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Old 10-12-2011, 07:27 AM
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Best plug in tuner for the 6.0 diesel?

I am buying a 2006 F350 Lariat Dually this coming weekend and wonder a little about the different diesel tuners available out there.

I have used the Predator on previous cars and I have been satisfied with the result but that was in high performance gasoline engines (Charger SRT8 and Camaro SS) and the US diesel engines are all new to me.

I am not going to be doing much towing with it just buying it to own the road Which is the best out there and what kind of results can I expect? Is it worth it on these huge trucks?
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this is by far the only thing i would ever put on a 6.0L: SCT X3 Custom Innovative Diesel Tuning

your also going to want to monitor your temps... i recommend this setup: SCT X3 Custom Innovative Diesel Tuning/ Edge CTS combo
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this is by far the only thing i would ever put on a 6.0L: SCT X3 Custom Innovative Diesel Tuning

your also going to want to monitor your temps... i recommend this setup: SCT X3 Custom Innovative Diesel Tuning/ Edge CTS combo
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so when is it most critical with the temps? Low speed and high load or just regular highway driving? How hard is it to install the egt probe if you are not a complete idiot?
Seen a few ads with trucks that have the 6.0 that had the engine replaced, what would be the most common reason, is it due to overheating?
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The two tuners I like on the 6.0 are the SCT and H&S brand. They have a slew of options from just a plug in and play to options with guages. Sct is the more affordable way to go (and is still a great tuner) they about 379.00 and will give you a healthy kick in the shorts (top setting is 100hp+) and you should pick up 2-3 mpg. You could always go with some custom tunes from Elite Diesel to get the best bang for your buck.
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The two tuners I like on the 6.0 are the SCT and H&S brand. They have a slew of options from just a plug in and play to options with guages. Sct is the more affordable way to go (and is still a great tuner) they about 379.00 and will give you a healthy kick in the shorts (top setting is 100hp+) and you should pick up 2-3 mpg. You could always go with some custom tunes from Elite Diesel to get the best bang for your buck.
So the Elite Diesel is a tune that you buy for the SCT?
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So the Elite Diesel is a tune that you buy for the SCT?
yes they tune the SCT...

the link i gave you is a SCT X3 with innovative diesel custom tunes which is also one of the top tuners on the market for a 6.0L
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yes they tune the SCT...

the link i gave you is a SCT X3 with innovative diesel custom tunes which is also one of the top tuners on the market for a 6.0L
Would you recommend to go with the AFE Pro Dry 5 Stage 2 that you have to get more out of it?
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Would you recommend to go with the AFE Pro Dry 5 Stage 2 that you have to get more out of it?
i would recommend keeping your stock intake.... here is what i recommend for a stock 6.0L

SCT with custom tunes
Edge insight CTS (monitor)
Coolant filter kit
4" TB exhaust kit
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i would recommend keeping your stock intake.... here is what i recommend for a stock 6.0L

SCT with custom tunes
Edge insight CTS (monitor)
Coolant filter kit
4" TB exhaust kit
Where can I find info on the coolant filter kit?
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EGT Probes arnt hard to install drill the manifold tap with a 1/8th npt and screw in the probe. As far as temps go try to keep it under 1400 degrees and the coolant under 230 and you will be fine. Some of the big issues with the 6.0s is the coolant system. Ford never cleaned out the sand from the newly machined blocks so it tends to run thru the the coolant system and clog up the oil cooler on the coolant side and can lead to a bunch of nasty expensive issues. So doing a coolant flush regualrly and a coolant filter (sinister, Dfuser ect...) is a good idea.
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