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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Hey, Everyone My Name is Drew and I am new to the forum. I just got a 04 fully loaded F-350 diesel 6.0 with auto trans, extended cab short bed FX4 with a plow, It only has 12,000 miles on it. Ok I want to do some power adders but I don't want anything crazy. I would like more low end power to help it get to where the turbo really kicks in. But mostly I want it to sound good have good reliable power and last for a long time. I do lots of cross country driving so I am looking to put miles on this truck. Also I would like to add gas milage but I know thats asking alot. I don't do any towing but I do haul hay and corn in the back all summer, and plow in the winter. I am scared about the trans specially with plowing and was wondering what I could do to extend the life of it as well. I know I have asked alot but this is the first Diesel I have owned and I know you can get alot of power out of these things but I want to do it safe reliable and right, Thanks
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-11-2006, 09:53 PM
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In my opinion, first I would get a tranny guage. Plowing can be hard on the tranny, so if you want it to last, best to stay informed of whats goin on with the tranny temps.
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It has one stock on the truck but I dont know how correct that its??
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It has one stock on the truck but I dont know how correct that its??
I would add an aftermarket Trans temp for plowing. If the Ford one goes to the yellow it already got to hot.

I would recommend the TS Instigator 0-110HP for what you are descriping it works w/ the trans and has safe reliable power! You can find the FAQ's below.


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Can't go wrong with an SCT. Pulls out in minutes. Disables the EGR to reduce exhaust gas temps. Full trans control by way of altering the base programming and not buy piggy backing on the stock system. Lots of advantages over the competition.
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