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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-19-2014, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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best/ safe tuner for a stock 6.0

First off I would like to apologize if this has already been posted (which I'm almost sure it has) but my phone will not let me search the forums for some reason. Anyways what I'm looking at is getting a tuner for my 06 6.0 but my truck is completely stock as of right now. The last thing I want is something that will cause any engine, tranny or rearend issues with it all being stock. In the somewhat near future I am wanting to put an 8 in pro comp lift with 37's and an exhaust and intake to help it breathe. I have been looking at maybe getting an edge juice with attitude but I don't want to make a bad or uninformed decision. Thanks for any and all help.
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Re: best/ safe tuner for a stock 6.0

Personally I would do a few of the reliability upgrades before I started throwing tunes on it. Thats what I did. Im running stock other than reliability stuff and a 5 inch exhaust. I went with sct and got custom tunes from drew at back road performance and love em. He takes into account what you've done to your truck and writes the tunes for your application. Great guy to work with.
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thanks for the input. what sort of reliability upgrades should I do?
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Re: best/ safe tuner for a stock 6.0

coolant filter!!! though getting a tuner that you can monitor engine data is real nice. can help decide if/when to work on oil cooler.


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I will definitely get the coolant filter because I just replaced the egr cooler... anything else reasonably cheap like that?
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Re: best/ safe tuner for a stock 6.0

the blue spring (fuel pressure regulator) upgrade will help to save your injectors if the stock spring gets weak. the kit with the housing & gaskets is about $60...

6.4L banjo bolts are a cheap one. not as easy as the coolant filter & blue spring (especially if you have a dual alternator in the way)

else, perfect maintenance schedule on the oil, coolant, and all filters i s'pose


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ok, where can I get the blue spring upgrade? also what is the 6.4L banjo bolt upgrade? and I only have a single alternator so hopefully its not too bad... I mean it can't be as bad as doing egr cooler and injectors lol
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blue spring upgrade is available on amazon & performance diesel websites...
banjo bolts are the two bolts that fasten the fuel supply lines to the front of the blocks. the 6.4 blots allow more flow iirc
& lol i agree haha!


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ok thank you so much. I really appreciate it. this is my first diesel and really my first modern vehicle... I'm used to workin on 70's f-100's and such lol
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no prob! i started off with a 1983 4 cyl n/a diesel ranger. not a whole lot to it compared to modern chuggers lol


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