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Old 08-29-2013, 05:13 AM
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rookie question....what's next?

bought the truck with everything in my my sig already on it. i want it to be a daily driver that i can sled with and be competitive. i realize the obvious, like a tuner and dual disk, i just wanna make sure i'm not forgetting anything. sorry if this has been gone over before, but as far as i can tell, the truck is already built. just wanna make sure nothing was overlooked. thanks for any input
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:25 AM
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Looks like a solid setup to me. Only thing I didn't see was a coolant filter. Not a performance mod, but a great addition to help the longevity of your engine. With everything listed it should run pretty good. Next step maybe some larger sticks and air to match.
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Wow, just re-read everything. Yes you definately need custom tunes, but 485/912 on stock tuning?!
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You forgot one thing and the big one --> Plenty of money for when things break. Sounds like you have a pretty solid truck from all the mods you listed. Good luck in your pulling endeavors.

Oh, one more item you may need is a beater incase you can't fix your truck really fast.
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Wow, just re-read everything. Yes you definately need custom tunes, but 485/912 on stock tuning?!
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How about a digital monitor to along with a SCT tuner.

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If your really wanting to be competitive sled pulling lose the lift and tires. Also traction bars and a rear locker would be a healthy addition.
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thanks for all the input guys. the money part isn't so much an issue right now because i'm still in afghan so i got a little bit saved up. as far as the beater goes, i'll have to find a metro or something lol. and the coolant filter is ordered. sorry for another rookie question, but i'm coming over from the cummins 24v world, so i've never had to deal with custom tunes. how does all of that work?
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welcome to the org and thanks for your service!



for custom tunes you'll need an sct tuner or a converted edge, typically a sct sf3 or sct x3. next you plug in tune and get your vehicles strategy code, and vin and give that to custom tuners along with all mods, and what your looking for. most time you get an email and just load the tune to your tuner through you computer with a usb cord. ill find the thread about custom tunes and where to get but...

gearhead automotive i believe panty dropper and super panty droper tunes.

eric @ innovative diesel

vivian @ quicktricks

tony wildman tunes (can't remember the shops name)

there are a few more well known custom 6.0 tuners everything from shift points, when overdrive kicks in to when you want your engines an to turn on earlier or later etc...

dont build a sled puller/ daily driver kinda a hard mix to maintain... find a beat down 6.0 and throw some money in it and make that the puller. a lifted truck can do it but lower will be easier on the truck and will lesson the track bar necessity at the get-go.
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:21 AM
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alright. i plan on going lower in the future, i just gotta check and see if the drive shafts were lengthened or not and i don't think my tires will still clear at full lock or if i'm pulling in a driveway or something. i'll prolly wait till they are worn and have to pick up new ones. and you mentioned shift points and when o/d kicks in, i'm wondering how that will work since i have the zf6? sorry for all the questions, i'm just trying to do this right the first time. wasted way too much money on my last diesel from just throwing parts at it trying to make it fast
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Front Driveline is probably lengthened, you can take it off and drive no problem until its shortened. The rear stays the same
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