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Old 10-01-2010, 01:10 PM
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What will hurt my motor?

I recently had my truck looked over and everything is operating fine. I am going to go ahead with the EGR delete, oil cooler, and head bolts. After that is finished, what can i start doing to increase performance without killing the motor?
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It is not so much single items like bigger injectors and turbos that kill your motor, it is the supporting mods for those injectors and turbos.

One to point out is that when you get bigger injectors, you will need a bigger fuel pump to support flow.
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It depends on how much more HP you want.

A mild mod of 60HP can be done with the head bolts, etc

More than that you start creating both heat in the engine, bad for the 6.0L valves, and more than 120 additional pounds of torgue and the stock tranny can't handle
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more than 120 additional pounds of torgue and the stock tranny can't handle
With good tuning it can handle it just fine.
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O yea... how much more power do you want???
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With good tuning it can handle it just fine.
Some want more than just fine.
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I recently had my truck looked over and everything is operating fine. I am going to go ahead with the EGR delete, oil cooler, and head bolts. After that is finished, what can i start doing to increase performance without killing the motor?
Don't get head bolts again, go with ARP Studs.

And you can go with an SCT with custom tunes to start off with

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It depends on how much more HP you want.

A mild mod of 60HP can be done with the head bolts, etc

More than that you start creating both heat in the engine, bad for the 6.0L valves, and more than 120 additional pounds of torgue and the stock tranny can't handle
Umm where did you get your information from?? I know people with 300 HP over stock with a stock tranny.

And you can do a custom tune and an FICM tune on stock head bolts, but that would be as far as I would go.
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Yea I run 225's at 40+ PSI of boost on the stock trany. It has held up ok.
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Old 10-07-2010, 11:21 AM
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I am looking to add anywhere from 100-150 hp to the truck. The truck only has 70K on it and the tranny works fine.
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