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6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

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post #1 of 8 Old 08-18-2014, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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2006 F350 Regular Cab XLT dually.

The truck has ARP headstuds, ford blue OEM head gaskets, updated stc fitting, new high pressure oil rail standpipes, RCD egr delete with up pipe, air raid intake, 5 inch turbo back exhaust, and a sinister coolant filter. No guages no tunes. What do you suggest me buy? Livewire or gauges?
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I personally like having my SCT X3 and a Edge CTS as gauges. That way if anyone breaks in and takes the CTS ( which has happened to me) I still have the tuner.
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Another option is the SCT X4 tuner and a Dashboss. I will say though that the Livewire TS is an awesome tuner/monitor.

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you will find a mixed bag on tuners/guages vs the livewire.

Even thought quirky, I like my livewire and PHP tunes.
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post #5 of 8 Old 08-18-2014, 12:19 PM
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X3 and Edge CS for me. I like the low profile look and simplicity of the CS. As for tuning my tunes from Drew at Backroads performance have been the best I have run on the truck.

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I gotta vote for the SCT X4 and Edge CTS. The CTS is the best gauge IMHO.

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I like my A-Pillar EGT/Boost/Fuel Press. gauges, along with the BPD Scangauge II programmed with all the parameters to watch on the 6.0.

04.5 F-350 KR. UCF Heads, ARP Studs, 6.4 Pushrods, KC Stage 2,SCT X4, BPD Air-Oil Cooler w/Bypass Filter, EGR delete, Coolant Filter, 4" Flow-Master exhaust,AEM Brute Force HD Intake, Atlas40 FICM, DC Power 190,BPD Scan-Gauge II, EGT/Boost/Fuel Gauges,Front Level Kit, PowerStop Front Brakes, Sinister Y-Pipes & R.R Fuel System,BPD Billet Wtr. Pump, '97 Fan Clutch/ BPD Adapter. WPE White Rain,W.Street,W.Tow, TSD-SPD. Riffraff boots, Cold Side Pipe.
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I really like my sct sf3 and cts set up, pricey but worth it

2007 ccsb, Arp studs, stock HG, kc billet wheel powermax turbo, Banks intercooler kit, egr delete, stock downpipe followed by 4in straight, updated oil pipes & dummy plugs, stc fittings, SCT idp custom tunes, edge cts monitor, blue spring update, new oil cooler, elc coolant, airraid cold air intake, 35x12.5x18 Toyo mt's, rancho rs9000 shocks
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