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post #1 of 3 Old 03-02-2014, 04:37 AM Thread Starter
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Looking to do a build, need suggestions

Hey guys, I'm looking to upgrade my truck and I need some suggestions. I want a bulletproof drivetrain more than I do power (it's more than enough for me as it currently is with a H&S HD300 tune) since I had a scare while pulling a trailer. Basically it went WOT when I hit the Resume button (bad habit that I haven't touched since) on the highway and it spun up to about 52psi and I saw a puff of white smoke come out the tailpipe. With that being said I have about $20,000 to spend. I know head studs are for sure going in, but I figure why not get as much as I can while the engine is under the knife, right? So what else would y'all recommend I get upgraded?

'08 F250 6.4
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71 or 72 atmo turbo, ported intake manifold, 6.0 exhaust manifolds and custom up pipes, new belt tensioners and idler pulleys, new rockers and lifters, and possibly stage 1 pushrods and valve springs. Also I would so some sort of a LP fuel system upgrade such as airdog 2, fuel lab or A-1000.

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h&s minimaxx, 5" flo pro, 4" down pipe, no limit cold air intake, dirty diesel EGR delete with intake elbow, 6.0 exhaust manifolds, custom up pipes, ported intake manifold, Apex 71mm LP turbo, Rudy's cold side pipe, diesel site coolant and transmission filter, diesel site intercooler boots, ccv mod, bilstein shocks, gogo dd solenoid, HID lights, Airdog II 165, PMF traction bars, PMF drag link, moshimoto aluminum radiator
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If your going in that deep get the heads worked (bronze liners pressed in and decked). As well, you may consider doing pistons - either HD Internationals or de-lipped OEM if your bore isn't within factory spec. Its been said before that a 6.4 isn't bulletproof until you address the pistons. Just my 2 cents
Whats the mileage on you truck?

08 F350 CCSB 4x4 01/07 Job 1
0.030" de-lipped slugs, 70+ atmosphere turbo, ARP studs, Mild Ported Heads (w/bronze guides), Flo-Pro EGR Delete
Mini Maxx Race tuner, AFE exhaust turbo back, S&B Intake, Sinister coolant filter
Lifted nicely on 20" wheels
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