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New and need advice

Does any one have a suggestion on whats the best idea for HP and fuel economy? I am a new diesel owner and bought an 03
F-350 and really want to get more than 12mpg. The truck came with a Banks 6 gun, 35's and a leveling kit, and that's it. Welcome any and all
possibilities thanks. I was looking at the Banks Big Hoss bundle, but didnt want to drop 4k on something thats not worth it.
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Things to consider about owning a 6.0L

#2 Gauges

#3 coolant filter

#4 get RID of the Banks crap...if you want power/mileage/reliability for a 6.0 get an exhuast and a SCT tuner w/ custom tunes. (only after checking the health of your motor by checking for coolant loss and differences in coolant vs oil temps per instructions in link)




35" tires kill fuel mileage... i went from 16-17mpg on stock 33's to 11-12 MPG on 35" tires
Oh well gotta pay for looks

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And please DO NOT pay 4k for the big hoss bundle unless you want to spend another 4-8k on a new tranny and doing your head gaskets



ONLY SCT with custom tunes for a 6.0

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Bigger sized tires really kills mileage. SCT as already said is the only way to go for a 6.0. Go back to stock sized wheels and tires and get some good tunes and an SCT to load them in and you should gain mileage. Also go slower on the highway and in general. That is what really helps with me. Also when you hand calculate your mileage with 35s, you must account for the difference in tire height. Google how to do that. Bigger tires go further per revolution. Don't ever trust the lie-o-meter if you have one.

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So, I to am still learning. What type of coolant filter is recommended? Are they easy to instal?

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Yes they take about 10 minutes to install.


Here is a link to my preffered kit...

It is the easiest one to install as there are no cuts in the facotry lines needed with this kit as compared with other kits

That makes intallation and returning back to factory (if needed) easier... Also looks alot better and proffesional for the same price as the other kits


Performance Machine & MFG. 6.0L Powerstroke Diesel Coolant Filtration System

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Any one in the Ogden area that can recommend a good shop?
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That seems like a good product. Thanks for the help. BTW love the quad fog light setup on ur pic. Pretty sure Im gonna look into that.

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