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Old 01-10-2014, 12:11 PM
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Wanting some horsepower out the truck

I am new to the diesel world been in it for a year now. So don't go to harsh on me please.

I have been tossing up the air for some extra mods. I want some more power I have no goal of HP/torque or anything like that. Just want a realable truck bc it is my daily driver. I don't want every time I start my truck to worry about something happining to it because all the mods. I do tow some times(24' car hauler with dirtbikes in it).

I haven't made my mind up about what companies I want to buy from.
But I do know is I want to get my truck Studs done injectors, turbo, fuel system, blue clock spring (I see other trucks have it but idk what it is or does)
I don't have a deep pocket book, but I know you gotta pay to play.
Just seeing the best bang for your buck.

2006 F-350 CC LB 4x4
175,000 Miles
8"Suspension Lift
38-13.50-18 Nittos
EGR cooler
Oil cooler
5" exhaust
Cold Air Intake
SCT 3015(vivann Tune)



Any suggestions,comments?
Anything is better then nothing.

And I am proud to have come across this forum I really like it.
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Old 01-10-2014, 12:59 PM
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Do you have gears yet? That would definitely be the first thing I would do with that big of tires.



Also do some research on the reliability aspect of the truck. You are on the right track and it is great that you are doing your research. I would continue to do LOTS OF RESEARCH before doing anything. It is way easier to do you research and get all of the reliability mods done at once. Here are a few pointers...


Reliability:
OEM gaskets
ARP studs
Blue spring fuel update
Standpipe updates
STC fitting update
Turbo fill and drain update (you might already have them)
CCV Re-route
EGR delete
Gauges (montior and gauges)
Pyrometer
Fuel Pressure gauge


While doing all that I would check out and work on the whole truck. The best thing you can do first for performance reasons and reliability reasons is to make sure everything is working great. Who know maybe you could double your power and fuel mileage by just maintaining your truck.


Check, fix, and clean all sensors, tubes, and connections
IAT
MAF
MAP
EBP
ICP
IPR
VGT
ETC...

They are all pretty easy to get to and service while doing the other items you have mentioned. I cant tell you how many people I have seen upgrade their truck with performance mods only to find out that it had a bad sensor causing the low power.



Performance mods:
Billet wheel upgrade or stage 1 turbo
155 or 175 injectors (get your freshened up)
Ported intake manifold
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Old 01-10-2014, 07:27 PM
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Agree with the above. Make sure everything is running great first. After that I would get a stage 1 or 2 mtw turbo then get bigger injectors 155-175 and you should be set. If your studing it get a ported intake for good measure but it's not completely needed.
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How do you know what size of injectors you run with a turbo?
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How do you know what size of injectors you run with a turbo?
What size injectors were you planning
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I haven't set anything in stone yet.
I am still debating on the turbo size.
I was just looking at what setup went with what do I could get a idea.
And Advice.
I'm trying to hold out as much as possible for studs until I have to. (Within the next year, cause that's when my truck will be paid off.an can save 600 a month lol)
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Putting off studs is gamble. We all know how many people blow their headgaskets on just stock injectors. Adding a turbo/injectors/tuner/ or any performance mods will just be rolling the dice.

There have been some people that have also made big power on stock head bolts. But it is not something I would promote.


If it was me the head studs would at the top of my list.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:26 PM
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With the turbo and injectors comment. There are a lot of different ways to skin a cat. I would pick a hp or performance goal, decide how much I want to tow, decide how much money I want to spend. Then I would match a turbo and injectors that would fit all those parameters
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Check out my thread...I feel you are on the same page as me....
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I appreciate the feed back... Sorry the late responds working all the Over Time i can get so i can start do work to the truck.
so i have decided that I am going to buy a CTS monitor instead of gauges, then i am going to buy APR studs, its not set in stone yet but i do believe im gonna go with the 190/stock injectors for now.


But on the turbo side of it.

I am not to sure the size of the turbo i want to go with or the brand. I just want a good reliable Daily Driver performance turbo.
whats the difference of get one rebuild or buying a new one?
And Ive read some reviews of turbos but is there a big difference between a stock to a stage 1 turbo?
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