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Old 02-19-2014, 08:39 AM
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Tearing it down for upgrades early

Well I hadn't planned on tearing the truck down for any mods until I graduated college, but as we all know plans change. Two weeks ago the truck shutdown while running 55mph. The RPM's just started dropping slowly and stalled. A friend of mine picked up the truck and has diagnosed it. He owns a diesel performance shop in Tuscaloosa. The HPOP needs replacing, 3 injectors are reading bad, and 4 glowplugs.

So we have almost nailed out our plan of action, and I would like some feedback from you fellow 6.0 guys. I have been digging thru the searches and researching how I wanted to proceed. These are my thought's.

For now:
Warren 175/75 or Warren 190/75s injectors
Adrenaline HPOP or OEM HPOP (can't find much info on the adrenaline pumps)
Driven Diesel regulated fuel return
SCT livewire with tunes from TSD and an analog fuel pressure gauge
Sinister Coolant filtration system
Sump kit

and then this summer:
FueLab pump with inline filters
FICM tuning (undecided on which one)
Stage 2 or 3 turbo

The truck is my DD and I drive nearly 175 miles round trip per day. Also, 6 months out of the year it hauls a 7x14 enclosed trailer and landscaping equipment combined weight of around 5,000lbs and a few times a month I tow roughly 8,500lbs. I am scared that the injectors may be to hot to tow with even with the fuel being pulled back. What is everyone's thoughts? Oh and I am at sea level and summer temps range from 95 to 105 with extremely high humidity.

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Jonathan
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Old 02-19-2014, 12:12 PM
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I was going to mention suspension but it looks like you have done something along there already. Sorry to hear that you have to tear it down before you were ready.
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I didn't see a turbo on that list. If it were me replace with an oem hpop do 175/30s and use the dollars saved towards a turbo job. Unless you plan to go bigger on injectors down the road.
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Thanks. Yes it is almost completely level but I am considering lowering the truck a little so it wont look disproportionate on 33's. Yes I am looking at a stage 3 kc turbo but I am close to a thousand short of getting all of this and the turbo. So the turbo will come this summer. I am wanting 550 to the tires hopefully. Keyword being hopefully with the turbo.
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Good deal. I just wanted to make sure you weren't planning to just put that much fuel to the stock turbo and expect great things escpecially with that much coin going in at one time.
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I'd stick with 175/75s. A stage 3 KC turbo and u wudn need that fuel lab pump, and unless u wanna use that live wire for monitoring u can get one of the hand held tuners to save money for that KC turbo And OEM hpop, and skip the sump unless u have to have it, JMO of course
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I'd stick with 175/75s. A stage 3 KC turbo and u wudn need that fuel lab pump, and unless u wanna use that live wire for monitoring u can get one of the hand held tuners to save money for that KC turbo And OEM hpop, and skip the sump unless u have to have it, JMO of course
I agree! I have decided to get the 175/75s, factory hpop, and holding off on the regulated return for a couple of months. I honestly would prefer to have four gauges BUT the gauges and hand held are more expensive than just getting the livewire. I have always thought the livewire and cts were stupid, but I am coming to realize it is great to be able to monitor so many parameters.
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I have been convinced to go ahead and do the turbo at the same time as the injectors. I have narrowed it down to three turbos. KC stage 3, barder stage 2.5, and mtw stage 2. They are all similar in price. I have been seeing some negative feedback on adrian recently but my friends have had nothing but good things to say about him. I spoke with charlie at KC and he was simply a pleasure to talk with. I am going to shoot for 575 to the tires. Thoughts and opinions anyone?
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Are you keeping the fuel pressure gauge under the hood or routing a line to the cab?
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I am going to have a isspro ev2 in the cab and im planning on the dd regulated return this summer. Because I want to monitor it closely. I dont plan on doing the selenoid upgrade on the injectors because the turbo is eat up that part of the budget.
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