Stock 6.0 looking for some extra ponies - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.0L Performance Parts Discussion What has or has not worked for you?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 Old 02-17-2009, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Stock 6.0 looking for some extra ponies

I have a stock 03 6.0 Crewcab right now. I love driving that truck. Right now I'm a highschool student so moneys a bit tight for me untill my real job starts up again or I pass my final tests and get into the fire department. Anyways

A few questions for all of you:

My first priority is to replace my busted up grill ( some idiot with a hummer hit it while I was inside my school and drove off) so I'd like to replace that. How much do you guys think a stock one runs? Its the grey plastic looking one with a chrome bar vertically on each side. (its a larriat if it makes a diffrence)

After that I'd be nice to put some better parts on. What would you guys recomend as a brand for a cold air intake?

Whats a good brand and were can I find a boost gauge ( murrays and auto value don't even have one for small cars)

Anything else that won't break the bank?

Finaly I hate my stock headlights. I leave my brights on and passing cars don't even notice the diffrence. With a 40 set of bulbs solve this or something else?

Thanks all
duzzyman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 02-17-2009, 05:33 PM
Premium Member

 
Goose350's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 13,271
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
i would go ahead and update to a 05 front end since its busted up anyway

The Mullet Mod
Stock 2005 F-350 4x4
*Afe Intake
*4" TB Exhaust
*Scangauge
*SCT
*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
oil bypass
*
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
water pump
*Tuned FICM
Goose350 is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 02-17-2009, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Whats involved in that process? I head something about having to cut deeper wells for the lights?

The lights and grill are a priority to me. Everything else can wait till I see if my old man lets me keep this truck after I turn 19 next year
duzzyman is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 02-17-2009, 05:38 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
motoxracer42's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Sutter
Posts: 459
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by duzzyman View Post
I have a stock 03 6.0 Crewcab right now. I love driving that truck. Right now I'm a highschool student so moneys a bit tight for me untill my real job starts up again or I pass my final tests and get into the fire department. Anyways

A few questions for all of you:

My first priority is to replace my busted up grill ( some idiot with a hummer hit it while I was inside my school and drove off) so I'd like to replace that. How much do you guys think a stock one runs? Its the grey plastic looking one with a chrome bar vertically on each side. (its a larriat if it makes a diffrence)

After that I'd be nice to put some better parts on. What would you guys recomend as a brand for a cold air intake?

Whats a good brand and were can I find a boost gauge ( murrays and auto value don't even have one for small cars)

Anything else that won't break the bank?

Finaly I hate my stock headlights. I leave my brights on and passing cars don't even notice the diffrence. With a 40 set of bulbs solve this or something else?

Thanks all

dont buy intake its a waste unless your over 500rwhp. just adjust your headlights up to solve that problem. im sure somebody on here can find you a grill. and good luck with the college course for firefighting. my friend took it and the day he got in the instructor said you have no life now lol. they are there all day and have to run everywhere they go lol. its worth it though.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
motoxracer42 is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 02-17-2009, 05:38 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
hoosier golfer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Orleans Indiana
Posts: 402
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I've got an 03 lariat front end i'd sell. PM me if your interested!! Gauges I would check out eBay (not trying to hijack any of our sponsors) I picked mine up for $285 shipped to my door (pyro, boost, tranny & gauge pod).. AFE w/a dry filter is your best choice for an air intake. I'd put an EGR delete somewhere on that list & an SCT X3 from one of our sponsors!! This is just my I hope this helps!! PM me with any ????

~Adam~
2006 King Ranch

~Other Toys~ 05 Ranger 520VX Commanche 225 HP VMAX HPDI !!
~Lots Of Guns & Custom Knives~
hoosier golfer is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 02-17-2009, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by motoxracer42 View Post
dont buy intake its a waste unless your over 500rwhp. just adjust your headlights up to solve that problem. im sure somebody on here can find you a grill. and good luck with the college course for firefighting. my friend took it and the day he got in the instructor said you have no life now lol. they are there all day and have to run everywhere they go lol. its worth it though.
Yea I'm a junior at my local department. College is just for the day job.

Golfer what do you want for the grill. I'm pretty broke right now just trying to put gas in the damn thing week to week.
duzzyman is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 02-17-2009, 05:46 PM
N.S.D.Q.


 
HeavyAssault's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Middle VA
Posts: 4,982
Thanks: 26
Thanked 102 Times in 91 Posts
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Quoted: 91 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Save the air intake for later, you got other more important mods to do. Keep reading here and asking questions, take notes on your "mod list" so you can see what all that fire fightin' is going to do to your truck.

Stay safe!


Officially The Biggest Midget In The Game
(In support of Zmann's request)

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

HeavyAssault is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 02-17-2009, 05:55 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
BlackPearlF250's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Kingsville,MD
Posts: 338
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Send a message via AIM to BlackPearlF250
Quote:
Originally Posted by duzzyman View Post
Yea I'm a junior at my local department. College is just for the day job.

Golfer what do you want for the grill. I'm pretty broke right now just trying to put gas in the damn thing week to week.

correction: "fuel" not "gas" lol just givin ya a hard time. got my guages off ebay for around 250. great deal. the a piller pod fit great. id suggest the 05 front end as well. thats what im trying to find.

Black Pearl
2003 F250 SD CC SB 6.0
4" Turbo Back Exhaust
Kitty Delete
Zoodad Mod
AFE Intake
Rhino Liner
Mag-Hytec Deep Trans Pan
Suncoast Trans Cooler
3" Leveling Kit
Shift Kit
SCT - Tunes by Cale
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

BlackPearlF250 is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 02-17-2009, 06:07 PM
Premium Member
 
WEWILLE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,366
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
As said before dont waste your time with cold air intake, its good for about 500 horse. Do a search on the 05 conversion there is alot of info.

ASE Certified Master Automotive/light duty truck Technician
ASE light diesel specialist
Ford Certified Diesel Technician
Isuzu Certified Gas/Diesel Technician

2007 F-250 PSD FX4 crew cab shortbox king ranch
2005 F-250 PSD FX4 crew cab short Box burned up
2013 Fusion 1.6L Ecoboost
2011 Ford Edge
1999 Dodge 2500 Cummins
WEWILLE is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 02-17-2009, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 27
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackPearlF250 View Post
correction: "fuel" not "gas" lol just givin ya a hard time. got my guages off ebay for around 250. great deal. the a piller pod fit great. id suggest the 05 front end as well. thats what im trying to find.
Damn I correct my mum all the time when she talks about my truck. Enough to the point she doesn't talk about it anymore unless I park it in her way. haha.
duzzyman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome