Iím finally getting some free time from school and should start getting some money rolling in to help support my diesel addiction
Anyway, I wanted to start this thread now even though Iím not planning on actually starting the build till around Christmas. I want to get all my ideas sorted out and finalized and start slowly buying parts till everythingís ready to go!
To start off here are the current specs on my truckÖ
2005 F250 CCSB Lariat 4X4 6.0 3.73 Limited Slip
6Ē SkyJacker Lift on 35X13.5R18 Fakin ATs
New Ford Heads
New Oil Rails
New Glow Plugs
OEM Ford Gaskets
New Ford Oil Cooler
Full EGR Delete
6.4 Banjo Bolts
Updated Turbo Oil Feed Line
Updated Turbo Oil Drain Tube
Updated Stand Pipes and Dummy Plugs
Updated STC Fitting
SCT X3 Tuner running Vivianís Looney Wild
MBRP 4Ē Turbo Back no Cat or Muffler
AirAid Intake w/ Zoodad
Edge Insight CTS for Monitoring
CAT EC-1 ELC
Shell Rotella T6
Now for the buildÖIím going to break it down into a few sections to keep things organized. Lets get started
Iím planning on getting a turbo from a member on here that was originally built for me back before I totaled my old truck. Itís a stock 03 turbo that Adrian (madpowerstroke) got his hands on. He fit a 58mm/88mm compressor wheel, fully polished the inside and inlet of compressor close toleranced the compressor wheel-to-housing, and did a mod to the backing plate to fit the 88mm exducer. He also back cut the silence ring to open it for a intake whistle, and help air flow. It truly is a one of a kind. It's not a Stage 1,but then again it is a MAD Custom Turbo that will blow away a stocker. Currently Eli (SixO~Stroker) has it on his truck, he is planning a build for sometime next month I believe and is upgrading to a Stage 1 IIRC so hopefully I can get my hands on it. If not I will talk to Adrian and see what he can do with my stock turbo for me.
This is where Iím going to need some input from you guys. I really donít know much about injectors and what works with what. What are your experiences with injectors on a basically stock turbo? What has worked for you and what would you recommend? Keep in mind I do not tow at all and will be getting a towing tune written to pull some fuel just in case I have to hook up to a trailer at one point because you never know. The truck will just be me daily driver and I want it to run strong, yet clean, and get the most power I can. I have no particular HP goal for this build; I just want it all to work well with each other. I am going to stick with Warren for the injectors as I have heard nothing but good about them and I just feel good running a proven product. This leaves me with a few options: 155cc, 175cc, 190cc
Also what % over stock should I be getting
This is where I will need the most help, so Iím counting on all of you to chime in.
Right now Iím running Vivianís Looney Wild. She is actually the only tuner I have ever used. I had her regular Looney on my old non-studded truck and it ran great! I have been hearing a lot of hype about Chris@TSD and his SPD tune. I think Iím going to see what Vivian can do for me and then see what Chris can do in comparison and then go from there. Iím really curious to see the difference between the two and I am really excited to try a tune without the ďlight switchĒ affect, which I have gotten used to and donít really mind but Iím about ready for something new.
I also forgot to mention that my FICM is on its way out and I have decided to get it fixed by Ed@FICMRepair.com
and have PHPs Atlas 40 tune put on it. I have a thread on this topic that has a ton of good info about fixing/tuning your FICM.
Dying FICM, Time For A Tune?
Thatís pretty much where my build stops for now. Iím not looking to do anything crazy, just want a truck thatís going to run good and strong and be a reliable daily driver but also still be able to kill your every day Duramax and Cummins. What Iím really going after is to get back some of my lost power that I had with my old truck. A 6Ē lift on 35X13.5s really slows you down a bit. With these mods and with my setup where do you guys think Iíll be at HP wise? Quarter Mile Wise? Any other suggestions are more than welcome.
Thanks For All Your Guys Help