Pulled the trigger last night on an 05' King Ranch DRW 4x4
. Woohoo! It'll be my 4th 6.0 and believe it or not, traded my 15' 6.7 in on this one. Much to my surprise I went to look at it today at the dealer (it hasn't been thru their service shop yet- fresh trade in) and was pleasantly pleased to see it had Head Studs already and the Air cooled Oil cooler from Bulletproof on it.
The pickup has 114k on the clock.
So the purpose for this pickup will be a daily driver and to farm with too. In Summer I regularly pull 20-30k # of Trailer and load including on tight mountain canyon roads where w/ 40' trailer in tow you aren't doing more than 35 mph up the canyon. When deliverying hay I often have 30k of trailer/load and am on the interstates. I don't need to be first to the stoplight, but I don't like impeding traffic either. I've been spoiled w/ the 6.7 (stock) and it's endless power and great drivetrain for sure.
Whats a guy gotta do to make good usable comparable power in a 6.0? Seems like I have the bulletproofing covered already, so reckon now its injector, turbo, tune time. Only one of my prior 6.0's was hopped up and I was pretty pleased with Innovative Diesel tunes but thats as far as I went at that point. I'd probably go with Innovative tunes here again unless someone has strong feelings I should go a different direction. I don't know if it has a Blue Spring in it, but I'll be checking and it'll get one if it doesn't have it. Oddly they didn't do a coolant filter, so I'll be doing that. (or do I need to since it has air cooled oil cooler?)
Given my power goals and need to be able to use the power should I upgrade the Intercooler? Will that make a good bit of EGT
difference? I"m past my prime with the hot rod racing around so don't care about 1/4 mile speeds. I just need her to pull heavy and have her like it and not leave me with a frown on my face for power.
As for trans I'll probably run it like it is until it gives me signs of being disgruntled, in which I'll happily give it the muscle it needs.
What am I missing? How big of injectors can I get away with and not regret it? Which turbo mates up for my desired use? It does have stock exhaust right now, thats gotta go. 4" or 5"?