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post #1 of 30 Old 01-05-2012, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Need ideas for upgrades

Ok i know that this will be very controversial but i need help on upgrades for my 6.0.. the options are a lift and wheels or sticking mainly to motor... i am looking to spend max 10k.. any idea is appreciated =]
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This would be alot easier if we knew what was done to the truck already.

Current mods, gauges, audio, ect, ect?

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First and foremost gauges (Edge Insight or such). If it is stock, make it reliable first. As in EGR delete/bulletproof, CAT EC-1 ELC coolant, address the oil cooler (BPD one is real nice), bypass oil and coolant filter, new ICP & IPR, if it's an '03 early '04 then updated turbo feed and drain lines, if it's late '04 and up then standpipes and dummy plugs. Then you can worry about the other stuff like lift, rims, and tires. I mean if it's lifted and all other kinds of cosmetic stuff on it and it won't run reliably then whats the use in having it. Just my .02.

Almost everything in my sig is reliability mods. I have the bypass oil and coolant systems at the house just waiting for me to get home and install them.

All that I stated above, if you go with the BPD oil cooler, should be around $5K, just parts.

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Haha true sorry .. i have a cts insight for gauges and a 5 inch mbrp turbo back with cat delete... thats wat really bummed me out about this truck because i am always so used to having to make one or two things more reliable and then spending all my money on performance =\
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Damn.....SO many options. How big a lift you want?? How much power do you want to add?? $10k will do PLENTY...just need a good plan. What year is your truck??


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how bout you give me the money and ill show you what ya need...... haha man i really wish i had your budget! shoot!!!!
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I'd bullet proof it for, what, 5k to 7k? Then play with what you got left.



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I'd bullet proof it for, what, 5k to 7k? Then play with what you got left.
Second this man. First on my list would be BP Oil Cooler, and EGR Delete, Do the ARP Studs while its apart.

Then guages and tuner. What ever left work on a lift and tires knowing now that you got a solid platform.

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My biggest problem is that i dont know of anyone that works on 6.0 s in southern california so i wudnt know where to go for prices and ideas =\
Does anyone know of any shops over here?
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