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I have a 6.0 specialist that is located near me. I was planning to leave the bulletproofing to him because hes just done it so much. I am picking the truck up Tuesday. I am taking to him and having him look it over. Right away I am having the coolant flushed, the oil cooler replaced with OEM, and egr cooler delete installed. I am looking on ebay right now for used SCT x3's and I have another friend who owns a performance shop getting me quotes on a turbo back exhaust and an edge evolution CTS to monitor. I'll also order a blue spring once i get the truck I just want to make sure its not in there.
The guy I'm buying it from has had the truck serviced by a ford dealership since day one, anything they recommended and has all the service records. Would the ford dealership have told him to do the spring? (kinda doubt it?). I just would hate to order it without knowing.
So thats what I have so far. The truck is a 6-speed manual with the stock clutch and 70k miles. No history of any issues with motor or trans.
The reason I was asking about the air box is because I am curious if its beneficial with the mild tunes I have planned. I am aware of the FCIM tunes and turbos, and that with even with stock injectors, I can see gains from an aftermarket turbo, BUT two things:
No head studs (yet) and I hear the stock clutch cant even handle an aggressive street tune, so forget about FCIM and turbos and injectors. If i get the truck and I deem its going to a worth while investment, I would likely do studs, turbo, and clutch at the same time.
It kinds sucks that the clutch is a limiting factor but if I drop a grand on a new clutch then I might as well count on doing the studs too cuz headgaskets probably go soon after I get the power up?