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04' 6.0L mod recommedations

Got an 04' 6.0L with around 100k on it. Have the AFE stage 2 intake and 4" MBRP with muffler, no cat. Boost gauge and EGT gauge by autometer. I drive a lot of long distances with this truck on the weekends and usually with a sled deck in the back with two sleds on top. Looking to get some more mileage and power with truck.

I bought intake and exhaust from elite diesel and gave them a call. They recommended to remove my EGR junk completely, which I will do soon. Then they recommended I just get the X3 tuner with three files loaded. I want to chip it but don't want to lose the reliability of my truck seeing how I ask so much from it. For the most part I will keep it in economy but on weekends load up the tow tune.

Questions:
1) Is the EGR delete kit thru elite diesel a nice kit or should I look elsewhere?
2) Is the X3 tuner solid and reliable?
3) Should I be doing anything else when adding this tuner(tranny etc)?
4) Should I be adding a third gauge (tranny temp)?
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1) Yes. I do not personally have one but have heard good things. First Coast Diesel Performance has, what I hear, is commonly referred to as the best

2) Yes! very reliable. And you can scan trouble codes if you get an engine light

3) Not Really. That's the beauty of custom tuning with the X3, the Trans controller is tuned to handle the increased engine output.

4) does the 04 gauge cluster have the factory trans temp gauge? Even so, if you have the $$ it's cheap insurance so It definitely won't hurt

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YES you need a tranny gauge. The stock one if you have it is not good at all. It should not even be there. My stock one says the tranny is warm after idling for five minutes. Then when I drive and my aftermarket starts to show it heating up the stock one never moves. I cant urge you enought to get one.

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Thats what I am wanting to hear, reliable and the best.

I will put the tranny temp gauge on the list. Where does that sensor plug in? Anyone need a grey 2 gauge piller for cheap?
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how cheap?

04 f250. tow rig. studded, intake, exhaust, sct!, egr delete. diesel site coolant filter , still pukin
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1)FCDP makes a good EGR delete kit LOL (tooting my own horn) LOL

2) The SCT is great and doesn't need anything else added to it, just make sure you get custom tunes.

3)not really.

4) a fuel pressure gauge would be a better investment.

IF you want some prices feel free to PM me and we can work out a package deal on our Full Delete kit, custom SCT and gauge.

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25 bucks and you pay shipping cheap
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let me see what i can do that is a good price. i could use a fuel and tranny temp gauge

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Questions:
1) Is the EGR delete kit thru elite diesel a nice kit or should I look elsewhere?
2) Is the X3 tuner solid and reliable?
3) Should I be doing anything else when adding this tuner(tranny etc)?
4) Should I be adding a third gauge (tranny temp)?
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1) I dont know
2) absolutely the best for a 6.0. Hands down
3&4) Gauges since you already an exhaust. Def. need a transmission temp gauge and other gauges would not hurt. (water temp, oil temp, fuel pres. etc.)

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cowboy250, I would have to order the tranny temp gauge first and then pull out the old one.
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