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post #1 of 10 Old 11-10-2007, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Finally Made the Splurge

Well I got the upgraded injectors(spartan techs. stage 1 towing injectors), headstuds, fluidampner, and fuel regulated return system and I must say the ole girl sure does move now. First time I really have done this much performance mods on a truck and I have to say the truck is so much more fun to drive and all the looks on people's faces when a DRW scoots like she does right off the light.
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congrats man!, you should fill in your sig so we know what kind of rig your driving. post up all your mods too that way we can see what your workin with.

Early 99 F-350
4" lift on 33's
Tymar Intake, Isspro Gauges, Modded IDM, HPX, Boost Fooler, 4" Exhaust
-BTS Tranny
-76mm Sledgehammer
-Swamps Tuning
-230cc Casserly Hybrids
-T.E. Modded 17* HPOP
-ARP's, Chromoly's, 910's
-ITP RR

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Well I updated my siggy, hopefully it will show up even though I only have 15 posts(16 now after this post). I noticed your future turbo is BPD D66 turbo, Bean is about a 50 min drive from me and he is the one that did all my mods except gauges that you see in my siggy.

2006 6.0 King Ranch DRW
Spartan Stage 1 Towing Injectors
Headstuds
Beta Spartan Phalanx
Suncoast Heavy Duty Torqshift Rebuild
ITP Fuel Regulated Return
Straight Piped MBRP 5" Exhaust
64mm Non-VGT turbo
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Wow, nice setup. I bet she does haul!

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2005 F-350 DRW 6.0PSD Longbox
CrewCab 4.10's and a Limited Slip - Nicknamed "TINY"
B&W 5'er/Turnover Ball on top, better MPG than my half-ton 155,000+ on the clock
SCT X3, DJ's Diesel Performace Looney 160,Tow 50 and Econ 40 Tunes
Autometer triple pillar with Trans, Boost and Pyro Ultralite II's
4" Farmboys exhaust with cat delete
ARP studs installed and EGR Valve welded by Scott @ Trucks Unlimited
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I have an '07 F-350 King Ranch DRW. How much did the head stud job cost you? I want to do some mods but am scared to do so without head studs.
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Tad Abraham
2005 F-350 DRW 6.0PSD Longbox
CrewCab 4.10's and a Limited Slip - Nicknamed "TINY"
B&W 5'er/Turnover Ball on top, better MPG than my half-ton 155,000+ on the clock
SCT X3, DJ's Diesel Performace Looney 160,Tow 50 and Econ 40 Tunes
Autometer triple pillar with Trans, Boost and Pyro Ultralite II's
4" Farmboys exhaust with cat delete
ARP studs installed and EGR Valve welded by Scott @ Trucks Unlimited

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I have an '07 F-350 King Ranch DRW. How much did the head stud job cost you? I want to do some mods but am scared to do so without head studs.

The total job was round 1800-1900, the headstuds themselves were only 500, so obviously the biggest part of the job was the labor. I was only charged the headstud labor though because I had the other stuff put in at the same time and alot of the labor for the studs makes it easier to do the other mods. My suggestion would be do all that you can at one time when you do the studs and hopefully, they will only charge you the labor for the studs and your just paying cost on the other stuff. Atleast that is how Bean did it for me over at BDP. And be prepared to have it in there for about 4 days. I would also have them take it to a machine shop and machine the heads if it's warped while you do it(I had to have that done as well), because if they are warped despite the heads being studded you'll still puke.

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Beta Spartan Phalanx
Suncoast Heavy Duty Torqshift Rebuild
ITP Fuel Regulated Return
Straight Piped MBRP 5" Exhaust
64mm Non-VGT turbo
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Wow, nice setup. I bet she does haul!

Oh it's wonderful, I'm going to try to take it to Smyrna and see what she puts down.

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Headstuds
Beta Spartan Phalanx
Suncoast Heavy Duty Torqshift Rebuild
ITP Fuel Regulated Return
Straight Piped MBRP 5" Exhaust
64mm Non-VGT turbo
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Thanks for the info. I didn't realize that you didn't take the truck to a Ford dealer, you took it to a speed shop. Also, did you have a definite failure before your head stud job? You mentioned that your heads were warped. Was this just from normal use? Please forgive me if I ask any silly questions about these 6.0s because I owned an F-350 with a 7.3 for ten years and it was bullet-proof.
How much did you get charged to have the body taken off to access the heads or did your mechanic do it some other way?
I plan on putting a Banks Power Pack kit on my truck eventually but don't want to worry about blowing head gaskets.
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Thanks for the info. I didn't realize that you didn't take the truck to a Ford dealer, you took it to a speed shop. Also, did you have a definite failure before your head stud job? You mentioned that your heads were warped. Was this just from normal use? Please forgive me if I ask any silly questions about these 6.0s because I owned an F-350 with a 7.3 for ten years and it was bullet-proof.
How much did you get charged to have the body taken off to access the heads or did your mechanic do it some other way?
I plan on putting a Banks Power Pack kit on my truck eventually but don't want to worry about blowing head gaskets.
Cab did come off and that is considered in the charge of the labor for the headstuds. My heads were in bad shape, they had to machine about .003 i believe off of the pass. side heads, I can't remember what they had to do with the other side. In all honesty I would go with something that you can custom tune as you can get a lot of different tunes that fit different applications and it's going to be better to make sure everything is compensated for even if you don't do the bigger modifications and some of the off the shelf stuff doesn't do it. I can speak from experiance as I came from having the Bully Dog setup before the SCT(rather or not that tuner caused my head problems I don't know, it could have been that way from the factory, but I wouldn't rule it out). Just from my own experiance get something custom for the programming and if you decide to upgrade later you have that option(none of the Bans programming products allows for bigger modifications that I'm aware of, that might have changed but I doubt it).

2006 6.0 King Ranch DRW
Spartan Stage 1 Towing Injectors
Headstuds
Beta Spartan Phalanx
Suncoast Heavy Duty Torqshift Rebuild
ITP Fuel Regulated Return
Straight Piped MBRP 5" Exhaust
64mm Non-VGT turbo
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