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I know the question has been asked a million times, but most of what I find on the net when I search is from a couple years ago. Here it goes. I'm looking to make my truck reliable with some good power. I have an act tuner, it's an older one. That is the only thing I have done to it. I need injectors, probably hg's, egr delete and oil cooler upgrade. Studs of course. Anything else? If you guys could get me a list of brands you chose that are tried and true and somewhat easy on the pocket book,I would appreciate it. I only use it for an occasional pulling a trailer, maybe a local truck pull (just for ####s and giggles), and a daily driver. But I would like some decent power out of it. The tuner has no custom tunes on it. Basically want to get it running good and reliable. Thanks in advance

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Head studs - APR, EGR delete- RCD, Sinister and there is probably a couple other good company's, for Injectors and pretty much everything for the engine The Dealer for OEM Ford parts, OEM oil cooler, fuel pressure regulator kit.

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also blue spring kit, coolant filter, I would swap to a SCT tuner and I hear great things about custom tunes from Drew as back road performance I believe is where he is at. I am planning on getting a tune from him this week actually. Need something to monitor you gauges I prefer the Edge CTS and 6.4 banjo bolts.

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So how do the tunes work, do I just get a hold of a guy who made the tune and buy it and he sends it to me via internet and I download it on my tuner off my computer?

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So how do the tunes work, do I just get a hold of a guy who made the tune and buy it and he sends it to me via internet and I download it on my tuner off my computer?
Simple as that.

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Who and how do I get a hold of a guy for tunes. If I'm running the upgrades as stated before, what's a good tune for not too much towing, and some good get up and go when I want it. How much different should it be compared to the performance canned tune on the tuner I have

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Drive ability with custom vs canned is night and day. Go custom and you'll never regret it.

Several guys do custom tunes very well. Eric at IDP, Matt at Gearhead, TSD, Backroads Performance, etc. Everyone has their favorite, and trucks like some better than others. I've ran IDP and Gearhead.... For me the truck likes IDP better, so that's what I run daily. If you are going to tow, get yourself a tow tune, and a performance tune for when not towing. Most of the guys offer a 3 tune package deal. Most are priced relatively the same.

2005 F350 CCLB Dually
Studded, deleted
5" straight piped
155/30's
KC Stage 1.5
Reg return
Beans sump to the stock pump
BPD FICM
Tuned by several...depends on my mood for the day.
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What kinda hp can I get and hold safely with studs, egr delete, upgraded oil cooler, blue spring kit, and 155 injectors, or maybe a hair bigger injector... I have a 6 speed manual

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That's one of those questions you can't really answer. Could hold just fine, or it could blow the gaskets the first time you mash on it. If you want to start adding power, stud the thing. If you want to chance it, go ahead. It WILL blow the gaskets at some point. Just the nature of the beast. I personally think it makes more sense to spend the money on reliability first before spending money on performance. But again, that's my opinion. Your money... Spend it as you want. If you spend all your cash on go fast goodies then it lifts the heads, then what?

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Studded, deleted
5" straight piped
155/30's
KC Stage 1.5
Reg return
Beans sump to the stock pump
BPD FICM
Tuned by several...depends on my mood for the day.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-21-2014, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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I meant with all those upgrades, should I be able to get 450 to the wheels? Or do I need a bigger turbo? Will it feel like a new 6.7 in terms of power? About the same hp isn't it?

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