I'm a big car guy, but most of my experience is with 5.0 Mustangs back in the early and late 90's. I just bought my 6.0 about a year ago, and love it. I did tons of research and was lucky enough to find one that had already been bullet proofed, and is in great shape.
I have done a few mods for reliability, including the CTS, coolant filter, blue spring mod, and changed out all of the fluids and filters. Love this truck! I bought it because I figured I'd trade the rv in on a toy hauler at some point, as I was a motocross guy. But, at 46 years old, I was getting hurt too much. So, about six months after I bought the truck, all of the bikes are gone. lol For that reason, I don't do any towing at this point but want to make sure that I am able to if needed.
I've done a lot of research (I'm definitely a forum junkie), but the information is all over the place. I'd be very interested in what it takes to make 500 rwhp, and how some of you have done it. This forum is great, love all of the great info.
I'm also very interested in how your tranny has help up, how the truck drives, some info on what it might cost to do it, and if you felt like you would do it differently next time.
Thanks in advance for any info.