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Old 07-03-2014, 06:49 AM
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starting to build a decent tow truck

Bout to be ordering parts to start working on my truck. Looking to build a decent little tow rig.
what i have so far



stage 1s
1.0 turbo housing with stock wheel
airbags
trans, egt, boost gauges
New shocks
3" dp to 4" straight pipe
6637 filter
Shift kit for the e4od
Ts 6 pos not sure of who tunes

anything else i should look into i only tow a 8k lb camper and daily drive the truck
also who should i look at to get all this. Been quoted anywhere from 1900 to 3500 so far
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Old 07-03-2014, 12:30 PM
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intercooler, biggest tranny cooler you can get
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6.0 cooler?
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I'd go D66 with a 1.0 housing, be sure to get a intercooler
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D66? What is a good intercooler. Was told that this setup would be ok with stock trans stuff
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Old 07-03-2014, 04:41 PM
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towing and stock trans don't go together. add power and it'll go faster. as for cooler some guys run the 6.0 cooler, some upgrade the cooler lines, some runs tru cool, coolers. whatever you do get a bigger one heat kills transmissions. and get a gauge.

IC there is CRX, banks, or DIY using a 6.0 or 7.3 SD IC.

D66 is dominator 66 from beans. i ran one with 160/100s (stage 2) and hated it until i put a smaller exhaust housing on it.

94-97 Power Stroke BDP Dominator 66 Turbo D66 w/ Billet Compressor Wheel
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Think im going to stick with the 1.0 housing and get a riffraff billet wheel. The 5th wheel is right at 8k empty. Also will probably be looking to take the 4.10s out of the rear
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:18 PM
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lots of options for billet wheels out there... i have no personal experience with riff raffs

gears are a personal choice, but personally i would never trade 4.10s for anything. having 3.55 and 3.73 geared trucks along with my 4.10 truck. the lower gears get moving better, with less stress on the drive train, the fact that it gets better mileage towing and not is an added bonus (my driving style)

IMO higher gears are only helpful running empty on the highway
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I was wanting the 130cc trans savers from riffraff. Was told to just use 165cc (stage ones)
As far as gears goes i do like the 4.10s. im running almost 3k at 70
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like terry said when we put the d66 on our trucks we did have issues, but going to the 1.0 housing took care of them. I love mine, I think it would be a beast behind a auto. What shape are your up-pipes in? Now's the time to fix it.....
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