Truck is back from the shop, and I couldn't be happier with the service or the outcome. They picked me up from the airport and even let me borrow one of their personal trucks that sports 200% sticks and a stage 3 KC turbo - it was MEAN - while they wrapped up my truck.
One Stop Truck Shop in Phoenix, AZ - great bunch of guys who really share the same enthusiasm about these 6.0s and pride themselves in doing it right. I won't hesitate to go back to them for additional work. Don, the front guy, is as solid as they come. He kept up with me texting him in the middle of the night while I crept up a mountain @ 10 mph half way through the trip.
In the end I had done:
ARP Headstuds, Gaskets, Heads machined and fluxed, Water Pump, Oil Cooler, STC Fitting and HPOP screen, Turbo feed and drain lines, Glow plugs + Harnesses + Module, EGR Delete, IPR Coolant Filter w Manifold, and your typical fluids job.
What can I say about the IPR Coolant Filter Kit and
The product is simply amazing. After the flush job, regardless of how thorough some may consider it, the filter was so plugged with 100 miles of driving that I couldn't stay below 225 ECT @ 30mph (Coolant @ 190). I called the shop and they highly doubted the issue was the filter, and was more than willing to dig into the truck and right the situation. My 3 hour drive home took 9 hours. The next morning (Today) I called Vince and asked his opinion, which in typical fashion, he spent more than the amount needed with me on the phone to describe everything in detail and his opinion of the issue, his filter. He sent me the instructions on cleaning it as well as some opinions on how we would update the install for better efficiency. All said and done, the filter was nasty, wouldn't flow at all, and after cleaning it, delta's won't break 6F unless I am doing a big nasty burnout.
Vince has demonstrated customer service beyond that of anything I would consider great, he simply has an ear and will bend it for as long as you have questions, and never once make you feel stupid for talking or asking dumb questions. He gave me over an hour of his time before I even purchased anything from him and helped me decide on my game-plan for the truck WHILE outright telling me that what I was looking at wasn't needed... his own product. But said it's an additional layer of protection and longevity on an otherwise failure prone part, the oil cooler. In my book, you can't beat that.
All this topped with PHP's 140X tune, and to be paired with a Hercules FICM tune, soon as I install my gauges and get an eye on EGTs.
It's very refined down low, but when you want to make the tires scream it's on demand. Shifts great, has great DD manners, and will leave an 11 on the ground for as long as I want to stay in it.
all in all, I am stoked.
can't wait to get the suspension, and wheels/tires done.