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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old 01-06-2008, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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$2000 to spend...need advice!

The tax season is upon us. That being said I have set aside about $2000 for mods to my truck. I have a 06 F350 DRW with 4:30 rear end. Might change out the gears later for better highway mileage but don't know yet. I want to add an intake, turbo back exhaust,gauges and chip. I am asking those with exp. on the 6.0 for their input.

I use my truck to pull a 18 foot enclosed trailer with 4 race bikes to and from the track..... 35 foot 5th wheel hopefully will be coming soon. The truck has 21000 miles on it and is bone stock. I really dont use it much as a everyday driver but that can always change. Any input you guys/gals have would be helpful.
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Re: $2000 to spend...need advice!

Cant go wrong with MBRP exhaust and AFE Intake.......I know a few people with 6.0L that love their SCT tunes.

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Cant go wrong with MBRP exhaust and AFE Intake.......I know a few people with 6.0L that love their SCT tunes.

I have heard nothing but good things about the MBRP exhaust so thats probably what I will go with.
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yea just put the MBRP cool duals on my GF's 6oh sounds great and went reletivily easily.. AFE is a good intake, and everyone I talk to loves their SCT tuner, however you choice on the tuner, there are alot of good guys that use the SCT for their tunes

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sct (with custom tunes from elite, dj, or innovative), autometer, AFE, magnaflow or mbrp. That what i would do with 2k

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Thanks for the replies!!!!!
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Re: $2000 to spend...need advice!

Instead of spending the $300+ bucks on the AFE stage II intake go and buy the AFE direct replacement filter for 60 to 80 bucks and perform a zoodad mod on that truck and you will save some cash. Buy MBRP cool duals in the 409 stainless or aluminized as they all perform the same buy cost signifigantly less than the 304 or 409 stainless. Call Accufab and buy one of their performance intake elbows they will give you a little better milage and slightly less tubo lag off the line. Buy a PPE programer with the 10 levels of tuning instead of the SCT with custon tunes. They SCT's are great and i use the SCT but you need head studs to run them hard all the time. The PPE however i have used in drag racing and never had any coolant/head issuses without studs. This is just my 02 c and i have owned/operated a diesel performance/offroad shop and tried everything out there for the 6.0. Oh yeah auto-meter for the piilar & guages, tranny,pyro, boost 40 psi is all u need.
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Instead of spending the $300+ bucks on the AFE stage II intake go and buy the AFE direct replacement filter for 60 to 80 bucks and perform a zoodad mod on that truck and you will save some cash. Buy MBRP cool duals in the 409 stainless or aluminized as they all perform the same buy cost signifigantly less than the 304 or 409 stainless. Call Accufab and buy one of their performance intake elbows they will give you a little better milage and slightly less tubo lag off the line. Buy a PPE programer with the 10 levels of tuning instead of the SCT with custon tunes. They SCT's are great and i use the SCT but you need head studs to run them hard all the time. The PPE however i have used in drag racing and never had any coolant/head issuses without studs. This is just my 02 c and i have owned/operated a diesel performance/offroad shop and tried everything out there for the 6.0. Oh yeah auto-meter for the piilar & guages, tranny,pyro, boost 40 psi is all u need.
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This is how it all starts haha..sounds good though..you get all that you are going to the one blowing smoke on my truck next time
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