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My truck already has an sct tuner with a dp 120 hp race tune and straight pipe but I wanna do more but I cant help but wonder about the trans. Its the first automatic truck ive owned and I havent really saw much about tranny problems so I take it theyre tough but how tough?
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My truck already has an sct tuner with a dp 120 hp race tune and straight pipe but I wanna do more but I cant help but wonder about the trans. Its the first automatic truck ive owned and I havent really saw much about tranny problems so I take it theyre tough but how tough?
With good custom tuning, the trans. will take quite a bit. How much you looking for?

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I wanna change the wheel in the turbo, stage 2 intake, 4" exhaust, stuff like that. Maybe nitrous if it doesnt outrun my buddies duramax lol
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I wanna change the wheel in the turbo, stage 2 intake, 4" exhaust, stuff like that. Maybe nitrous if it doesnt outrun my buddies duramax lol
Leave the intake alone, stock is the way to go for the 6.0 unless you are looking for over 500 hp. The trans. will hold that easy with good tuning.

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Slap a GoGo diesel Direct Clutch solenoid in and replace the stock pan with the 08+ pan and filter.

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My truck already has an sct tuner with a dp 120 hp race tune and straight pipe but I wanna do more but I cant help but wonder about the trans. Its the first automatic truck ive owned and I havent really saw much about tranny problems so I take it theyre tough but how tough?
How are you monitoring your motor?

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About the only monitoring I have is boost gauge, egt, and trans temp.
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About the only monitoring I have is boost gauge, egt, and trans temp.
That's not enough. With the 6.0, it's very important to know your ECT/EOT delta, and fuel psi for a heathy motor.

ECT/EOT delta will tell you if your oil cooler is blocked or getting blocked, when the oil cooler gets blocked, coolant flow is restricted to the EGR cooler, now lack of coolant to the EGR cooler can/will make it fail, when the EGR cooler fails coolant can enter the cylinders. Guess what? Coolant doesn't compress, so the weak TTY headbolts stretch causing the headgasket to blow. Nasty domino effect!!!!

Fuel psi gauge- when fuel psi drops below 45psi at idle to WOT, you can cause damage to your expensive injectors.

You can read more basic 6.0 knowledge on this link, DON'T SKIP OVER THIS!!!
Things to consider about owning a 6.0L

What it comes down to is, you need to check/monitor the health of your motor BEFORE you start adding the go fast parts, choose to ignor this and you won't be a happy camper!!


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Didnt list it but I put the head studs new oil cooler and egr delete on it. I would like to have a bypass oil cooler kit but heck injectors cost less then that kit
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Still need a way to monitor ECT and EOT. Monitoring fuel pressure is a good idea also.

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