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Old 12-28-2009, 04:43 AM
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Newbe need HELP with 6.0 Mods for Towing

Hello all I am new to PSD and the board I have an 06 f250 and it's bone stock I tow a 5th wheel when loaded weighs in at about 15k, so I am pushing the high end of what ford recommends for my truck. I would like to know what the collective knowledge of this site recommends for mods. I have looked at the banks stuff and it's spendy but the few guys I know who have it swear by it.
I don't have a ton of cash but I can probably swing a couple of grand so in my long ramble I am asking the following:
Is the Banks Power Pack System worth the cash?
If the Banks is not what it advertises then what are the alternatives?
Should I look into gearing down from 3.73 to 4.30 (truck is also my daily driver, 50 miles a day all highway)
Also is there a decent diesel shop in Virginia Beach or relativity close?

Thanks in advance...
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Old 12-28-2009, 04:45 AM
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EGR delete and custom tunes. SCT or Spartan. I'm sure someone will chime in and give you lots of great NFO. No need to gear down IMO.
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4" Turbo Back Exhaust, Gauges, SCT with Custom Tunes from Eric at Innovative, ZooDad, Studs and EGR Delete.

EDIT: If you can afford studs and an EGR delete, get some custom tow tunes, but otherwise, it's recommended to tow with a stock tune.

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as stated above sct with custom tow tunes (ask for turbo brake) egr delete open up the exhaust and intake to help keep egts down and a set of gauges to watch everything. as far as shops go give twisted diesel a call they are out that way somewhere they moved since last time ive been there. good guys.
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Is there a way to tell if I already have studs, or any other mods it looks stock but what do I know.... sorry should have posted this originally. BTW PSD Twisted has moved out to Chesapeake...
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Here's what an ARP stud looks like on the truck. The view is from standing by the drivers side fender, looking at the front of the head.

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Mac I looked and no such luck on the studs already being installed thanks for the pix
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:54 PM
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Went to the diesel shop and this is the list and prices they gave me:
SCT programer
MBRP 4" turbo back exhaust
AFE stage 2 intake
Package for 2k installed
Gauges (trans, boost, EGT) $682
EGR delete $600
Add-a-leaf $210
TOTAL $3,492 installed Do the prices sounds right? I am going to to some research on the brands, but I would also like to hear any personal experiences with them thanks in advance again...
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you should talk to some of the vendors on this site, if you can do the work yourself you will save a lot of money. For a 6.0 and intake is a waste of money for what your gonna do. Just do the exhaust, gauges, sct w/ custom tunes. If you can do an egr delete yourself then do that at the same time, RCD sells their delete kit on ebay for 300 bucks. I think you should be able to get exhaust, gauges, and custom tunes for 1000 bucks. Good luck
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I just installed a 4" Magnaflow turbo back, stainless, no cat (with option to reinstall), single muffler. $399 shipped from River City Diesel. Fitment is A+. Only took 2 hrs to take off old, install new. You will need a sawzall to take off the old one. And you only need two wrenches/sockets.

I also just ordered from Summit Racing- 3 gauge pillar pod, with EGT, boost, and coolant temp, $315 shipped.

I used Elite Diesel for my EGR delete kit (not as nice as others). $250 shipped. In combination with the new exhaust, I find my turbo spooling much faster. Not too mention my intake wont get all gunked up any more. That EGR makes a mess of your intake.

If you cant afford the studs (probably upwards of $3k with parts and labor), at least do an EGR delete, gauges and exhaust. I feel that with an EGR delete, these engines become much more reliable. If you can do the work yourself, you will save a lot of money. I saved close to $4k in labor by doing studs, EGR delete, exhaust etc on my own.
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