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RE: Aftermarket Exhaust for Ford 6.7L ??

Again, here's the video of the Dynomax install from EpicCowlick. Link Can someone please explain to me how this violates any emissions laws, cause frankly I surely do NOT see it. And thank you FishOnOne for the link here earlier. Sure made it easy to find. Here's an idea, to self educate yourself. Do a search under EPA or CARB and exhaust system modifications. Try using Google as a search engine, and see what comes up. Instead of looking for loopholes, try looking for enforcement of rules instead. You'll be surprised how you can educate yourself, instead of getting your hands held here. A person that asks for help is dependent, a person who seeks out knowledge on their own and finds it, is independent. Federal regulations aftermarket parts Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance. I can do this too.;) OP, call the guys at XDPdiesel.com or Alligatorperformance.com and talk to them about your wants/needs. Very knowledgable guys at both places.
davisenvy 12/10/14 03:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Aftermarket Exhaust for Ford 6.7L ??

By the time I was 23 and bought my first new car, a VW jetta diesel, back in 1981, I was through with d*cking around modifying exhaust systems, for either appearance or sound. I got through the fart stages, flowing gasses, and H4 halogen headlights phase of manhood rather quickly, as well as even wanting to drive at night to cruise bars, or Van Nuys Blvd, that young men seem to be obsessed with. If you want to flow gasses and worry about back pressure, work on jet engines, or rocket engines with De Laval nozzles installed instead. So the moral of the story is, don't alter your exhaust system at all because you stopped doing it in the 80's, farted your way through manhood, and we should work on jet engines instead? There are plenty of aftermarket emissions legal exhaust systems out there. Look on a Powerstroke forum for real answers. Just remember, whatever you do, if you don't like it you can always put it back to stock and sell your aftermarket exhaust on CraigsList.
davisenvy 12/10/14 10:43am Tow Vehicles
RE: Aftermarket Exhaust for Ford 6.7L ??

The turbo is the muffler on turbo diesels. Much of the exhaust tone can be manipulated using the turbo vanes in the turbo. My truck is an '06 Duramax and I have a straight pipe from the turbo back and tuned with EFI Live. I can have almost stock noise levels at the flip if a switch along with EGT's that are way lower than stock. I wonder why the engineers spending trillions of dollars can't figure this out? A stock truck isn't always the best the truck could be or there would be no aftermarket.
davisenvy 12/09/14 06:47am Tow Vehicles
RE: Diesel Tuners

EFI Live from Nick at Duramax tuner and I get additional 2mpg on economy tune and tow tune Mt EGT's are lower than stock. I have had the tune for 60k miles without problem. If you want real world info go to a forum for your truck and ask there. Talk to the guys that design and actually use a tuner.
davisenvy 11/16/14 07:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2008 Chevy Fuel Tank Question

In my 06 Duramax I have 6 gal when the light comes on. Not hard to restart if you run out especially if you've ever changed out your fuel filter. 20 sec fix, but no matter what vehicle you run empty in....it sucks.
davisenvy 11/14/14 04:56am Towing
RE: 18 mpg Dodge while towing?

My buddy has a 2006 MegaCab 4x4 Cummins. We take turns towing his bowfising boat. My Duramax gets 14mpg hand calculated. His Lieometer says he's getting 26mpg. After doing a trip in his Cummins hand calculated we came back with 14.2mpg. Most inaccurate gauge I've seen on a truck.
davisenvy 11/14/14 04:43am Towing
RE: Raising tires for winter storage.

Excellent advice here from an experienced tire engineer: RVtiresafety.com I like rule #8 in the article. Funny guy!
davisenvy 11/14/14 04:39am Travel Trailers
RE: 2wd vs 4wd

Biggest reason for getting a 4X4 even if you don't need it, is resale value. A 2WD is not much cheaper than a 4X4 when buying new. But when the time comes to trade it in or sell it outright, you can't hardly give the 2WD away, nobody want them, not even the dealers. This exactly! Can't sell a 2WD in my neck of the woods. 4WD is kind of like a diesel as far as resale, pay a little more up front, get a little more in the back. No way you slice it when road conditions are bad the odds are in your favor with 4WD. Ask yourself this, would you rather have your wife driving in the snow in a 2WD or 4WD truck.
davisenvy 11/14/14 04:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: Whats the coldest you've camped w/o problems

Will filling up the onboard water not freeze? My water pump is under the sink, so I'm fairly confident that won't have any problems. I just don't understand why the onboard water is less likely to have problems.
davisenvy 11/11/14 06:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Whats the coldest you've camped w/o problems

Thanks for the replies. Looks like I'm going camping!
davisenvy 11/10/14 02:59pm Travel Trailers
Whats the coldest you've camped w/o problems

Were planning on a camping trip next weekend. The high for the day is supposed to be 47 with a low temp of 26. The campground has already shut off half the parks water because of the cold temps. Would we be OK as long as we had the inside of the TT heated. I am winterized now, and will winterize again before leaving the campground. I've seen the heated hoses, but they are $100 plus. Any tips or tricks would be appreciated.
davisenvy 11/10/14 10:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Cooper AT3 Tires

Most even wearing tire I've had on my truck. I get around 40k out of a set. They do get a little noisy towards the end. I will be getting them again next time around.
davisenvy 06/25/14 04:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Math on having a second vehicle

I understand the savings in fuel, but what about tires, oil changes, deprecation, etc. There has to be more to the savings than just fuel. Insurance on a little car isn't that much. Maybe $20 a month.
davisenvy 06/24/14 10:02am Tow Vehicles
Math on having a second vehicle

I'm thinking about getting a little run around car instead of driving my Duramax as a DD. I drive about 200-250 miles a week and am looking as spending around $5000-$6000 on a little car. I would like to hear from those who have been in the same/similar situation and have done the math on weather it would be better to pocket the $5k and put towards Dmax maintenance or better with a run around car. I can afford to keep driving the Dmax, but seems like a waste using a truck like that for errands and short commutes.
davisenvy 06/24/14 09:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Banks Speedbrake on a Duramax

I have a turbo brake on my 06 Duramax from DuramaxTuner.com. You can have them program one for your truck for $300. I absolutely love mine. You can go on Youtube and watch Nick from Duramaxtuner give a demonstration. Search "duramaxtuner turbo brake". ATPtrucks.com is another good place to look. Give these guys a call. The really do know their stuff when it comes to Duramax;)
davisenvy 04/28/14 07:32am Tow Vehicles
RE: Goodyear pulled a fast one on me. Load rating rant.

As I pointed out, not trying to be critical of the OP, they invoiced for what was installed! Chris I'm glad you know the stock numbers of the tires you buy, I would never know it. When I go in they have this little computer thingy they enter my make and model into it and it spits out the tires that fit my vehicle. I've always been inclined to follow their recommendations they are supposed to be experts. I don't see how telling us all twice that he got what he paid for isn't being critical of him. So if I looked the numbers up on the invoice and found that they billed him for the LRE tires what would you think? Get a life! Chris Actually I think it's completely irreverent what stock number is on his receipt, someone at the tire dealer made a mistake and they should fix it. That's exactly what happened so even the dealer acknowledged it, the only person who feels that the consumer should know the stock number of the tires is you. So unless you don't understand the meaning of the word critical that is exactly what you are being no matter how many times to say you are not. http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o186/jspence1/3q3pq5_zpsf0f4d999.jpg Inconceivable! That's funny as hell! Too many Chiefs and not enough Indians on this forum.
davisenvy 04/20/14 03:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Shifting into neutral

Here's food for thought. Anyone ever drive a straight shift and take too long shifting gears on the interstate? Or even miss a gear and were coasting in N? Press in the clutch to come to a stop? Or do you have perfect heel/toe action to perfectly match the rpm's on a downshift? I honestly don't see what the big deal is. If it was that dangerous, don't you think auto makers would make it impossible to shift into N while moving?
davisenvy 04/20/14 06:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Shifting into neutral

I can't believe all the ninny responses to this. I bet you guys don't remove the tag off your mattress either. You better not or else the flux capacitor will overload flipping world into reverse orbit. It is also against the law to whistle under water in Vermont. Wilber1, I'm with you on this.
davisenvy 04/19/14 07:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: diesel fuel in Florida

Well, if you were riding with me you'd see it. I saw it all day yesterday and today.
davisenvy 04/15/14 05:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: diesel fuel in Florida

Down hill from NC to FL, west wind, and the ambient temp was actually warmer in NC.
davisenvy 04/15/14 09:42am Tow Vehicles
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