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SWITCHED: From Duramax to Powerstroke -- Tips...

EDIT: 2011, F250, 6.7L Powerstroke, King Ranch, 20", 3.55, 4x4, short (that enough?).
Hello,

10 Year Duramax owner, and I switched to Powerstroke recently.

I am looking for some good maintenance tips/tricks you guys might have that will be different.

Also, I don't plan to tune, delete, etc... So do you have any must have additions: Filters, electronic help etc...?

My Duramax was heavily modded, but not comfortable with messing with Ford computer/$15k hickey if I get caught.

Let me know, anxious to read you alls thoughts.

Thanks,

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we will need to know what kind of truck you have...there are like 1000 different set ups of powerstokes, year, 250 or 350, 2x4 4x4 short long etc, then people can answer your questions

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edited my original post to include details...
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Seeing how you posted in the 6.7 forum, I'll assume you've got a 6.7. As far as modification aside from tuners and such, I'd recommend getting some HID lights from RetroSolutions. You'll soon find the stock lights leave a little to be desired. IMO Retro Solutions makes the best kit out there and it really helps the night vision. These trucks don't seem to need much but I'm sure others may have something to say.

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Link to retrosolutions product? They have a ton of stuff...
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seth, these are what i have for hid's in my 08 6.4 in lieu of the retro solutions these are $70 for a 55w h13 hi/lo vs. retro 160 for the same thing, if you look at the ballast's and releays from both brands they are made by the same chinese manufaturer with 2 diff. stickers on them, just an option for you HID Kits, BMW Aftermarket Bumpers & Lighting, DEPO - DDM Tuning

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FloPro CAC pipe
Rebuilt beefed up OEM Up pipes
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Retro-Solutions LLC Home Page

Call Todd and ask him why his product is better. They are a vendor on here.

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Does it make it look cheap, like some I have seen? Way too bright/blue/obnoxious?
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No. Color is very close to the stock color. Not blue at all. You can buy them blue but I hate blue. Very little glare also.

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nope it look great in the truck, they will look blueish purple yes if you order the 12000k but if you order the 6000k like i have almost no blue at all, strictly white, i know they say you get what you pay for and what not but i have had these in for 6 months or so and have not had one problem with them and they have a lifetime warranty

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H&S Mini Maxx 300 HD
5" Straight Pipe to 7" rolled tip
AFE S2 PDS
ARP Head Studs
FloPro EGR Delete with Intake Elbow
FloPro CAC pipe
Rebuilt beefed up OEM Up pipes
Deisel Site Coolant Filter
Firestone RideRite Airbags
Leveled
35X12.50R20 ProComp Xtreme A/T
Ranch Hand Front and Rear Replacement Bumpers

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