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Old 04-09-2012, 04:00 PM
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ok, I'm looking at a 2006 F350 and I have some questions. what needs to be done to the engine to make it "bulletproof"? The current owner had an EGR delete installed, new head gaskets, ARP head studs, and new oil cooler, MBRP exhaust with a cat delete pipe and dual exit after the straight thru muffler and a FASS fuel lift pump. He put on an S&B intake with zoodad mod, also did the fog light and high idle mod. it has a SCT Livewire tuner with custom tunes(in part because of the egr delete). It also has 3.5" leveling kit. About 8000miles ago he had the transmission serviced. the truck has about 82.xxxmi on it now and all the work was done as preventative measures and not because of failures.

what else needs to be done?

also, I have a set of 37's that I'm itching to put on this truck. with the leveling kit, can I run them if I get cut out flares? they are 37x13.50r18 Toyo MT's on a 18x10 rim with 4.5" BS.
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Old 04-09-2012, 04:11 PM
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dude.... search button!

Bulletproofing is less about parts and more about monitoring your engine functions to ensure your ECT/EOT aren't too far apart, all fluids are being changed on time and you're driving the truck like you should as they hate to be babied.

Plenty of guys have blown the HG with ARPs too. Sure studs, HG, BPD oil cooler, power max, EGR delete, ELC flush, etc... will help but the be all end all is to drive the truck and maintain the truck and a good monitor is worth its weight in gold.
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37s on a leveling kit will rub like hell. The flares will give you the proper tire coverage, but do nothing for making the wheel well bigger. there might be something you can do though. my suggestion is to put them on, since you already have them, and see if there is something you can do to keep them from rubbing. My 03 has a 2.5 leveling kit and 35s, and they rub when i hit a bump when turning.
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Write Up: Bullet-Proofing the 6.0L PSD.
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Find out which Head gaskets he used!

Hopefully OEM...if not then your at square one with studs/gaskets...ticking time bomb.



Other then that, it seems like he knew what he was doing on it
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seems like every day some one ask this question i think there should be a disclaimer when signing up for the org you must read this first 6.0 bible and bullet proofing the 6.0.....
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37s on a leveling kit will rub like hell. The flares will give you the proper tire coverage, but do nothing for making the wheel well bigger. there might be something you can do though. my suggestion is to put them on, since you already have them, and see if there is something you can do to keep them from rubbing. My 03 has a 2.5 leveling kit and 35s, and they rub when i hit a bump when turning.
last time I installed cut out flares, i had to cut the body to make the wheel wells bigger...
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last time I installed cut out flares, i had to cut the body to make the wheel wells bigger...
Didn't know that. I thought they just bolted on, from inside the well with fake bolts on the outside. I've never installed any as I find them ugly. But thats my opinion, not yours. But like I said earlier, since you have the tires already, best thing you can do is just put them on, and see what would need to be done. Maybe just a little fender roll or something. The rear would probably be fine, just the fronts would need some mod.

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Well..........?????? Have you confirmed the EGR delete, head studs? Have you checked the ECT/EOT delta? Have you checked your FICM volts? How about fuel psi?
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Part of the reason i was thinking the cut out route is because I plan on putting a plow on it. Is there a company out there that makes adaptors for Fisher pushplates to accomodate a 6-8" lift?
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