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A lot of your questions are open for interpretation, meaning everyone will have their own opinion about which route you should go. One thing I think everyone here will agree on - DO NOT buy a bullet proofing kit with Black Onyx head gaskets, there are several posts here of failures on stock tuned, daily driven trucks. Stick with blue, Ford OEM head gaskets for now.
I personally have the IPR Gen2 EGR delete and found it to be very simple to install and pretty much fail proof. However there are a few people that simply weld freeze plugs into the ends of the stock cooler. Whatever works for you, both do generally the same thing. I also run the MBRP 4" straight pipe exhaust and LOVE it. The grey hair crowd here doesn't like the noise, but its a beautiful sound to me.
2006 F250 6.0 XLT FX4 CCSB
MBRP 4" straight pipe with 5" tip
Studded and deleted
Atlas 40 and Looney Tuned
2002 F250 7.3 XL Reg Cab 2wd Sold!
1995 Ram 3500 Dually Reg cab 5.9 12v auto 2wd