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post #1 of 53 Old 04-21-2010, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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600HP- reliability?

Hey guys..new to the site and tons of great info here! I have the chance to graduate from my 150 and buy an '05 F-250 with 8" lift 38x15.5's, 4.10's, aftermarket gaskets, EGR delete, and ARP studs. It also has a 5" turbo-back exhaust with intake. The truck has 112K but the engine was replaced under warranty and only has 30K on it, along with the stock version injectors.

I would have an extra $5,000 to spend on performance. I would like to see around 600HP with the following-

injectors
turbo
ID tunes

Is the tranny going to hold up to this for a DD? Also, is this much horsepower just asking for trouble? Or should I just stick with my original plan to build up a Cummins. It's hard to resist because I'm a Ford man and this monster is already lifted and everything, plus there are tons of Cummins guys around here dumping fuel acting like they have big horsepower... it'd be sorta fun to blow them away
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youll need a transmission for sure. Id stay powerstroke, the Cummins is a hell of a engine but there is nothing like a high numbered stroke.

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Ok thanks for the quick reply! Do you think adding billet torque converter, valve body, billet flex plate, and maybe billet input shaft be enough? Since a suncoast would cost me 5k alone...
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well doing all those mods would cost you a pretty penny.. You would want to rebuild the whole tranny with good parts and get a torque converter all that would cost a good 2-3,000 dollars or more.. You won't want suncoast or ats, I've heard mixed reviews. But a built BTS transmission would do the job. I hear they do VERY good work there and nothing but good service and I think it actually may be under 5g's..someone will chime in with more info

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4700 with torque converter and installed by bts thats the route i plan on taking

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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but $5k won't get you even close to 600 RWHP reliably in a 6.0. That would get you injectors and a turbo. The stock tranny won't live long behind 600, but that's further down the road. You still need all the supporting mods like an EGR delete, a set of ARP head studs, full fuel system with aftermarket pump and upgraded lines, etc, etc.... Not to mention 600 hp and daily driver do not go together in the 6.0 world unless you want to spring for custom compound turbos or plan on spraying nitrous... Just my somewhat educated opinion.

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4700 with torque converter and installed by bts thats the route i plan on taking
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I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but $5k won't get you even close to 600 RWHP reliably in a 6.0. That would get you injectors and a turbo. The stock tranny won't live long behind 600, but that's further down the road. You still need all the supporting mods like an EGR delete, a set of ARP head studs, full fuel system with aftermarket pump and upgraded lines, etc, etc.... Not to mention 600 hp and daily driver do not go together in the 6.0 world unless you want to spring for custom compound turbos or plan on spraying nitrous... Just my somewhat educated opinion.
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