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    My truck and trailer

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    I've been looking for over a month and have not found 7.3 that fit my requirements and wasn't beat to hell. I' ve done my research on 6.0, and I knew what I was getting into. The truck I got is all stock, never had performance upgrades that would accelerate common problems. I have a bulletproof EGR ready to install, along with a new oil cooler. I installed coolant filter, and have an OBDII monitor to keep an eye on important stats that would be indicative of problems. I never plan to add more power to it.

    All trucks have problems, with every brand you can get a lemon. With a much larger sample size, it would be expected PSDs to have a more noticeable failure rate.
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    Congratulations Denis, glad you found something you liked.
    I'm in, Let's go!

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    Glad to see you bought a 6.0L! Obviously you liked driving 'em haha. Sounds like your already nailing down the common problems. Any mods planned?

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    Man, that truck looks great. Good call on the Bulletproof stuff and the coolant filter, they have been solid on our vans. Like I said before, both vans also really liked the Diablo Sport tuner on economy, and have been running that way for a combined 120k miles.

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    New wheels/tires are coming soon. Ordered a set of ProComp Type 7036 wheels.
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    Will be getting a set of Toyo AT2s in 285/75R18 (35x11) in a few weeks.

    Then I'd like to get a 2" front leveling kit and de-chrome the rest of the truck.
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    Those are good looking rims, and I really like that tire size. Tall and skinny! They should return good mileage.

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    Got new tires for the truck. 285/75R18 Toyo AT2 on 18x9 RpoComp Type 7036 wheels.

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    Good looking wheels. I have been happy with my 6.0 and should probably look into the bulletproof stuff one of these days.
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    Installed the leveling kit. Just have to get a proper length trackbar to center the axle and I'm done.

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    have you had any issues with the high pressure oil system? i know that was something that got us pretty good on the ranch truck..

    Edit: Good lookin truck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Chief View Post
    have you had any issues with the high pressure oil system? i know that was something that got us pretty good on the ranch truck..

    Edit: Good lookin truck!
    No HPOP issues. Truck runs great.
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    truck looks great with the new shoes
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    looking good
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    Where is the Reno4x4.com sticker?
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    What leveling kit did you go with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reno Computer Repair View Post
    Where is the Reno4x4.com sticker?
    On the back window. The windshield has a curve to it, and after 2 attempts I still have not made it right.

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    What leveling kit did you go with.
    Daystar 2.5" spacers.
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    New tires look great man. What do the measure height-wise in the real world.

    I've been debating between the 35/12.50/17 or the 285/75/17 toyo at II's.

    They sure look good on your truck.

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    ignore this post.. will ask at a later time after more research.
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    Just a little update. I did some preventative work on the truck and swapped out EGR cooler for a Bulletproof Diesel cooler, as well as replaced the factory oil cooler with an updated model. After all the work I discovered that I fixed a leak that I had down the backside of the engine, I think it was the turbo oil drain line.

    I also installed coolant filter and did CCV mod. The intake boots were getting pretty oily and one even popped off the turbo when I was driving through Utah coming from W.E. Rock finals in CO. Hopefully now that it doesn't "lubricate" the intake with oily vapor from the engine, I won't have any more issues.
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    I am still running my 6.0 bone stock. Was the work pretty straightforward? I have a few oil leaks and a fuel leak too.
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    Installed a window in my enclosed trailer. Have another one just like for the other side.

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    Nice rims. That's good to pair with the Toyo tires you're using. Any new addition to your rig? It looks great, by the way.

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