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Old 02-12-2014, 05:52 AM
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A Little More Towing Power Wanted

Hi all. Per the Title, I've been reading and researching for quite a while on this. So much so, I've forgotten what I've learned . So, I'm going to ask for my specific needs. First off, I'm not looking for monster gains. I tow trailers across the Country for a living. I'm looking to put more into suspension upgrades than engine upgrades. In other words, I spend a lot of time on interstates and I get beat up. With that said;
1. I want to upgrade my stock turbo without having to get into a new turbo (i.e. Stage 1,2...etc.) What is recommended? Just a billet wheel? Which one (good, bad, indifferent)? Is there a particular size recommended? Etc.
2. Injectors. 155s/stock? Stock/stock, with said ^ turbo upgrade(s)?
Those are really my main 2 issues. I want to have the correct set up for reasonable power, temps, fuel mileage, etc. I am getting a FICM upgrade (Atlas 40), as well. Anyway, any wisdom and/or advice from you guys is coveted. Also, my goal is to run this set up and purchase a re-manned engine later this year. That's when I plan on "building" a more performance based motor and rebuilding this current motor as a back up. My truck is sitting at 188k miles. Please ask any questions you might have. All that said, I'm basically looking for a bit more bang. Thanks
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I don't see where you have an exhaust. If you do to would say get a 4" turbo back straight pipe, billet compressor wheel (Diesel Site is the most well known), and 155/stock injectors. I personally wouldn't do the injectors if I was planning to build a motor later, but they would add to your power.
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I don't see where you have an exhaust. If you do to would say get a 4" turbo back straight pipe, billet compressor wheel (Diesel Site is the most well known), and 155/stock injectors. I personally wouldn't do the injectors if I was planning to build a motor later, but they would add to your power.
Thanks for the reply. Yes, sorry, I will be getting an exhaust, as well. Not yet decided on 4 or 5". Thanks for the advice/opinion on the injectors, too. If a little more power can be had with just a billet compressor wheel, I can use the injector money somewhere else. Although, I was thinking with my mileage being what it is, at least injectors are on my horizon...? Thanks, again.
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Atlas 40 is a good choice, whose tune are you running?

What tires and gears?
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Atlas 40 is a good choice, whose tune are you running?

What tires and gears?
I was thinking of going with PHP for the FICM tuning. If you were asking about ECM tuning...I'm not sure yet. I have read good things on different tune writers. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Stock 20" wheels, 35x12.5x20's Kumho Road Venture MTs (warm months only), stock 3.73 gears (for now). Thanks for the reply. Also, the Carli Commuter 2.0 2.5" suspension is in the plans.
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Carli is a good choice, Kumho's are terrible tires IMO.
A smaller, narrower, road tire would help those highway miles.
Gears are a great investment to consider.

As for the tune, I am an admitted PHP fan boy but I also like the Wildman tunes.

Jay at PHP is a great guy to work with and I would try one of their tunes with the atlas 40 and open up that exhaust before you throw anymore parts at it.
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Thanks, again. Especially for the info on the Kumho's (if you don't mind would you elaborate just for my curiosity). May have saved me some money, right there. I really was after some Toyo AT2s, but can't find ANY in stock. ANYWHERE. I've been back and forth on the tire issue so many times, I keep buying the stock tires. Used. So far, they've been great tires. Even used. I know what everyone seems to like, but in my situation, the truck is my office and I need function as well as form. In other words, The Nittos and Toyos MTs are just too expensive for my type of driving. Trying to get all this stuff together so when the warm weather gets here, I can get to installing most of it.
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I am Jay from PHP. If you have any questions geared directly towards our product ( even questions that are general topics ) that I miss on here please feel free to give us a call or shoot me a PM. I will be more than happy to assist

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Thanks, Jay. As soon as these "supporting" decisions are made, I will definitely be giving you a call/PM.
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