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194K whats the best?

My 04 has 194k miles and I wanna start doin some mods. I know when I get my tax check I will be gettin an egr delete and exhaust. I was wonderin whats the best tuner for a truck with this many miles on the stock head gaskets and bolts. I don't have the money to put new hg and stud it but I also am not worried bout big numbers either. Its my dd so something reliable is my concern.
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My stuff!
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AFE cold air intake (dry filter),Zoodad mod.
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But first u need some gauges to see what condition your motor is in


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Sinister egr delete
MBRB 4" TB straight
Blue spring mod
6.4 banjo bolts, headstuds
Powermax turbo
AFE cold air intake (dry filter),Zoodad mod.
Pillar gauge fuel press., volt, bully dog monitor mounted in it
Sct w/ custom tunes from Vivian looney,looney wild, tow with jb, track and compition file
20x9 eagle wheels w/ 35x13 nitro terra grapplers

Soon to be
190/75cc injectors
AirdogII i need to install but waiting on my injectors
meth injection
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you mean regular old oil pressure and water temp gauges or are you talking about egt and boost gauges?
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you mean regular old oil pressure and water temp gauges or are you talking about egt and boost gauges?
Here is some reading material for you, PLEASE READ IT AND UNDERSTAND IT!!
Things to consider about owning a 6.0L


Check your ECT/EOT delta. Check your fuel psi. Check your FICM volts. If any of these are out of tolerance, fix them before they run into more expensive repairs.

Most members go with either a Edge INSIGHT CS/CTS for monitoring a butt load of parameters and if you go with the expandable cable accessories you will be able to monitor fuel psi and EGT. The other is a scangaugeII, then you will need to buy a separate EGT and fuel psi gauge.

If you prefer analog gauges and are gonna tune and/tow with your truck, then I would suggest ECT,EOT,Fuel psi, EGT, TFT, and Boost to start with.

IMO, your better off with the Edge Insight CS/CTS or ScangaugeII set-ups. You'll be able to monitor more and read/clear codes.


After you have your monitor solution, spend your money on fixing any issues and updating and OEM upgraded parts. Then your ready for the "fun" stuff.

For tuner, SCT with custom tunes is what works best for the 6.0. Stay far away from any tuner that has "shift on the fly" programming, may cause premature damage to your trans.

Most members go with the X-3 SCT with custom tunes and the Edge Insight CS/CTS as a monitor.

SCT does make a tuner/monitor combo, like the Livewire #9600 and TSX #8900. Do a search, you can find their "pro's/Con's" in order to make a decision.

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X-3 tunes by DJ'S,QT,GH,ID. Gryphon FICM tunes, ARP studs,Stage 1turbo,ATS coolant recirc lines,Swamp's 48v ficm,coolant filter,AD2,Snow Perf stage II,EGR delete,4" turbo back straight pipe,S&Bintake,Quad "A" pillar autometer gauges,Suncoast Tri Disk Conv.,Billet input shaft,Suncoast superduty rebuild kit,Trans-go shift kit,Mag-Hytec trans pan,CFM+ elbow,ccv mod,15K reese 5er,17" LCD TV/DVD,Cobra 29 Nitewatch CB
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Well I was gonna spend some money on upgrades but I had a problem last week and thought it was water in the fuel but obviously I was wrong. Guess my extra cash will be goin toward fixin the truck instead of upgradin it. Thanks anyways guys.
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