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Old 01-25-2007, 09:37 AM
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Do modifications cause failure or shorten life?

I have an 06' powerstroke with a Superchips FlashPaq, ColdAir intake and a Banks Monster exhaust. I have a few friends that have owned this same truck and are telling me horror stories of how thier transmissions or turbos went away and suggested that I take all the fun stuff off my truck and return it back to the way it came.

Now, both of these guys tow large trailers and could drive like hammerheads too. I don't tow anything and drive it like I want it to last (of course a drift out is necessary every so often). I have had my oil tested at Blackstone and everything looked great for a Powerstroke with 10k miles on it. Can anybody shed any light on this out there? The truck is stock height and is not lifted in case you were wondering.
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Old 01-25-2007, 09:58 AM
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Anytime you have a week link it will show up sooner the more you stress it. If your tranny is going to live to have 150k miles on it stock then it possibly will not last that long if you mod your engine and spend every weekend bowerbraking and racing ricers. If you haul a large load with a tuner in street mode, your going to have very high EGTs and burn up a turbo. I have a buddy (actually just an aquaintance) that hauls a 40 foot hotshot load all over hells half acre and he had a 100 hp tuner and no guages. He fryed his turbo.
If you do it right, i don't htink you'll see problems from these mods.
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Old 01-25-2007, 02:57 PM
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Depends

What kind of intake do you have?
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Old 01-25-2007, 05:15 PM
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If you do mods, you should be fine if you stay with in the normal operating ranges. If you dont, you will break stuff
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Old 01-26-2007, 05:28 AM
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response to "maintain"

I have the "forbidden" K&N off-road series cold air intake.
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