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"Necessary mods"???

If you're going to make mods, in your opinions what are the necessary mods?

I hear all the talk and read about dpf deletes / tuners, egr deletes or coolers, cold air intakes, head studs. From a newcomers' standpoint it's all too much to throw into the truck at one time. Seems to me like you'd start with the head studs, then egr and dpf delete with the tuner, then if you ain't broke, a cold air intake and all the fun little stuff. Are the head studs a notable issue on the 6.4? Especially if it's already modded? I'm reading about uppipes and downpipes and coolers and AAAUUUGGHHH! I'm not going to hotrod this truck, I just want it to last as long as I possibly can make it last with the least amount of major repair expense. What do you say? What's the right mods if you're going to do a set-up with longevity and fuel efficiency in mind? (Not sayin' it ain't gonna get kicked in the slats once in a while to blow the soot out.)
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Studs are not needed in the 6.4s for 95% of us. If you just want reliability, delete the dpf and egr, flush the ford gold coolant out and run cat1 Rated elc, and get a coolant filter. Do all that and you'll be good to go.

For tuning I'd go h&s, but get it soon as they are getting hard to come by.
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Make sure you get the "race" tuner and not the street tuner, or you won't be able to delete. You won't find the race tuner on their site because they aren't allowed to sell it anymore, but some performance part dealers still have them or you can find them used here and there. Like stated above, I wouldn't be too concerned with head studs yet. Change all your fluids (oil, tranny- probably best to have the dealer do this one because of the method they use, rear diff) and your filters (oil,fuel) and make sure you use Motorcraft filters. Get a coolant filter soon and install it, they are pretty simple.

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Is replacing the Ford Gold Coolant necessary for these trucks too? I understand that the 6.0l was prone to the coolant "jelling" and clogging the cooler passages. Is that an issue with the 6.4 also?

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Is replacing the Ford Gold Coolant necessary for these trucks too? I understand that the 6.0l was prone to the coolant "jelling" and clogging the cooler passages. Is that an issue with the 6.4 also?
If its maintained properly it seems to work well. Alot of people though are unaware of the maintenance of it and can have some issues. Alot of people switch to the ec-1 rated stuff for ease of maintenance of it.

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Friend of mine says change the coolant and add a filter system. Don't think he'd steer me wrong.
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Friend of mine says change the coolant and add a filter system. Don't think he'd steer me wrong.
That is good advice

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