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steps to building a 6.0?

my buddy i work with has a 03 6.0 diesel and he has a 4 inch exhaust from the turbo back and has a cold air intake but that is it he was wondering how far he can push it with a programmer or chip before the head gaskets **** out on him? and what other problems you guys have had with programing and other stuff? what kind of chip you r running? how much to do the head studs? and just other stuff in genral that might be nice to know and save him some trouble and money

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The head gaskets just depends. Mine have gone on a completly stock truck. If he is going to build it he will definetly need studs. A custom tuned SCT is the only way to go.

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headstuds are a must, and then delete the egr system and uppipe. hes probably out of warranty so cost on the studs would be alot from what i was told, the dealer did mine so it was like 100 for the deductible.

i would just get an sct with tunes from eric @ innovative diesel and call it a day. it will be a ton of power

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step 1: take out 6.0

step 2: install cummins lol

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step 1: take out 6.0

step 2: install cummins lol
lol step 3: or d-max

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step 2: install cummins lol
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lol step 3: or d-max
If I had the money pouring out of my pockets I'de do step 3.
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I will eventually do step two, add a cummins. I have a 06 cummins complete with tranny and twin turbos. I was thinking of selling the 6.0 motor complete with ats tranny then add the cummins. Not sure if I want to tackle that job since the 6.0 is built and has 8100miles on it.

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I will eventually do step two, add a cummins. I have a 06 cummins complete with tranny and twin turbos. I was thinking of selling the 6.0 motor complete with ats tranny then add the cummins. Not sure if I want to tackle that job since the 6.0 is built and has 8100miles on it.
yeah you have a good start. the plus is there arent too many built 6.0s out there, and there are a ton of built cummins...

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