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Mild Build Questions/Suggestions

I am getting ready to tear into my truck for a "mild" build and I am looking for suggestions as to what else to do while I'm in there. I currently have a II 62/70 turbo and I am getting a set of 190cc sticks from Casserly. I also have a new set of heads to put on as one of mine is cracked. I was wondering if there would be any benifit to having a mild port and polish job done while I have them at the machine shop. I was also looking into a Fluidampner as it would be a cakewalk to replace while the cab is up. Any other suggestions would be appreciated, however I do have limited income to spend on this as the wife is limiting me

I already have all the supporting mods, just looking for some more things to do while the cab is in the air. Thank you for your help guys and gals

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They have done a couple of good running 6.0's around me. I trust their work. Thanks for looking out though.

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If you're looking to save money, you can start by canning the Fluidampr. Haven't heard any good from it, and all the highest hp 6.0s are running stock balancers. That tells you something there.
Port and polished is nice for air flow, but even when done to it's limits, it'll gain roughly 25rwhp give or take a few. So you have to weigh the cost versus the gains. I had the option, but held off when doing my build.
As stated above me, always good to have a solid shop doing the work who has seen and worked on 6.0s before. Sounds like you have that covered, which is great.
Guessing that since you mentioned supporting mods, that studs are already in place. Make sure they are torqued to 270 pounds to hold strong with the extra fuel and (minimally) added heat you'll be pushing into the motor now.
Other areas- check both pumps, high pressure and low pressure oils. Make sure your electrical wiring on top of the motor is cleaned up and not wearing. Look into your FICM, possibly put on a tuned one while you have the motor down, won't hurt to throw on a mild tuned FICM from Innovative when it goes back on, to back up the 190s you're putting in.
I'm just thinking of simple, yet effective things that won't break the bank. Sounds like you have some good hard parts in place and now you'll have some new goodies to back them up.
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If you're looking to save money, you can start by canning the Fluidampr. Haven't heard any good from it, and all the highest hp 6.0s are running stock balancers. That tells you something there.
Port and polished is nice for air flow, but even when done to it's limits, it'll gain roughly 25rwhp give or take a few. So you have to weigh the cost versus the gains. I had the option, but held off when doing my build.
As stated above me, always good to have a solid shop doing the work who has seen and worked on 6.0s before. Sounds like you have that covered, which is great.
Guessing that since you mentioned supporting mods, that studs are already in place. Make sure they are torqued to 270 pounds to hold strong with the extra fuel and (minimally) added heat you'll be pushing into the motor now.
Other areas- check both pumps, high pressure and low pressure oils. Make sure your electrical wiring on top of the motor is cleaned up and not wearing. Look into your FICM, possibly put on a tuned one while you have the motor down, won't hurt to throw on a mild tuned FICM from Innovative when it goes back on, to back up the 190s you're putting in.
I'm just thinking of simple, yet effective things that won't break the bank. Sounds like you have some good hard parts in place and now you'll have some new goodies to back them up.
Hope this helps some
Thanks for the advice. Forgot to mention that I already have a moderate tuned FICM on the truck. However I am planning on modding it to put out 58V. Also, what about an oil cooler rebuild while I'm in there?

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Deff an oil cooler rebuild. Would suck to tear it apart twice.

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WHy not upgrade the oil cooler while our in there? I'm seriously thinking of this

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WHy not upgrade the oil cooler while our in there? I'm seriously thinking of this

I would love to get something like that, but the wife is already upset that I bought the injectors and turbo Looks like a really cool kit.

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WHy not upgrade the oil cooler while our in there? I'm seriously thinking of this
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