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post #1 of 11 Old 02-01-2010, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Recommendations?

Just picked up an 06 with 57,000 miles yesterday and wanted to get some recommendations.

Current mods:
Cat and muffler cut off
6" lift with 35's (Rear Axle is 3:73).

I live in California so idk if im limited on mods? The truck doesnt get smogged though so I guess its a matter of getting pulled over or something?

Was thinking about doing EGR delete then tuner?
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an sct with custom tunes, head studs if you can afford them and a sneaky pipe for your egr delete since your in california. and get a set of gauges for sure. egts boost and tranny temp if you pull a lot. if not id get a fuel pressure instead of a tranny temp.

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SCT BY INNOVATIVE AND GEAR HEAD
4in turbo back farmboys diesel
zoodad mod
fog light mod
2.5in leveling kit
35in hankook dynapro m/t

Soon too come:
egr delete
head studs
Paint Job
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an sct with custom tunes, head studs if you can afford them and a sneaky pipe for your egr delete since your in california. and get a set of gauges for sure. egts boost and tranny temp if you pull a lot. if not id get a fuel pressure instead of a tranny temp.
I would get a Fuel pressure instead of the boost gauge since there is one in the dash. Transmission temp is very important even if you are not towing.

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How much should I be looking to spend on the EGR and headstuds? My mother works at a ford dealership so I get her cost on the hourly rate...
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Don't fool yourself about California. They ARE going to be performing visuals and smoke test. And any restriction or the lack of flow to the EGR is going to give you a CEL. I would do the SCT with custom tunes. Studding will cost you around $2500 to have done at a dealership. You're going to have to keep your EGR, so a Bullet Proof EGR kit will work nicely. You might want to find another CAT to reinstall for visual inspection.
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Oh BTW....

I personally like the Edge Insight for monitoring the truck's vitals. Much cleaner than a row of pods on your pillar.
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I thought there was no smog for diesels in California? Cant the tuner just turn off the EGR so I dont have to remove it but I also dont have to worry about it breaking down? 2500 for studding? hmmm...i have to go in and ask the tech next time I have time.

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I thought there was no smog for diesels in California? Cant the tuner just turn off the EGR so I dont have to remove it but I also dont have to worry about it breaking down? 2500 for studding? hmmm...i have to go in and ask the tech next time I have time.
There is as of 2010 and soon you will be doing your chainsaw too.


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There is as of 2010 and soon you will be doing your chainsaw too.
Can you post a link? I had no idea....one of the reasons I bought the diesel was so I could modify it without worry...wtf.

I bought it without the cat on it or muffler so it should be the previous owners responsibility to give me the cat or pay for it atleast...
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