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Old 01-15-2011, 05:55 PM
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Need all the info on hopping my 6.4

I have 50,000 miles on 2010 f-350. (in 4 1/2 months)
when new at 1,000 mile put AFE air box, SCT programmer & removed filter.
Picked up fuel mileage from 11.5mpg to 18mpg @ 70mph
I run around 100mph most days. @ 100mph still gets 11.5mpg to 12.5mpg
Escort detector needed! In south Texas its 70 miles from town to town
I have a pipeline company with 3 & 4 jobs at same time so I run hard.
Now I'm wanting to step up my HP ?
(got out ran twice last week about 120mph)
Need to change turbos ? Injectors?
I spent 3 hrs reading lots of threads on here all were helpful but not where I found the order that you need to replace things are which ones..
I would love some info. Have money need for speed.............
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get a spartan tuner and you could get up to a 310hp tune spartan really has the 6.4 thing down. and have you put exhaust on it? if not put a 4 or 5 inch turbo back no dpf or cat or even a muffler
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Old 01-15-2011, 06:24 PM
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Skip the Spartan, you already have an SCT. Order some Xtreme tunes from Eric at Innovative and get a full turbo-back exhaust, along with a new cold-side pipe.

Then, if you got some money to blow, get some Elite studs and an Elite EGR Delete w/ Wastegate put in.
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I saw where some replaced the after cooler ? I can put new exhaust on but wanted to see if replacing the turbo's was needed and might require a different exhaust.
If head bolts & gaskets it the next move? I'll go there and then?
I own 3 more 6.4 company trks the operators drive & just bought a 6.7 2 weeks ago.
I only hot rod mine!! The boys take better care of theres.........
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I saw where some replaced the after cooler ? I can put new exhaust on but wanted to see if replacing the turbo's was needed and might require a different exhaust.
If head bolts & gaskets it the next move? I'll go there and then?
I own 3 more 6.4 company trks the operators drive & just bought a 6.7 2 weeks ago.
I only hot rod mine!! The boys take better care of theres.........
After cooler?

And you will most likely eventually need studs and an EGR delete even just running a hot tune. Those need to happen before you upgrade turbos and injectors.

And believe it or not, these trucks love to be rode hard. My 6.0 was babied for the first six years of its life, and thousands of repairs bills were the result. Now I ride her hard and she hasn't let me down, and with the same MPG to boot!
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Ya first of get the extreme tunes from innovative diesel. They have a 280 HP over stock tune that is really good for a daily driver.
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I agree that you just need to get some bigger tunes and see where that takes you. A full exhaust will help your egt's. Studs are never a bad choice when running the big tunes if you beat the piss outta the truck.
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I have 50,000 miles on 2010 f-350. (in 4 1/2 months)
when new at 1,000 mile put AFE air box, SCT programmer & removed filter.
Picked up fuel mileage from 11.5mpg to 18mpg @ 70mph
I run around 100mph most days. @ 100mph still gets 11.5mpg to 12.5mpg
Escort detector needed! In south Texas its 70 miles from town to town
I have a pipeline company with 3 & 4 jobs at same time so I run hard.
Now I'm wanting to step up my HP ?
(got out ran twice last week about 120mph)
Need to change turbos ? Injectors?
I spent 3 hrs reading lots of threads on here all were helpful but not where I found the order that you need to replace things are which ones..
I would love some info. Have money need for speed.............
How much power are you looking for? Swapping out that old SCT brick for an H&S Mini or Black Maxx is a great start. That way you have a monitor you can actually use as well as some better tunes. Im not sure what exhaust you have, but if you just have a delete pipe I suggest stepping it up to a full 4" or 5" kit. Most people find they are more than happy with the tunes that H&S provides, but if you want more, you could get some race tunes. If you go past this point, reliabilty starts to be a concern and it gets expensive ie. trans, turbo(s), injectors, studs, etc.
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How much power are you looking for? Swapping out that old SCT brick for an H&S Mini or Black Maxx is a great start. That way you have a monitor you can actually use as well as some better tunes. Im not sure what exhaust you have, but if you just have a delete pipe I suggest stepping it up to a full 4" or 5" kit. Most people find they are more than happy with the tunes that H&S provides, but if you want more, you could get some race tunes. If you go past this point, reliabilty starts to be a concern and it gets expensive ie. trans, turbo(s), injectors, studs, etc.
Last time I checked, the SCT custom tuning platform was the best out there. And I also believe that the SCT with Innovative tunes has created the largest dyno numbers with just a tune.

It would be much more cost efficient to just order a custom tune for his SCT.
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I meant no disrespect to the custom tuning capabilities that SCT has, but rather how terribly outdated the Livewire is. He absolutely could get higher HP tunes for it which would be much more cost efficient, but he would still be stuck with a Livewire (if thats what hes using). The H&S Mini/Black Maxx or the Spartan make the Livewire look like its from the 80's, not to mention their out of the box tuning blows SCT's away. Different strokes for different folks man, just pointing out some other options.
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