Need some ideas?!?! - 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 02-19-2013, 02:39 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Need some ideas?!?!

I just bought a 2005 6.0 4x4 Lariat and I am looking to beef it up a little. I want to get some more power along with the ability to boost fuel econ. I just want to know what everyone else thinks is the best route...Im open to all ideas...Chips, Bolt-on, Anything! Thanks!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-19-2013, 03:10 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,202
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Re: Need some ideas?!?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Becknasty3806 View Post
I just bought a 2005 6.0 4x4 Lariat and I am looking to beef it up a little. I want to get some more power along with the ability to boost fuel econ. I just want to know what everyone else thinks is the best route...Im open to all ideas...Chips, Bolt-on, Anything! Thanks!
First off, if its not already done I'd looking into an egr delete or BPD cooler...

Then studs if not both.

Flush cooling system...replace oil cooler...then swap to an elc...

Verify ficm is in good health...

Then youll be up to date as far as reliability goes...

As far as performance...tuning is usually the first thing people do...I, and most will, recommend an sct tune with custom tunes. Personally I use idp and quick tricks.

Intake and exhaust are 2 other staples in a good street truck.

If you really wanna get into it look at injectors, aftermarket turbos and beefier than stock transmissions...much over 500rwhp, depending on your driving habits...the stock tranny can't handle it...

What exactly are your rwhp goals? Do you tow? If so how heavy and how often?

Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using AutoGuide.Com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-19-2013, 05:13 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thank you!
I have been looking online at XDP diesel all night checking on things and reading reviews.

1. Which SCT tuner do you prefer?
2. Where should I purchace the Delete and oil cooler from? ( Black Diamond is one I have been told about)
3. Im wanting a exhaust system. I have looked at Banks and MBRP. What are your thoughts?
4. Im looking to get to the 500HP area. I would like to stay stock on the tranny if possible. Im not looking to completly redo everything since it is just a daily driver.
5. What do you think about the BANKS, Bully Dog, or Edge Chips?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 02-19-2013, 05:25 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Also, If I just do the Chip, Exhaust, Delete, etc...do I need to do the ARP head studs?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 02-19-2013, 07:23 PM
Powerstroke Techie

 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sassamansville, Pa
Posts: 9,715
Thanks: 87
Thanked 186 Times in 149 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Need some ideas?!?!

Before you spend a dime on any parts, you should get a monitor solution to see how healthy the truck is. After you have found any issues, then start fixing the issues, while you have the motor apart for the found issue, upgrade any OEM parts for your year truck (STC, dummy plugs, turbo oil feed/drain).

Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.

Things to consider about owning a 6.0L

This next link, has some of the updated OEM parts by the year truck.


Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.

And so does this link.

6.0 Head Stud Part List.


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 02-19-2013, 07:25 PM
Powerstroke Techie

 

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sassamansville, Pa
Posts: 9,715
Thanks: 87
Thanked 186 Times in 149 Posts
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Need some ideas?!?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Becknasty3806 View Post
4. Im looking to get to the 500HP area. I would like to stay stock on the tranny if possible. Im not looking to completly redo everything since it is just a daily driver.
5. What do you think about the BANKS, Bully Dog, or Edge Chips?
500hp area and the programmers you listed wont happen. Stick with SCT and custom tunes.



Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 02-20-2013, 11:55 AM
Powerstroke.org Sponsor
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Oakdale, CA
Posts: 770
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilpooh View Post
Before you spend a dime on any parts, you should get a monitor solution to see how healthy the truck is. After you have found any issues, then start fixing the issues, while you have the motor apart for the found issue, upgrade any OEM parts for your year truck (STC, dummy plugs, turbo oil feed/drain).

Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.

Things to consider about owning a 6.0L

This next link, has some of the updated OEM parts by the year truck.


Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.

And so does this link.

6.0 Head Stud Part List.


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
I completely agree with that statement. It is vital to know what is going on under the hood.

We have the Infinity programmer/monitor that is an all-in-one tool. It will tune, monitor generic and Ford enhanced data, run diagnostic tests(KOEO/KOER, buzz, cylinder contribution, glow plug), read/clear DTC's, datalog, and much more. It is completely customizable, and there is not another product like it available.

Once you get a feeling of how the engine id doing, I would look into an exhaust and coolant filter. You will also want to bulletproof it too.

We carry a wide variety of products for the 6.0L. You can check them all out HERE.

Let me know if you have any questions. I'll be glad to help you out.
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 04:25 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