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I'm negotiating an 08 CCSB lariate with 65k miles on it right now and am wondering how much I'm looking at for dfp/egr deletes, turbo back 5 inch exhaust, intake(if it's worth it), and a tuner(Spartan or h&s) I've priced a couple places online and it's looking like 2500 but just wanted to make sure it's a decent price and I'm getting everything I would need to make this truck last and be a beast


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Dont forget to look at what maintenance will cost you as well...the maintenance on the truck cannot be neglected performance parts or not.
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Are you referring to routine maintenance or getting the performance parts installed?


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[QUOTE=Dieseloutlaw270;6699625]Are you referring to routine maintenance or getting the performance parts installed?


Routine maintenance.....
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Ok I'll be sure to keep that in mind thank you for the reply


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What you have there is a good list to start with. I have an H+S tuner so I can only speak for that. If you go that route, make sure you buy a race version and not the street version. The newer street version will not support the DPF deletes due to EPA regulations. I have heard some guys mentioning "unlock codes" so I'm not sure if you can buy them or not, but try to find a race version. You will find a downpipe back exhaust much easier to install, and most guys will tell you the aftermarket downpipe isn't really worth the trouble on trucks that are under 700hp ( i believe that was the number). I havent' done and EGR delete, but the H+S tuner will shut off the EGR so the delete isn't absolutely necessary right now. If it were me I would spend that extra money on a cold side pipe, I hear that's a worthwhile upgrade. You will probably want to buy an intake because with the tuner and exhaust, you will probably trip the sensor on the factory air filter minder. I never did but lots of guys have.

You might want to start off with replacing your oil, oil filter, fuel filters, coolant, and maybe a tranny flush if you want to do some maintenance things that will help your truck last. I would also look into purchasing and installing a coolant bypass filter like Sinister or Dieselite. I have the Sinister and I can tell you for a fact it works.

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Stud it, Head studs that is,

Get the coolant checked for exhaust gasses before buying.

Take that thing out and run the pi$$ out of it and see if the degas bottle overflows or the level fills the bottle.

You thank me later if it turns out the head gaskets were blown like mine were when i bought it. I didn't have someone to tell me to look for that issue.


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Do the turbo downpipe, you will see a slight drop egt temps, towing you will notice the difference.

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What you have there is a good list to start with. I have an H+S tuner so I can only speak for that. If you go that route, make sure you buy a race version and not the street version. The newer street version will not support the DPF deletes due to EPA regulations. I have heard some guys mentioning "unlock codes" so I'm not sure if you can buy them or not, but try to find a race version. You will find a downpipe back exhaust much easier to install, and most guys will tell you the aftermarket downpipe isn't really worth the trouble on trucks that are under 700hp ( i believe that was the number). I havent' done and EGR delete, but the H+S tuner will shut off the EGR so the delete isn't absolutely necessary right now. If it were me I would spend that extra money on a cold side pipe, I hear that's a worthwhile upgrade. You will probably want to buy an intake because with the tuner and exhaust, you will probably trip the sensor on the factory air filter minder. I never did but lots of guys have.

You might want to start off with replacing your oil, oil filter, fuel filters, coolant, and maybe a tranny flush if you want to do some maintenance things that will help your truck last. I would also look into purchasing and installing a coolant bypass filter like Sinister or Dieselite. I have the Sinister and I can tell you for a fact it works.
Thanks for the reply ill add the coolant filter to the list and I'm making the dealer change all fluids and filters before I sign any papers but thank you for the heads up
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Stud it, Head studs that is,

Get the coolant checked for exhaust gasses before buying.

Take that thing out and run the pi$$ out of it and see if the degas bottle overflows or the level fills the bottle.

You thank me later if it turns out the head gaskets were blown like mine were when i bought it. I didn't have someone to tell me to look for that issue.
Ok ill get the coolant checked for exhaust gasses and I ran it pretty hard on the test drive but ill do it again and be sure to check the bottle and what's the reason for the new head studs?sorry for the dumb questions but Thanks for the heads up

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