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Old 03-27-2011, 11:19 AM
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My truck has 80,000 miles. I'm wanting to do some mods that are going to make my truck last. I know one of the main things is ditch the dpf i've decided on getting the xrt pro and some gauges( will most likely run stock tune), because here in memphis something that looks like a gps will get stolen in less than a week. but other than that what else can be done for longevity/reliability. fuel systems, brakes, anything y'all can think of. Right now truck is has 2.5" leveling kit (top gun) 4" block in rear, 35" Nitto Trails, HID's, S&B Intake. Any ideas would be appreciated i just know theres a lot of knowledge on here and trying to get yalls opinion. I do occassionaly tow 16ft trailer, no hardcore offroading or anything. Only plans right now are heavy duty bumpers and XRT, bed topper and roof rack. Thanks a lot guys I appreciate it.

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Old 03-27-2011, 01:09 PM
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If you plan on keeping the truck a long time I would install a coolant filter.
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Old 03-27-2011, 02:38 PM
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That is an awesome looking truck. I once bought a truck without an 8' bed. LOL. Won't do it again. Plywood 8', sheetrock 8', any kind of building material 8'. My prior truck was like yours. It does look awesome. I can not help you with the mods other then put a Ranchhand bumper on the front. Look at the damage that can be caused by a simple collision.

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Old 03-27-2011, 03:32 PM
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I also recommend the coolant filter. Also some good synthetic fluids throughout and maybe even paint and under body protection. I've never bought any of the paint or under body protection but my parents always did when buying a new vehicle. And after 10 years they never showed any rust and the under body and suspension were in better condition paint-wise than most. The dpf delete will be a great upgrade that should make the 6.4 last longer for you.
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[QUOTE=737tdi;2421648]That is an awesome looking truck. I once bought a truck without an 8' bed. LOL. Won't do it again. Plywood 8', sheetrock 8', any kind of building material 8'. My prior truck was like yours. It does look awesome. I can not help you with the mods other then put a Ranchhand bumper on the front. Look at the damage that can be caused by a simple collision.

yeah i've got to do something with bumpers i got rear ended right before xmas and was a lot of damage. but hey man we got to love our VW TDI my girlfriend has an 06 Jetta TDI love how that thing rides and mpg ! shes only got 80k
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Yea buddy had a shop rihno line the under side of his truck and it works great, DPF delete and good PM. for starters
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Yea buddy had a shop rihno line the under side of his truck and it works great, DPF delete and good PM. for starters
What exactly do they rhino line ? I'm looking to get them to line the rocker panel and at least the fender wells

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Old 03-27-2011, 06:34 PM
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If you plan on keeping the truck a long time I would install a coolant filter.
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I also recommend the coolant filter.
which one? Could you guys post a link? thanks. Great looking truck OP, the mods you have in mind sound perfect
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DUstroker08 I wanna say he had the frame, most under body cleaned and sprayed along with on the out side he had the guy make it look like a two tone paint job which looks really good cause his truck is gray and the liner is black ill ask him what else he had sprayed when i see him next. The coolant filter sounds like a great Idea but Ive never heared of them. Are you going to be adding alot of power down the road for like sled pulling or drag racing? cause if so I don't think head studs would be a bad idea.
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diesel site sells a nice coolant filter setup!
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