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Recommended
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  the GM 6.5TD 

6.5 PDC: Pump Driver Cooler

6.5 PMD / FSD Remote Harness

Gauges 

6.5 Dash Mounted Adjustable FUEL Control

Transmission Control 4L80E

All Hi-Flow Air Filters

6.5 TD Performance Cool Air Intake

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FOAM Air Filter WARNING

6.5 TD Turbo Downpipe

Performance EXHAUST Systems

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COOLING:
WATER
Mist Injection

Aftermarket
Fan Clutch
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6.5 TD Intercooler
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Dual Auxiliary Electric Cooling Fans

6.5 Hi-Flow Dual Thermostat Cooling Upgrade

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6.5 Oil Cooler Hoses/Lines
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Serious POWER:

PROPANE Injection

NITROUS OXIDE (N2O) Injection

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6.5 Gear-Drive
Timing Set
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6.5 Pistons, Low Compression, ADVICE

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Headlight Light Switch Saver and Light Intensifier 

Oil Pressure Switch Saver

 Ignition Switch Saver 

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6.5 Stock Airbox

6.5 Stock Exhaust 

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Duramax 6600 Performance 

Cool Air intake

Power Box

Performance Exhaust

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SEMA 2000 Show LV NV

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SCARAB Offshore Powerboat

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Intercooler for GM 6.5 Turbo Diesels

 The intercoolers being sold specifically for the GM 6.5TD as far as I know ALL mount in the same poor location where the optional factory GM skid-plate goes.
Some things to consider...

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  1. Cost, I can get you the intercooler but they are $1,400.00 !
  2.  On the GM 6.5 it mounts in harms way where the optional GM 'skid-plate' goes, not the best place for a $1,400.00 item.
  3.  Takes up underhood space and often creates additional cost when servicing or repairs are done because of added removal and replacement labor times.
  4. Pipes connections loosen up requiring added maintenance.
  5.  Intercooler gets plugged up with bugs and road debris and requires regular cleaning,
  6.  Looses a lot of effectiveness when you need it most, going up a steep hill when vehicle speed is down.
  7.  Turbo-lag can be a big factor as the turbo has to "fill-up' all that added volume created by adding and routing all that piping.
  8.  Makes the turbo work harder since the turbo has to force the air across the restrictive heat-exchanger. more work makes the turbo hotter, and reduces that expensive part's life expectancy.
  9.  Location on GM 6.5 has the intercooler at an angle and not near vertical so it's effectiveness is decreased.
  10.  Always on, can be too cool in wintertime.

      For these reasons I strongly recommend avoiding and intercooler on a GM 6.5 TD, The Water-Mist-injection eliminates ALL of those problems, costs less and IMHO much more effective. You can also add alcohol to the mix to acts as an anti-freeze, but it also adds power since it is a fuel, so that's another plus+!
     I've used intercoolers on various engine applications and they do work well if positioned correctly and for the right vehicle, most vehicles the GM 6.5 TD come in are NOT applications that make the most of an intercooler.
     Anyone trying hard to sell you on an intercooler for the GM 6.5 Turbo Diesel I'd think is only after one thing- Your Money.
      I can sell you an intercooler but have stated my points on why it is not the best choice. The profit on an intercooler is almost as much as the full retail price of our Water-Mist-injection, but I prefer our customers to be happy with their purchases and hope they share their success story with their friends.
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Pictures of the truck     Performance Data   
  Boost Control    Fuel Control  Transmission Control
  PMD / FSD Remote Harness   PDC: Pump Driver Cooler  
Performance Cool Air Intake  High-Performance EXHAUST System
 
Water Injection    PROPANE Injection    NITROUS OXIDE Injection
  Dual Auxiliary Electric Cooling Fans   Hi-Flow Dual Thermostat Cooling Upgrade
Oil Cooler Lines, Hose Upgrades    
Transmission Power Relay System   Headlight Relay and Light Intensifier  
  Fuel Lift Pump Relay System 

Downpipe   Converter Test-Pipe 
Stock Exhaust  Stock Airbox

GM 2001 HD Silverado / Sierra Power Launch   SEMA 2000 Show, Las Vegas, NV 
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