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Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Versailles, KY
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You live in N KY? I"m just west of Lexington, few of us KY strokers around here.
First thing to do as long as it's at the dealer is ask for an OASIS report. That tells you all the work that has already been done on it. If it's had a bunch of things, back off and think about it - that can indicate that the previous owner didn't take good care of it. There were some problems in 03 and 04 with the 6.0, but they should have shown up by now if they were going to happen at all. Better still, post the OASIS report here and see what the experts think.
I doubt they're pulling the cab to replace the HPOP, not at that price, and you really need to pull the cab off if you're going to put in studs. That is not cheap, in the $2k range I think.
Raising power on the 6.0 isn't like bolting on a few parts on a gas engine. A lot of things are different. Remember that the 6.0 is already tuned in stock form, it makes quite a few more HP than the larger 7.3 it replaced. I'm no expert on the subject, looked into boosting power on my 06, and decided that the cost to do it right was high, and the cost of doing it wrong was even higher, so I left it stock and it's been great. If you want the most reliable 6.0, leave it at stock power levels. It already has enough torque to move a small building.
Be prepared to throw out a lot of assumptions you made about boosting power on a gas engine. These diesels are different, and they seem to be less forgiving of error than a gas engine when you go adding power.
"Big Duke": 06 F350 King Ranch
long bed, crew cab, dualies