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New to the 6.4 family,good to do's and NOT to do's

hey yall, i traded in my 06 with a 6.0 in for a 09 with the 6.4 a couple days ago, has 110,000 miles on it. runs great, no problems at all. oaisis report came back clean...so i bought it. i know i need to do the DPF delete and EGR cooler delete, which i ordered from Rudys diesel last night as well as a SCT livewire TS, it comes with 5 of his "custom" tunes on it, any thoughts on those tunes? a buddy of mine says Charles at KEM tunes are the best for the 6.4.

what are yalls input on what else i should do to the truck? or other things i should look into for it....

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oil temp should be no more than 12* more than coolant tenps. better to be around 6-8* difference.

a proper coolant flush and fill with cat ec1 rated coolant.

save a little money for a radiator. go all aluminum.

aftermarket lift pump with filters like an airdog, a1000 or fuel lab is a very good idea. will extend the life of your high pressure fuel pump.

cold air intake is another good idea.

welcome and good luck.
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I would look at gearhead for tunes.
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I would look at gearhead for tunes.
I would go with gearhead over KEM

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Ok, don't mean to question your judgement but could you explain why you would recommend gearhead over kem?

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Another vote for Gearhead tunes here as well. I've never run KEM tunes to compare, but love my gearhead tunes. Smooth power, very low smoke, good mpgs, trans shifts awesome and is load based shifting :-).
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Tune, delete & everything else you can do to bring more air in. From orlando myself so not too far away if you need anything. need more diesel gathering around here! Enjoy, Jayson.
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Ok, don't mean to question your judgement but could you explain why you would recommend gearhead over kem?
because they're a million times better
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Tune, delete & everything else you can do to bring more air in. From orlando myself so not too far away if you need anything. need more diesel gathering around here! Enjoy, Jayson.
Cool man sounds good. Thanks for the info and helping hand offer, I'm not far at all I work at Disney as a mechanic lol. I may need some help with the egr cooler deletes. Looks a little tougher then the 6.0 delete lol

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Cool man sounds good. Thanks for the info and helping hand offer, I'm not far at all I work at Disney as a mechanic lol. I may need some help with the egr cooler deletes. Looks a little tougher then the 6.0 delete lol
It wasn't fun, but not that bad of a job. I'm new to the diesel world, but come from a family of wrench turners so that's how I get the job done. I work for 20/20 eyeglass w/a crazy schedule but just let me know & we'll work something out. Have a good1, Jayson.
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5200lbs springs, rear blocks removed, Nitto Grapplers
aFe Mag Force II Si pro 5R w/modded box
H&S MiniMax/Mcc & Gearhead tunes w/Blendmount
aFe Mach Force XP 4" Exhaust w/downpipe
Custom-Diesel Deleted, H&s wastegate w/Intake Elbow & CAC pipe, MPD Ccv/Oil fill mod, Alradco intercooler,
SD Coolant filtration/ CAT ELC...
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