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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-15-2014, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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ideal upgrades to a stock 6.0??

buying my first 6.0 this upcoming week and don't know a whole lot about what upgrades I should look into first. its an 05 and totally stock. I don't plan to build this into a sled puller but I would like to do some little mods to help it out (exhaust, tuner, egr delete maybe)
any ideas for what I should do first that wont break my bank and will be healthy for me new truck??
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Re: ideal upgrades to a stock 6.0??

The one that I always like to suggest is a coolant filter. Can be done at any time and not expensive.
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EGR delete is wise as well, as are gauges to keep an eye on things.

On the flip side, if you have the funds, do everything right from the start and never have to worry about it again.

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EGR delete is wise as well, as are gauges to keep an eye on things.

On the flip side, if you have the funds, do everything right from the start and never have to worry about it again.
how complicated is the egr delete? I plan on getting a 4inch straight pipe basically right away. would that be something I can do myself while I put in the new exhaust?
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Re: ideal upgrades to a stock 6.0??

Before doing a egr delete you should see what your oil/coolant temp spread is. Might need to replace oil cooler and it's easier if you're already doing a egr delete. You need a monitor or gauges to see the spread. You also need a gauge to check fuel pressure and whether to do blue spring upgrade to regulator.

Bottom line is get some way to monitor what's going on in engine before doing any upgrades. Cheapest way would be using torque app on your android phone if you have one.
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Re: ideal upgrades to a stock 6.0??

Coolent filter, fuel spring upgrade, egr delete. The coolent filter expect to change it every 3-4 months the first year. I cut mine open after each change and that would determine the next interval. I should of taken pics to show you guys how much carp the filter pulls out.
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Haha sorry man I already bought this 05. Hopefully I'll get a picture up soon. But I'm questioning whether or not I want to go through with the EGR delete, iv been told a couple times now that doing that will turn on my check engine light? And it won't pass emissions? Also, what chip/tuner runs the best for these 6.0's?
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Coolent filter, fuel spring upgrade, egr delete. The coolent filter expect to change it every 3-4 months the first year. I cut mine open after each change and that would determine the next interval. I should of taken pics to show you guys how much carp the filter pulls out.
I haven't done any research into that coolant filter yet, is it an aftermarket filter that I can add in or a replacement one that everyone forgets about? Sorry to be a newb here iv just never even bothered to learn anything about the 6liter.
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Re: ideal upgrades to a stock 6.0??

If your emissions allow the delete, CAI, turbo back exhaust with a tune will give a nice boost in power, efficiency and lower EGR's. I studded mines so am running Innovative Diesel's street tune and can knock down 22 mpg on highway yet it pulls MUCH stronger than stock.
Don't forget coolant check or flush, FICM voltage, batteries voltage/condition, blue spring mod and upgraded oil cooler.

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