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Old 11-27-2010, 10:55 AM
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Starting the build....Opinions?

So I've been learning all that I can about my 6.0l getting ready to start ordering a few parts. I don't want anything too serious, just a respectable 400-450 rwhp, firmer shifting and to git rid of the dead spot before the turbo spools. I finally decided to go with the SCT X3 and some custom tunes but I wanted to talk to a diesel mechanic in the area before I ordered anything. So after talking to the owner of a custom diesel shop yesterday, I have a few questions.... According to the mechanic, I need to install head studs, O-ring cylinders and do a coolant bypass at a minimum before I order my SCT. I would love to hear your input, if any of you are running these mods and are they nessesary? I know that the increased boost and cylinder preassure after the SCT will find any weak links in a stock truck faster, but am I really going to blow a head gasket right away if I install the tuner anyway?? -Help please
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:15 AM
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before you wnat to add power you should defenitly do an egr delete, studs, coolant filter, bypassfilter.

You can get 450 with tuning, good fuel flow and pressure and powermax
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Old 11-27-2010, 11:17 AM
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im running my sct with matts srl custom tune on stock everything else. you dont need to have that stuff done first. im just waiting till i need to do it.
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you will get 400 with tuing easy.
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Depends how you drive the truck, run it hard then it might let go. You dont need o ring heads, I dont run them and Im over 550hp.

SCT
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ARP Studs
Check Heads
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mine heads went bad n I didn't realizes it till I still kept pukeing antifreeze after I did the egr delete.. a couple months later it was back in the shop.. you might wanna go ahead n stud it when u do the delete
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