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Old 09-05-2010, 02:21 PM
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Okay guys well I figured I would start one off. My build isn't as thorough as some other members but hey I'm a college student and I'm doin as much as I can! My main reason for posting this is to get a little advice on the last few parts I have coming in.

I'll start off with what I have so far:
  • Elite Studs
  • New gaskets/washers/fuel lines needed
  • Elite EGR delete w/ wastegate
  • cfm+ intake elbow
  • AirDog II

Other things that are going to be in the mail:
  • Elite modded HPFP
  • Ported rails

So my questions are:

1. Is the wastegate supposed to come with install instructions? Didn't get any with mine and I decided against the electronic controller as it's really more than I need/can afford.

2. I have $800 extra (sold my tickets to tomorrow's VT vs Boise State game - couldn't miss class) and am not sure what to do with it. I'd like to try to do as much cab off stuff as possible now b/c it'll probably be another 2 summers of working before it comes back off for a better fuel system/turbos/injectors but when looking I really don't see anything that I can do by itself for around that range and leave enough to pay for the added labor. Pushrods? Or should I just go with a BOV?

3. Lastly, will I be happy with the elite pump or is it a waste?

Thanks for your help and I'll try to keep the thread updated with pics and such as I get them. Truck should start comin apart tomorrow!
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:27 PM
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Forgot to add - Current mods are:
  • S&B
  • Banks 4" single exhaust
  • Spartan 310
  • RCD CAC pipe
  • 4" Downpipe
  • Snow MPG/Max methanol kit

The trans is coming as soon as I can find a buyer for a 65 mustang coupe I have. So far I've only found about 10 people who just want to waste my time...
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Old 09-05-2010, 02:36 PM
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You will be pleased with Elites HPFP as long as you don't plan on running larger than 60hp injectors some time. I would look into the high pressure fuel rail relief line kit from Elite. It will prevent your lines blowing from high pressure spikes. $750
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:53 PM
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I'm planning on going to a better pump when I go to bigger injectors. And I will definitely look into the relief kit, which is probably what i'll end up doing as a few people have mentioned that also.
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Good insurance. I know there may be other ones out there but don't know who makes them
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I don't mind paying a little more for elite's stuff because I know they make good product and will stand behind it.
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Old 09-05-2010, 04:41 PM
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Yah dude, from what i hear i think your going to have to add KEM's 345 tune to your list and you'll be good to go. Thats my next purchase, for sure!
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Will the Spartan work okay with all those mods? I was thinking maybe add an SCT with Innovatives tunes on it so you have can tunes custom for your setup. And Innovative's got the fastest and highest HP tunes out there anyways, and a little extra power never hurt anyone.
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Yah dude, from what i hear i think your going to have to add KEM's 345 tune to your list and you'll be good to go. Thats my next purchase, for sure!
haha that will be after I sell the mustang and can afford to put a new trans in! But I think i'm going to try the 350 tune first as it will be a $100 upgrade for me vs how much nutty charges for the 345. I'm sure i'l end up trying both companies tunign though.

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Will the Spartan work okay with all those mods? I was thinking maybe add an SCT with Innovatives tunes on it so you have can tunes custom for your setup. And Innovative's got the fastest and highest HP tunes out there anyways, and a little extra power never hurt anyone.
I talked to Angela because I had concerns about tuning for the air-dog and she said that as long as the air dog was hooked up per the instructions I wouldn't get codes and need custom tuning. For the EGR delete I will need a level 4 i think it is? license for the lower tunes but the race tunes I have now will be fine w/ a egr delete.

I definitely want to try the innovative tunes sometime. Maybe over the summer I can pick up a SCT and try but now that the semester has started I have no real source of income. Innovative is also only like 1 1/2 to 2 hours from my dad's house so i could possibly get some live tuning
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Live tuning would be cool, I wish someone less than three states away from me did it. lol
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