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Tight budget

I am on a fairly tight budget and am wondering what I can do to my stock 06 6.0 to beef it up without bulletproofing it. I have a k&n in it any idea on tuners and exhaust. I don't want to bullet proof it even though it is getting hard to start in the winter. Thanks for the help
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What kinda budget are you working with? Fairly tight to Donald Trump and fairly tight to me probably wont be in the same ball park.....

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If your on a tight budget, then skip the exhaust and tuner. Start with a monitor solution to check the health of the motor, you may end up on a tighter budget if you don't see what's going on with your motor. Catch any issues before they become BIG expensive issues.

Things to consider about owning a 6.0L

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I have about 2500 give or take and I also pull about 15,000 horse trailer a couple times a month
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Ya I gotta second lilpooh. If you got 2500 go with a EDGE monitor and that will steer you in the right direction....

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I see you have a thread posted about cold start issues, this is where you need to have a monitor to see what's going on. You may have FICM issues and a weak FICM can cause injector damage.

You can also check FICMv with a multimeter, but still no excuse not to get a monitor solution FIRST before buying a exhaust or tuner.

How to check FICMv with multimeter.
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I also have money for repairs this is just looking for extras. One of my buddies has a monitor that I use when things seem off
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Oops wrong link for FICMv, try this one.
http://www.swampsdiesel.com/site/how...oltageTest.pdf


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I also have money for repairs this is just looking for extras. One of my buddies has a monitor that I use when things seem off
Borrowing a monitor when things seem off if just asking for trouble, you want to catch issues BEFORE they become BIG EXPENSIVE ISSUES.


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IMO a monitor is probably the most used add on to the truck that I use. Its not something that you would put on and say "yup all is good" and then take it off. Its vital...imo.

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