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Help a 6.0 lover!!!
So I have been driving a 2004 F350 ccsb 4x4 5" exhaust, sct looney tunes, arp head studs and egr delete for about 3 years... well times are tough and my wife and had to downsize so we sold my truck. It was so hard to sell the truck, almost every phone call ended with them finding out I had the 6.0 not the 7.3 and they would hang up the phone. It took me a very long time to sell the truck. So after i got rid of it a 2001 F350 ccsb 4x4 popped up in my price range so i picked up the legendary 7.3 that everyone wanted.
So hear comes my dilemma... I miss my 6.0. With all the bulletproofing done the truck was great and better in every way. I know I should just be happy with what I got but i was hoping to find out because it was a very good deal but I was hoping with your help that I could get back close to what I have. The things I miss so far are... better gas mileage, much much faster, less turbo lag, smoother suspension (even though I thought they were the same), better towing power.
This is a list of the things that have been done so far: Rebuilt tranny, new HPOP, ts 6 pos chip, boost fooler, AFE big boost intake, cleaned out Exhaust back pressure sensor, changed out all fluids...
Here is a list of thing soon to come: 6.0 tranny cooler, ext tranny filter, 4" diamond eye exhaust,
Engine is not old and tired... 180,000 with zero blow by and great compression. Starts perfect even on the coldest mornings with no missing, no check engine lights, runs great (as far as i can tell) but it still seems very doggy (slow) and i feel like i struggle towing my 6000lb toy hauler...
This is not a 6.0 vs 7.3 thread... this is someone who is hoping to get back close to the performance of the 6.0 without breaking the bank. I have searched (thats why I have done the things I have so far) but i would like to know from some of you if there is a way to get a little closer to 6.0 performance. I am not looking to upgrade turbos or injectors (until they go out) but was wondering if there is something else small I am missing
Last edited by peixinho; 01-12-2013 at 06:38 PM.