Originally Posted by Jeepinty
Ive got a 2006 duramax that just rolled 100k and ive been reading up a bit on performance mode and blocking off the egr keeps popping up. Has anyone here done this mod and does it help performance any or is it simply a measure to protect the engine from buildup?
Ive also been reading up on controllers and although most people recommend EFI live it seems more extreme than I want to go. I'm leaning towards the edge programmer for a little more power along with the monitoring capabilities and ability to adjust for my tire size.
Any thoughts about them? I am more worried about reliability than racing deisel ricers.
I deal with soley Duramax diesels, anywhere from guys who haul over the road with them to guys who want 3 digit trap speeds. Here are the must haves for the 2006 LBZ. (Great choice by the way. LBZs are amazing animals, they will run hard and never complain. We recently ran an LBZ for 2 years running custom EFI Live tunes that I wrote in the 12's and still to this day it runs like its brand new. Trans is now upgraded tho, 12's were a little excessive for a stock trans.)
1. Intake. (this thing is massive!)
AFE 5" Full Metal Tube
Part No: F1-04003
2. Exhaust. (you can't beat how this sounds.)
5" MBRP w/ no muffler
Part No: S6020PLM
3. EFI Live AutoCal DSP 5 tuning
Part No: EFI-LBZ-AUTOCAL
With the LBZ (actually 04.5 and newer), you can tune in an engine brake. All of the hard parts are already there to run just like a 2011 Dmax, just have to tune in the program for it. I get about 19-20 city and 21-22 on the highway running my custom tunes.
4. No need for an EGR plate. You can physically close the EGR valve with EFI Live so unless you want to run high boost pressures for racing/competion there is no need for it.
I hope that helps you out!