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Old 06-22-2012, 07:22 AM
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First time 6.4 owner looking for advice

When I was in high schhol my dad built a ridiculous 7.3 and since then I've waited to get a pad well my time has come and I settled on a 6.4. I was thinking dpf cat delete, intake, and Spartan but I have no idea so what do you guys think I should do to gainpower, mpg at times, and keep the reliability?
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:46 AM
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The combo you listed with head studs, an EGR cooler delete, intake elbow, CAC pipe, and 4 downpipe would be a cool running and reliable setup. You would also have 550-575 horsepower on tap.
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I didn't realize I'd need head studs on a 6.4. Also what's a CAC pipe. Sorry for being a newb
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I didn't realize I'd need head studs on a 6.4. Also what's a CAC pipe. Sorry for being a newb
You really don't need head studs like you would in a 6.slow, but you start pushing it with the higher HP tunes and there is a good chance you will blow your head gaskets
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Hmmm I don't want to drop 5k on the build so.idk
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Hmmm I don't want to drop 5k on the build so.idk
Any one of our vendors can get you set-up nicely for just $1500. In your original post, you mentioned something about a "wicked" 7.3......well if you want a "wicked" 6.4, Jeff was simply mentioning what you would have to do it make a "wicked" 6.4 and reliable. You can have a very nice, quick, and reliable 6.4 with a simple tuner, dpf delete and a intake of your choice
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Any one of our vendors can get you set-up nicely for just $1500. In your original post, you mentioned something about a "wicked" 7.3......well if you want a "wicked" 6.4, Jeff was simply mentioning what you would have to do it make a "wicked" 6.4 and reliable. You can have a very nice, quick, and reliable 6.4 with a simple tuner, dpf delete and a intake of your choice
O that makes sense now...thanks for clearing that up. I don't think I want wicked ha that was a nightmare on driveline parts and a headache to run right all the time. Quick question: why does deleting the dpf make it non street legal?
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O that makes sense now...thanks for clearing that up. I don't think I want wicked ha that was a nightmare on driveline parts and a headache to run right all the time. Quick question: why does deleting the dpf make it non street legal?
Because deleting the DPF/Cat is removal of the emission system that was installed on your truck. Depending on where you live may help you decide. Where I live, we have emission tests so I have to swap the system out every other year so they can do the test.
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You don't need studs, its possible that your could blow a gasket but its no where near as likely with a 6.4 as it is with a 6.0. I've had mine deleted since new and it now has 182K on it on stock bolts, larger turbo and minor fuel up grades. '

Its just more of a precautionary thing, you could do the tuner, intake, exhaust and deletes and then save up for doing studs down the road. Your not likely to have a head gasket failure unless you just beat the ever loving snot out of it and abuse it to a ridiculous extent. Mines been beat on every now and then and has held up quite well.
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I mentioned studs because you mentioned reliability. You can run bigger tunes on a 6.4 without the need for studs but you can also push the limit with bigger tunes.
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