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post #1 of 16 Old 12-29-2009, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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OBS 6.0 intercooler, banks pipes, NO CUTTING

Couldn't find a thread with banks pipes and a 6.0 intercooler that didn't require cutting the pipes. Finally got it all fabbed up. I did all of the prep work that you can find on numerous other forums but i thought i'd show you how it can fit without cutting those brand new banks pipes.

Had to use some different sized hoses to get it in and she was tight but i got it to work.

Made the lower "brackets" out of 3 pieces of 1 inch strap. Cut them to length and welded them together before welding them to the frame. (be gentle on the crappy weld job. just moved into new house and harbor freight stick welder is all i had...) They clear the frame by about an 1/8th of an inch but they don't rub.

Upper mounts are the same 1 inch strap. Secured them to body with self tapping screws. Secured the ic to the mounts with 3/8" bolts, shock absorber bushing from the autozone help aisle and rubber grommets. With the upper and lower mounts she is solid.

Banks kit came with a bung welded in for boost gauge. No gauge yet so i put in a 3/8 inch plug with teflon if i remember correctly. Plug may have been different size...

The hood release didn't require any modifications and the trans cooler can be mounted above the ic like the pic i posted. I went ahead and bought a trans cooler from a 6.0 as well so that well be going on before final assembly. Probably behind the bumper as that's the only place it's going to fit i think.

I did have to do some trimming to the headlight mounting panel (or whatever its called) to clear the ic but it was superficial. Going to install a billet grill after black powdercoating as i am taking all of the chrome off of the truck.

Here are some pics. Hope this helps anyone trying to do something like this. ( WARNING: you will curse, you will ding your hands, and you will throw tools. but it's all worth it in the end) Make sure you stock up on a good supply on sawzall metal blades as you will be bending more than your fair share clearing the front body panel so the pipes will fit.

Special shout out to my old man for lending me the welder and for buying me a compressor 2 days after i finished the build for xmas. Timing is everything... LOVE U POPS

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Awsome. That is something I am definately going to do to improve my rigs performance. Any reason why you went with the 6,0 IC vs one for a later model 7.3?

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From what i understand it has a much larger volume than the later 7.3 ic's thus having better cooling and lower IAT's. I've also seen some say they like the older 7.3 ic's because some are all aluminum and you don't run the risk of blowing the plastic sides. There are guys running exponentially more boost out of there 6.0's through their stock ic's than I would ever be able to run in my truck so i opted for the increased cooling.

This is a pretty good pic for comparison.

6.0 liter intercooler swap for the 7.3 Ford Powerstroke

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Cool. Good luck with your project.

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NICE. Im trying to get my dad to do this to his OBS. This should help me persuade him. Thanks. Nice job.

Where did you get the piping? BANKS?

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No doubt. It is a banks piping kit. I got it from RPMNW.BIZ. The guy there was really helpful. I ordered all of the stuff to make it work after cutting the pipes so i payed a little more than i could have and i have a bunch of extra hose clamps and hoses laying around but whatever... If you give him a call he can give you a good deal on the piping kit. I would recommend waiting on the clamps and hoses and just ordering them after measuring. Also, one of the ports on the 6.0 ic is larger than the other and you need to get a 3.60 in hose clamp for that one.

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Great install!!! Now for some Inj's!
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i think im copying you on your i/c install and swap i just need to find the pipes witch i cant seam to find and im going with a all aluminum I/C btw have you sean more MPG afther you did this ?? and for a daily driver wat are the pros and cons ??
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Bump on ^^ above question

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You will not gain any MPG's from any IC install. IC's do one thing only lower egt's.


Banks will no longer sell the IC piping kit IMO just buy their complete kit it fits perfectly and works.

We sell them, PM me if I can help.
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