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Old 12-29-2011, 06:19 AM
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Costs of upgrades/Mods to 6.0

I was wondering if you boys could help me with what it may roughly cost me to mod a 6.0 Parts and Labor

I'm looking at used trucks and keep reading the stories here and figure when I buy one immediately:

Do the heads, ARP studs and OEM head gaskets, remove the EGR and cooler plus whatever else is necessary there.

Put in better injectors and some kind of tuner.
5" exhaust

I know I'm probably missing stuff here but I am new to this mod stuff and don't know what brand is better than the other?
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5" exhaust may be overkill but lots of folks like to run it. Injectors arent necessary unless theres an issue or you just want to upgrade. Depending on what years your looking at there are different issues or weak points, so the early builds have weak HPOPs, ICP, the later 05-07s have two piece oil stands that can start going out, the STC fitting, oil drain tubes etc. Theres a great sticky at the top of this section.

I would recommend buying either a cs/cts or scan gauge to monitor temps and FICM voltage while testing driving to help you out
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Here is some of what I've done. Not exactly on your list but most should be done or planned for.
It's not cheap!!!
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:32 AM
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there are way cheaper parts out there, the cts you can get for like 325 plus accessories, straight pipe exhaust for about 250, swamps FICM is 550, quick tricks is like 375 or 400, and a coolant kit from performance machine right now for 125 shipped.
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So whats the FICM and whats the zoodad mod?
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If your looking for the whole kit and kabootle for the 6.0L, I would guess parts and labor would be around $7000. That would be heads(hardened valve seats), ARP, new oil cooler, egr cooler or delete, tuner, data monitor, etc. Could be off, but that would prob be close.

I have been looking for a truck for about a year now, just havent found the right one yet. If I get one I will be going into it knowing I am going to spend around $8-9000 for all of the upgrades I want to do. That would include SCT and data monitor, custom tunes Powermax, and so on.
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If your looking for the whole kit and kabootle for the 6.0L, I would guess parts and labor would be around $7000. That would be heads(hardened valve seats), ARP, new oil cooler, egr cooler or delete, tuner, data monitor, etc. Could be off, but that would prob be close.

I have been looking for a truck for about a year now, just havent found the right one yet. If I get one I will be going into it knowing I am going to spend around $8-9000 for all of the upgrades I want to do. That would include SCT and data monitor, custom tunes Powermax, and so on.
Ok, that's more or less what I was wondering too...How much $$$ over and above the cost of the truck I shoud expect to possibly spend...

Thanks again guys....
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Old 12-29-2011, 08:55 AM
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What does FICM stand for cause I'm doing everything but the heads and head bolts
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Ok, that's more or less what I was wondering too...How much $$$ over and above the cost of the truck I shoud expect to possibly spend...

Thanks again guys....
My list of coming soon without the tires and rims is going to be around $2500 that's with me doing the install and not include the little odds and ends of putting it all together
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So whats the FICM and whats the zoodad mod?
The FICM is the Fuel Injection Control Module. It is located under the degas bottle. It is the rectangle Silver thing.
The Zoodad mod is where you cut a hole in the header panel right behind your grille and in front of your intake for better airflow!
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