I'm getting ready to delete and stud my 6.0 this summer. I was going with the elite desel kit including the following:
Factory Ford Head Gaskets
Head Gasket Dowel Size? 18mm/20mm Dowel
Oil Rail Dummy Plugs
Valve Cover Gaskets
Include Updated Turbo Oil Drain and Supply Lines
Blue Pressure Spring
Oil Pressure Switch
Overflow Bottle Cap
And I'll still have to get my heads resurfaced
I already paid the guy for my labor (he is a good diesel mechanic and is a great buddy of mine)
I already have a S&B dry air intake, with a 5in exhaust and 8in tip, I also have a SCT live wire already in my truck for the gauages until I get my delete and studs done then i'll be getting a custom tune from Rivercity.
The thing I've been asking my self, is 2250.00 over priced for this stuff? Am I just paying for the name? I know elite diesel is badass and has great products, but yet I think there is probably the same quality idems on the market with just a cheaper price. I'm here to ask you what would you do if you were building my 2006 6.0 F250. I'm a high school student who works for everything, therefore money will take time to earn. I know how much a dollar is really worth and how far it'll get me. I've been looking and maybe I just have my head up name brand idems, but I'm looking at spending another 3000 after I already paid for labor? Thats if i bought this kit and got my heads resurfaced. I'm not saying list cheap quaity stuff, because I'll pay for good quaity. I just think if I can save on this just by buying the same quaity stuff for a cheaper price, I can have some money left over and possibly can purchase an upgraded turbo or get a Compressor Wheel for mine right now.
Links to idems also explaining your self for the product would help me out, or telling me how far and how much more stuff I could purchase with 3,000.