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VGT-Hybrid and Stock Sticks for Towing

I just ordered the Industrial Injection VGT-Hybrid turbo and wanted to know if I should keep the stock sticks or upgrade to stage 1 or 2 sticks? I'm mostly towing with this truck and am looking to decrease my EGT's with some power. Basicly I'm tring to find a happy medium between power, towing and dependability. Mods are in my sig.

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2003 F550 std. cab 2005 CTD NV5600
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Quadzilla Commander A-Piller
5" Straight Piped Exhaust
Custom CB and Amp Overhead Rack
Bird Meter in dash
Stargun Antenna
Amsoil Everything
Amsoil Bypass Oil Filter
Airdog Fuel System
12ft Flatbed
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it would be a good set up,with stock injectors.shane makes a good turbo.
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adding sticks will most definitely increase egt's. However, you could pull them off for sure.

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what did shane charge you for that turbo,if i may ask?hows that gearvendor,can you shift it fast and do you think it could hold 1200lb of torque?
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As Darsey said if you add more fuel your normally going to see higher egt's but a better flowing turbo should offset some of the increase as it moves more air. If you are primarily towing but want a little more power you'd prob be well served to look at some Stage 1 tow injectors. They'll give you a little more flow but not crazy heat.

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Thanks guys that's what I thought. I'm also conserned about MPG. I don't want to sacrifice MPG for power. Like I said before I'm tring to find a happy medium.

Shane charge me $1740 that includes a $200 core deposit and $90 2nd day air. The turbo I sent him was just about shot. The turbine wheel was all grinded up from the play in the bearing. I still have the turbo that is on the truck and am going to try to get Ford to cover it under warranty. So you might see a brand new 03 turbo and pedestal for sale soon.

The GV's shifts very fast, but it only serves me for an 2nd overdrive. I thing if it could handle 1200 hp why not. They do use them for drag racing and truck pulls. On auto it comes on right at 40mph and shuts off at 20mph. It's kind of rough down shifting unless I raise the RPM up a little before it downshifts. In manual I can turn it on at about 15mph, but there is really no advantage cause the tranny shifts just like if it weren't engaged.

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Custom CB and Amp Overhead Rack
Bird Meter in dash
Stargun Antenna
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Airdog Fuel System
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it sound like you have a nice set up and rig.i do alot of up grades on tow rigs and they dont got half the stuff you do.on the new injectors,save your money and get them when these go bad and by that time you can get them custom made,for your driving.by the time they go bad .the new hpop will be made for the 6.0 and on the market.and knowing you.you will have the first one out!
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it sound like you have a nice set up and rig.i do alot of up grades on tow rigs and they dont got half the stuff you do.on the new injectors,save your money and get them when these go bad and by that time you can get them custom made,for your driving.by the time they go bad .the new hpop will be made for the 6.0 and on the market.and knowing you.you will have the first one out!

If life permits. But it IS a work truck. It's been 2 years since I've bought this truck and I think I have made some wise choices as for as mods go. This is the second motor in the truck. I bought it with 149,000 miles on it and replaced a turbo, transmission, all injectors, oil and egr cooler and radiator before the motor finally went out at 200,000.

With the new motor I knew I had to do some mods like studs and and egr block off before it even went in the truck. With the GV OD it also helps to lession engine wear as I'm only turning 1900 RPM as to apose 2650 RPM at 70 MPH my main cruising speed.

The reason I went ahead and bought the upgraded turbo is all the stealerships in the New Orleans area had a 6-8 week wait time just to see the dam truck. I figured I could buy the turbo and be down for a max of 2 weeks and make it up and still be on top. The turbo will be here Tuesday and I'll have it on in less then 2 hours which will put me at the week and a half time frame. So you do the math.


I don't know about big oil on my work truck but if I had a F 250 you could count on it.

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Custom CB and Amp Overhead Rack
Bird Meter in dash
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12ft Flatbed
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SO HOW DID YOU BLOW THE FIRST MOTOR?so with all that you found out about the 6.0 motor.what do you think is the best up grade you did? to your truck?
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