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5 Things That Help Towing with an LML Duramax!

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2017 9:50:00 AM / by Paul Wilson posted in LML, More Power for my LML?, LML Tuning, LML Power, LML Performance, towing, towing performance

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What are some good upgrades if you are towing?

You bought your 2011 - 2016 Silverado HD with a Duramax to tow something with it.  It certainly is capable of performing well in completely stock trim.  Your truck has plenty of power to pull anything up to it's rated Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW), it stops well and the ride quality is superb. 

On the other hand, if you spend any length of time towing something you're bound to notice a few things that could be better. Furthermore, if you are towing for long distances, like a family vacation or for work, this LML Duramax engine has to be the most reliable vehicle you've ever owned.  

 

COMMON QUESTIONS LML OWNERS ASK:

  • What aftermarket products help with towing?
  • How can you improve MPG while towing?
  • Is the LML a reliable truck to tow something with?
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Is the EGR on your LML (2011-2016 Duramax) ruining your truck?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in Emissions, EGR Delete, EGR ON, LML, How to program my LML, More Power for my LML?, what are some upgrades I can go to my LML?, LML Tuning, Emissions Intact, EGR, LML Power, LML Performance, Emissions Equipped

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5 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The 2011-2016 Duramax EGR

Some of you reading this are probably screaming at the computer already.  Mentioning EGR, or any emissions equipment tends to prompt that reaction.  Take a moment to read about how the EGR equipped on the 2011 - 2016 Duramax is NOT going to ruin your engine.  Afterwards, if you still want to send a letter about how terrible emissions equipment is, please address it to your local Congressman. 

Below you will find 5 things you probably didn't know about the EGR (exhaust gas re-circulation).  Including  how it is different than previous models, why it works well, and a few other note worthy facts.  

A few things you've heard people say about the EGR that are NOT true about the LML EGR system:

  • "They dump dirty exhaust back into your engine."
  • "The EGR will gum up and fail constantly"
  • "Deleting it will get you better fuel mileage."
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Get a FREE #DTCleanSweep Poster Shipped to Your Door!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 11, 2017 1:00:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in LML, More Power for my LML?, LML Tuning, LML Power, #CleanSweep, LML Performance, DTCleanSweep

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Last year we ran our 2012 Duramax with a few aftermarket goodies and the stock emissions equipment.  Not only did the truck compete the entire season, it won several events!  Taking home 5 first place spots and placed in the top 3 more often than not.  

With 617 RWHP on tap DT Clean Sweep almost made it look easy.  

The 2017 sled pull season is approaching and we wanted to a way to give back to you, our fans!  So we are offering a FREE Poster featuring #DTCleanSweep shipped to you!

GET TUNED!

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FREE #DTCleanSweep Poster!

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 3, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Paul Wilson posted in LML, More Power for my LML?, LML Tuning, LML Power, #CleanSweep, LML Performance, DTCleanSweep

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Last year we ran our 2012 Duramax with a few aftermarket goodies and the stock emissions equipment.  Not only did the truck compete the entire season, it won several events!  Taking home 5 first place spots and placed in the top 3 more often than not.  

With 617 RWHP on tap DT Clean Sweep almost made it look easy.  

With the 2017 sled pull season approaching we wanted to a way to give back to you, our fans and get everyone excited for the upcoming year.  So we are offering a FREE Poster featuring #DTCleanSweep shipped to you!

GET TUNED!

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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

Download Duramax Turbo Specifications

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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#DTCLEANSWEEP - Parts List of how to make power!

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 1, 2016 11:53:08 AM / by Danny Voss posted in Duramax, Emissions, Duramax Power, LML, Emisssions Intact Tuning, How to program my LML, More Power for my LML?, what are some upgrades I can go to my LML?, LML Tuning, Emissions Intact, LML Power

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 My name is Danny Voss, I have been working with the tuning department at Duramax Tuner on our emissions equipped truck to get the most out of our LML (2011-2016)  Duramax

"The Clean Sweep" is Calibrated Power Solution's Emissions intact pull truck designed to kick butt on the pull track and drive home like nothing happened.  This truck is the true definition of a sleeper.  When I get on the throttle, the responsiveness is unbelieveable.  

Here are the TOP 3 Reasons why Duramax Tuner choose to do this project:

  • The EPA frowns on removing emissions equipment.
  • The future of our industry is going in the direction of CLEAN POWER.
  • To show the world we can make CLEAN, RELIABLE and LEGAL power.
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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!)

  • #DTCleanSweep Video
  • 500+ HP Emissions Intact Cummins
  • Learn more about Emissions Equipment
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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.

 CHECK OUT THESE OTHER LINKS ABOUT REGEN AND DPF's

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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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