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500 Rwhp seams to be the magic number. Over 500 built trans needed. 155 sticks seam to the pick. Any bigger can't tow and you need a RR fuel system. Atlas 40 seams to be the ficm pick for dd and towing. Now turbo choice is the question since there is no stage 2. Any suggestions?
I'm running 155/stock nozzle injectors and my track times show that my truck is somewhere around the 530rwhp mark. I have killed the stock trans, but I do not "baby" the truck by any means. It tows very well. I'm not sure how heavy your talking about towing but I would consider 175 injectors. Mainly because we all know that you will always want just a little more power out of it and 175's can be defueled for towing heavy, but still allow a good bit of fuel for all out race tunes and max power. I suggest the PHP FICM tuner also. I love mine! And its nice to be able to drop back to the Atlas 40 when you hook the trailer up and load the Hercules back when you unhook. As for turbos.... I can say a few things and you take them as you wish. I have the MTW Hybrid with the original Batmowheel. My truck saw NO gain in track times, mpg, or lower EGT's over the stock charger. I know that MTW now has a new billet wheel that is suppose to change that, but I have yet to see a review. I have seen enough great reviews with the Stage 1's that I would suggest going that route, staying with the stock charger, or looking elsewhere for a turbo.
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