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Do I need an Airdog?

I have read everything I can find on this subject, and I still don't know the answer. When do you know if you need a setup like an Airdog? I haven't had the chance to check fuel pressure and don't know when I would be able to. I have 190cc/75% injectors, is just knowing that enough to say that I need an aftermarket setup?

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Airdog or FASS are horrible for the 6.0 and 7.3's stay far far away. Lots of info on here on how bad they suck. Get a A1000 or fuelab pump.
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To answer your question as to "when" do you need to upgrade your system, it's all in your fuel pressure readings. Yes with 190/75s you're pushing the boundaries of the stock fuel system and will probably need some sort of upgrade to keep everything in specs.


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If you need an aftermarket fuel system build you own around a Fuelab or Aeromotive pump. If you read everything you could find on Airdog you should have seen a bunch of threads about the failure rate of these pumps in the 6.0. Horrible pumps for us and Airdog should be ashamed of themselves for continuing to sell them for the 6.0 and not fixing known problems.

As stated above you really need to monitor your fuel pressure and see what's going on. Odds are good that you need some help there but without real data you won't know anything.

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I guess I didn't read quite as much as I gave myself credit for! Any links or help as to how to make my own using the mentioned pumps?

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AD II pumps/systems have had horrible lives. My AirDog 100 is rockin' everyday.

Personally a second system that removes air, water and contaminants before the OEM pump is worth it on a stock truck.


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I've been reading a lot about the airdog 2 I like that it has built in regulator but way to many horror stories that come with it. But what about the airdog 100/150? Are there very many horror stories that come with that? I am staying stock injectors and stock turbo. Would like to know if the airdog 100/150 would be good for me?
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Air dog 100 or 150 are great units, people run em with great success. They use them inbetween the tank and the stock fuel conditioning unit to take some of the load off of it and act like a lift pump. As for the air dog 2. The built in regulator system is terrible, just ask logan "1fsttrx" Basicially when you add an air dog 2 and don't do a fuel bowl delete or regulated return, you end up with 2 different units trying to regulate fuel pressure. I have an ad 150 sittin here waiting to be installed.

The good thing about an ad100 or 150 is that if the pump dies and you have it plumbed inbetween the tank and the stock pump, your stock pump will still run and ull be able to get home.

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Thanks andyjman I think that's what I'm gonna do is an ad150, blue spring, tank sump, and harpoon it while I'm at it. I just needed a little bit more confirmation. One more question. With the set up I just explained can you regulate the pressure?
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With an ad100 or 150 the blue spring in your fuel bowl will regulate the pressure. The increased tension the the blue spring produces to push on the little knob in the fuel bowl will cause the pressure in the system to be higher before it allows fuel to leave and go back to the tank. The only real way to actually have a set constant number value as far as fuel psi is concerned is to use a regulated return which will come with an adjustible fuel pressure regulator. It allows for fine tuning of your fuel pressure along with some other benefits as well.

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