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post #1 of 24 Old 11-18-2012, 05:13 AM Thread Starter
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Possible future powerstroke owner

So i have been debating and can not make up my mind. This is where yalls knowledge comes in. I am looking to buy me a diesel truck. I am wanting to be around 600ish hp when built. I have heard the 6.4's are the best trucks to build because they handle power very well. I am a chevy man but I do not like the ifs when it comes to making power. I have talked to a few ford guys and they told me to come here and check this place out and see what yall have to say.

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Did I ask the question wrong as to why I have not got any input yet?
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Patience young grasshopper

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Im sorry I still have not learned patience yet. Lol
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intake, exhaust, tuner will put you close to 600 hp. you wont needs studs if you dont stand on it too often. no supporting mods needed. do some searching and reading. tons of good info.

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wow that's not much at all. thanks for the info.
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What is the power limits on to where I need to start upgrading axles, transmission, and putting in head studs?
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I would not run a big tune unless you have the cash to put in head studs. I downloaded the hot damn 300 tune and did a couple boosted launches and blew my head gaskets. The transmission should hold on for a while but eventually it will give up. I just over service mine and it seems to still be doing good.


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Your going to want to start your build by increasing the air flow for the engine. The way this is accomplished is by getting a higher, more effciant flowing intake and exhaust system.

Next, ur gonna want to replace the stock exhaust system with a larger aftermarket one. The best exhaust , I've heard, in the area of power is going to be a 4" diameter straight pipe with 4" dp ( downpipe ). Just remember that the less pipe the exhaust gases have to run through means better air flow, which equals more power. On my truck I ran a 45degree elbow that goes right in front of the back wheel. This cuts off about 4-5 feet of pipe and therefore gives better flow.

After you do these mods then and only then should you start doing stuff like fuel modifications, unless u want a toasted engine.�� When you start your fuel mods you should invest in a couple gauges like and EGT (exhaust gas temperature) guage, turbo boost guage, and if you have an automatic tranny, a transmission temp guage.

Gale Banks, a aftermarket specialst in the area of perfomance diesel parts, once said: 'If you haven't increased air flow you have no business messing with fuel.'

Hope this helps
Jordan

P.S. don't get a K&N air filter as a choice for your diesel truck. These filters are not up to par for turbo diesel trucks and will most likely dust ur engine .

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Mods:
-Muffler cut off
-Cat. converter gutted and gone
-Diamond Eye 3" downpipe
-MBRP 4" exhaust (runs in front of rear wheel)
-Dodge Towing mirrors
-AFE high flow intake
-Real Tree seat covers
-Real Tree floor mats
-blacked-out headlights
-cab lights
-6 by 8' flatbed
-KC lights
-silencer ring removed
-17ton anchor shackle


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