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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
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New 6.0 owner!

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"?
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Re: New 6.0 owner!

Why wouldnt you just stick with the 6.7 for more power instead of downgrading to a 6.0 and having to spend money to get it up to the same level?

Shoulda bought a Cummins. May or may not have a cummins swap in the works.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-21-2017, 02:28 AM Thread Starter
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Re: New 6.0 owner!

Because the wife and I decided we want to pay off our house this year. :). Sold the 15' for 50 and bought this for 18. 30k going to the house payoff goal :). Happy wife happy life. Also became real easy as I can't stand the service dept of my local dealer. Why have a warranty expensive pickup if your dealer drives you insane? All made it an easy decision.
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Re: New 6.0 owner!

I don't know a ton about the 6.0's but I'm going to subscribe and follow along as I'm in the market for a 6.0 myself. Best of luck.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-23-2017, 06:45 PM
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Re: New 6.0 owner!

If you regularly haul that much weight, leave the ole girl as she is and put 500k miles on it. You start upgrading injectors/turbo/ect pulling that much weight, it'll turn into a less reliable rig, you'll be watching gauges all the time instead of just driving. It's already bulletproofed, maybe drop a good tow tune on it and let her eat.

I love a 6.0, but when owning one you have to decide if you want a reliable tow rig, or a street monster. It's not really going to be both.

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Re: New 6.0 owner!

Welcome back to the great world of 6.0s! I'm interested in some ideas for towing also so will be following this. Congrats on the new truck!

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-24-2017, 02:10 AM
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Re: New 6.0 owner!

I'm not an expert by any standard but I know what works for me. I'm estimating that I'm putting down slightly less that 500hp on my setup and I can't be happier. I pull a 34' fifth wheel occasionally and a enclosed tool trailer almost daily. neither is as heavy as you are speaking of but in the words of one of my employees my truck has "power to spare."
Anything bigger on the injectors and you'll have to have electric fuel. I kinda wish I'd gone slightly bigger on the turbo because I'm a little smokier than I like. I run Quick Tricks tunes and EGT's are manageable but it's easy to fire them up to uncomfortable if I would let it eat. I'm at the limit of what the factory transmission will stand behind and I'm aware that I probably have the ability to smoke it if I got stupid with the skinny pedal. If your truck hasn't plugged the oil cooler by now a coolant filter will probably be just an ornament at this point. The factory oil cooler is already not an issue for your 05.
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