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bullet proofing the 6.0 powerstroke questions

i have an 2006 f-250 with the 6.0. i have an egr delete and i want to upgrade the oil cooler, and was looking at the BPD oil cooler but very expensive so i was wondering if anyone would know of any other oil coolers at a more inexpensive price.

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Nothing worth mentioning.
I have the BPD system and I will say that while it appears to be pricey at first, once you sit down and think about it, it really is priced right.
The price for the system would be similar in cost than if you were to pay someone to install a replacement oil cooler twice. The one that is bad now, and one in the future (not counting in the price increases due to the economy).
I looked at one other system, it ran about 600 cheaper. Let me tell you that the 600 is money well spent when you look at the quality of the BPD compared to the other kit. The other has a flat piece of aluminum plate that they connect the hoses to.
The BPD piece is an astounding looking thing that you connect the two MASSIVE hoses to.
Then take a close look at the actual oil cooler.
The cheaper kit comes with what appears to be a transmission cooler.
The BPD one is huge in comparison.
The cheaper kit has no provision for a thermostatic valve. If you live where you see snowplows, you will need the thermostat to prevent "cold shock."
The BPD system can maintain the stock flow of oil, which at times can reach 17 GPM.
The cheaper kit, it certainly does not appear that it can.

Those are but a few comparisons. If you laid these two kits out on a table beside eachother, you would never want that cheaper kit on your truck.
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ok well the only thing i dont like about the kit is that you have to have a stock bumper and have to remove your fog lights, before i ever thought about buying the bpd kit im in the middle of building a steal offroad bumper and will look identical to the road armor. but i guess when im done building it ill sell it cause i much rather have a great running motor than a offoad look to my truck. but thanks alot for the advice!

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You don't have to get the bumper mount. As a matter of fact, if you need the Cold weather package (if you get snow, you need it), you can NOT use the bumper mount.
Get the condenser mount kit if you have an aftermarket (or self made) bumper and want to keep it.
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well i live in florida, there is no snow lol. so in that case i could keep my homeade bumper?

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In that case, the BPD system is a NO-brainer. The "cheaper" kit I was talking about? It is the same price as THIS ONE from BPD.
Keep your bumper.
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ok thanks again

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BPD hardly sells any bumper mount systems and highly recommends the condenser mounted system instead. It is a great setup if you are looking for an alternative to the oem setup. It is well engineered and beautifully made. It is weel worth the price asked and once you have it in your possession will not question why. Everything in the kit is first class.
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Another +1 for BPD and the quality of the components you get with the kit. Its such a shame that once installed you cant see the masterpiece of a oil cooler they have made for us!
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