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post #1 of 14 Old 06-18-2012, 05:01 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for some opinions

First off, I must thank everyone here for all the great info on the modern 6.4 and 6.7 trucks. I have been out of the loop with ford trucks since 07 with my good old 99 f350. And found myself in a dodge 2500 (yea not the best move) my needs have changed drastically and I am looking at a 08 f550 CC with 6.4 auto 4x4 with 45k on the ticker. The truck seems to be tight and well maintained. Has always been stock its whole life. Oasis says nothing more than some coolant t replaced. I have seen all the horrible stories of these trucks and wondering if its a waste of hard earned money for this truck it needs to work hard for me and will be at its Max gvw 85% of the time or more.

Give me some thoughts and opinions thank you all!
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First off, I must thank everyone here for all the great info on the modern 6.4 and 6.7 trucks. I have been out of the loop with ford trucks since 07 with my good old 99 f350. And found myself in a dodge 2500 (yea not the best move) my needs have changed drastically and I am looking at a 08 f550 CC with 6.4 auto 4x4 with 45k on the ticker. The truck seems to be tight and well maintained. Has always been stock its whole life. Oasis says nothing more than some coolant t replaced. I have seen all the horrible stories of these trucks and wondering if its a waste of hard earned money for this truck it needs to work hard for me and will be at its Max gvw 85% of the time or more.

Give me some thoughts and opinions thank you all!
Stock trucks operate better if they are working hard because the emissions equipment gets a chance to operate properly so if you are keeping it stock, as long as it is working it should be ok.

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I know full well that heat is the true enemy of any engine and the dpf and most all other emission junk. I fully intend to keep it for no less than 6 years and want to keep it going the whole time
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I know full well that heat is the true enemy of any engine and the dpf and most all other emission junk. I fully intend to keep it for no less than 6 years and want to keep it going the whole time
The dpf needs the heat to operate properly.

08 F350 JOB 1
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DIESELSITE COOLANT FILTER
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CCV MOD
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The dpf needs the heat to operate properly.
are you planning on keeping it stock?

08 F350 JOB 1
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6000K BEAMERS HID HEAD & FOGLIGHTS
KMC XD WHEELS W/NITTO TRAIL GRAPPLERS
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ROTELLA EC-1 RATED COOLANT
5" DP BACK FLO-PRO EXHAUST
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CCV MOD
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No the dpf is the first thing that would go but planning on keeping stock tune. Possibly a MILD tow tune.
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No the dpf is the first thing that would go but planning on keeping stock tune. Possibly a MILD tow tune.
Well getting rig of the emissions stuff is definitely good for extending the lifespan.

08 F350 JOB 1
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SINISTER EGR/COOLER DELETE
6000K BEAMERS HID HEAD & FOGLIGHTS
KMC XD WHEELS W/NITTO TRAIL GRAPPLERS
2.5" LEVELING KIT
DIESELSITE COOLANT FILTER
ROTELLA EC-1 RATED COOLANT
5" DP BACK FLO-PRO EXHAUST
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CCV MOD
AIR LIFT 5000LB AIR BAGS W/ONBOARD COMPRESSOR
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Well hopefully the dealer will make the deal I want they are trying to get me in a 2012 550. I must admit the price they are wanting to move the new one for is making me think a little!
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These new engines are designed to run hotter, but a DPF removal and a mild tune will drastically improve towing, trans longevity, and fuel economy. on a 550 tho, you will have to realize the increases will be much less than a 250 or 350.

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Well it looks like ill be getting an 08 f550 43xxx CC 4x4 next week! What tuner and delete kits would you guys recommend? I want the cat/dpf and egr gone!
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