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new to this please help..

i have a 2005 f350 with a 6.0l with 79k and im wondering what problems it my have by putting a commander on it...like i said im new to this and dont know much but trying to learn any help id b thankful for...thank you -adam-
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I don't know much either, but I have read enough to know this: If you put an aftermarket controller or tuner on your truck, keep it mild if you have the stock engine. If you are looking for a really aggressive tune, you will need to take a few steps to ensure the longevity of your engine and trans. The most commmon things done are to replace the stock head studs with ARP studs and bypass or delete the EGR system.
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Don't put a Commander on your truck! Bad programmers will increase your risk to blow your head gaskets. Save yourself time and money and get yourself a SCT tuner and never look back.

You run the risk of blowing your headgaskets both stock and tuned, get some gauges as well to keep an eye on your engines vital signs!

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How hard is it to put headstuds in I kno it's not easy
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How hard is it to put headstuds in I kno it's not easy
It's not too hard if you have a lift so you can lift your cab off the frame so you can get the heads back on with the studs. I know there's one guy on here who did it without pulling the cab though.

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The Commander will not program your TCM like the SCT custom tuning will. Which is why it, like most on the fly tuners wreck tranny's. Stick with a proven and safe performance enhancing device like the SCT with custom tuning. Most run custom tunes (and have for years) that increase HP by as much as 150 hp while on stock bolts. Kill the kitty and egr mess, add coolant filter and ccv filter.

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id like to put head studs in it but i dont know about doing it myself and getting into something heavy
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