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Old 08-24-2013, 01:41 PM
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After studs

So my truck goes in next week for new head gaskets ans studs. I'm also doing down pipe and egr delete. I have a mini max and dpf delete. What can I expect after the studs? Can I safely run all the power the mini max can offer me? The truck is my daily driver and I just want to drive it normal and play some.
Is there anything else I need to do while cab is off? I know about the wires under the intake and injector o rings but what else?
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Old 08-24-2013, 03:11 PM
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If you're having the cab off (and have the cash), better up-pipes wouldn't be a bad idea. The stock ones are prone to failure.

Take a good look at the rockers and pushrods while you've got the heads off. I hear the rockers wear out fairly easily.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:49 AM
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Up pipes

I just ordered HD up pipes from Rudy's. I will make sure they check rocker arms when it is apart.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:46 PM
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You can run the highest tune until your transmission pops.
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Old 08-25-2013, 02:35 PM
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Ok. But......

Right. But the engine will strong enought to handle it?
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I along with hundreds of others run the highest tune everyday on factory head bolts with no problems. These motors are tough
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If you have the funds maybe look into a ported intake manifold.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:25 AM
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manifold

What would the ported manifold do for me?
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:38 AM
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better airflow, cooler egt's, quicker spool up and possible a little more power.
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Just remember, the engine will take everything you throw at it ...until something breaks from the stress. Just like any race or high output engine, it will break if being pushed beyond it's design specs. Unless you go through the bottom end, fuel system, and valvetrain with upgraded components, I would be worried about running it at full steam all the time.

Who knows though...
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