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Old 02-22-2014, 12:45 PM
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Reliability of this?

Hey guys.

I've got an 05 6.0 that currently has a blown Headgasket and at least one cracked head. I've already got a shop lined up to do the work, but I'm curious about reliability for a few things.

I'll be getting studs done, oem head gaskets, STC update, etc. Basically everything for bulletproof.

While I'm in there I'm also going to be doing injectors from Warren. I'm thinking 175/stock with plans to upgrade to either a Pmax or a Barder stage 2 down the road.

I'll also be getting an SCT and running a custom tune.
The guy at the shop has been saying that any time you start running larger injectors it becomes far less reliable. He constantly preaches stock sticks with a Pmax.

I'm wondering if this would be a good, reliable setup for a dd truck. Thanks.

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Ull be fine. Ur doing everything ur supossed to when you have the head gaskets done. Just make 100% sure that they magnaflux the heads and take it to a shop that knows 6.0's. I'm dealing with a head gasket fiasco myself as the shop I had do it didn't machine the heads properly. If your gonna run some warren injectors id run some 175/30's. You won't have any issues if its done right. I would strongly recommend replacing the oil cooler while ur at it, switching over to zerex cat elc coolant, and getting a bullet proof egr cooler or totally deleting it. When you use sct tunes, it will tune the tranny also, so it'll take the additional power.

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I have 175/stocks as well. I would recommend going with a 30% nozzle though. You'll be able to have it tuned to run like stock, or you can have a tune writer turn it up and have a REAL fun daily driver. While you're in there do the updates that are available for the motor.
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I agree with william, 175 is a lot of fuel to shove thru stock nozzle holes, and ur tuner can tune it dow n to accomadate whatever turbo ur runnin
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Don't get me wrong. I love the 175/stock combo, and I will try to squeeze every last bit of power I can out of them. But it would be SO much easier to get that power with a larger nozzle.
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Hey sorry I guess I forgot to put in the original post. Everything needed will be getting done.

Egr delete with up-pipe
Coolant filter
Coolant flush to ELC
Oil cooler
Standpipes/dummy plugs
STC
All the other goodies

Also...I am jealous of you guys down there.
Up in Canada here this is a $10k job.

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In terms of the 175/30, what are the benefits to going with a 30% over stock? Potential power Increase? Does going to a 30 justify the extra few hundred?

Mend gal is only to be around 450 at the wheels. I don't a truck to go stupid fast. I have the CBR600 for that.

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Basicially, if u run the 175/30's you have wiggle room. If u run 175/stocks and you find that the truck doesn't perform how you like it, or you run out of fuel injector wise, you'll be stuck, if u run the 175/30's you can get tunes to make the truck run more mildly as far as street manners, and if you decide you wanna go fast, all ull have to do is load a different tune, you won't have to change injectors.

Plus if you get the truck tuned for it, you can easily tow with 175/30's and you won't run too high on egt's.

When I bought my tubnes I got 3. One for tow, one for street, and a full fuel race.

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And you will gain signifigantly more power with the 30% nozzles than stock ones
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On the flip side, if I get the 175/stock and down the road want more, could I not.just swap out the nozzles?

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