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Just joined. I got a 08 6.4 stock with 64k miles about 2 years ago. Deleted, did the intake and 5in exhaust, out of the box tunes with a mini maxx. Been enjoying it so far.
New to diesels, but grew up working on mustangs with my dad. Here for the knowledge, and learn what I can. I finally have the time to start putting some actual work into the truck. My goal is to run 11s eventually and keep a stock/sleeper look. Nice to meet ya.

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Just joined. I got a 08 6.4 stock with 64k miles about 2 years ago. Deleted, did the intake and 5in exhaust, out of the box tunes with a mini maxx. Been enjoying it so far.
New to diesels, but grew up working on mustangs with my dad. Here for the knowledge, and learn what I can. I finally have the time to start putting some actual work into the truck. My goal is to run 11s eventually and keep a stock/sleeper look. Nice to meet ya.

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Nice! Welcome to the forum! How many miles are on it? Looks pretty clean(besides the mud on the tires :p).
 

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Nice! Welcome to the forum! How many miles are on it? Looks pretty clean(besides the mud on the tires :p).
Thanks! It's at 76k currently. It's pretty much mint condition all around. The previous owner only used it to tow an RV. I'll be abusing it.
 

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Thanks! It's at 76k currently. It's pretty much mint condition all around. The previous owner only used it to tow an RV. I'll be abusing it.

Wow, only 76k on a '08! Nice find! Any other plans for updates, like wheels and tires? :p
 

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You got factory filters in this thing?

Meaning the factory oil filter with the factory oil cap?

Pfl2016 and rk31821 for reference.

It's still a young motor, keep that oil changed every 3 k and do oil samples(send to labs) every other 2 changes
 

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Wow, only 76k on a '08! Nice find! Any other plans for updates, like wheels and tires? :p
I'm due for new tires now actually, so I'm doing them next. I haven't found a set of wheels I really like yet. I do want to lower the truck also when I do the wheels. From what I've read, 4400lb springs in front and removing the rear block over the leaf springs will give the look I want.
As far as performance wise, I'm a fan of the compound turbo's, but not sure if I want to keep the VGT or not yet. Still digging into that. I read up on a guy that had a single turbo set up from MPD that did pretty well. I have a lot to learn in that area.
For now, and this year in general, I'd like to stud the heads, I have the EGR tuned out, but not removed yet. Will be picking up a waste gate before I do that. Knocking out a hole for the cold side of the intercooler pipe because the bend going back into the intake is horrible. If I finish that, I'll start working on the fuel system.
 

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Planning on single studding? Aka pull n pray?
 

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You got factory filters in this thing?

Meaning the factory oil filter with the factory oil cap?

Pfl2016 and rk31821 for reference.

It's still a young motor, keep that oil changed every 3 k and do oil samples(send to labs) every other 2 changes
Oil caps aftermarket, I forget who. I did the DPF delete as soon as I got it, and haven't "gained" oil really that I can tell. First i'm hearing about sending oil to a lab though. What's the process there?
 

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My next step would be some revised tunes.

@webb06
I would love to get new tunes. I haven't been able to figure out the secret handshake to get that though it seems. I know a guy locally, but he said he doesn't tune post 6.0's anymore after EPA stuff.
 

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You got factory filters in this thing?

Meaning the factory oil filter with the factory oil cap?

Pfl2016 and rk31821 for reference.

It's still a young motor, keep that oil changed every 3 k and do oil samples(send to labs) every other 2 changes

Is that what you do? What lab are you sending them to??
 

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I'm due for new tires now actually, so I'm doing them next. I haven't found a set of wheels I really like yet. I do want to lower the truck also when I do the wheels. From what I've read, 4400lb springs in front and removing the rear block over the leaf springs will give the look I want.
As far as performance wise, I'm a fan of the compound turbo's, but not sure if I want to keep the VGT or not yet. Still digging into that. I read up on a guy that had a single turbo set up from MPD that did pretty well. I have a lot to learn in that area.
For now, and this year in general, I'd like to stud the heads, I have the EGR tuned out, but not removed yet. Will be picking up a waste gate before I do that. Knocking out a hole for the cold side of the intercooler pipe because the bend going back into the intake is horrible. If I finish that, I'll start working on the fuel system.

Is it 2wd or 4wd? If its 4wd....you want to lower it?

Ron Burgundy What GIF
 

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Unless you 4 link and slick the thing you'll never hook
 

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I use Blackstone labs out of Fort Wayne Indiana.


Go on their site, sign up for sample kits, they send you it, when draining your oil, capture some, send it in. BAM full lab results.

I do this for my IROC, SHO, F250, quads, everything.
 

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Yeah, it's 4x4. Kind of a requirement for drag racing.
Definitely will be working out the 4 link. A boosted launch as is doesn't even really hook up.

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That's pretty sick. I'll check that out. Never really did anything with oil besides change it, lol.
 

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Welcome! I to, have a 08 6.4. I have the same things done to it you have. But I do have the BD tap shifter and ARP studs. Also mine has a little over 316k on it.
 

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