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Old 04-02-2013, 12:54 PM
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Reaching out and looking for help.

Hello everyone!

I just signed up recently and I am looking at purchasing a 2004 Ford F250 XLT Regular Cab with 68,881 miles on it. 6.0L Engine. This will be my first diesel and I am looking for some low impact mods. For example exhaust and air intake. Do I need to do any prep work on the engine? I have heard both sides of the argument about the 6.0. This truck will be my daily driver and I am just looking to add a bit more fun and sound to it. Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:35 PM
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Monitor for engine vitals and coolant filter before anything else. You need to know that your oil cooler is in good shape before you start doing anything to it.
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You mean with gauge clusters or a basic tuner? And I was looking into replacing the EGR Cooler and potentially the whole system with Bullet Proof systems. When I can eventually get the money that is...
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Thanks for the links. Was going to ask if anyone had any preferred gauges and/or where to order/get them.
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Save your money on the air intake, our stock ones flow sufficiently up to 500+hp.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:39 AM
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Ill keep the airbox in mind for a later date if I ever decide to crank a ton of power out of the truck. I guess all around I am looking for a solid reliable truck that will last. Had a bad experience with a '94 F150. May be willing to spend the $2200 to get the full Bullet Proofing Kit just to keep the truck reliable. Or I could just get the EGR redone and installed. I would like a nice set of dual exhaust. I am just concerned about messing something up right out of the gate. And once again, I come back to the gauges. I wouldnt mind an A-Pillar gauge cluster, and I have heard good things about SCT tuners. But I am so new to this that I am a little lost. Thanks for all the help!
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