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Old July 5th, 2013, 11:56 PM   #1
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Default Another boring 6.0L PSD

Let's say the budget is $1000, what would you do, or have you done to yours?

Uses include but not limited to:
Towing 10k max
A few heavy payloads (gravel, dirt,etc)
Playing in the sand, nothing serious, just farting around
Smoky burnouts
Shit like that

Everybody seems to do a tuner and a pipe these days, but which one? Or should other things happen first?

Already have gauges and a brake controller.
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Old July 6th, 2013, 01:07 AM   #2
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Egr delete. Check oil vs coolant temp maybe a oil cooler depending on if your temps are off. coolant filter. And if newer than 05 stc fitting update. Egr delete. Tuner. Egr delete.
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Egr delete. Check oil vs coolant temp maybe a oil cooler depending on if your temps are off. coolant filter. And if newer than 05 stc fitting update. Egr delete. Tuner. Egr delete.
What he said...

Unless you want to add another zero to your budget i wouldn't even consider it a budget. i also wouldn't bother messing around with much performance stuff, that 6.0 will swallow that thousand bucks in one hiccup.

Other than what he said i would get an electronic gauge (insight or scangauge), exhaust and then check fuel pressure, batteries, ficm etc. and make sure you have enough money to keep up on your preventative maintenance.
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Old July 14th, 2013, 09:16 AM   #5
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1000 bucks? Thats not much. Don't focus on increasing power (tuner), focus on reliability (EGR delete, etc).
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It sucks but your looking at well north of $1,000 in parts to make the motor capable of handling its stock tune.
Ford rly f'd up by putting a hot tune on that motor from the factory.

Save another $500ish and then buy
EGR Delete (Sinister Diesel IMO)
ARP head studs
OEM head gaskets
OEM oil cooler
All the other gaskets youll need to replace.
Coolant filtration system
Search "Sinister total 6.0 solution" and buy all that shit except skip the sinister head gaskets and get OEM Ford Gaskets.
Find a reputable 6.0 guy (unless you Can tackle the job yourself)

I just put $4500 into my 6.0 by having a diesel mech do this stuff (and a few other necessities) cuz i dont have the facility, tools and knowledge to do it.

Now im confident the top can handle its stock tune on up to about 450 HP

But if your crazy lucky you may have a 6.0 block that was clean and the oil cooler will hold up for a while but the egr systems are all garbage.

As a 6.0 owner that has been to the end of the internet researching this shit if you own a 6.0 and start it, it needs these mods. It sucks but its true.

FWIW i was at 108,000 miles before mine started blowing coolant, by 109,000 all hell was breaking loose.

End of rant.

But if i didnt care about the truck i would take that grand and get an SCT live wire, get ahold of The TSD Super panty dropper file and have a few miles of fun before the head gaskets let go. Lols

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Budget was just a number. I should have worded it differently. Thanks for the replies, keep them coming!
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Ps egr cooler is done
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