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Drop-In Duramax Turbo Options

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 7, 2016 2:17:28 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Duramax Performance, Duramax, Duramax Power, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2011, 2015, LML, How to program my LML, More Power for my LML?, what are some upgrades I can go to my LML?, Turbo, 2012, LML Tuning, LML Power, Stock, Stock Turbo, Stealth 64, 2017, Stealth

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Drop-In Duramax Turbo Options

In the old days, there was no such thing as a "drop-in" turbo.  You pretty much had to buy a turbo that was designed for a different application and convert it to run on your Duramax.  Meaning the requirements for installation included several custom fabricated pieces to make it work.  

As technology in the diesel performance industry has advanced, our options for parts have expanded.  No longer do we have to use semi turbo's and roal coal to make power.  Now with the common rail injection system and variable vane turbo advancements there is a real need to find a turbo that makes more power than stock, while retaining all the benefits of a stock turbo. 

Benefits of a stock turbo:

  • Quick Spooling 
  • Clean installation
  • Reliable
  • Serviceable by any dealer or reputable shop
  • Requires no custom fabrication

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However, they do lack peak power, and peak power matters!  When looking for which upgraded unit to replace the stock turbo, we recommend matching the replacement as close as possible to the desired power level to minimize compromising drive-ability.  Any extra capacity you buy in peak for performance will cost you low end response.  Example: Looking to make 650rwhp? Buy a turbo that can just barely squeak out 650rwhp, do not buy something that's good for 850rwhp because it will drive poorly a light load. 

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What causes the LML Dead Pedal?

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2016 1:39:08 PM / by Chris Ehmke posted in Emissions, EGR Delete, 2013, 2014, 2016, DPF Intact, EGR ON, DPF ON, 2011, 2015, LML, How to program my LML, More Power for my LML?, what are some upgrades I can go to my LML?, 2012, DPF Delete, LML Tuning, Emissions Intact, LML Power, DEF fluid, NOX, 2017, regen

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INTRODUCTION:

Many customers have upgraded from their old pre-emissions Duramax to a new LML Duramax and found there are a few changes besides just the looks. 

The new LML made and astonishing 395 RWHP and 731 ft/lbs of torque on our dyno when tested stock. Which is impressive by itself but you will probably notice your old Duramax feels quicker. In fact we hear many stories of guys trying to merge into traffic or gun it to get in front of someone and the pedal does not seem to respond. This phenomena is often called the LML "Dead Pedal". The "Dead Pedal" is a delay the driver feels between pressing on the throttle pedal and the truck reacting as desired. 

 

But what causes the LML Dead Pedal? And more importantly, What is the fix for the LML Dead Pedal?

These are exactly the questions we hope to answer for you. Below you will see what we have put together on the topic. 

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LML Stealth 64 VVT, 620 RWHP Drop-In Turbo

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 26, 2016 5:02:54 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Duramax, 2013, 2014, 2016, DPF Intact, DPF ON, 2011, 2015, LML, Emisssions Intact Tuning, More Power for my LML?, what are some upgrades I can go to my LML?, 2012, LML Tuning, Emissions Intact, LML Power, clean sweep

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LML Stealth 64 VVT by DuramaxTuner.com

 

The Stealth 64 turbo lineup has provided Duramax and Cummins owners the perfect drop-in, upgraded turbo option to net 80-120 extra horsepower.  It spools like stock, appears stock, and still makes good power.  The Stealth 64 lineup has already supported the 04.5-07 Cummins and the 01-10 Duramax.  Significant changes in design of the factory turbo slowed our entrance to support the 2011 - 2016 Duramax trucks.  Until now! 

 

This turbo has an upgraded compressor and turbine.  It's a direct bolt in for the factory charger on the LML (Custom tuning Highly Recccomended!)

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How does REGEN work in an LML Duramax?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 6, 2016 10:30:43 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in Insider, DuramaxTuner.com, Duramax, Emissions, EGR Delete, 2013, 2014, 2016, Add blue, DPF Intact, EGR ON, DPF ON, 2011, 2015, New Diesel, LML, Diesel Tuning, More Power for my LML?, Urea, 2012, Delete, DPF Delete, Urea Delete, LML Tuning, Emissions Intact, EGR

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REGEN is the burning of soot built up in a DPF. 

 The Emissions Equipment for diesel trucks has changed quite a bit through out the years. In 2004.5 all heavy duty diesel pickups had to install EGR's which is the exhaust gas recirculation system. Basically it turns exhaust into inert gas and directs the gas back into the combustion process. Then in 2007.5 the EPA required pickups to use a DPF. The DPF, or Diesel Particulate Filter, is a filter that catches soot, or unburnt fuel from the exhaust. Once the soot builds up, the exhaust heats up to burn the soot off. Starting in 2011 Diesel Exhaust Fluid is used to treat NOx emissions, in addition to the EGR and DPF treating the carbon emissions. 

The DPF is a crucile part of treating diesel emissions and each OEM utilizes and operates their DPF a little differently. Below, the DPF in the 2011-2016 LML Duramax is explained.

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6 Questions about Tuning your LML Duramax

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 22, 2016 2:00:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Insider, Duramax Performance, Mods, DuramaxTuner.com, EFILive, efi live, Modifications, Duramax, Emissions, EGR Delete, Duramax Power, What can I do to get better fuel mileage?, 2013, 2014, 2016, Add blue, DPF Intact, EGR ON, DPF ON, 2011, 2015, New Diesel, LML, Emisssions Intact Tuning, Diesel Tuning, how to get more power from my duamax, How to get more power from my Duramax, what are some upgrades I can go to my LML?, Urea, 2012, Delete, DPF Delete, Urea Delete, LML Tuning, Emissions Intact, EGR, LML Power

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Did you know there is no reason to delete the emissions from your 2011-2016 Duramax? 

DuramaxTuner.com's SPADE is capable of adding up to 135HP to your EMISSIONS INTACT LML

Actually, more and more people are tuning their 2011 + Duramax (LML) with the emissions equipment intact.  This is a great option for Duramax owners that would like a nice, quiet, reliable, efficient truck that performs well every time. However, many LML Owners have some basic questions prior to pursining emissions intact tuning. 

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How to successfully FLASH your LML Duramax (2011-16)

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 20, 2016 10:18:00 PM / by Danny Voss posted in Mods, Duramax, What can I do to get better fuel mileage?, 2013, 2014, 2016, EGR ON, 2011, 2015, LML, Emisssions Intact Tuning, How to program my LML, How to get more power from my Duramax, More Power for my LML?, what are some upgrades I can go to my LML?, 2012, LML Tuning, Emissions Intact, LML Power

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INTRODUCTION:

Many customers hunt the forums in search of How to FLASH your LML Duramax.  Let's face it, these are expensive trucks and you want to be confident in your actions while flashing a truck.  

In this BLOG, you will learn how to FLASH your ECM and for you visual customers, I have included a great link to our very popular YouTube channel at Duramax Tuner and Calibrated Power Solutions

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How to Keep Your LML Duramax Reliable

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 6, 2016 2:00:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Duramax Performance, DuramaxTuner.com, duramaxtuner, Duramax, Emissions, Duramax Power, 2013, 2014, 2016, Add blue, DPF Intact, EGR ON, DPF ON, 2011, 2015, LML, Urea, 2012, DPF Delete, LML Tuning, Emissions Intact, EGR, LML Power

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3 SIMPLE THINGS YOU CAN DO TO HELP KEEP YOUR LML DURAMAX RELIABLE:

Your truck is generally one of the largest investments you will make, so keeping it on the road is priority number 1!

 

The LML Duramax is one of the best trucks GM has ever produced. With 397 Horse Power and 796 ft/lbs of torque from the factory, the truck has the power plant necessary to do just about any job you can throw at it. However, despite the massive improvements the LML has brought to the table, there are some all too common pitfalls that can make this beast a burden. 

Here are some other places you can read more about the LML Duramax:

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7 Things You Have to Know When Tuning Your 2010-2015 Cummins!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 4, 2016 3:43:02 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Emissions, EGR Delete, Cummins, Best tuning for Cummins, 2013, 2014, 2016, DPF Intact, EGR ON, DPF ON, 2011, 2015, New Diesel, Tuning for new Cummins, 2013 Cummins, Cummins Turbo, Cummins Diesel, Emisssions Intact Tuning, Diesel Tuning, 2011 Cummins, 2015 Cummins, Urea, 2012, New Cummins, Tuning for new diesel, 2012 Cummins, 2014 Cummins, Delete, DPF Delete, Urea Delete

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Tuning your 2010-2015 Cummins can dramatically improve your driving experience!

The Dodge/Ram/Cummins manufacturers have improved many factors that impact your driving experience throughout the years. From cup holders and radios and interior cab lights to heated seats, larger mirrors and automated turbine braking; Cummins trucks are getting better every year. Horsepower and Torque have not been missed in these constantly ongoing improvements. Back in in 1989 the first 12v had just a 160 RWHP rating from the factory, now the 6.7L as off 2010 is 350 - 370 Horsepower depending on transmission and trim package. With that being stated, there is still a lot of room for aftermarket tuning to improve your truck. 

Below are 7 things you shoud know, before you decide which tuning is right for you . .  . . 

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