I'm going to be digging into the motor soon, and since my truck is broke I managed to convince my wife it'd cost about $7000 to fix right
. Its a 2006 fx4 with 210,000 miles, sinister coolant filter (just put on) s&b cai, 5th wheel hide-a-hitch and rancho adjustable shocks (last three put on by p.o.).
I'm not looking to set any records, just a reliable truck that can stomp a lightning or a camero and still go off-road or pull a camper or boat.
So far my parts list reads like this:
Beans fuel sump - $149
Warren 175/30 injectors - $1350
Mtw stage 2 - $1550
RR kit from sinister - $649
ARP Headstuds - $417
OEM head gaskets - $308
Egr delete - $149
Upgraded oil cooler - $149
Blue spring upgrade - $63
Updated turbo drain pipe - $35
(Doesn't the stand pipes and dummy plugs come with HG?)
Sinister Y pipe - $279
Diamond eye 4" TBE - $340
Riff raff drivers side metal cac boot - $118
(From sinister) Edge cts & sct x4 - $769 (plus the egt probe so another $80)
FICM ultra service w/ atlas 40 - $425
And so right now I'm at $6833.... I had planned for a $6k budget, but I'm going to push it up to $7k with the RR system.
So am I forgetting anything? Anything I need to remove/add/change? I've been reading up on this constantly for a week now and every new thread opens up more stuff you need or don't need and my brain's about melted
I know I'll need to get the heads checks when I pull them, whats a decent price for that?
Forgot to add I'm going to be doing the work myself. (Or really, my uncle's a diesel mechanic who's been through the week long PSD class and he's going to be helping me) in my dad's shop. It has a lift so I'll be taking the cab off to do it.