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post #1 of 19 Old 09-08-2011, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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tunes on a stock 6.0

I have a 2006 f250 and i want to do an sct w/ custom tunes and a 4in exhaust.. how worried should i be with out doing head studs?
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Custom tune writers can write safe tunes for stock head bolts. You need to forget about a tuner for now, and get yourself gauges/monitor FIRST. You need to check the health of your motor first, address the issues it make it reliable, then get a SCT.

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You will need a monitor/gauges. I recommend the Edge Insight, do to its easy to hook up and expand to monitor Fuel Pressure. Address any of those issues first before tuning the truck.

The three big tune writers have tunes for stock trucks, any tune can lead to issues. Without the before mentioned monitor, you may not be able to catch them before complete failure.
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well i want to do guages, sct, and exhaust at the same time.. ive had the truck since march and she runs great.. i just really want to do a tune really bad..lol...

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yes i know, but when everything checks out how worried should i be or not about blowing a head gasket?

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If all of your parameters are in check and you have a custom tune designed for a non-studded truck then I wouldnt really worry until I saw a parameter change that would cause me to worry otherwise. Now I know that there is still a possiblity of lifting a head with a tune but even if you left your truck stock doesnt mean that the head gasket wouldnt fail.

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yes thats what i was wanting to know.. ive heard of so called safe tunes but havent really heard a whole lot about them

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I run with innovatives Xtreme Race without studs and Swamps 58v FICM without a problem so far and I run her hard make sure you tell the tuner you dont have studs, theres a reason its called custom tuning afterall

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yeah im gonna talk to a local diesel performance shop, Leadfoot in loganville, ga about it before everything.. the guys there know there stuff and have worked on a few of my buddies trucks

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