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DPF Delete

Bruce Smith April 20, 2012

DPF Delete

The pros and cons of removing your pickup’s DPF exhaust system

Ever since the first pickup truck was built, owners have been trying to get more power and performance from their engines.

Today this is especially true of diesel pickups, as owners want increased performance and are always looking for ways to achieve their goals.

Most diesel pickups are used for towing or carrying heavy loads; therefore, the desire for more horsepower, torque and performance.

aFe’s DPF-delete exhaust opens up the diesel engine performance window when used with custom engine control programs.

The good news for pickup owners is the performance aftermarket offers many ways and means to enhance diesel performance.

With the advance in vehicle electronics, companies like Hypertech, SCT, EFI Live and H&S Performance offer programmers/tuners that can increase both horsepower and torque.

But maximum power gains are achieved with the Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) removed and a custom engine programmer.

However, the aftermarket performance companies offering the DPF Delete Kits are quick to point out their product is solely for closed-course racing and off-road use and is not street legal in any state.

A typical dealer/installer liability release stating the product sold is strictly for off-road and racing competition.

For that reason, most dealers or installers of DPF delete kits require customers to sign a release and assumption of risk and liability form clearly stating the product is used solely for competition.

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