Newbie but want to know if im on the right track - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-14-2012, 03:57 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Newbie but want to know if im on the right track

so i have a 06
mods.
egr delete
arp studs
new oil cooler
afe stage 2si intake
4"mbrp turbo back
Garrett PowerMax GT3788VA Turbo Kit
new fuel pump stock
sct flash
edge juice with attitude

i think thats it over all in maintenance and some of those parts ive spent around 9 grand this year on fixing this truck.
i put on around 40 to 60 thousand miles a year on it.

i do have a little fun ive pulled it once in a truck pull but im not out to make tons of power

am i on the right track? are there any other things i can do to help out? i was reading about the 6.4 banjo bolt... things like this that help. i pull a 16' dump trailer almost every day for work. so it gets used as a truck every day.

also i am looking for a cheap lift.... any advice it is the fx4 but would like it to sit about 2 to 3" taller all around.

thanks a lot for the help everyone! I hope my mechanics are pointing me in the right direction..............
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 10-14-2012, 04:28 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Trinidad Colorado ,USA
Posts: 4,452
Thanks: 51
Thanked 75 Times in 74 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Wow with that kinda cash and work put in the truck the word "rookie" juz dosnt seem to fit!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 10-14-2012, 05:12 PM
Powerstroke Techie
 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sassamansville, Pa
Posts: 9,198
Thanks: 52
Thanked 132 Times in 102 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Check out Mad Turbo Werks.


Sent from my iPhone using Autoguide
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 10-14-2012, 05:25 PM
Banned
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Carrollton Ohio
Posts: 8,839
Thanks: 65
Thanked 53 Times in 35 Posts
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
All that and you didn't do all the updated parts? Standpipes, dummy plugs, STC fitting, turbo oil feed and drain tubes? Also don't use the edge for a programmer just use it for the monitor and NEVER change the power level from 0 to any other power level on the edge while you have a tune flashed to your PCM from the SCT tuner.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 10-14-2012, 05:41 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yeah lots of money that incuded alot of other stuff i dident list all the turbo lines were replaced when turbo was done. new injectors, new oil feed lines. theres alot of stuff that was done and this also included 2 sets of tires. i just pulled up my quickbooks report for my truck and thats the number it gave me.

also where i got my tuners from said it was ok to stack the tunes??? not true? when im pulling my trailers the edge is stock and my sct is in the tow mode.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 10-14-2012, 06:27 PM
Banned
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Carrollton Ohio
Posts: 8,839
Thanks: 65
Thanked 53 Times in 35 Posts
Feedback Score: 10 reviews
Whoever told you that is literally retarded. Don't ever do that to your 6.0l.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 10-14-2012, 06:32 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Baton Rouge
Posts: 1,126
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by stroke6.0 View Post
yeah lots of money that incuded alot of other stuff i dident list all the turbo lines were replaced when turbo was done. new injectors, new oil feed lines. theres alot of stuff that was done and this also included 2 sets of tires. i just pulled up my quickbooks report for my truck and thats the number it gave me.

also where i got my tuners from said it was ok to stack the tunes??? not true? when im pulling my trailers the edge is stock and my sct is in the tow mode.
NEVER stack tunes in your 6.0. Do you have a custom tow tune? If not that's the next upgrade I'd look into.

For 2-3 inches I'd look at a level kit and some blocks out back
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 10-14-2012, 11:12 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: sandy ut
Posts: 763
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by stroke6.0 View Post
so i have a 06
mods.
egr delete
arp studs
new oil cooler
afe stage 2si intake
4"mbrp turbo back
Garrett PowerMax GT3788VA Turbo Kit
new fuel pump stock
sct flash
edge juice with attitude

i think thats it over all in maintenance and some of those parts ive spent around 9 grand this year on fixing this truck.
i put on around 40 to 60 thousand miles a year on it.

i do have a little fun ive pulled it once in a truck pull but im not out to make tons of power

am i on the right track? are there any other things i can do to help out? i was reading about the 6.4 banjo bolt... things like this that help. i pull a 16' dump trailer almost every day for work. so it gets used as a truck every day.

also i am looking for a cheap lift.... any advice it is the fx4 but would like it to sit about 2 to 3" taller all around.

thanks a lot for the help everyone! I hope my mechanics are pointing me in the right direction..............
you should fire your mechanics, sell the edge to some poor sap on craigslist for $150 and put that into a monitor. I would recommend one to you but as long as it monitors the vitals it don't really matter what one you get. Some do more than others and cost more as a result. Then i would sell the turbo and get a mtw stage 1, Just because from whats been said about it, its that good . If your towing a dump trailer everyday i wouldn't go to crazy though from where your at. 6.0s love to leave owners stranded. If its the work vehicle you definitely want reliability over awesomeness. Just my opinion. Also check the vendor sites for a level kit for your truck, find one that fits the budget and boom 2-3" of lift. Vendors should take good care of ya!


What would I be doing right now if I didn't have an iPhone?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 10-15-2012, 03:33 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by skooter View Post
you should fire your mechanics, sell the edge to some poor sap on craigslist for $150 and put that into a monitor. I would recommend one to you but as long as it monitors the vitals it don't really matter what one you get. Some do more than others and cost more as a result. Then i would sell the turbo and get a mtw stage 1, Just because from whats been said about it, its that good . If your towing a dump trailer everyday i wouldn't go to crazy though from where your at. 6.0s love to leave owners stranded. If its the work vehicle you definitely want reliability over awesomeness. Just my opinion. Also check the vendor sites for a level kit for your truck, find one that fits the budget and boom 2-3" of lift. Vendors should take good care of ya!


What would I be doing right now if I didn't have an iPhone?
alright i guess ive been being miss informed. and i know all about being stranded my truck and i have a love hate relationship.
thanks for all the help!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors