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My 6.0 Upgrade list, too much?

Hi all,

I am going to purchase a 6.0 in the near future. I have been searching the fourm's, hear and else where, and have compiled a list. I know it will cost a good chunk of change, but I want to mod the truck to be very dependable and fun to drive as well. I will be towing a fifth wheel later on as well, so towing is a concern for mods as well.

I use to have a 7.3 and modded it a bit as well, but I think the 6.0 is a better all around truck for what I am looking for. Want a truck that can tow up a hill and not loose steam, as with the 7.3 it is a great engine, but from I can tell and have seen first hand I would like something that can keep up a little better going up hill.

So hear is the list. Let me know what you guys think, what to add, what is maybe not needed. Thanks

Brian

intake
5 in turbo back exausht
sct tuner with kem or innovative diesel tune
egr delete
intercooler boot upgraded
arp head studs
gauges, pillar mount
ficm upgrade
Zoodad, High idle mod, fog light mod, harpoon mod
Airbags
Coolant filter
Trany filter
Fuel filter Airdog II
Oil bypass filter
Sinister diesel regulated fuel kit
Large mouth intake kit
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Everything is good! I would skip the large mouth intake and the regulated return as it's not needed with the airdog II.
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You can skip the add on trans filter with the 6.0 as well.

4 inch exhaust is plenty.

Also skip the intake. The factory unit flows well enough to support 500hp
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Didn't catch the intake hiding up there, yes factory is more than enough flow for you. Completely agree with Dave.
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FICM tuning would also be questionable IMO. A tuned FICM would work, but you definitely DON'T want to get a 58v FICM if you're doing a lot of pulling.
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There is nothing wrong with the tuning part but the 58v mod does get hot.
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looks good man, here are some suggestions

intake- dont need it
5 in turbo back exausht- 4inch is sufficient
sct tuner with kem or innovative diesel tune
egr delete
intercooler boot upgraded
arp head studs
gauges, pillar mount
ficm upgrade- personal pref.
Zoodad, High idle mod, fog light mod, harpoon mod
Airbags
Coolant filter
Trany filter- dont need it
Fuel filter Airdog II
Oil bypass filter
Sinister diesel regulated fuel kit- dont need it
Large mouth intake kit- dont need it
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Cool, you guys are awesome as always. I love this site. So helpful. I don't know all that much about 6.0, i'm a 7.3 convert to 6.0. Looks like with the stuff you guys suggest I will save a few bucks.

Looks like i will do away with,

intake
will tune but not upgrade to 58v ficm
tranny filter
Sinister diesel regulated fuel kit
Large mouth intake kit
I was thinking 5inch just because of sound, not so much performance. Unless there is a downside to bigger exhaust.

Also should I keep the cat, get a high-flow one, or keep the stock one when I upgrade the exhaust. I just want to keep the egt's as cool as possible while towing.

You guys Rock.
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:22 AM
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5'' will lower your low end power, but it does sound better.

why do you want to keep the cat if you dont mind me asking?
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I am in the military and move around alot, thus why I am getting a truck and camper in a year or two. I just dont want to hassle with any emission troubles down the road trying to register the truck in different states.

If there is no problems with ever registering this truck with out the cat I am all for taking the stupid thing off. They are useless on a diesel in my opinion.
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