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Old 06-25-2009, 04:14 PM
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To Chip or not to CHip....

Hey guys, im sure this qiestion has been asked many times before but here goes again. I currently own a 2006 F350 I am thinking about purchasing a Diablo sport programmer for my truck. The reason I was leaning in this direction is that a frien of mone has it instaled on his 07 outlaw, running on the 65 hp setting, ecnomy/perf or whatever its called. My question is....Will running this on my truck should I worry about head gasket failure? I dont have any guages installed (pyro/egt) I have the stock intake but have a 4" MBRP turbo back exaust. I do a lot of highway driving so would love the fuel mileage gains my buddies outlaw has but am intereste in owning this truck for a long time. It currently now has 88000km on it ive owned it since 40, IM not hard on the truck its a highway queen with the ocasional trailer pulling (27 ft camper, 4 place sled trailer ) and very light footed save for the ocasional boredom burst of speed. should I be leaving it stock or am I safe to run a chip with no head studs or intake.

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Old 06-25-2009, 04:23 PM
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The first thing you want to do BEFORE you do any kind of programming, is to get gauges. With a 6.0 its a hit and miss with head gaskets, some go with factory tuning, some can rag on their truck with a good tuner and not pop em. The factory intake on a 6.0 is good for around 4 or 500 horse, so you're good there, aftermarket intake just gives more noise pretty much. I would skip the diablo tuning and get an SCT and get some custom tunes from Eric at Innovative Diesel or one of the others, im not the most knowledgeable on the 6.0 tunes so erics is all i know. There are others that are good too.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:26 PM
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What Jake said. Stay away from diablosport for a 6.0. That thing will gaurentee blown head gaskets. Go with a custom tuned SCT
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:28 PM
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Its safe with custom tunes because then you can have the tuner write a file for non studded trucks which will limit cyllinger pressure and keep things in a safe level. if you go with diablo your probobly going to blow the gaskets or at least thats what its known for. get at least an egt gauge preferably more like trans, fuel pressure, boost.... if you are going to run any kind of tune
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Banks get my vote.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:43 PM
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Its safe with custom tunes because then you can have the tuner write a file for non studded trucks which will limit cyllinger pressure and keep things in a safe level. if you go with diablo your probobly going to blow the gaskets or at least thats what its known for. get at least an egt gauge preferably more like trans, fuel pressure, boost.... if you are going to run any kind of tune
NO!!! EGT gauge is #1 most important gauge when you start adding power.

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Banks get my vote.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:46 PM
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Banks get my vote.

But you get to put on those pretty stickers that add lots of HP
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:56 PM
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But you get to put on those pretty stickers that add lots of HP
Whew, you were kidding. I thought you were serious.
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Gauest and then SCT with custom tunes would be my choice

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SCT with a couple of Cale's tunes.
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