmer. The unit plugs into your OBDII port, uploads the stock tune from the ECM, saves it and downloads the (EGR DPF) supported delete tune. It takes me about 5-8 minutes to go from one tune to another with my EFI Live Autocal. Once the new "tune" is loaded into your ECM, you can unplug the EFI Live. So far I have been EXTREMELY happy with mine.
I did some research on delete supported programmers, I originally was going to go with the Smarty with the ME files (ME means delete supported) However, the EFI live has WAY more tuning options, and the trusted guy i bought it from talked me into the EFI Live..
I have seen 25.5 mpg on my overhead display. I was driving 55 and re-set it while driving. When i fill up at the pump im consistently getting 20 mpg!! way better than my original 15 with DPF and stuff!!

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EFI Live is a great choice for your truck for the price. Give us a call and we can work you up a complete package deal.


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Efibyryan definitely. Had smarty and switched. Efi now has csp5 switchable tunning and i gained 1mile per gallon by switching

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I got an EFI live w/ trans tune and had them build me a tune for my usual load of 2000lbs in extra weight in tools that I carry around daily. My only problem so far was I didnt have all my **** thrown in because it was in an other state. IT WAS TO MUTCH TRUCK FOR ME! l I really had to pay attention to my left foot. After I rigged up it was still really capable. You couldnt go wrong with an EFI.
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