Ok, so first off I don't want this to turn into a pissing match. I just want some info.
I have pm'ed Adrian, I just don't want to bombard him with a bunch of pm's and I know there a quite a few guys on here that know the the answers I am looking for.
So a little background.
2005 F250 4x4 cc
not studded(hopefully within 8 months or so)
4" turbo back
So a few weeks ago I lost a bunch of power and started smoking bad(black and white, diesel smell aka unburnt fuel), I got it limped home and just got my parts for the oil cooler, standpipes, d-plugs, STC, and BPD egr 2 days before. So I pulled codes and it appeared injector #1 was bad. So ordered that and started tearing down and repairing everything. After trying to start, it would not start and finally traced it down to a bad ficm relay. Anyway I got it started and took it for a run around the block. Next day I started it up and was going to take it for a long run to get all the air out of the HPOP system well it died on my getting on the highway, no sync.
So I had it towed in to a indy diesel shop. Of course when I got there later in the afternoon it started right up. He wanted to show me the exhaust leak(I could tell I had one). Well he said hear the turbo? and feel this. You could tell the bearings on the intake side where bad.
So new turbo, rebuild my turbo, then he mentioned a Pmax. He didn't mind me ordering my own parts, since I can get a deal at Ford and since I do most of the work on my truck. Good guy.
So I was going to go with a reman oem turbo, then I started researching the Pmax on another forum. I hadn't heard of the durastroke. So I found a good deal on one and bought it.
So then I come here and ask about tuning for a Pmax. and low and behold by good buddy Colo_dually
puts some doubt in my mind by saying I should have gotten a durastroke. uggggg
Well bottom line I need a turbo so the Pmax is going in. But what I want to know and I have read a bunch of threads it seams like the durastroke provides the optimum and balanced airflow for the 6.0 Am I right? Is there a huge difference in the Pmax and Durastroke where it would be worth it to replace the Pmax? Is the Stage II for bigger sticks?
I am not into racing(well except for blowing out a ricer from time to time) Just real world driving and performance. I do tow, but only about 5k and that is only towing the duck boat.
Sorry for a long post.
So give me your thoughts.
And yes i did get a tuner from Vivian.